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  • Friday, October 15, 2010 4:36 PM | Deleted user

    GSB networking event



    Network with NH's Foremost Experts
    in Green and Sustainable Building


    WHERE: Building NH Trade Show & Conference, Grappone Center

    WHEN: Wednesday, November 3rd, 5-7pm


    REGISTER TODAY for classes, exhibit floor passes, and this year's finest industry networking event!




  • Wednesday, September 01, 2010 1:38 PM | Deleted user

    Plan your professional development and credential maintenance with this schedule of LEED workshops being held near you. See how these courses support your credential preparation and maintenance at www.usgbc.org/credentials, and see all of USGBC’s LEED trainings at www.usgbc.org/LEEDcurriculum. If the course you want is not being offered near you, contact your local chapter or keep an eye out for our quarterly newsletter, as courses are still being added. Also be sure to check out the online trainings in the right-hand column of this e-mail. USGBC member companies also have the option to host an in-house LEED workshop for your employees.


    All USGBC LEED education programs meet GBCI eligibility requirements for the LEED Green Associate Exam.

    Half-Day Workshops
    LEED 101: Green Building Basics and LEED
    CE Hours: 3.5 AIA/CES (HSW), 3 BOMI, 3 CoreNet, .35 CSI

    September 13, 2010: Miami, FL (1:00pm-5:00pm)
    September 21, 2010: Stony Brook, NY (8:30am – 12:30pm)
    September 24, 2010: Macon, GA (8:30am – 12:30pm)
    October 22, 2010: Venice, FL (1:00pm-5:00pm)


    Full-Day Workshops (8:30am – 5:00pm)
    LEED 201: Core Concepts & Strategies
    CE Hours: 7 AIA/CES (HSW/SD), BOMI, CoreNet; .7 CSI

    August 26, 2010: Leesburg, VA
    August 26, 2010: Chicago, IL
    August 27, 2010: Los Angeles, CA
    September 7, 2010: Chesapeake, VA
    September 10, 2010: Watertown, MA
    September 13, 2010: Miami, FL
    September 16, 2010: Salt Lake City, UT
    September 24, 2010: Tulare, CA
    September 30, 2010: Ashland, VA
    October 15, 2010: Denver, CO
    October 18, 2010: Reston, VA
    October 23, 2010: Sarasota, FL
    October 29, 2010: New York, NY
    November 13, 2010: Coopersburg, PA
    December 3, 2010: New York, NY

    BD+C 251: Understanding Building Design + Construction LEED Rating Systems
    CE Hours: 7 GBCI CMP, 7 AIA/CES (HSW/SD), BOMI, CoreNet; .7 CSI

    August 27, 2010: Austin, TX
    September 14, 2010: Leesburg, VA
    September 14, 2010: Chicago, IL
    September 16, 2010: Gainesville, FL
    September 21, 2010: Arlington, VA
    September 22, 2010: Nashville, TN
    September 27, 2010: Timonium, MD
    September 30, 2010: Savannah, GA
    September 30, 2010: Omaha, NE
    October 21, 2010: Knoxville, TN
    October 28, 2010: Philadelphia, PA

    BD+C 301: Implementing the Building Design + Construction LEED Rating System CE Hours: 7 GBCI CMP, 7 AIA/CES (HSW/SD), BOMI, CoreNet; .7 CSI

    September 10, 2010: Raleigh, NC
    September 24, 2010: Oklahoma City, OK
    September 30, 2010: Warwick, RI
    October 7, 2010: Memphis, TN
    October 14, 2010: Charlotte, NC
    October 20, 2010: Little Rock, AR
    October 21, 2010: Hurlburt Field, FL
    October 22, 2010: Louisville, KY
    October 27, 2010: Chesapeake, VA
    October 29, 2010: Baton Rouge, LA
    November 4, 2010: Harrisburg, PA
    November 5, 2010: Opelika, AL

    O+M 251: Understanding the Operations + Maintenance LEED Rating System
    CE Hours: 7 GBCI CMP, 7 AIA/CES (HSW/SD), BOMI, CoreNet; .7 CSI

    September 10, 2010: New Orleans, LA
    September 15, 2010: Atlantic City, NJ
    September 16, 2010: San Antonio, TX
    October 21, 2010: Leesburg, VA
    November 2, 2010: Ashland, VA
    December , 2010: Atlanta, GA


    O+M 301: Implementing the Building Operations + Maintenance LEED Rating System
    CE Hours: 7 GBCI CMP, 7 AIA/CES (HSW/SD), BOMI, CoreNet; .7 CSI

    September 21, 2010: Gaithersburg, MD
    November 4,2010: Charlotte, NC
    November 5, 2010: Denver, CO

    ID+C 301: Implementing the Interior Design + Construction LEED Rating System
    CE Hours: 7 GBCI CMP, 7 AIA/CES (HSW/SD), BOMI, CoreNet

    September 17, 2010: Jacksonville, FL


    ND 251: Understanding the LEED for Neighborhood Development Rating System
    CE Hours: 7 GBCI CMP, APA/AICP, AIA/CES (HSW/SD), BOMI, CoreNet; .7 CSI

    September 9, 2010: Washington, DC *Offered at the ASLA Annual Meeting & Expo*


    Two-Day Workshops (8:30am – 5:00pm)
    REGREEN 301: Implementing Residential Remodeling
    CE Hours: 14 GBCI CMP, 1.4 IDCEC/ASID/IIDA (HS), 1.4 NARI, 14 AIA/CES (HSW/SD), 7 BOMI, 7 CoreNet

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    American Society of Interior Designers

    September 27-28, 2010: San Luis Obispo, CA
    October 28-29, 2010: Denver, CO
    October 29-30, 2010: Venice, FL

    HOMES 401: Green Rater Training
    CE Hours: 14 GBCI CMP, 14 AIA/CES (HSW/SD), 7 BOMI, 7 CoreNet; 1.6 CSI

    For a full description of the LEED for Homes Green Rater Program, visit www.usgbc.org/greenrater

    October 15-16, 2010: Portland, Oregon *Offered at EEBA Earth Advantage*

    Workshops at Greenbuild
    Over 15 of the latest USGBC Workshops will be offered at Greenbuild 2010, including our NEW discounted packages! November 15-19, 2010: Chicago, IL
    Registration is live NOW!

    Register NOW directly at the links above or visit http://www.usgbc.org/LEEDcurriculum for full descriptions and quick links to USGBC's diverse offerings for professionals seeking education at any level.


    Group Discounts
    If you have 10 or more full-time employees who plan to attend the same workshop, you may receive a 10% discount on each individual registration fee. Prior to registration, please contact LEEDEducation@usgbc.org for more information and to receive a discount code to use when registering as the discount cannot be applied retroactively.


    LEED Professional Exams

    USGBC Online Training

    LEED 101: Green Building Basics and LEED
    CE Hours: 2 AIA/CES (HSW/SD), BOMI, CoreNet; (.2 CSI-English-language version only)

    Introduction to LEED for Schools

    LEED 201: Core Concepts & Strategies
    CE Hours: 4 AIA/CES (HSW/SD), BOMI, CoreNet

    LEED 202: How to Document & Certify Projects
    CE Hours: 3 GBCI CMP, AIA/CES (HSW/SD), BOMI, CoreNet

    **NEW** Webinar - The Costs and Benefits of Green Building: Putting the Research into Practice
    Live Session Date:September 30, 1- 2:30 PM ET
    CE Hours: 1.5 AIA/CES, GBCI CMP, CSI

    Register today (from $25 USD)
    Developing Your Green Building Education
    Live Session Date: October 28-29, 2010

    USGBC Introduces Knowledge Exchange Podcast Station

  • Thursday, August 19, 2010 8:15 AM | Deleted user

    August 2010

    LEED for Healthcare: Public Comment and Consensus Body Opt-in

    The LEED for Healthcare green building rating system was developed to meet the unique needs of the healthcare market. It is imperative that the spaces used to both provide preventative care to maintain health and provide treatment to those who are sick are facilities that support the health and well-being of staff and patients.

    As with all LEED rating systems, LEED for Healthcare's success is driven by the USGBC member community and the input of stakeholders from throughout the industry.

    The healthcare market has an opportunity to demonstrate leadership by designing, constructing and operating facilities that have less of an environmental impact and the best indoor environmental quality possible. The need for quality healthcare spaces will only increase with an aging population as evidenced by the increase in not just healthcare facilities but green healthcare facilities in recent years.

    LEED for Healthcare Public Comment and Consensus Body Opt-in
    The third public comment period for LEED for Healthcare is now open.

    The changes made to the rating system since the last public comment period can now be viewed, and comments on the changes may be submitted through 5 p.m. PT Sept. 5. USGBC will only accept comments on the revised credits.

    Members-only consensus body: As part of USGBC's published ballot procedures, USGBC impanels a consensus body to approve proposed changes to LEED once the public comment process concludes. The consensus body is open to individuals employed by USGBC member organizations. You must opt in by 5 p.m. PT Sept. 30 in order to vote when the ballot launches.

    To achieve a consensus body that is naturally balanced, individuals whose organizations are in any of the following member categories are especially encouraged to join:

    • Contractors and Builders
    • Federal Government (and Government-Owned, Contractor Operated Labs)
    • Nonprofit & Environmental Organization
    • Product Manufacturers, Building Controls, Service Contractors, & Distributors
    • Professional Societies & Trade Associations
    • State & Local Governments
    • Utility/Energy Service Companies

    View the proposed changes and submit comments »
    Opt into the consensus body »

    The development of LEED for Healthcare
    The LEED for Healthcare rating system represents a culmination of seven years of close collaboration between the Green Guide for Healthcare (GGHC) and USGBC. LEED for Healthcare could not exist in its current form without the work done by the GGHC over the past 10 years. The GGHC has helped to streamline LEED for Healthcare's development schedule by aligning with the LEED for New Construction rating system's organizational structure, with permission from USGBC, and conducting a robust pilot program that has included more than 100 health care facilities. Learn more about the partnership between GGHC and USGBC (PDF) »

    The LEED for Healthcare rating system will be available to projects that include inpatient and outpatient care facilities and licensed long-term care facilities. LEED for Healthcare may also be used for medical offices, assisted living facilities and medical education and research centers. LEED for Healthcare addresses issues such as increased sensitivity to chemicals and pollutants, traveling distances from parking facilities, and access to natural spaces.


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    Generation Green, We Want Your Videos!
    You are Generation Green, and we want to know how you are redefining the future. Visit www.greenbuildexpo.org/GenGreen to find out how you can submit your video and to view videos from others around the world.

    You can also share your excitement about Greenbuild on your blog or website with Greenbuild outreach graphics and buttons and Twitter widgets!

    Nominate a Person or Organization for 2010 Leadership Awards
    The U.S. Green Building Council is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2010 USGBC Leadership Awards. Award nominees should embody the attributes expected of a green building leader and achievements that demonstrate excellence, exemplify the intent and spirit of the green building movement, and have made a significant impact in advancing the green building movement within their sector.
    Learn more »

    August Members-Only Education Discount
    LEED 253: Greenhouse Gases & Green Buildings: Understanding and Achieving Key Reduction Goals

    » Online training,available on-demand
    » 1.5 GBCI CE hours

    USGBC is offering employees of member organizations a special discount for one of our most popular online trainings. Join experts from USGBC and the U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program to explore fundamental concepts, accounting requirements, and important reduction goals related to reducing greenhouse gas emissions – and the cutting-edge strategies needed to meet these goals.

    Register by Sept. 1, and get access to this session for $25 (a $75 value).

    Learn more and register »
    Learn about USGBC membership »

    ASHRAE's Annual Conference Seeks Papers
    Papers addressing advances in alternative technologies and net-zero buildings, as well as HVAC&R fundamentals and commissioning are being sought for ASHRAE’s 2011 Annual Conference in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The deadline for paper submissions is Sept. 17, 2010. For complete information on tracks, contacts and submittal requirements, visit www.ashrae.org/montreal.

    State of the Industry Survey
    Please lend your voice to a joint green building survey between the National Real Estate Investor and USGBC. This survey seeks to deepen the industry's understanding of the state of green building and seeks input from both a corporate and developer perspective.

    Take the corporate survey »
    Take the developer survey »

    LEED News
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    Project Owners: Participate in Building Performance Partnership
    USGBC's Building Performance Partnership (BPP) seeks to establish a comprehensive data-collection and analysis infrastructure that is capable of capturing feedback from all LEED-certified projects that will help guide the ongoing development of the LEED rating systems. The first phase of the data-collection effort has begun, and we're asking owners of all LEED projects– regardless of what version or rating system you used – to participate. In addition to helping improve the way LEED promotes the ongoing performance of buildings, you will also receive information about how your project is performing to help you fill any gaps that may exist.
    Learn more at www.usgbc.org/bpp »

  • Monday, August 02, 2010 8:14 AM | Deleted user
    USGBC NY Upstate Chapter
    green building conference

    The New York State Green Building Conference is looking for presentations.  If you want to share your expertise with other green building professionals, this is your chance.

    Call for Presentations
    9th Annual New York State Green Building Conference

    Thursday, March 24th
    Friday, March 25th 2011

    We welcome your presentation abstracts.
      Abstracts should be submitted no later than Friday, October 15, 2010. Submit your abstract today by emailing your abstract (MS Word document) to: Maureen Wakefield, mwakefield@esf.edu

    Abstracts should be 250 words or less and formatted using the template available on the web: http://www.esf.edu/greenbuilding/.Abstracts will be reviewed by the green building advisory committee with a tentative program published on the conference website: http://www.esf.edu/greenbuilding/2011/agenda.htm by Thursday, November 11, 2010.

    Confirmation Emails will be sent to everyone who submits an abstract.  If your abstract is not accepted for presentation, we encourage you to create a poster as an alternative.

    Here are some presentation topics from recent conference years, but remember,
     if it's green- we're interested.

    Recent Topics:     
    • Deconstruction
    • Greening of Codes
    • Green Building and Society
    • High Energy Performance Houses
    • Indoor Air Quality, Why It Matters
    • In good company:  architects work to green the built environment at every scale
    • Integrated Wind Technologies in the Built Environment
    • LEED certified buildings, hometown presentation
    • Meeting the acoustic EQ pre-requisite and EQ Credit 9 requirement for LEED for Schools
    • Remodeling Buildings
    • Structures, Building Envelopes, and the Planet
    • SUNY-ESF Gateway Building: Positive Net Energy for Carbon Neutral Campus
    • Using Rain Gardens in Northern Climates

    If you're doing it, we're interested! Green Building IS the Solution!

    Brought to you in part by:

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    Click on the link below to join our mailing list,
    then select your region of interest to receive news of our events and programs.
  • Wednesday, June 16, 2010 10:24 AM | Deleted user
    Build Green New Hampshire: Meetings and Educational Series

    Presented by: Tom Werst Sustainable Energy Engineer and Entrepreneur

    To register visit www.buildgreennh.com

    The US EPA has been diligently working with various stakeholders over the past year to update the ENERGY STAR Homes program to reflect the widespread adoption of IECC 2009 across the US. The program has undergone two rounds of public comment and preliminary documents are available for review. This presentation will provide a preliminary look at some of the significant changes to the ENERGY STAR Program that will be phased in starting 1/1/2011. The Energy Star program is one of the most widely used rating programs for energy efficiency and is an integral part of both the NAHB Green Standard and LEED for homes. Come see how the national ENERGY STAR pro-gram is changing and start to get prepared for the new ENERGY STAR program in your area.

    Speaker Tom Werst is a Sustainable Energy Engineer and Entrepreneur with more than thirty-two (32) years experience in energy engineering, technical training, consulting, project management; residential housing, construction and finance; and network design and implementation. His recent focus has been on sustainable energy; certifying ENERGY STAR Homes, providing BPI training services, alternative energy projects, and performing residential and small commercial energy audits.

    Tuesday, June 15, 2010 3-5pm

    PSNH Energy Park 780 North Commercial Street , Manchester , NH 03105

    Free for Build Green NH Members
    Non-members $25.00
  • Monday, June 14, 2010 10:19 AM | Deleted user

    News & Deadlines

    Apply to Participate in Congressional Advocacy Day

    USGBC's Advocacy Department announced the dates for the third annual Congressional Advocacy Day: September 28-29, 2010. All chapters with active advocacy programs are encouraged to submit an application and commit to working in a coordinated fashion with USGBC and members of Congress in your state. Find the application form on the Extranet's Advocacy & Outreach tab.

    Winning Chapter Awards of Excellence Submissions Available for Reference

    The Chapter Awards of Excellence recognize chapters in the categories of Advocacy; Education; USGBC as a Community; and Organizational Excellence. In completing your chapter's application, you are welcome to reference winning submissions from years past. You can reference the archive on the Extranet here. (This is the first year for the Chapter Leader Awards of Excellence, so similar history is not available for this competition.) Submissions are due Aug. 31, 2010 by 11:59 p.m. EDT. Contact Eli Reisman with any questions.

    Support Haiti Through Joint Design Fellowship

    USGBC and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) are supporting an Architecture for Humanity Sustainable Design Fellow, who will help facilitate the rebuilding of the infrastructure that was demolished in Haiti's earthquake. The qualified design professional selected will make a two-year commitment to work directly with community members on the ground in Architecture for Humanity's Rebuilding Center, based in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. You're welcome to advertise this opportunity to your chapter members. To view the press release and learn how to apply, click here.

    Sound Bites

    The Urban Green Council announces William McDonough as opening keynote at Urban Green Expo 2010 * USGBC national staff are excited to visit with 160 chapter leaders at the retreat this week * USGBC Nebraska Flatwater wins the grand prize in the Heartland Chapter Awards * Got news? Submit your sound bite to Clare Magee.

    Webcasts & Trainings

    New Resources

    Member Recruitment & Events

    Thank you for your time and attention and for everything you do to help advance our shared mission.

    USGBC Chapters Staff

  • Thursday, June 03, 2010 10:05 AM | Deleted user
    Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce presents:

    Green Jobs Summit with
    US Senator Jeanne Shaheen

    Join fellow Chamber members and community leaders at a special "Green Jobs Summit" with US Senator Jeanne Shaheen. As a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Senator Shaheen is at the forefront of efforts in Washington to create jobs through investing in clean energy and energy efficiency.  Senator Shaheen will discuss the various programs currently in place and other legislative proposals currently under consideration in Congress.
    Senator Shaheen will be joined by a panel of local business leaders who have created jobs thanks to new green technologies or are playing a role in preparing the workforce for future green jobs.
    Friday, June 4, 2010 
    11:30 am to 1:30 pm
    NH Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College
    Lunch will be served.

    $30 Members / $35 Not-yet Members
    Click here to register or call 603.792.4122
    Sponsored by:
  • Tuesday, June 01, 2010 5:03 PM | Deleted user

    News & Deadlines

    Grant Money Available for Your Schools Committee

    One-time matching grants of up to $2,000 will be awarded to chapter green schools committees. Applications are due July 2 by 11:59 PDT. Grant criteria and applications were distributed to committee chairs May 24 and can also be found on the Extranet. Grants will be awarded by July 23. Contact Emily Knupp with any questions.

    Are You "Generation Green?" Show us!

    In a 30-second video, tell us what you're doing to redefine our future. We're looking to hear from everyone: from children to the most seasoned professional, from student to chief executive. Whether you're taking small steps in your daily life or creating the next big green innovation, let us know, and it could end up on usgbc.org or maybe even part of the Greenbuild 2010 opening plenary! Details are on the Extranet.

    Download Federal Summit Presentations Starting June 4

    The 2010 USGBC Federal Summit, "Leadership in Sustainability from Coast to Coast," was a huge success with more than 700 attendees. Powerful, inspiring speeches were delivered by U.S. General Services Administration Administrator Martha Johnson, former Mayor of Pittsburgh Tom Murphy and others. Presentations will be available for download on June 4 here.

    Sign up to Receive the Advocacy & Policy Update

    USGBC is releasing its quarterly Advocacy & Policy Update to keep the community up to speed on their important work on policy development at all levels of government, as well as internationally. Manage your subscriptions on usgbc.org here if you wish to receive this update. To review the February Advocacy & Policy Update, click here.

    Webcasts & Trainings

    New Resources

    Member Recruitment & Events

    Thank you for your time and attention and for everything you do to help advance our shared mission.

    USGBC Chapters Staff

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