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I am a driven college student in the midst of completing a management & marketing degree. My aspirations include using social media and news as a tool to raise awareness about environmental issues all over the world. Spreading the word about renewable energy, climate change, and cutting edge tec
About Me: I am a driven college student in the midst of completing a management & marketing degree. My aspirations include using social media and news as a tool to raise awareness about environmental issues all over the world. Spreading the word about renewable energy, climate change, and cutting edge technology is the key to bringing people together on these matters.
Webinar: Dedicated Outside Air Systems, The Comfortable and Efficient Future of Ventilation 3/28 11a… Webinar: Dedicated Outside Air Systems, The Comfortable and Efficient Future of Ventilation 3/28 11am ET Duration: 30 mins Recent developments in Dedicated Outside Air System (DOAS) technology mean ventilation is more effective and efficient than ever. DOAS address problems with older ventilation technology; they are easier to design, improve air quality and perform better and quieter. Participants will learn why in this free, half-hour long webinar. Keynote Speakers: Kevin Miskewicz: Director, Commercial Marketing Joe Cefaly: Manager, OEM Applications Objectives: - Participants will learn current industry trends informing ventilation technology development. - Participants will understand the context for the recent developments in ventilation systems. - Participants will learn what today’s most advanced DOAS systems look like and how they differ from other technologies. - Participants will start to think about the future of ventilation systems. To register: http://bit.ly/2nh2LzY *This webinar is free thanks to the support of sponsors. By registering for this event, you approve that they may share your registration information with sponsors. They do not permit sponsors to use your personally identifiable information without your permission for any purposes other than to send you information about their own products and services.
Built Positive Webinar: Google’s Healthy Materials Moonshot When: Tue, Feb 28, 3:00 PM - 4:00 P… Built Positive Webinar: Google’s Healthy Materials Moonshot When: Tue, Feb 28, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST Google is leading the movement from transparency to optimization in its approach to healthy materials selection for its own worldwide real estate portfolio. Embracing the challenge to serve at the scale at which Google’s Real Estate and Workplace Services (REWS) group operates resulted in the creation of Portico, an online evaluation platform developed in partnership with Healthy Building Network (HBN). After a period of successful internal testing on Google design and construction projects (250 Google projects, which led to more than 5,000 manufacturers participating and a database of over 2,600 scored products), Google has made the Portico tool available to a handful of additional partners who are beta testing the possibility of broader use by industry. Join Built Positive on this webinar to learn more, including how Google establishes its values and priorities around human health and informs its decisions for choosing healthy materials based on reliable and transparent data. Content will feature a demonstration of the Portico tool, and insight on next steps. Built Positive principles addressed include: Material Health, Circular Design, and Value Chain Collaboration. This webinar has been pre-approved for 1.0 GBCI CEU, 1.0 AIA LU and 1.0 IDCEC CEU. You will have the opportunity to provide your numbers as part of the post-event survey to have your participation reported or may opt to self-report. Learning Objectives: - Understand the key principles of Built Positive - a movement that challenges our industry to build better. - Learn about the latest developments in the material health and optimization space - Learn about approaches to healthy materials selection, via a case study from Google - Preview what’s beyond material health - circular design and circular economy - Generate ideas to apply leading practices in your work To register: http://bit.ly/2lrhRPK
National Resource Defense Council's (NRDC) Teleconference Briefing: Defending the Environment Agains… National Resource Defense Council's (NRDC) Teleconference Briefing: Defending the Environment Against the Trump Administration, Feb 27 When:1:30 pm Eastern; 12:30 pm Central; 11:30 am Mountain; 10:30 am Pacific NRDC is working against an unprecedented assault on our environment from the "pollutocracy" of billionaires, fossil fuel champions, and anti-environmental extremists that are taking control of the Administration and the Congress. Join this teleconference with David Goldston, who will share NRDC's strategies to continue to work on protecting our environment from attacks at the federal level in the weeks and months ahead. There will also be an opportunity to ask any questions. NRDC was founded in 1970 by a group of law students and attorneys at the head of the environmental movement. Pursuing what they started over 40 years ago, their mission is to safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends. They combine the efforts of over two million members & online activists with the expertise of roughly 500 scientists, lawyers, and policy advocates across the globe. Taking part in this telephone conference call is easy. If you will be joining, please RSVP as soon as possible online and NRDC will provide you with the simple instructions for calling in. To RSVP: http://bit.ly/2kX2Szj
Job Opportunity: Research Fellow for The Center of Sustainable Building Research, University of Minn… Job Opportunity: Research Fellow for The Center of Sustainable Building Research, University of Minnesota Location: University of Minnesota Twin Cities About the position: The Center for Sustainable Building Research seeks an experienced researcher with significant knowledge and experience in the areas of sustainable, regenerative, and resilient design across ecological areas – energy, water, materials, indoor environmental quality and waste. The researcher works with the PI and other members of the Center’s team to transform research into green building tools and prototypes. Energy and carbon research is a particular research focus over the next few years. This is a full-time Researcher 5 position (9742R5) with an initial appointment of one year. Continuation beyond the initial appointment is contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Summary of Tasks: The researcher is responsible for leading work and determining best practices and resources needed to ensure success of funded research projects ($150K - $1M) spanning 1-3 years or more. The position requires demonstrated understanding and working knowledge of sustainability as it applies commercial and institutional buildings. Knowledge and experience in the field of architecture and engineering, and the assessment of buildings using green building assessment systems like LEED, B3, SB 2030 or Living Building Challenge. The successful candidate for the position will be self-motivated and able to work independently. We are committed to attracting candidates from historically underrepresented groups knowing that diversity enriches the academic experience and provides a knowledge base for innovation. About the Department: The Center for Sustainable Building Research leads research, education and design efforts to create a thriving future. Our work is focused on living system design to discover solutions to enable designers, developers and makers of buildings and products to build the capacity, commitment and caring to regenerate the health of all living communities. http://csbr.umn.edu How To Apply: Applications must be submitted online at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment. Search for Job ID# 314973. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position. The following additional documents must be attached after application by accessing your "My Activities" page and uploading documents there. -Resume -Cover Letter -Contact information for three references -Review of applications will begin immediately, position will remain open until filled. To view the full job listing, visit the link below and enter ID# 314973: http://bit.ly/1byEpcs
Job Opportunity: Project Manager for Green Building & Energy Efficiency, Delaware Company: New Ecol… Job Opportunity: Project Manager for Green Building & Energy Efficiency, Delaware Company: New Ecology, Inc. Responsibilities: -Help owners improve performance, occupant health, and durability of multifamily buildings -Support projects that are enrolled in a new energy efficiency program -Work as the primary client contact on individual projects and develop/deliver New Ecology's work product -Work under supervision of the Delaware Program Manager and collaborate extensively with other technical staff Specific Tasks May Include: -Leading design meetings to identify and target cost effective greening strategies -Attending project meetings and leading discussions on relevant sustainability issues -Developing energy efficiency and renewable energy strategies for new construction and renovation projects -Reviewing technical documents like building plans, specifications, and submittals to ensure that green design intent and certification requirements are incorporated and that green features are buildable -Educating team members on and facilitating, documenting, and tracking compliance with green building rating systems, such as Energy Star -Performing construction management responsibilities, including inspections, to ensure that projects are built as designed; that Energy Star and similar program requirements are met; and that problems are identified and resolved to the owner’s satisfaction -Conducting post-occupancy evaluations of projects to ensure they perform as intended -Securing grants and rebates for clients, including writing proposals, working with utility representatives, and filing rebate forms -Representing clients before government agencies in permitting and compliance discussions, and writing reports and case studies. Qualifications: -Demonstrated organizational skills to manage multiple projects and people skills to clearly communicate complex ideas and meet client expectations -Technical knowledge of building systems and operations, including demonstrated experience in building science; experience in construction management, coordination, and implementation -A demonstrated desire to work on energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability issues at the building level -Knowledge of green building, energy efficiency, and renewable energy strategies and technologies - Knowledge of green building rating systems, such as Energy Star, LEED, Enterprise Green Communities, NGBS, and Passive House -Knowledge of multifamily buildings and their systems -Knowledge of HVAC systems and building codes -Technical competence in reading and interpreting specifications and plans experience interpreting data, financial calculations, and energy models -Strong writing skills -Working knowledge of rebates and incentive programs available to building owners; and technical credentials, such as a HERS rater, Building Performance Institute certification, or LEED accreditation, and/or other certifications. Compensation: Competitive pay and generous benefits package. Professional development is a priority and they provide financial assistance for training and certifications. To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume to: email@example.com (please put “Project Manager-Delaware” in the subject line) or mail to: New Ecology, Inc. 15 Court Square, Suite 420 Boston, MA 02108 Attn: Project Manager-Delaware position NEI is committed to developing a diverse staff. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. For full job listing, visit: https://www.newecology.org/2017/01/31/project-manager-green-building-energy-efficiency-delaware/
Job Opportunity: Assistant to the New England Women in Energy and the Environment (NEWIEE) Board … Job Opportunity: Assistant to the New England Women in Energy and the Environment (NEWIEE) Board Position: Part-time Assistant to the Board, Contract Position (about 20 hours per week) Description of Responsibilities: Membership/Volunteer/Contact Support and Management, Tracking and Reporting • Connect with Corporate Members and Sponsors: – Understand Members’ interests -What else we can do, keep them informed, invite them to special events – Work with Director in charge of membership to keep track of all members, their membership due dates, help with answering questions to members / potential members • Connect with Sponsors – Work with the Director in charge of soliciting sponsors and assist in tracking potential sponsors and sponsors’ status • Track volunteers and their activities – Work with the Directors working with volunteers to keep track of how well we can help each volunteer meet her/his needs and take their interests into consideration during programming • Provide reports to the committees – Work with the President to prepare any necessary reports for Board meetings • Assist with NEON Outreach: Social Media, Marketing, Website Content • Manage our WordPress website and website content – Assist the Director in charge of the website to keep the website content up to do date • Manage our NEON-based website content and supporting database system – Assist the Director in charge of marketing/social media with NEON integration, such as synching to Eventbrite • Actively develop social media network – Assist the Director in charge of marketing/social media to grow NEWIEE’s social media presence and ensure that the Social Media Subcommittee is consistently posting • Assist with NEWIEE Newsletter – Collect content for the NEWIEE Newsletter and assist the Director in charge of marketing/social with the weekly NEWIEE newsletter • Actively support and participate in NEWIEE signature events – Assist the Director in charge of each of the Signature Event with various eventrelated tasks. – Assist the Director or external assistant who is in charge of marketing to ensure that we track our event and marketing activities, and the associated costs, and effectiveness of those efforts Financial and Legal Reporting • Work with Treasurer and Secretary to set up reporting needs • Help gather and organize financial data, in support of the Treasurer • Help with legal filings in support of the Secretary Qualifications: • Candidate must live or work in New England and be willing to personally attend at least 3 evening events a year. Candidate must provide her own computer and internet service. • Prior administrative experience in events management or a membership organization a plus. • Strong written and verbal communication skills, detail-oriented • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people Salary: Negotiable Contact: Please e-mail your resume and a cover letter to: Judy.Chang@brattle.com and please include proposed contract length and compensation package in the cover letter submitted. About NEWIEE: Founded in Boston in 2008, NEWIEE is a nonprofit organization committed to supporting the work and leadership of women in the fields of energy and the environment, providing a forum for sharing expertise and experiences of its membership, and fostering a dynamic and enthusiastic environment for those who care about energy and environmental issues in New England. NEWIEE’s membership includes private and public sector members across the six New England states. NEWIEE hosts networking forums, student outreach events, regional discussion panels on timely topics, and an annual gala celebrating the accomplishments of women leaders in New England. NEWIEE supports mentoring opportunities for women advancing their careers, drawing on the assistance of accomplished women who are committed to encouraging the next generation of women leaders. NEWIEE is governed by a Board of Directors, and also benefits from a valued Advisory Board. For more information about NEWIEE, visit: www.newiee.org
Webinar: Incorporating Climate Solutions into Day to Day Adaptation February 9th 12-1:15pm EST Jo… Webinar: Incorporating Climate Solutions into Day to Day Adaptation February 9th 12-1:15pm EST Join the Antioch University New England Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience and their discussion about how to approach development, financing and implementation of climate adaptation stategies across all municipal planning activities. This webinar will cover: 1) How to incorporate adaptation into day-to-day municipal processes. 2) How to incorporate climate preparedness strategies into a comprehensive Master Plan. 3) How to develop measurable benchmarks for assessing progress towards stated climate adaptation and mitigation objectives. Key Speakers: Kristin Baja, Climate and Resilience Planner, City of Baltimore MD Rhett Lamb, Planning Director, City of Keene NH This webinar is part of the series: Weathering Change: Local Solutions for Strong Communities presented by Antioch University New England, in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Attendees will also recieve AICP CM 1.25 credits. To register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7487757028472859651
President Trump has frozen four important rules that were created to promote greater energy efficien… President Trump has frozen four important rules that were created to promote greater energy efficiency, and this seems to be step one of a larger plan to cut into environmental protections/budgets. Activists and environmentalists are concerned about these actions, but these holds are also unsettling for jobs and the economy. Clean energy for business and the workplace has been growing steadily and jobs in these areas have been taking off. Placing holds on environmental protections could significantly harm those in positions of clean energy and remove jobs that otherwise have been flourishing. The Environmental Defense Fund (EDf) has created a report, "Now Hiring: The Growth of America's Clean Energy & Sustainability Jobs" which evaluates the key highlights and growth across different sustainability sectors: http://bit.ly/2kF9bsn As the United States has been focusing more on sustainability and growth, jobs in this market have been created and expanded. The EDF states that "these jobs span across economic sectors, including renewable energy, energy efficiency, and other green goods and services, like local and state government, transportation, and corporations." Trump's hold on such protections and budgets that influence these jobs will have a negative impact on the economy, rather than allowing its growth to continue. 3 key trends from the EDF report: 1) Sustainability jobs represent a large and growing portion of the United States workforce across multiple sectors. Coming into 2017, sustainability jobs now represent an estimated 4-4.5 million jobs in the U.S., up from 3.4 million in 2011. 2) The on-site nature of many renewable and energy efficiency jobs means that they cannot be outsourced, and can pay above average wages. Average wages for energy efficiency jobs are roughly $5,000 above the national median, and wages for solar workers are above the national median of $17.04 per hour. 3) Clean energy and sustainability jobs are present in every state in America. California is the leading state for sustainability jobs, with upwards of 322,000 jobs from 2016 statistics. Some of the Midwest states don't have as many jobs available, but even those states ranged up to 15,000 jobs in 2016. Another article from December 2016 titled, "How Many Jobs Does Clean Energy Create?" discusses the apparent shift in sustainability jobs. From 2015-2016, renewable energy use rose by 9 percent while coal use in the U.S. dropped by 18 percent, according to the Energy Information Administration. Positive and similar trends have been occurring for solar employment, which increased by 6 percent in 2015 while oil and gas employment decreased by 18 percent. As the US continues to transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources it's changing the level of employment and the quality of jobs being offered. According to the article, "Clean energy jobs are more distributed and are largely higher quality jobs." Instead of temporary jobs that don't offer much value to the worker, sustainability jobs have the potential to benefit the environment and our economy. https://www.greenbiz.com/article/how-many-jobs-does-clean-energy-create Fortunately, more and more businesses are seeing the long-term benefits of investing in clean energy and sustainability. Not only do their businesses strengthen and grow - the economy does as well. It's a win-win for the economy and the environment. Despite the Trump administration wanting little to do with the environment, it's crucial for the economy to continue to invest in sustainability and renewable energy. These holds may slow down clean energy, but they won't make nationwide efforts disappear. Current and future jobs in the US rely on clean energy. To read the whole EDF article visit: http://bit.ly/2kp9lE2
Do you ever find yourself wondering what policies are in place for Green Building across the nation?… Do you ever find yourself wondering what policies are in place for Green Building across the nation? The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) has recently released a resource to help with this research. It's difficult if even possible for most people and organizations to keep up with new and constantly changing policies, so this is a significant (and appreciated) commitment on the part of the USGBC. With 723 federal, state, and local policies in place currently, there are likely policies in your area or one you are interested in! You may even discover a policy that can be used as a reference or inspiration if your community is pursuing green building policies as well. The website allows users to search by location, policy type, and also by the status of the policy (in force, pending, or elapsed/repealed). Browsing by location category isn't available yet, but if you are curious about a policy and also use their map tool, it can be quite easy to find the information you need. Find the Public Policy Library here: http://public-policies.usgbc.org/
The 2030 Challenge, which initially began in 2005, is ALL about lowering U.S. building sector energy… The 2030 Challenge, which initially began in 2005, is ALL about lowering U.S. building sector energy consumption so that by the year 2030, all buildings/developments/renovations will be carbon neutral. The goals for this challenge have been used by 80% of the top 10 and 65% of the top 20 architecture, engineering, and planning firms in the U.S. With the added help of organizations such as the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the movement has taken off and explains why low emission projections per year have been met and surpassed multiple times. What's the status now as we start off 2017? 11 years later, things are looking up as data proves that energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have been declining steadily. The reason?! You! The people in architecture, government, as well as the general public voicing their opinion has helped this cause significantly, and it's critical that we don't stop now. With new additions in renewable energy generation and substituting lower emissions fuels for coal, their have been rapid drops in building sector GHG emissions. 2017 will certainly be a test to see if the U.S. can keep up with the challenge, but if we continue to stand together on this matter and climate change as a whole, there is no telling what we could accomplish. To read the full article visit: http://architecture2030.org/u-s-building-sector-emissions-down-the-driving-force-you/
Welcome to the Wisconsin Green Building Group! We encourage everyone in the WI area who's interested… Welcome to the Wisconsin Green Building Group! We encourage everyone in the WI area who's interested in anything environmental to green building related to join us. Whether you are a college student, homeowner or construction industry professional, this group is intended to be a strong resource for sharing experience, information and contacts/ resources related to sustainability. Feel free to post any questions, comments, news or event info here, to help grow this group as a place of collaborative learning.
There is so much happening in Rhode Island, we needed a group! Please contact us if you want to lea… There is so much happening in Rhode Island, we needed a group! Please contact us if you want to lead this group. For now, it's Allison, posting what I hear of from next door in Massachusetts.
Come here to interact with others from New York State! Discuss local green building issues and event… Come here to interact with others from New York State! Discuss local green building issues and events with your colleagues from New York. Feel free to post your news, events, questions, and comments below.
A place to discuss local green building issues and events with your colleagues from Massachusetts. … A place to discuss local green building issues and events with your colleagues from Massachusetts. Feel free to post your news, events, questions, and comments.
There is so much green building going on in Florida, we needed a group to cover it all! This group i… There is so much green building going on in Florida, we needed a group to cover it all! This group is a place to discuss local green building issues, news, and events from Florida! Feel free to post your news, events, questions, and comments.
Colorado is the perfect environment to build high performance building that are cost effective and c… Colorado is the perfect environment to build high performance building that are cost effective and comfortable. Going well beyond code has many benefits with Passive House now a viable choice for many new projects. There is also a strong community of health materials builders and designers producing low embedded energy and natural structures.
This is a place to discuss California green building issues and events. Please post your news, event… This is a place to discuss California green building issues and events. Please post your news, events, questions, and comments. Also, this is just a start to get the ball rolling - Let me know if you’d like to manage this group! Also, let me know if you want to see groups for specific parts of California. Feedback is great. Images are great too - send your idea for a group image, and maybe I’ll use it! (This image: California Academy of Sciences)
Free Workshop on LA's Existing Building Energy and Water Efficiency Ordinance When: Friday, Apri… Free Workshop on LA's Existing Building Energy and Water Efficiency Ordinance When: Friday, April 7: 11am-12pm Where: La Kretz Innovation Campus, Training Room 401, 525 S. Hewitt St., Los Angeles, CA 90013 USGBC-LA and Los Angeles Better Buildings Challenge (LABBC) are facilitating a series of workshops to help building owners comply with the city's new Existing Building Energy & Water Efficiency (EBEWE) Ordinance. This ordinance requires multifamily, commercial, and government property owners served by Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP) to benchmark, report, and improve energy and water performance. What Building owners will learn: What is the city's policy context for the ordinance When specific properties are required to submit benchmarking information. What building and utility information is required for complying with the energy and water benchmarking and reporting requirements. How to access utility data to benchmark properties with Energy Star Portfolio Manager. When properties must also comply with energy auditing and retro-commission requirements. Information about the Benchmarking Help Center and supporting programs and resources by the LA Better Buildings Challenge. A special tour at La Kretz Innovation Campus will be offered at 12pm, right after the workshop. Act fast! 41 seats remaining. To register: http://bit.ly/2nxR7B7
Seventh Annual New England Women in Energy & Environment (NEWIEE) Awards Gala When: Thursday, Apr… Seventh Annual New England Women in Energy & Environment (NEWIEE) Awards Gala When: Thursday, April 6, 6-9pm Where: Boston Park Plaza - 50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116 The NEWIEE Awards recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of women leaders in the fields of energy and environment who have achieved professional excellence within their areas of specialty and have actively paved the way to success for other women in similar or related professional areas. The 2017 Gala will feature six exceptional women leaders! Maryrose Sylvester, President & CEO, Current - Keynote speaker Gina McCarthy, former Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency - Special Board Recognition Marcy Reed, President, National Grid - Leadership Award Anne George, Vipe President of External Affairs and Corporate Communications, ISO-NE - Achievement Award Meredith Hatfield, Clean Energy Program Officer for Climate, Barr Foundation - Achievement Award Tamika Jacques, Ed.D, Director for Workforce Development Programs, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center - Rising Star Award Join them for this inspirational night! More information at www.newiee.org To register and find FAQ's visit: http://bit.ly/2lrQUOW
Sustainability Forum Luncheon Seminar: Developing a Waterfront Resiliency Plan for Beverly, MA Wh… Sustainability Forum Luncheon Seminar: Developing a Waterfront Resiliency Plan for Beverly, MA When: Wednesday, April 5th, 11:30am-1pm Where: 100 Beverly Cummings Center, Suite 221-E, Beverly MA 01915 City of Beverly Planning Director Aaron Clausen, AICP and BSC Group Senior Project Manager Katie Moniz, P.E., AICP, CFM will present the City of Beverly Waterfront Resiliency project to the North Shore Tech Council Sustainability Forum on Wednesday, April 5th at the Beverly Cummings Center. The City of Beverly is the recipient of a ~$90,000 grant from the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) to identify potential impacts of sea level rise due to climate change and develop a resiliency strategy to begin addressing these potential impacts. In an on-going effort to address the present and future risks of climate change and sea level rise to critical infrastructure, public facilities and residential and commercial uses, the City of Beverly is undertaking an assessment of critical infrastructure most vulnerable to coastal flooding. Please come participate and learn about the potential impacts of our changing climate on the coastal cities of the precious North Shore. Key Speakers: City of Beverly Planning Director Aaron Clausen, AICP BSC Group Senior Project Manager Katie Moniz, P.E., AICP, CFM Advance Registration is appreciated – Walkins are welcomed; $15 for all walkins. Online registration closes the day before this event at noon. To register: http://bit.ly/2nhFwpm
GreeningUSA Fundraiser - Film Preview: "How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate C… GreeningUSA Fundraiser - Film Preview: "How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change" When: March 30th, 6:30-8:30pm Where: Marriott Syracuse Downtown 100 East Onondaga Street Finger Lakes Ballroom Syracuse, NY 13202 As part of the NYS Green Building Conference, GreeningUSA is sponsoring a screening of this highly acclaimed 2016 film. It was an Official Selection of the Sundance Film Festival, received a Documentary Award for Environmental Advocacy from the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital, and winner of the Audience Choice Award, Vision/Voices 2016 Environmental Film Festival. The Director, JOSH FOX is best known as the Oscar-nominated, Emmy-winning writer/director of GASLAND Parts I and II. He is internationally recognized as a spokeperson and leader on the issue of fracking and extreme energy development. In "How to Let Go of the World and Love All The Things Climate Can't Change", director Josh Fox continues in his deeply personal style, investigating climate change – the greatest threat our world has ever known. Traveling to 12 countries on 6 continents, the film acknowledges that it may be too late to stop some of the worst consequences and asks, what is it that climate change can’t destroy? What is so deep within us that no calamity can take it away? Learn more about the movie and its Director at www.HowToLetGoMovie.com To register: http://bit.ly/2nVYFeV
EBC Water Resources Program: Impact of Climate & Extreme Weather on Water Infrastructure Systems … EBC Water Resources Program: Impact of Climate & Extreme Weather on Water Infrastructure Systems When: March 28, 7:30-11:30am Where: McLane Middleton 300 Tradecenter Drive, Woburn, MA 01801 Changes in climate and extreme weather events have and will continue to have a profound effect on our existing and future water infrastructure. Some events have led to major problems with the management of water and wastewater systems in New England. This EBC Water Resources Program has assembled a panel of industry experts to discuss trends, the planning that has and needs to occur to protect our water infrastructure investments, and some of the solutions that have been implemented to date. General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.5 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate. Program Co-Chairs: Michael Scipione, Vice-Chair, Strategic Planning, EBCNE; President, Weston & Sampson Steve Roy, Vice Chair, EBC Water Resources Committe; Coastal Adaptation and Green Infrastructure Service Line Manager, Ramboll Climate Change Science – Weather Trends and Impacts Relative to Water Infrastructure: Ellen M. Douglas, P.E., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Hydrology, School for the Environment, University of Massachusetts – Boston Approaches and Actions in Response to Climate Impacts: Stephen Estes-Smargiassi, Director of Planning and Sustainability, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority Wastewater Infrastructure – Operations Changes Planned and Implemented to a Treatment Facility: Janine Burke-Wells, Executive Director, City of Warwick Sewer Authority Individual Registration: EBC Member: $120 – additional late fee of $20 after March 24 Non-Member: $165 – additional late fee of $20 after March 24 Government/Non-Profit: $50 Register by March 14 and receive $20 off the EBC Member and Non-Member registration fees! Discount applied during online registration. Does not apply to the Government/Nonprofit or Subsidized Rates. Group Registration: For EBC Members only – register five attendees for the price of four! Discount will automatically be applied during online registration. Fine Print Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 24 for a refund. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration for this program will close at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 27. Walk-in registration is accepted at the door with a $20 late fee. To register: http://bit.ly/2nsawn6
Southeast Recycling Conference & Trade Show (SERC): March 12-15 Dates: Conference: March 12-15 … Southeast Recycling Conference & Trade Show (SERC): March 12-15 Dates: Conference: March 12-15 Trade Show: March 12-14 Location: Hilton San Destin Golf Resort & Spa, Destin, FL Attend the 30th annual SERC to learn more about the recycling industry and network with over 500 recycling professionals around the world. This conference will host guest speakers and workshops that will engage attendees and give them tips and tricks on how to rethink recycling and improve people's habits. Don't miss out on this great networking opportunity! Check out the full agenda here: http://southeastrecyclingtradeshow.com/program/ To register: http://bit.ly/2nrHUHx
Mobilize Wisconsin Green Veterans Event When: Wednesday, March 1st from 6:00-7:30pm Location: … Mobilize Wisconsin Green Veterans Event When: Wednesday, March 1st from 6:00-7:30pm Location: Kalahari Resort and Convention Center, 1305 Kalahari Dr, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 Join USGBC Wisconsin and their partners in the Wisconsin Dells for Mobilize Green Veterans gathering held in conjunction with the 2017 Wisconsin Better Buildings: Better Business Conference. At this event, they will be introducing a new Wisconsin initiative – Green Veterans. Attendees will get the opportunity to meet national leaders and hear from members of the highly successful Florida program. Green Veterans is a group dedicated to helping our nation’s heroes learn about sustainable building and green living, while helping to ease the hardship of military-to-civilian transition. The Green Veterans program focuses on empowering veterans to use their military acumen to help sustain the very Nation for which they fought and which they defended. By collaborating with civilian and veteran groups on green building initiatives, the Green Veterans Program provides practical green education programs that veterans can tap to gain experience and confidence that will be valuable to prospective employers. Come learn about the Green Vets’ focus on four key activities: 1) Reintegration 2) Sustainability training 3) Veteran-oriented service projects 4) Trauma resolution through green buildings These efforts are accomplished through outreach, where the approach is to engage Veteran facilities, connect with higher education institutions, and assemble projects through national organizations and community support. Whether you are a veteran, civilian, educator or employer – anyone who believes in the Green Veterans values and wants to build a strong program in Wisconsin should attend this gathering. To RSVP visit: https://portal.seventhwave.org/civicrm/event/register?id=1092&reset=1
The Blackburn Energy Story: Creating a Sustainable World Through Invention, Entrepreneurship & Local… The Blackburn Energy Story: Creating a Sustainable World Through Invention, Entrepreneurship & Local Manufacturing Date/Time: Wednesday, March 1 - 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Place: 100 Cummings Ctr., Suite 221-E, Beverly, MA Cost: Members $0 or $5 (depending on membership type); All others $15 Join North Shore Technology Council (NSTC) this Wednesday to learn how invention, entrepreneurship and local manufacturing can create a sustainable world today. Come learn about Blackburn Energy's approach to rapid adoption of elegantly simple carbon reduction solutions that can be brought to market in the short term. Blackburn Energy's use of its kinetic energy recovery system is an example of how a low cost solution can provide clean energy to truck drivers in the USA as well as school children and medical clinics in Africa. Speaker: Andrew Amigo, the founder and CEO of Blackburn Energy To learn more about Blackburn Energy visit: https://blackburnenergy.com/ About the North Shore Technology Council: The North Shore Technology Council (NSTC) is a non-profit, volunteer-led organization with a mission to build a strong ecosystem for the success of technology businesses north of Boston by facilitating collaboration, networking, professional growth and economic development in a collegial fashion. The NSTC welcomes the participation of senior executives and employees of technology businesses, entrepreneurs, companies that support technology businesses, academic and governmental units, and nonprofits. The council is on the Web at nstc.org or call us at 978-561-9004. To register: http://bit.ly/2lrhEMN
Sustainability at Denver International Airport & Tour of the Westin at DEN When: March 16, 2:30 -… Sustainability at Denver International Airport & Tour of the Westin at DEN When: March 16, 2:30 - 4:30pm Where: Denver International Airport, City Conference Room, 8300 Peña Boulevard, Denver, CO Join the Metro Branch and Emerging Professionals at the Westin to learn more about sustainability at Denver International Airport. During this educational event, attendees will hear from DIA facilities on current initiatives at the airport and then a brief introduction of the Westin's LEED certification. Following the presentation, a tour of the Westin will be given by the those on the LEED project team and DIA employees. Agenda: 2:15-2:30 p.m: Check in 2:30-3:15 p.m: Presentation on Denver International Airport Sustainability / Speaker: Amanda Sutton, Denver International Airport 3:15-3:30 p.m: Westin LEED scorecard presentation / Speakers: Renee Azerbegi, Ambient Energy; and Adam Ambro, Gensler 3:30-4:30 p.m: Tour of the Westin Register here: http://bit.ly/2ls5Evh For some more info on DEN Green Buildings visit: https://www.flydenver.com/about/administration/greenBuildings
Syracuse Center of Excellence (COE) Forum: The Impact of Green Buildings on Cognitive Function - Feb… Syracuse Center of Excellence (COE) Forum: The Impact of Green Buildings on Cognitive Function - Feb 22, 4pm When: Wednesday, February 22, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST Where: Syracuse Center of Excellence, 727 East Washington Street, Syracuse, NY 13244 Join SyracuseCoE for a special Research & Technology Forum featuring researchers from Harvard University and SUNY Upstate Medical University to discuss Study 2 of the groundbreaking COGfx research, "Buildingomics." This exciting research builds on separate research released last year, based on work done at SyracuseCoE's Total Indoor Environmental Quality (TIEQ) Lab, that found a 101% improvement in cognitive test scores for people that worked in optimized indoor environmental quality conditions often found in green buildings. Now, the research scientists go a step further with "Buildingomics"- a new approach that examines the totality of factors in the building-related environment that influence the human health, well-being and productivity of people who work in buildings. Learn more about how the COGfx Study 2 found improved cognitive test scores for people that worked in certified green buildings through new research covering more than 100 workers in 10 office buildings across the U.S. Speakers: Introduction by John Mandyck, Chief Sustainability Officer, United Technologies Corporation Presentations by Dr. Joseph Allen, Dr. Piers MacNaughton and Dr. Usha Satish To register: http://bit.ly/2l47Msb