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Best of Greenbuild: The Building Envelope as a System - A Balanced Approach, August 21, Jacksonville, FL

Posted by: AidanAnthony

Join us for our monthly Best of Greenbuild Webcast series. We will be rebroadcasting Greenbuild 2018 sessions


0 replies | 12 views | Posted on: 07/19/2019

EP Event: Sustainable Showcase: Live, Work, Play, Serve, August 14, 4:00-6:00pm, Atlanta, GA

Posted by: Gina Pryciak

Finding the perfect apartment can be a stressful and tiring process. Once you’ve signed your lease you w


0 replies | 19 views | Posted on: 07/18/2019

USGBC NCR: HITT Co Lab Tour & Networking, August 9, 9:00-11:00am, Falls Church, VA

Posted by: Gina Pryciak

Join the NCR Community and HITT Contracting for breakfast and a tour of the groundbreaking new LEED V4 Platinu


0 replies | 21 views | Posted on: 07/18/2019

Tour Essex Building: Historic Preservations Sustainable Building Tour: August 7, Norfolk VA

Posted by: AidanAnthony

Join us for a building tour of the recently renovated Essex Building - the new home for VIA design architects


0 replies | 22 views | Posted on: 07/18/2019

Solar Focus 2019, 11/20 - 11/21 Baltimore, MD

Posted by: AidanAnthony

Join MDV-SEIA at its annual conference, Solar Focus. Held this year in Baltimore, Maryland to celebrate the pa


0 replies | 7 views | Posted on: 07/18/2019

Green Schools Roundtable, August 1, 9:30am-1:00pm, Ashland, NE

Posted by: Gina Pryciak

Join the U.S. Green Building Council Nebraska Flatwater Community for their 3rd Annual Green Schools Roundtabl


0 replies | 177 views | Posted on: 07/18/2019

University of Baltimore Robert L. Bogomolny Library Tour: August 22, Baltimore, MD

Posted by: AidanAnthony

This course is expected to be approved for 1 GBCI general and 1 AIA CEU.

We will be touring the University


0 replies | 52 views | Posted on: 07/11/2019

Webinar; A Path to Net Zero- Driving Energy Efficiency in Smart Buildings, July 18

Posted by: AbbieKnight

One of the first trends to emerge in the modern smart building movement was energy conservation and efficiency


1 replies | 1082 views | Posted on: 07/16/2019

aashe Webinar: Exciting and Effective Community – Higher Education Collaborations, August 14

Posted by: AidanAnthony

Universities are looking for new ways to benefit their local communities. Communities are looking for smart so


0 replies | 39 views | Posted on: 07/07/2019

From Blueprint to Bill: NYC's Building Emissions Law Webinar, July 17, 9:30-10:30am

Posted by: Gina Pryciak

Join Urban Green Council and World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) for a Global Exchanges Webinar about


0 replies | 440 views | Posted on: 06/27/2019

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Understanding and Overcoming Zoning Obstacles for Tiny Houses (Article Posted)

Posted by: Allison Friedman

Group: Tiny Houses

Hi everyone - 

I wanted to make sure to link to Gina's article, "Tiny Houses - Understan


0 replies | 6 views | Posted on: 07/20/2019

BOC Program Series - OG&E: Class 1001(A&B) , 1003-1007 Energy Efficient Operations of a Building HVAC Systems Aug 27-Nov 21

Posted by: AidanAnthony

Group: Emerging Green Professionals

This series focuses on Building Operator Certification training, offering classes 1001 (A & B)  and 1


0 replies | 4 views | Posted on: 07/19/2019

Unity Open House: Nano in Greenfield, August 21, 4:00-6:00pm, Greenfield, MA

Posted by: Gina Pryciak

Group: Massachusetts Green Builders

Please join Unity Homes for an open house at an award-winning Unity home in Greenfield, MA. This 463 SF home,


0 replies | 14 views | Posted on: 07/18/2019

Grid Mid-Atlantic's Solar Soireé: A Five-Year Anniversary: September 9, Washington DC

Posted by: AidanAnthony

Group: Developing Technologies

GRID Mid-Atlantic invites you to join in celebrating five years of changing lives through energy alternat


0 replies | 12 views | Posted on: 07/18/2019

NOFA Summer Conference, August 9-11, Hampshire College Amherst, MA

Posted by: AidanAnthony

Group: Massachusetts Green Builders

The Northeast Organic Farming Association is hosting their 45th annual Summer Conference with keynote spe


0 replies | 29 views | Posted on: 07/18/2019

TinyFest NorthWest 2019 August 17-18, Rickreall, OR

Posted by: Gina Pryciak

Group: Tiny Houses

Come celebrate tiny living at TinyFest NorthWest! Explore a variety of tiny houses from pro-builders and DIYer


0 replies | 12 views | Posted on: 07/17/2019

Great American Tiny House Show, August 3-4, Puyallup, Washington

Posted by: Allison Friedman

Group: Tiny Houses

Learning from builders, project experts and lifestyle authors at the educational conferences or panel discussi


0 replies | 9 views | Posted on: 07/17/2019

SolarRoofs 2019, August 3, Kochi, Kerala, India

Posted by: AbbieKnight

Group: India Green Building

Join in the pan-india rooftop solar business series and expand your business portfolio in the states of M


0 replies | 203 views | Posted on: 07/16/2019

Webinar: Solar Power Hour with Citizens Utility Board, July 23 - Learn about Solar Chicagoland

Posted by: AbbieKnight

Group: Illinois Green Building Group

Thinking about going solar? Join the Illinois Green Alliance and Citizens Utility Board (C


0 replies | 244 views | Posted on: 07/16/2019

People's Tiny House Festival, August 2-4, Fountain, CO

Posted by: Allison Friedman

Group: Tiny Houses

Save the Date!
More Information Coming Soon!
2019 People's Tiny House Festival, Fountain CO



0 replies | 154 views | Posted on: 07/15/2019

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I need a fabulous water-based poly or other eco floor coating

Posted by: Allison Friedman

I need a recommendation for a water-based poly. When I mentioned using a more environmentally friendly floor … more...

14 replies | 4121 views | Posted on: 05/13/2015

The Green Brick Wall

Posted by: StyroHome

If you attempt to build a "GREEN" home almost anywhere in America fo probably will run head-on to the Invisibl… more...

6 replies | 1790 views | Posted on: 10/08/2015

use of linoleum flooring in bathrooms

Posted by: Christine O.

Does anyone have any practical experience with linoleum, such as Marmoleum, in a bathroom? The general contrac


6 replies | 2077 views | Posted on: 08/21/2017

Clean Power

Posted by: Steven Fitzgerald

The EPA Clean Power Plan is the nation’s first comprehensive effort to reduce carbon pollution from electric… more...

5 replies | 1998 views | Posted on: 05/01/2015

Details / Specifications

Posted by: Louwrens van der Walt

Is there a company that supplies detailed drawings / specifications for the various green construction methods


5 replies | 775 views | Posted on: 03/14/2019

Please help my Mother-In-Law with a simple Intro to MDF products :)

Posted by: Allison Friedman

My mother-in-law is building a new home, and she wants an introduction to the difference between MDF and "real… more...

4 replies | 2522 views | Posted on: 05/06/2015

Material and Resource Summit

Posted by: Steven Fitzgerald

Yesterday I had the Opportunity to attend the Materials Summit that was sponsored by the Massachusetts Chapter… more...

3 replies | 1585 views | Posted on: 11/15/2014

Mass Save Residential High Performance and Net Zero Construction Workshop - October 6 - Boston (This event has been postponed)

Posted by: Allison Friedman

High Performance and Net Zero Construction Workshop Are you interested in learning about high performance a… more...

3 replies | 706 views | Posted on: 09/26/2016

"Drive Green" Rebate Programs in MA and RI: Buy Electric Vehicles at Lower Rates- This Program has been Extended!!

Posted by: Allison Friedman

Mass Energy and People's Power & Light are offering a discount and rebate program that allows people to buy an… more...

3 replies | 1018 views | Posted on: 12/07/2016

NESEA's BuildingEnergy Boston Conference & Expo - March 7-9, Boston

Posted by: Allison Friedman

New England Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) BuildingEnergy Boston Conference & Expo March 7-9, Boston… more...

3 replies | 1090 views | Posted on: 01/06/2017

Most Popular Groups View all »

Massachusetts Green Builders

A place to discuss local green building issues and events with your colleagues from Massachusetts. Feel free … more...

48 members | 778 discussions

Affordable Green Housing

Join our group to share affordable green housing information, news and events. (Photo is of the E+ Housing … more...

19 members | 45 discussions

Emerging Green Professionals

This is a group for students and professionals who are new to green building. Use this space to connect with o… more...

18 members | 14 discussions

New York Green Building Group

Come here to interact with others from New York State! Discuss local green building issues and events with you… more...

15 members | 316 discussions

California Green Building

This is a place to discuss California green building issues and events. Please post your news, events, questio… more...

13 members | 242 discussions

Florida Green Building Group

There is so much green building going on in Florida, we needed a group to cover it all! This group is a place … more...

12 members | 58 discussions

Connecticut Green Building

Connecticut Green Building news and events. Add your news, events, questions, and comments. There's a lot goi… more...

12 members | 45 discussions

Colorado High Performance and Passive House Building Group

Colorado is the perfect environment to build high performance building that are cost effective and comfortable… more...

11 members | 84 discussions

Developing Technologies

We are on the edge of incredible technologies. Quantum physics will soon allow molecular surgery that will p… more...

11 members | 17 discussions

Pennsylvania Sustainability Group

A resource for everyone interested in sustainability, the built environment and environmental stewardship. Wh… more...

10 members | 84 discussions


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