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FREE Webinar: Integrative Process and Whole Canopy System Solution Design, January 16, 12pm EST

Posted by: Allison Friedman

Canopy systems are sometimes one of those building elements that gets taken for granted or overlooked, despite


0 replies | 325 views | Posted on: 01/12/2020

Free Webinar: GridOptimal: Outcomes and Lessons Learned from the First Pilot Project, January 30, 11 am PST (2 pm EST)

Posted by: Connie NBI

The role of buildings in the grid is changing as historic grid infrastructure strains to handle more centraliz


0 replies | 743 views | Posted on: 01/12/2020

Sixteenth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability, January 29-31, Santiago, Chile

Posted by: abu417

Much of the sustainability literature focuses on the Global North and on issues salient to policy makers in de


0 replies | 260 views | Posted on: 01/03/2020

How the Living Building Challenge Moves the Green Building Industry Forward

Posted by: abu417

            Being an intern at, I learn


0 replies | 17 views | Posted on: 01/02/2020

Global Conference on Agriculture and Horticulture, September 10-12, 2020

Posted by: Lydia Wagner AGRI 2020

Magnus Group takes a huge gratification to welcome you for “Global Conference on Agriculture and Horticultur


0 replies | 40 views | Posted on: 01/06/2020

Sustainable Job Opportunity - The National Housing Trust, State Policy and Equity Advocate

Posted by: Allison Friedman

Position Summary:

This is an exciting opportunity for a coalition-builder interested in working at the inte


0 replies | 307 views | Posted on: 12/09/2019

Sustainable Job Opportunity - NeighborWorks: Director, Healthy Homes and Communities

Posted by: Allison Friedman

Position Summary:

NeighborWorks launched the Healthy Homes and Communities Initiative in 2014 to advance ef


0 replies | 401 views | Posted on: 12/10/2019

Sustainable Job Opportunity: Harvard University, Assistant Director of Communications, Sustainability

Posted by: Allison Friedman

Position Summary: The Sustainability Manager, reporting to the Associate Director, utilizes a change mana


0 replies | 27 views | Posted on: 12/18/2019

Sustainable Job Opportunity: Harvard University, Sustainability Manager

Posted by: Allison Friedman

Duties & Responsibilities:

Position Summary: The Sustainability Manager, reporting to the Associat


0 replies | 811 views | Posted on: 12/09/2019

Webinar: Innovation in Food Rescue Today Leads to Food Security Tomorrow, January 21, 1 pm ET

Posted by: Allison Friedman

The impact of food waste is undeniable.  Here in the US alone, more than 72B pounds of food is wasted, no


0 replies | 3143 views | Posted on: 12/06/2019

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Illinois Green Alliance Annual Meeting & Volunteer Celebration, January 30, Chicago

Posted by: mkilmartin

Group: Illinois Green Building Group

Join the Illinois Green Alliance for the Annual Meeting & Volunteer Celebration as we gather Illinois


0 replies | 163 views | Posted on: 01/17/2020

EBC 14th Annual Construction and Demolition Materials Management Regional Summit, 7:15am-12pm, Framingham MA

Posted by: mkilmartin

Group: Massachusetts Green Builders

The EBC 14th Annual Construction and Demolition (C&D) Materials Management Summit continues to be the prim


0 replies | 152 views | Posted on: 01/17/2020

Affordable Housing as a Climate Solution Webinar, Tuesday, January 28, 7-8pm

Posted by: Allison Friedman

Group: Affordable Green Housing

Are you passionate about fighting climate change, while advocating for more affordable housing? Interested in


0 replies | 220 views | Posted on: 01/15/2020

Driving Demand for Healthy & High Performing Materials, Thursday, January 16, 5:30pm, Chicago

Posted by: Allison Friedman

Group: Illinois Green Building Group

Join Illinois Green and the Chicago Living Future Collaborative for a panel discussion foc


0 replies | 132 views | Posted on: 01/15/2020

USGBC Massachusetts, Annual General Meeting, January 28, 6pm, Boston

Posted by: Allison Friedman

Group: Massachusetts Green Builders

Once a year, USGBC MA comes together to celebrate the volunteers, members, and successes that make t


0 replies | 209 views | Posted on: 01/13/2020

Green Building Trend Watch, January 28, Pittsburgh, PA

Posted by: AbbieKnight

Group: Pennsylvania Sustainability Group

Join GBA staff for an overview of notable trends in the green building industry.  Spe


0 replies | 184 views | Posted on: 01/13/2020

What's New in the 2020 Stretch Energy Code? January 28, New York, New York

Posted by: AbbieKnight

Group: New York Green Building Group

he 2020 NYStretch Energy Code, which will go into effect on March 3, will significantly change how buildi


0 replies | 155 views | Posted on: 01/13/2020

Green Collaborative Meeting: Sustainable Buildings, January 21, Wellesley, MA

Posted by: AbbieKnight

Group: Massachusetts Green Builders

Buildings contribute approximately 53% of Wellesley’s town-wide carbon footprint and approximately 70% o


0 replies | 263 views | Posted on: 01/13/2020

The Future of Geo-Micro Districts: A Presentation and Q&A Featuring Audrey Schulman, Thursday, Jan. 23, 7 – 8:30 pm, Weston, MA

Posted by: Allison Friedman

Group: Massachusetts Green Builders

The MetroWest Sustainability Forum presents:

The Future of Geo-Micro Districts:
A Presentation and Q&A


0 replies | 256 views | Posted on: 01/13/2020

The World’s First LEED Zero Water Certification

Posted by: Suelen Ribeiro

Group: Brasil Green Building

The USGBC has on August 14th, 2019, certified the first LEED Zero Water to the Eurobusiness, a commercial offi


0 replies | 10 views | Posted on: 01/12/2020

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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...

15 replies | 4387 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...

7 replies | 1843 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


7 replies | 2245 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...

6 replies | 2061 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


6 replies | 851 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 | 2576 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 | 1618 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 | 742 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 | 1209 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 | 1153 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...

49 members | 814 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 | 49 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 | 17 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 | 347 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 | 276 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 | 80 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 | 52 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 | 95 discussions

Developing Technologies

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

11 members | 29 discussions

Tiny Houses

Please share your news, plans, and ideas about tiny houses here! more...

11 members | 7 discussions


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