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Participate in DOE's 50001 Ready Program - Central Texas

Posted by: ejohn

SPEER has received a grant and is implementing a pilot program in the Central Texas region. It’s an oppo


0 replies | 6 views | Posted on: 05/24/2019

Sprouting: Growing Green Schools II, June 18, 5-7 pm, Portland, Oregon

Posted by: Allison Friedman

Join the Portland Green Schools Committee for the second panel of our 2019 discussion series: GROWING A G


0 replies | 28 views | Posted on: 05/24/2019

Innovative HomeTour, Yestermorrow Design/Build School & Valley Arts, Saturday, June 1, 9am-2pm, Waitsfield, VT

Posted by: Allison Friedman

Explore 4 different homes of the Valley with the architect and/or homeowner. These homes will demonstrate clev


0 replies | 165 views | Posted on: 05/23/2019

June First Friday Webinar: LEED v4 Whole Project Water Use Reduction Pilot ACP, June 7

Posted by: AbbieKnight

Join USGBC for a deep-dive on LEED v4 pilot alternative compliance path (ACP) for Whole Project Water Use Redu


0 replies | 521 views | Posted on: 05/18/2019

Zero Carbon: Refreshing Refrigerants, May 30, Seattle, WA

Posted by: AbbieKnight

Join the Cascadia Seattle Collaborative for a presentation on a mysterious topic in the AEC industry, refriger


0 replies | 214 views | Posted on: 05/15/2019

Portland: Manufacturers for Transparency, May 30, Portland, OR

Posted by: AbbieKnight

Manufacturers for Transparency (MfT) is co-hosting this event with the Portland Material Transparency Collabor


0 replies | 241 views | Posted on: 05/16/2019

pond liners

Posted by: Miranda P.

I am looking for earth-friendly products for lining a backyard pond.  In particular, I'd love to know


0 replies | 156 views | Posted on: 05/14/2019

Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit, June 14, Cincinnati, Ohio

Posted by: Green Umbrella

Join Green Umbrella for the 2019 Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit!

In 2019, the Midwest Regional Sust


0 replies | 176 views | Posted on: 05/14/2019

Tiny Houses, Big Deal

Posted by: GreenCE Sustainable Design and Construction

It’s hard to preach about sustainable living when just owning or renting a home seems to be a hardship f


0 replies | 18 views | Posted on: 05/10/2019

The World’s First LEED Zero Building

Posted by: Suelen Ribeiro

The USGBC has now certified the first LEED Zero building for net-zero energy to the engineering and green buil


0 replies | 492 views | Posted on: 05/08/2019

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Sustainable Buildings Forum, June 4, 7:30-11:30am, Madison, WI

Posted by: Allison Friedman

Group: Wisconsin Green Building Group

Many firms have at least one or two showcase projects that have reached aspirational sustainable design goals.


0 replies | 110 views | Posted on: 05/24/2019

Bike Ride Green Building Tour, USGBC Colorado, August 23, 4-7 pm, Aspen, Colorado

Posted by: Allison Friedman

Group: Colorado High Performance and Passive House Building Group

Kick off your weekend with bikes, beers and buildings at Buttermilk!

Join the local USGBC Colorado Roaring


0 replies | 5 views | Posted on: 05/24/2019

Resilience Workshop Series - Putting Environmental Resilience into Practice in the Workplace, June 18, Los Angeles, CA

Posted by: ella.nielsen44

Group: California Green Building

Resilience is the capacity to survive and thrive in the face of stressors and shocks. Learn what that means in


0 replies | 125 views | Posted on: 05/23/2019

Living Product Expo 19, October 8-10, Nashville, TN

Posted by: AidanAnthony

Group: Developing Technologies

Living Future believe that spaces should not only be beautiful, but they should also be healthy. At


0 replies | 362 views | Posted on: 05/20/2019

Innovative Financing Strategies for High-Performance Affordable Housing, June 10, Boston, MA

Posted by: AbbieKnight

Group: Affordable Green Housing

Join for a community conversation on how we can achieve deeper energy savings and integrate clean energy


0 replies | 198 views | Posted on: 05/19/2019

Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County's Facilities Tour, June 8, 9-11:30, Wittier, California

Posted by: Allison Friedman

Group: California Green Building

The Sanitation Districts invite you to tour our facilities in Whittier and learn what happens to your sewage a


0 replies | 128 views | Posted on: 05/17/2019

Inspire Speakers Series: Women+ in Green, June 6, Pittsburgh, PA

Posted by: AbbieKnight

Group: Pennsylvania Sustainability Group

Green Building Alliance is working to elevate Pittsburgh’s network of united, powerful, Women+ in Green


0 replies | 173 views | Posted on: 05/16/2019

Women in Green Networking Mixer, June 6, Los Angeles, CA

Posted by: AbbieKnight

Group: California Green Building

Join for a Wine Tasting with Women In Green, featuring Organic Wines from Female Winemakers


0 replies | 243 views | Posted on: 05/16/2019

PHWPA: Passive House 101, May 29, Pittsburgh, PA

Posted by: AbbieKnight

Group: Pennsylvania Sustainability Group

Want to learn about Passive House?

Not sure where to start or who to ask?

Join PHWPA and 


0 replies | 267 views | Posted on: 05/15/2019

USGCBC-LA Student and Emerging Professionals Meeting, May 23, Los Angeles, CA

Posted by: AbbieKnight

Group: California Green Building

Drew Shula will be speaking about factors that impacted and shaped his career, leading him to his current stat


0 replies | 282 views | Posted on: 05/15/2019

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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 | 4032 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 | 1766 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 | 2024 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 | 1977 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 | 735 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 | 2502 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 | 1575 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 | 694 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 | 991 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 | 1069 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 | 765 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 | 44 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 | 12 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 | 308 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 | 224 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 | 54 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 | 43 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 | 82 discussions

Developing Technologies

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

11 members | 14 discussions

Pennsylvania Sustainability Group

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

10 members | 77 discussions


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