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Health, Income, and Energy Efficiency Access: It’s all Connected

Affordable Housing,Healthy Building,Energy Efficiency,Health,Equity,Energy Burden

by gracemorrison

Energy efficiency, a term used to compare the amount of energy required for a product to work, is becoming increasingly important in our fight against climate change. Since energy-efficient products use less energy, they call for less elect… more...

  Filed under: Advocacy

0 replies | 5704 views | Posted on: 05/31/2022 | Last updated: 03/31/2023

NOT COMPLICATED - JUST GREEN, podcast of common sense for better construction

Green Building,rate it green,Energy Efficiency,Sustainable Living,High Performance Building,Sustainable Architecture,Home Performance,Indoor Air Quality,High Performance Home,Better Buildings

by James Pirch, AIA, LEED GA Architect, LEED GA, host of podcast NOT COMPLICATED - JUST GREEN

This episode features an interview with Matt Hoots, the president of Sawhorse construction,  one of Atlanta’s premier residential remodeling firms, known for their innovation, professionalism, and energy-efficient building practi… more...

  Filed under: Advocacy

2 replies | 1641 views | Posted on: 05/24/2022 | Last updated: 06/30/2022

Advancing Energy Justice: Tools for Justice40 and Equitable Deep Decarbonization, Virtual Event, May 11-12

by Allison Friedman Rate It Green Admin

Federal and state-level policy discussions are increasingly focused on achieving an equitable clean energy transition. The Biden-Harris administration's Justice40 Initiative aims to deliver at least 40 percent of benefits from fede… more...

  Filed under: Advocacy

0 replies | 838 views | Posted on: 04/27/2022 | Last updated: 04/27/2022

Time to take our heads out of the sand

by Matt Hoots SawHorse Design + Build

I just posted this on LinkedIn since Russia just invaded Ukraine, and I started having flashbacks to other conflicts that were avoidable as well.  Many of them would not have even been considered if we were not dependent on Fossil Fuel… more...

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1 replies | 2397 views | Posted on: 03/02/2022 | Last updated: 06/27/2022

Intersectional Environmentalism Series: Working with Frontline Communities in California, June 30, 10 am PT 1 pm ET

Equity,Intersectional Environmentalism

by Allison Friedman Rate It Green Admin

The buildings we create affect the communities and the environment they rest within. Join USGBC Northern California and USGBC Orange County on June 30th to explore best practices in working with frontline communities to suppo… more...

  Filed under: Advocacy

0 replies | 749 views | Posted on: 06/16/2021 | Last updated: 06/16/2021

​3rd Jewish Climate Action Conference: ​Everything Is Connected, Jewish Climate Action Network (JCAN), Online, April 25, 12 - 8 pm EDT

JCAN,Jewish Climate Action Network

by Allison Friedman Rate It Green Admin

3rd Jewish Climate Action Conference: ​Everything Is Connected Join JCAN-MA for the 3rd Jewish Climate Action Conference: Everything is Connected, April 25, 2021. Free & online. Sessions focus on carbon reduction, advocacy, s… more...

  Filed under: Advocacy

1 replies | 1210 views | Posted on: 03/22/2021 | Last updated: 04/23/2021

Online: Place, Black Reconstructions—Cities and Spatial Justice, March 29, 6:30pm- 8pm EDT

Social Equity,Boston Society of Architects - BSA,Boston

by Ashley Freeman

A panel discussion hosted by the Museum of Modern Art that explores questions on its current exhibit, Reconstruction: Architecture and Blackness in America. This conversation relates to our conversation about Placemaking because a… more...

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0 replies | 1020 views | Posted on: 03/17/2021 | Last updated: 03/18/2021

Webinar: Cracking the Code: Using building regulations to support a more sustainable community, March 2, 8 pm EST

Equity,Environmental Racism,Green Building for All,Frontline Communities,Environmental Justice,Climate Justice,NAACP Centering Equity in the Sustainable Building Sector (CESBS) Initiative,NAACP,International Code Council (ICC),ICC

by Allison Friedman Rate It Green Admin

Join the NAACP Centering Equity in the Sustainable Building Sector (CESBS) Initiative and the International Code Council on March 2nd for a critical conversation about the role of building codes in our lives. In this webinar, codes and a… more...

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0 replies | 1240 views | Posted on: 02/26/2021 | Last updated: 02/26/2021

Webinar: Breakthroughs Inspired by Buildings, From Talk to Action to Outcomes, February 18, 10 am PT / 1 pm ET


by Allison Friedman Rate It Green Admin

Decarbonizing buildings in Canada and beyond is essential to a low carbon future. Residential and commercial energy retrofits and carbon-proofing new builds has enormous potential to reduce emissions, save Canadians money, create thousands … more...

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0 replies | 679 views | Posted on: 02/11/2021 | Last updated: 02/11/2021

Celebrating our ENC Sheroes, USGBC East North Central Region, January 27, 12 pm -1:15 pm EST

Green Building,Community Events,Equality,Women in Green,Sheroes

by SarahA

Celebrate the ENC Region's Sheroes Please join USGBC ENC on January 27th, to celebrate our recognized Sheroes in the Midwest! USGBC’s Women in Green theme for 2020 was Sheroes Stand Up! Green building Sheroes are c… more...

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0 replies | 922 views | Posted on: 01/20/2021 | Last updated: 01/21/2021

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