What is LEED?
Portsmouth Library Event
Please join us for an exciting event at the Portsmouth Public Library. Paul Leveille, from the Resilient Buildings Group will talk about some of the unique features that make this building LEED Silver certified, the Sustainability Manager for the City of Portsmouth will talk about the importance of this to the city of Portsmouth, and Mike Eardley, the Vice President of the USGBC NH Chapter, will talk about how to get involved in this great state. Check here for more info and registration.
Call for Applications:
Green build 2016 Scholarships
Applications are due on June 23rd, so click on the image above to find out more information and apply now!
Smuttynose Brewing company Complex certified LEED Gold
“With climate change increasingly threatening the agricultural regions where malt and hops are grown, I knew it was important to make as many environmentally-considerate choices in building our new home in Hampton,” said Joanne Francis, Smuttynose’s creative director and co-owner. “The decision to pursue LEED made the process more involved and more difficult in some places, but it put us in a much better position for longer term operations. One place we can’t and won’t cut corners is in our process and ingredients.”
2016 Regional Summit Recap
Pictured above is the morning's roundtable discussion on the future of solar energy with Sam Evans-Brown. Panel participants, from left to right: Rodney Bartlett of Peterborough, Eric Johnson of ISO New England, Patrick McDonnell of UIL Holding Corp., Andrew Breiter-Wu of Solar City, Elijah Garrison of Revision Energy, and J. Timmons Roberts of Brown University/The Brookings Institution.
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Wide Impact of Climate Change Already Seen in U.S., Study Says
“Climate change, once considered an issue for a distant future, has moved firmly into the present,” the scientists declared in a major new report assessing the situation in the United States.
Partner with local community colleges through Community Green
The Center for Green Schools recently launched Community Green, a program to support community colleges in bringing green building training and education opportunities to their campuses. Through this program USGBC is offering all public two-year institutions a first free year of USGBC membership, which now includes a revised benefits package created specifically with the college in mind. Please spread the word about this exciting opportunity to the community colleges in your area and to contact Vanessa Santos to get involved. We are seeking chapter leaders who are able to offer their expertise as guest speakers and/or advisors for college members as they work to develop green building courses and training opportunities, so please contact Vanessa if you're interested.
Thank You to our Certified Sponsors
Ed & Nancy Gagnon