GREEN SCHOOLS. GREEN TOOLS. Building a Better Louisiana.
10 Years Later
Stronger and better than before, we've come a long way over the past decade. There is a new dialog going on in Louisiana. Words like resiliency plans, benchmarking, and energy data access are common in community conversations. The importance of green building has never been more clear.
The New Orleans Recovery School District led the way to a greener built environment, creating a wave of better building practices that is rolling across the state. Their commitment to build their schools to LEED standards accelerated the green building movement. Pre-storm there was 1 LEED Certified Commercial Project and today there are 84, with over 250 projects registered. There were no LEED Certified homes in 2005 and now there are over 500 with that many more registered.
Change is never easy but we have no choice. We have to continue to move forward. Our quality of life depends on it.
USGBC Louisiana collected some of the victories in green building in the book New Structure Community City Orleans. Email email@example.com to find out how to get your copy.
Shannon Stage, Executive Director
JOIN THE NEW GREEN BUILDING SERVICES DIRECTORY
Make sure your clients can find you. Join the green building marketplace by listing your company in the new USGBC Louisiana Green Building Services Directory.
The chapter gets inquiries daily about how to locate green service providers. Join the growing list of businesses those potential clients will find.
It is easy. Click JOIN and select the Green Building Services Directory Membership and follow the prompts. You will be directed to a template where you can showcase how your company can meet the increasing demand for green building services.
Membership is good for one year from your listing date. All members must be approved before the listing will appear. Please email with any questions you have. To view current listings, click on the Green Building Services Directory navigation tab.
USGBC Louisiana Board Members Commit to Participating in Mayor's Day of Service in New Orleans on August 29
On Saturday, Aug. 29, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the City of New Orleans, with the support of Walmart, will host one of the most comprehensive and unique service initiatives in the country. From Aug. 22 to Aug. 29, the Mayor will encourage participation in service projects and spotlight examples of volunteerism across New Orleans neighborhoods. This effort will culminate on Saturday, Aug. 29, with a comprehensive Citywide Day of Service in conjunction with more than 100 partner organizations.
Green Schools Challenge
To register your school CLICK HERE.
To register as a mentor CLICK HERE.
Green Schools Challenge Student Ambassador
Nominations are open for the 2015-16 Challenge.
Download the nomination form.
Entergy Announces Sponsorship of 2015-2016 Challenge
Our premier Challenge sponsor continues their support for the third year in a row. "Entergy has been with us from the beginning. The Green Schools Challenge is a successful program because the teachers, students, volunteers, and community partners, like Entergy, are committed to making our schools healthier places to learn." Green Schools Chair, Erin Ryerson.