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Mission

USGBC Louisiana is working every day to make Louisiana a healthier, more prosperous place to live, work and learn by greening the built environment. Through education, legislative advocacy, research, and service, our members and a network of dedicated volunteers are making a difference.  We are committed to making green building a priority in Louisiana.

 

Membership is open to anyone with a passion for green building, sustainable communities, and a brighter future for our state. Join us today.


ULL School of Architecture Earns 8 Year Accreditation Term

Architecture program earns 8-year accreditation program

The Architecture program at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette School of Architecture and Design provides an excellent process of educating young architects, according to experts from the National Architectural Accrediting Board. The NAAB team conducted a comprehensive review of the program last fall, ultimately extending its accreditation for the maximum full length accreditation term of eight years.

 

To read this article in its entirety click HERE.


Community News--All Sessions & Events are pre-approved for GBCI credits and will be automatically reported for you!

Building Resilience Workshop VI

Build Your Resilience Network

March 25-28, 2015

 

USGBC Louisiana is a proud partner of the 2015 Building Resilience Workshop VI. The 2015 workshop theme, “Build Your Resilience Network,” highlights the importance of transcending the daily grind and working together within a larger system to create effective change through stronger, interwoven programming that speaks to the Gulf Coast region’s vulnerable communities. BRW VI takes on a new shape this year by incorporating multiple days of events, including Wednesday and Thursday evening events, and a Friday tour of local community-focused organizations.

 

Our week culminates in an all-day Saturday workshop featuring relevant panels and am emphasis on interaction with representatives from local parish governments, non-profit and grassroots organizations, entrepreneurs and small businesses, media and film, and leading research universities.

 

Mission: The Building Resilience Workshop convenes diverse stakeholders to engage in addressing natural and man-made hazards affecting coastal communities. Since 2010, the mission of the annual Building Resilience Workshop has been to identify and promote the implementation of innovative and sustainable strategies that strengthen resilience in south Louisiana and around the world.

 

March 25, Wednesday: Film Screening of Can’t Stop the Water

Thursday, March 26: Ten Years Strong—Building Deeper Connections in the Community: Resilient Merchants Walk and Learn in Mid-City

Friday, March 27: Tour of Grassroots Organizations of Greater New Orleans

Saturday, March 28: Build Your Resilience Network—Full Day Workshop

 

Registration is now open here.

 


USGBC Chapter Network News

 

Enter Your Existing Building Project for National Recognition

 

 

THE EBIES WANT YOU!

Did you or your team recently make impressive sustainability improvements in a US building that’s five years old or more? Maybe you could win an EBie!

We’re looking for people whose buildings or portfolios:

• Cut energy and/or water use;
• Reduced waste;
• Made lighting more efficient;
• Engaged tenants in sustainability initiatives, and more.

We evaluate the energy and water performance of projects based on Portfolio Manager, but we also want to hear about how your team worked together, solved problems, and dealt with any curveballs along the way. The complete list of EBie Award Categories is here

Submission deadline is March 30.


Community News

Our friends at Parasite Skate Park in New Orleans have done it!  New skate forms are installed, the storm water management components are finished, and we are all celebrating this one-of-a-kind park under the I-610 bridge. The skaters are ready to take the next step.  They want to complete the park and have initiated a KICKSTARTER campaign. Every dollar counts! Read more about Parisite and consider giving today.

 

 

 


USGBC Louisiana Green Schools Challenge

 

Our Green Schools Challenge Green Teams are wrapping up their 2014-15 school year projects.  Forty-eight schools took the challenge.  Students have been creatively affecting change at their schools.

Entergy is generously underwriting our cash prize program and we look forward to rewarding our innovative students in May.

See more about the Challenge on the Facebook page and read our Green Schools Ambassador's Blog here on our website.

 


Recent LEED Certifications

 

LEED Certified v2.2 on 8/22/14  LSU Hilltop Arboretum Education Facility

11855 Highland Road, Baton Rouge

 LEED Gold Certified NCv2009 on 9/4/2014  LHFA Activity Center

150/250 17th Street, Baton Rouge

 LEED Gold Certified NCv2009 on 9/4/2104  FY11 Fort Fort VOLAR Barrack

1054 1000 Block SW, Fort Polk

 LEED Gold Certified NCv2009 on 11/1/2104  New TUAS Facility

7205 Texas Avenue, Fort Polk

 LEED Silver Certified CI v2009 on 12/16/14  Mid City

421 N Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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Event Calendar

3/25/2015 » 3/28/2015
Building Resilience Workshop VI

5/8/2015
Green Infrastructure Workshops for Professionals: Workshop A

5/15/2015
Green Infrastructure Workshops for Professionals: Workshop B

6/23/2015
Everblue LEED Green Associate Training

7/22/2015
LEED Building Tour 127 Elk Place

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Green Schools. Green Tools.

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