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Greenbuild 2014 was a blast in New Orleans!

October 22-24, 2014
New Orleans Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70130
Thank you to everyone who came to visit New Orleans for Greenbuild 2014! It was our pleasure to have y'all here in our town, and we hope that you enjoyed your time here. Come back soon!

Greenbuild in New Orleans proved that the green building community knows how to laissez les bon temps rouler! Highlights are below and you can see full coverage on the Greenbuild channel.
  • Affordable Homes & Sustainable Communities Summit: Get highlights from this powerful day of community convening. Thank you to all chapters who participated and brought a partner. Together, we are expediting the economic, social and ecological health of underserved communities.
  • Successful ADVANCE pilots: We hosted two successful pilots of our new ADVANCE program—a Building Success Workshop and a Green Building Hack-a-thon. In collaboration with outstanding volunteer experts, expert facilitators, and local project representatives, we made real progress on green building projects in New Orleans and beyond. Reach out to Cindy Thompson to learn more.
  • Network Evolution update: Representatives from chapters around the country heard from USGBC Board Chair, George Bandy and Chapter Steering Committee (CSC) Chair, Jason Dunlop. View the slides. The CSC is synthesizing feedback from the network in order to submit a recommendation for Board consideration next month. More soon!
  • Talent FX: Great content awaited this gathering of millenial talent seeking to build careers that matter. Take a peak at this year's lounge in this short video.
  • Women in Green Power Breakfast: In its third year, this event convened hundreds of our seasoned and emerging female sustainability professionals to discuss the role of sustainability in the economic empowerment of women worldwide. USGBC Louisiana's ED, Shannon Stage, hosted two tables full of local young women. Get a peak in the Thursday recap video.

Join us next November for Greenbuild at homebase, Washington, D.C., hosted by the USGBC National Capital Region Chapter! 

Greaux Green in 2014 Commitments

In preparation for the 21st annual Greenbuild Conference, USGBC Louisiana invites you to showcase your organization’s commitment to sustainability and greener communities across Louisiana. Tell us what you are currently doing or decide today to start making a difference. 

ake action and together, make a difference. What can you do?

Make a Greaux Green Commitment to your community today. Go to our website and complete the very short We’re Greauxing Green survey. All of the commitments will be highlighted on our website, in chapter publications, and will become an exhibit in New Orleans during Greenbuild 2014 in October.

Make your Greaux Green in 2014 Commitment today!
The 2014 Greenbuild Legacy Project: CSED's Energy Efficiency Education Center

The Greenbuild 2014 Legacy Project is the Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development’s Energy Efficiency Educational Center.  A 130 year old barge board house was donated to CSED and has been renovated as a community hub for green building and energy efficiency education in the Lower 9th Ward.

Renovation of the Center began in 2013.  Energy efficient upgrades have been made while preserving the house’s original frame and unique wood interiors.  The barge board walls, constructed from dismantled bargeboards taken from vessels that once traveled down the Mississippi, are a highlight of the new Center.  In areas of the house where original materials could not be salvaged, extensive efforts were made to use reclaimed materials from the New Orleans area.  The Center is pursing LEED certification. 

Signage throughout the center and strategically placed truth windows will give visitors the opportunity to learn more about energy efficiency and green building techniques.  The Center will provide energy efficiency DIY workshops and classes and will be a welcomed space for community activities.

Future plans for the property include a backyard orchard and workshop. 

Born in the aftermath of catastrophic flooding in the Lower Ninth Ward, CSED provides community-based support to residents of the Lower Ninth Ward in all aspects of sustainability for area neighborhoods as part of long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts. Their goal is the re-creation and repopulation of a strong community, mindful of its resources and vulnerabilities, with an engaged citizenry that is active, resilient, prosperous, and energy independent. CSED is focused on providing food security and a greener built environment for all of its neighbors and supporting coastal sustainability critical to the prosperity of the entire region.

Skilled volunteers needed for the 2014 Legacy Project! Learn more HERE

Greenbuild 2014 Community Partners

We are proud to announce USGBC Louisiana's Greenbuild 2014 Community Partners. These outstanding local organizations have made it their missions to promote the Greenbuild Conference and Expo throughout our region.

AIA New Orleans
AIA Louisiana
Alliance for Affordable Energy
Baton Rouge Area Foundation
Center for Planning Excellence
Council of Educational Facility Planners International - Louisiana Chapter
Energy Wise NOLA
Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance
Greater New Orleans, Inc.
Construction Specifications Institute, Gulf States Region
Historic Green
Louisiana Housing Alliance
New Orleans Business Alliance
New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors
Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation
Ride New Orleans
Sierra Club - Delta Chapter
Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance
ULI Louisiana

These opportunities are brought to you by the New Orleans Greenbuild Host Committee