This author believes that the single largest opportunity for impacting our environment is in making our buildings greener. This week, the U.S. Green Building Council hosts the world’s largest green building conference and expo, Greenbuild, coming to Phoenix, Ariz., Nov 11-13, 2009. If you are not attending and are interested in joining as a company or individual member please read on and visit the following links.
Employees of USGBC National member organizations earn major discounts on workshops, reference guides, Greenbuild registration, and LEED professional accreditation. Member organizations also receive decreased project registration and certification fees. The future of green building is shaped by USGBC members who join committees–the core of the consensus-based process that develops LEED, educational offerings, Greenbuild, and other programs. And of course, there’s the networking -– members-only events are held across the country in conjunction with many major conferences.
If you are an individual interested in promoting green building, or even if you work for a USGBC National Member company, Chapter membership allows you to get plugged-in with education, networking, and advocacy efforts that will enrich your neighborhood, city and region. Take it a step further by taking a volunteer leadership role in the chapter, or assist in developing education, information and outreach programs that are specific to your local industry and social community.
Please remember that certifying the products you buy and the buildings you build today as green can mean a better environment for our future generations which are also your future customers. Please include green building in your corporate CSR initiatives.
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