Upcoming Events

Jan 18

Comprehensive Energy Strategy (CES) Discussion with DEEP Deputy Commissioner Sotos

Learn about the state's CES and how it pertains to the built environment.

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Jan 30

Greening Our Schools While Focusing on Health

Join us for presentations & discussions on how to implement green strategies while improving the health of students, teachers and school staff.

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Feb 8

Doosan Fuel Cell Plant Tour

Want to learn more about fuel cells? Join us for a presentation and building tour at the Doosan Fuel Cell Plant.

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The Connecticut Green Building Council (CTGBC) is a chapter of the US Green Building Council (USGBC) which covers the State of Connecticut. We are committed to transforming the way our buildings are designed, constructed and operated through LEED — the top third-party verification system for sustainable structures around the world. Every day USGBC is helping advance spaces that are better for the environment and healthier for us to live, work and play in. 

Throughout the year, we hold a series of workshops on green building topics, networking opportunities, membership meetings, educational forums, seminars on green buildings and periodic Connecticut based LEED™ training in connection with the US Green Building Council. The CTGBC also monitors activities in Connecticut related to high performance green buildings and maintains a speakers bureau.

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Congratulations to all
2017 CTGBC Green Building Award winners!

We had a great turnout at the 2017 CTGBC Green Building Awards! Thanks to everyone who made the event possible, including our Awards Committee co-chairs Kris Coperine and Sheri Dieso, our incomparable jury (Bruce Becker, Claudia Dinep, Patrick McKenna, Linda Reeder, and Rory Ronan), our host Alexion Pharmaceuticals, and of course our sponsors: Energize Connecticut, Assa Abloy, and Steven Winter Associates

CTGBC would like to send a special congratulations to the winner of our best-in-show award, known as the Energize Connecticut Award of Excellence. The Sandy Hook Elementary School stood out to our jurors as the most outstanding project submission this year. Congratulations to the project team and the entire Newtown community on this wonderful achievement.

Sandy Hook Elementary School

Sustainability, nature, and community were key factors in the design of Newtown’s new Sandy Hook School. In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook tragedy, many challenges presented themselves to the design team -- meeting the latest security guidelines, managing media involvement, and most importantly, nurturing a community in the aftermath of hardship. With respect to the former, would there need to be significant trade-offs between meeting security requirements and overall sustainability goals? These challenges manifested into one collective goal: to create a learning environment that embraces nature, sustainability, art, and the community’s heritage while incorporating the highest standards for security guidelines ever seen in a Connecticut school building. For more information on the Sandy Hook Elementary School project, visit the website of Svigals + Partners.

For a full list of 2017 CTGBC Green Building Award winners, click here!

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