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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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2018 CTGBC Awards Save the Date and Call For Entries

We are pleased to announce that the 2018 CTGBC Green Building Awards will be held on Thursday, October 4th, 2018 at Stony Creek Brewery in Branford! Mark your calendars!

If you would like to nominate a building project or Green Advocate for consideration, please see our Call For Entries for instructions and information. Submissions are due by 5:00 pm on Monday, July 30th!

CTGBC Now Hiring For a Fall Internship

Our Marketing & Communications Committee is hiring a paid intern for the Fall. If you are interested or know someone who would be a great fit, please see the description and application instructions. Applications are due by August 17, 2018.

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Health & Safety Funding Available for Multifamily Property Owners

The Connecticut Green Bank seeks proposals from qualified applicants to fund health and safety improvements in multifamily affordable housing under the EnergizeCT Health & Safety Revolving Loan Fund.


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LEED must be updated to address climate change

LEED has become the dominant U.S. green building design standard and is the most influential standard of its kind globally, but has not kept up with the accelerating urgency of climate change or the availability of low/no-cost ways to deeply cut carbon.


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Home Toxins: Remnants from Antiquated Building Practice

Most human carcinogens have been factored out almost entirely in building practices, including asbestos, lead, and formaldehyde. While these toxins have been used decreasingly, they can still pose a serious problem in demolition and retrofits.


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