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Welcome to the CT Green Building Council

A FEW WORDS FROM YOUR FRIENDS AT THE CTGBC

Dear Members, Sponsors, and Friends of the Connecticut Green Building Council,

In these unprecedented times, we hope that are you are staying safe and in good health. The last few weeks have had an impact on all our lives and how we work and interact with each other. Our goal is to keep you informed and engaged during this time. We are working on reconfiguring how and when we offer events and educational content. You can expect to hear from CTGBC on a regular basis.

Even though we can’t gather in person for the time-being, here are some of the benefits of your membership that are and will be available going forward:

  • Annual Green Buildings Awards -  Planning is underway for our annual program, traditionally held in the fall so this is a great time to begin thinking about projects you’d like to submit for consideration. Please stay tuned for upcoming ‘Call for Entries’ notices.
    • Additionally, the Awards committee welcomes input and fresh ideas. Consider this an invitation to get involved in some way by sending us an email or by joining upcoming Awards committee meetings!
  • Education & Professional Development Offerings - Over these last few weeks, we’ve been reminded of how deeply equity impacts our society on many levels. With that in mind, CTGBC is offering complimentary access to more than 40 hours of recorded sessions from both of our 2017 and 2019 Northeast Summits For a Sustainable Built Environment to CTGBC members!
  • Community & Connection - Because so many of our members value networking, CTGBC is looking into hosting live networking events so that members can continue to connect and stay in touch with each other. If you have suggestions for a virtual networking event or would like to host one, we’d like to hear from you!
    • Every Friday - Free Virtual Happy Hour: The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) is hosting free virtual happy hours every Friday from 3:00pm-5:00pm EST. 
      • This is a great way to learn more about the organization and connect with other like-minded sustainability professionals. Register here
  • Advocacy - Finally, CTGBC continues to actively promote awareness of the role that buildings play in the built environment to legislators and key decision-makers.  We advocate for policies that will advance goals to reduce GHG emissions, resulting in a healthier, more sustainable and resilient Connecticut.
    • If you’d like to learn how CTGBC is making an impact and/or be part of this effort, please join in our monthly advocacy committee calls. The next one is scheduled for Fri, April 17, 3pm-4pm (click on the calendar date for call-in info).
  • Please see our events calendar (Google Calendar) for information on upcoming events, including upcoming Committee Meetings.


Until we can see each other in person again, please stay safe and healthy!

Ross Spiegel, Chair and Alicia Dolce, Executive Director

COVID-19 Update

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak and our upmost concern for the health and safety of our members, all in-person CT Green Building Council events are being postponed thru the end of April.

We want to express our deepest appreciation for your membership support during this time. As a non-profit organization, the CT Green Building Council relies on membership and sponsorship support to organize all of our events, including the annual Green Building Awards, educational/training sessions, networking events, building/site tours and to conduct advocacy to improve policies in our state.

We will be sure to send out announcements and updates as we continue to process how this unprecedented event will impact our upcoming events.

AIACT has released a comprehensive resource on how COVID-19 is affecting our state and the building industry: https://aiact.org/covid-19-resources/

Thank you for being a part of our community and we hope everyone stays safe and healthy.

Chapter Highlights

Thank you for joining us for Lunch & Lobby at the Capitol!

Thank you to those who took the time to join us at the Capitol on the 11th! We are grateful to Representatives Jonathan Steinberg, Phil Young, and Joe Gresko, for coming by and engaging with us! We hope we conveyed the myriad reasons why green building ought to be included in the legislative agenda, from job creation to climate change mitigation and resiliency.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This event is part of a larger, on-going conversation between the CTGBC and the State government. If you haven’t already contacted your legislator (find them here), then please reach out to them and ask to meet with them within your district. Have a conversation with them about why you feel green building is so important that it deserves their consideration. Offer them one of our informational handouts, scroll through the latest e-blast, or tell them about the last CTGBC event you went to (and invite them!). This is a conversation we all need to be part of, so please continue to spread the word!

If you missed our handouts on Embodied CarbonOperational Carbon, and Greenhouse Gas Emissionsyou can find them here.

Read our Blog Post on the lack of legislation for high-performance buildings (and how CTGBC can fill that knowledge gap), as well as the updated Advocacy Committee Page on CTGBC Policy Positions, Recent and Past Initiatives, Resources, Partner Organizations, and more!

Once again, thank you to those who joined us, and we look forward to offering an even better event next year!

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The CT Green Building Council (CTGBC) is thrilled to launch our Connecticut Green Buildings GeoMap.  CTGBC’s new visual database of all LEED-certified and Net Zero Energy buildings in Connecticut. Click here for more information.