In the United States, buildings account for 40 percent of energy consumption, 39 percent of CO2 emissions, 13 percent of water consumption and 15 percent of the gross domestic product annually, according to the U.S. Green Building Council. With an ever-increasing awareness of sustainability, the passing of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Federal Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants program, as well as the requirements of S.L. 2007-546 to reduce energy and water consumption in new and existing government buildings, now is a time for action!
NC Project Green is hosting a Green Building Webinar Series. Over the course of six webinars, participants will learn about basic green building practices, how to adopt these practices in government buildings, green building policies and programs, and financing opportunities. Each webinar is designed to be a stand-alone session, but participating in all webinars will ensure that you have a comprehensive overview of the subject matter and extensive tools and resources to green your building.
The first three webinar dates and topics are as follows:
-January 21, 2-4 pm, Introduction and overview to green building, Presenter: Dona Stankus (N.C. Solar Center)
-February 10, 2-4 pm, Green building policy and practices in North Carolina, Presenters: Michael Hughes (N.C. State Construction Office), David Jones (UNC Charlotte)
-March 10, 2-4 pm, New construction case study- Green Square, Presenters: Jill Pafford (N.C. DENR)
More details will soon follow on the next three webinars:
-Retrofitting and renovating existing buildings
-Green schools (K-12)
-Green technologies showcase
Please register today for these FREE interactive webinars at. Seats are limited so please register as soon as possible. After registering you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the webinar.
This meeting is open to all state and local government employees. Please feel free to forward this invitation to any other interested government employees. Please contact Claudia Powell at Claudia.email@example.com with questions.