In the U.S. 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 will be hosting a Green Building Webinar Series. During these webinars, participants will learn about the 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 buildings.
I. New Construction Case Study- Green Square, March 10, 2-4 p.m.
- Jill Pafford and Victoria Tillotson, N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources
II. Retrofitting and Renovating Existing Buildings, April 28, 2-4 p.m. (additional speakers to be confirmed)
- Len Hoey, State Energy Office
III. Green Schools, May 12, 2-4 p.m.
- Mike Nicklas, Innovative Designs
- Leo Bobadilla and Andrew LaRowe, Guilford County Schools
IV. Green Technologies Showcase, June 9, 2-4 p.m.
- Dr. Rose Johnson, Haywood Community College
- Daniel Arneman, UNC Chapel Hill
- Paula Thomas, City of Raleigh
Please register today for these FREE interactive webinars at, http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5ZCHHLX. Space is limited so please register as soon as possible. After registering you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the webinar. These webinars are open to all state and local government employees.