Upcoming Atlanta Events
The Atlanta Branch of the USGBC-Georgia Chapter was formed in 2001 based on a strong alliance with Southface Energy Institute. In 2008, the Atlanta Chapter merged with the Savannah Chapter to create a statewide organization that could better serve all communities in Georgia.
The Atlanta Branch serves all of North Georgia and Metro Atlanta. The Atlanta Branch serves its members through a strong focus on education, LEED training, local partnerships, networking, communications, and advocacy.
Branch Leadership Group (BLG):The Atlanta Branch follows the national organization's lead in working primarily through committees that form partnerships and strategic alliances with the other Chapter branches and regional organizations. The Branch Leadership Group includes members who have shown leadership in the local community and sustainable building industry. These committees are typically led by a Chairperson, with a Board Member serving as a liasion for strategic guidance, and are supported by a Co-Chair as well as volunteers.
The Atlanta BLG includes:
Jim Mabes, Nucor Vulcraft National Accounts, Chair
Reed Thomas, JE Dunn Construction, Chair Elect
Alan Wieczynski, Breedlove Land Planning, Secretary
David Freedman, Freedman Engineering Group, Treasurer
Michael Swick, Choate Construction, Immediate Past Chair
Juli Abbott, Gensler
Jonathon Barge, Carter
Carlie Bullock-Jones, Ecoworks Studio
Brandon Jones, Southface Energy Institute
Anne Rogers, Southface Energy Institute
Vikram Sami, Perkins+Will
Cecilia Shutters, GA Tech Graduate Program
Henry Slack, US EPA Region 4
Paula Vaughan, Perkins+Will
Tim Williamson, GBCI
If you are interested in serving in any capacity on one or more of our local Branch committees, please feel free to contact the designated Chair via the links provided.
Educational Programs & Events
The Education & Events Committee is responsible for planning all of the Atlanta Branch events including monthly educational sessions, Credential Maintenance Programs, Lunch & Learns, Networking, Tours, and other events. Our goal is to further the mission of the USGBC through quality education and networking opportunities.
The E&E Committee is divided into four subcommittees providing unique opportunities to our members:
Branch Educational Events include 9 yearly comprehensive educational events and courses provided to the membership utilizing local and national experts. These are typically held on the third Thursday of month and provide credentialing maintenance credit to attendees. Topics are chosen based on the results of a Atlanta branch membership survey which is administered every year. Credentialing maintenance credits are offered.
Green Scene is a social networking event. Held on the second Tuesday of every other month, these events are centered around free food and a cash bar and provide a way for green building industry professionals to meet. June is large collaborative with our allied partners and December is our holiday themed Red and Green Scene.
Tour Events are tours of LEED certified or pending projects in metropolitan Atlanta held on the fourth Thursday of the month. These provide ‘on the ground’ educational opportunities for membership through exposure to a wide variety of LEED projects being construction under various LEED rating systems. Credentialing maintenance credits are offered.
Industry Educational Events: are organized and provided by our sponsors. These events generate revenue for the Georgia Chapter, increase the visibility of the USGBC within private industry and provide platform for industry marketing to the membership at large. Credentialing maintenance credits are offered.
Follow our Events Calendar to learn what events are coming up!
Chair: Maria Rutland, GREENGUARD Environmental Institute
The Membership Committee in the Atlanta Branch focuses on ways to grow Chapter membership, increase benefits for Chapter members, and ensure that new members understand how to best participate in their local Branch activities. The Branch Membership Committee is also the liaison group with National USGBC regarding membership applications and renewals.
MEMBERSHIP BRUNCH (ATLANTA BRANCH) -- Hosted quarterly, new and existing members have the opportunity to meet and network with the Board and Committee Chairs at the Knoll Showroom on Howell Mill Road. At these meetings, they learn about current USGBC-Georgia Chapter and Atlanta Branch initiatives, as well as how to become involved with Committees and local events.
Chair: Malory Hunter, Foresite Group
The Outreach Committee in the Atlanta Branch is responsible for planning all of the external Branch events including trade shows, community events, green awareness events, and speaking events. Overall, this committee furthers our mission through educational outreach and raising awareness about USGBC-GA and sustainability.
Participation on this committee is a great opportunity for members to become directly involved as a volunteer for the events that introduce the community, industry, and new members to our Chapter. For more information about this committee, you can contact us
Chair: Stanton Stafford, Newcomb & Boyd
Liasons to Statewide Chapter Committees:
The Atlanta Branch has members who represent the Branch on Georgia Chapter Committees. Please visit the individual committee pages for more information about the work each committee performs.
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