The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute—in collaboration with architecture firm
Georgia Educators Explore Green Schools at U.S. Green Building Council - Georgia Chapter’s
High Performance, Healthy Schools Summit Nov. 3-4
For Immediate Release: October 26, 2011
Atlanta, GA - The U.S. Green Building Council - Georgia Chapter (USGBC-GA) will host the first High Performance, Healthy Schools Regional Summit November 3-4 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Bringing together up to 250 school leaders, teachers, and green building industry professionals, this event will offer presentations, panel discussions and educational workshops with local and national leaders in the green schools movement, including Director of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools Rachel Gutter, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, and Captain Planet Foundation chairperson Laura Turner Seydel.
ATHENS, GA, May 11, 2011 – Power Partners Solar (www.powerpartnerssolar.com) announced today its solar water heating collectors have been installed at Pulaski County Elementary School in Hawkinsville, Georgia, and have been designed to offset 65 percent of the existing energy demand for heating water in the school's cafeteria with solar energy.
The system consists of two 120 gallon heat exchange storage tanks that are feeding the existing water heater, which will continue to use conventional energy on cloudy days. The heat exchangers wrapped around the water tanks will allow the solar water heating to operate on all sunny days, even when the temperature is below freezing. The 12 solar collectors will generate 204,000 BTUs on a clear day.
Construction Education Foundation of Georgia Event Connects Students to Employers and Post-Secondary Training and Education Programs
ATLANTA, February 9, 2011 – The Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA) will hold its 7th annual CareerExpo March 17-18, 2011 at the Georgia International Convention Center (2000 Convention Center Concourse). More than 5,000 students from across Georgia will attend the event, the state’s largest youth workforce development event for the construction industry. Students will explore interactive exhibits that demonstrate the scope of the industry and learn about specific career paths by meeting building professionals, trade association representatives and educators from hundreds of organizations across the state including Turner Construction, Perkins + Will, Georgia Power, Georgia Tech, the U.S. Green Building Council Georgia Chapter and many more.
ATLANTA – Today, Mayor Kasim Reed kicked off “Em-Powered to Change,” a pilot sustainability program with the City’s Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs (DPRCA) at the Atlanta Civic Center.
“Launching programs such as the ‘Em-Powered to Change’ initiative is a critical component of making Atlanta a more sustainable City,” said Mayor Kasim Reed. “The City of Atlanta will continue to do its part to be a national leader in the area of sustainability.”
Rome, Ga. – Berry College has long been recognized for the beauty and splendor of its 26,000-acre Northwest Georgia campus. Increasingly, however, the institution is gaining regional and national attention for its sustainability efforts and environmental stewardship practices.
Major achievements this year include gold certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) for the college’s two newest student residences, Audrey B. Morgan and Deerfield halls. Established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute, LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.
Marking a first for the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Georgia Chapter, Choate Construction, one of the largest general contractors in the Southeast , has been named a Founding Sponsor of the Georgia Chapter. Choate is the first company to provide the USGBC Georgia Chapter with a major investment at the Founding Sponsor level.
(Mar. 16, 2010) —The Georgia Chapter of U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has received an Annual Chapter Award of Excellence for Organizational Excellence from USGBC- National in Washington, D.C. The Georgia Chapter was given the award for its successful merger of the state’s two existing entities in Atlanta and Savannah, “forming one, balanced organization focused on green building market transformation across the entire state,” according to the announcement from the National organization.