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[26 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Sustainability, Green Basics & LEED

The Council for Quality and Growth and Greenpoint US is holding a focused half-day seminar offering a broad introduction and background in the sustainablity movement.
July 31, 2009 08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
A seminar designed for everyone interested in sustainability.
Content based on the USGBC Level 100 Awareness Criteria.
Instructor: Scott Ward, PE, MBA, LEED AP, GreenPoint US.

a broad introduction and background in the sustainability movement at every level of the community: household, business, neighborhood
and nation;
a discussion of how each of us will be affected by the emerging social, political and economic impacts …

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[14 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Take a Tour Inside A Cobb County Green Home

Although the green movement has become more popular over the past few years, examples of the movement are few and far between. Sometimes it seems like the only way to see an example of a green home or a sustainable building is to watch Planet Green’s Worlds Greenest Homes. As great as the show is, the experience just isn’t the same as actually getting to BE there.
Enter Greenhaven, an eco-friendly home right in our back-yard! This US Green Building Council LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified home showcases …

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[13 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Suwanee Goes Green-er: Earns LEED Certification

The City of Suwanee’s new City Hall, opened in February, was designed to become the second public facility in Gwinnett County to earn LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. And the community of 16,500 is well-known regionally for its award-winning open space initiative and the new parks it created. But now the City is taking its commitment to going green to the next level.
Suwanee City Council adopted at its June 25 meeting several policies that should help the City earn certification through the Atlanta Regional Commission’s (ARC) Green …

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[23 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
The Smart Workspace: Pofitability and Sustainability

The smart workspace:  learn how to create high performance, sustainable workplaces.  Design, implementation and practical steps you can take to increase health, efficiency, profitability and sustainability in your workspace.

Yoni Bedine  | Sustainability Consultant
Matt Hoots  |  President, The Hoots Group
John Cantrell |  LEED AP LEED Specialist, HOK
Laurel Hoover  |  Owner, Sustainable Furniture Company

Where & When
July 7, 2009, 11:30 AM – 2:00pm
Gwinnett Chamber – Education Room
6500 Sugarloaf Parkway
Duluth, Georgia  30097
Green Chamber of the South
www.greencs.org
$15 members of Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce/Green Chamber of the South — $25 non-members
Lunch will be served.
Online Registration: http://www.gwinnettchamber.org/bugs

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[23 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
Sustainability, Green Basics & LEED Seminar July 29th

Level 100 – Sustainability, Green Basics & LEED is a focused 1/2 day seminar that offers participants:

a broad introduction and background in the sustainability movement at every level of the community: household, business, neighborhood and nation;
a discussion of how each of us will be affected by the emerging social, political and economic impacts of sustainability, new roles, jobs and careers;
a review of existing forces and rating systems in sustainability including components of the Economic Recovery Act, federal agencies, EnergyStar, Green Seal, ASHRAE, ASTM, and more
an introduction to the U.S. Green …

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[10 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
Green Chamber tour of Hurt Building June 16

Learn about how the historic Hurt Building was converted to be managed sustainably. The two-hour educational program will focus on how the building was turned into the first LEED EB office building inside the perimeter of Atlanta.
The program will also include a behind-the-scenes tour of the property.
Built in 1913, the Hurt Building is one of Atlanta’s earliest skyscrapers. The 18-story, 436,340 square-foot building incorporates classic architecture, modern amenities and sustainable management. The Hurt Building has achieved Gold Certification as a LEED EB building. It has also been nominated for a …

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[9 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
20 interior designers chosen to participate in Greenhaven

Meet 20 of the most creative interior designers in Atlanta and tour their sustainable spaces July 10 – August 9
Pace Homebuilders, a leading green homebuilding company, is proud to announce the 20 interior designers chosen to participate in Greenhaven, the first Eco-Friendly LEED certified Decorators’ Show House in Cobb County. Greenhaven, open to the public July 10 – August 9, selected the Atlanta-based designers on the merit of their environmental respect and commitment to sustainable design. The design team will work with industry-leading local vendors to showcase the latest in …

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[3 May 2009 | No Comment | ]
Get Up to Date with the Latest in Green Building Technologies at SBS 2009 June4-6

The 2009 Southern Building Show has a heavy focus on green building to cater to the high demand of Atlanta home builders that are interested in learning more about the industry.
First off, there is an entire aisle on the show floor devoted to green building products and services. Appropriately titled the “Green Aisle,” this is your one-stop shop to get more information about the different energy-efficient, water-conserving, solar-consuming and wind-utilizing products (as well as the other green products out there) available for new home construction. Remember that all of these …