Arkansas celebrates with 109 LEED Buildings. Congratulations to the two newest LEED Buildings: Better Community Developers Offices, Little Rock, LEED NC Silver and Ritter Communications, Jonesboro, LEED NC Silver.
Book Sale: Purchase your LEED reference Guides, Study Bundles and Sustainable AR Speaker Books during our May Book Sale. Huge Discounts over Retail. See the Price List.
USGBC AR Support for Energy Efficiency Bill: LEED works, drives efficiency, industry and innovation, and should not be prohibited for use by the federal agencies. We oppose any amendment to S.761 that would derail market-proven green building best practices with unnecessary government intervention.
LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Class, May 31, 8:30-4pm, Pulaski Tech. This class will review the LEED Core Concepts in detail as you prepare for the Green Associate Exam. Free for USGBC AR Emerging Professional members, $100 for all others. Study Combo materials also offered.
Emerging Professional Leadership Academy, Apply by June 30, 2013 The EP Leadership Academy seeks to develop leaders by training participants on a wide array of public policy issues and through development of professional skills. The sessions combine lectures, panels, dialogue and interaction between speakers and participants. Monthly half day sessions held between August and April will include networking and updates on the state of Sustainable Buildings in Arkansas. Information Packet and Application.
Green Tie Winners 2013!
LEED Project: King Elementary, Van Buren School District.
Legacy LEED Award: Stitt Energy Systems, Inc., Rogers Organization of the Year: University of Arkansas, Facilities Planning, Fayetteville. Northwest Branch Outstanding Member: Mikel Lolley, Treadwell Institute, Fayetteville.
Central Branch Outstanding Member: Jim Chidester, Chidester Engineering, Cabot
Impact Award: Chris Ladner, Viridian
Pioneer Award: Mark Robertson, MESA Landscape Architects, Inc., Little Rock.
Arkansas passes milestone with over 100 LEED Certified Buildings. It took almost 10 years since the first certification of the UA Innovation Center in 2004, but just this week we blew past 100 and now have 107 LEED certified buildings in Arkansas. With 135 active registered projects, we are well on the way to 200. See updated LEED list.
UAMS WPRockefeller Cancer Institute, LEED CI Silver
Congratulations to these winners of our 2012-2013 AR Green Schools Challenge:
Platinum Award $750. King Elementary School, Van Buren
Gold Award $500. Fairview Elementary School, Texarkana
Silver Award (tie) $250. Pulaski Heights Elementary, Little Rock
Silver Award (tie) $250. Rockefeller Elementary, Little Rock
Platinum Award $750. Acorn High School, Acorn
Gold Award $500. Greenbrier Junior High School, Greenbrier
Silver Award (tie) $250. Fuller Middle School, Pulaski County
Silver Award (tie) $250. Weiner High School, Weiner
Honorable Mention $100. Greenland High School, Greenland
Emerging Professionals Group Forming - Are you under age 30? Contact Brandon Ruhl at Ruhl@taggarch.com to get involved. Individual and team based activities will allow you to develop your social, professional and civic capabilities. Emerging Professionals can join USGBC Arkansas at a reduced annual rate of $35.
Join Now. Help us reach our goal of 500 members in 2013! Emerging Professionals, students, and Educators now qualify for USGBC Arkansas membership at the lower $35 rate. Also new, a 10% discount for companies with more than 5 members who renew together. Join now.
LEED Guides: USGBC AR now is an authorized reseller of official USGBC LEED Reference Guides, LEED Green Associate and LEED AP Exam Prep study materials. Buy locally, get instantly, save shipping. Contact Linda for price list.