Introducing the U.S. Green Building Council-Georgia Chapter USGBC-GA
"Improving the built environment to make high-performance, healthy buildings available to everyone in Georgia within a generation."
The state of Georgia is currently ranked #7 in the nation for LEED registered buildings; with over 250 LEED Certified buildings, 989 LEED Registered buildings, and over 3,300 LEED Accredited Professionals (LEED APs) - making Georgia one of the strongest states in the U.S. with regards to sustainable development and green building. Over 400 companies from Georgia are National Member companies of USGBC further demonstrating the strength of the market.
USGBC-GA has developed a comprehensive High Performance, Healthy Schools Program that promotes energy & water efficiency (both through retrofits and conservation efforts), sustainable operations & maintenance, and improved indoor air quality for the over 3,000 builidngs in the Georgia Public School & Private School systems.
Program partners include: the Office of Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, United Parcel Service (UPS), Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, the International Knowledge & Resarch Center for Green Building at Southern Polytechnic State University, SkillsUSA Georgia, Clean Air Campaign, and the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA).
Founded in 2001, the Atlanta Chapter constructed the foundation of the U.S. Green Building Council Georgia Chapter (USGBC-GA) under the umbrella of Southface Energy Institute. In 2003, the Savannah Chapter was launched to promote sustainable development along the Coastal Empire.
In 2008, the Atlanta and Savannah Chapters merged to create the statewide organization known as USGBC-GA. This organization continues to support the development of thriving, livable and highly sustainable communities throughout Georgia. USGBC-GA has become a leading non-profit organization with four regional Branches in: Atlanta, Augusta, Central Georgia, and Savannah; and two Organizing Branches in Athens and Columbus.
The organization achieves its mission through public policy and community outreach programs, educational initiatives, and advocacy for USGBC’s internationally-recognized LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification Program, renewable energy policy, green jobs creation and development, and green building code adoption. Through its advocacy efforts – both within and outside the industry – the USGBC-GA Chapter is helping to improve indoor air quality, reduce CO2 emissions, spur greater energy efficiency, conserve water resources, and develop a strong green jobs economy in the Southeast.
Mission and Vision
The U.S. Green Building Council-Georgia Chapter (USGBC-GA) exists to:
Advance and promote sustainable and environmentally responsible planning, design, construction and operation of the Georgia's buildings, landscapes, cities and communities;
Support the growth and adoption of renewable energy in Georgia and the Southeast;
Support the training and growth of the green jobs economy in Georgia and the Southeast;
Successfully support all schools in Georgia becoming high performance, healthy schools within 30 years (by 2040).
USGBC-GA programs and activities are intended to:
Provide regularly scheduled educational courses for LEED AP Credentialing Maintenance, LEED Green Associate and LEED AP test prep, and to create opportunities for members to exchange information with other persons in their field;
Provide educational events raising awareness about product and technology advances in the design, build, engineering, and operational & maintenance fields;
Raise awareness of Green Building & Sustainability principles and practices among the design, construction and real estate communities as well as the general public;
Provide forums for the exchange of ideas;
Provide training for the application & adoption of sustainable concepts in all types of Georgia-based businesses;
Form partnerships with other sustainability and environmental organizations to support the positive transformation the way our state uses resources;
Promote membership in the U.S. Green Building Council and support of the LEED rating system.
General Chapter Inquiries Contact Details:
USGBC Georgia Chapter
PO Box 108
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
This is the physical address of their offices. They do not receive mail at this address. Please use mailing address listed above for any mailings.1230 Peachtree Street Suite 300 Atlanta, GA 30309
For more information
Please visit the U.S. Green Building Council-Georgia Chapter USGBC-GA @ www.usgbcga.org
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