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The Green Building Training Consortium continues VSBN's outstanding history of quality training and certification of residential and commercial building design, construction, and facility operations' professionals.

VSBN Supported Events

September 23, 2012
Greening Your Congregation Workshop.
Alexandria, VA. The workshop will begin with presentations on the Interfaith Power & Light program as well as ENERGY STAR for congregations. There will also be a panel of congregations that have taken a range of actions in terms of sustainability initiatives. This is the final event in the Eco-City Alexandria Green Building Workshop series.

Webinars and Related Events


SEPTEMBER 2012

September 18, 2012
Community Renewable Energy Success Stories: Tapping into Wind in Urban Environments.
Online. The webinar will provide information and lessons learned on urban wind turbine projects in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Hull, Massachusetts. To register visit: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/808058822.

September 27, 2012
Overview of the Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Campaign.
Online. This webinar will provide an overview of the LEEP Campaign and it will highlight two case study examples of businesses that have implemented high efficiency lighting projects in parking facilities. To register visit: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/946793095.

Region One Events: Northern Virginia and DC Metro Area


SEPTEMBER 2012

September 27, 2012
GAIA in the City: New Understandings in Urban Agriculture and Energy.
Arlington, VA. Increasingly, our communities recognize their profound dependence on outside sources of food and energy that are often beyond their control. Viewing our communities as seamlessly connected to the living systems of earth open up fresh and exciting possibilities for the future. Explore the fascinating links between urban sustainability and cutting edge science with Martin Ogle. For more information call 703-228-3599

September 29-30, 2012
DC Green Festival.
Washington, DC. Green Festival, the nation's largest and most diverse sustainability event will return to the Washington Convention Center located at 801 Mt. Vernon Place, NW. DC Green Festival will offer not only an incredible sense of community but also the largest, most diverse and most trusted place for learning, shopping and having fun! For more information visit www.greenfestivals.org/wdc/updates/.


OCTOBER 2012

October 13, 2012
DC, NOVA, MD Green School Summit 2012.
Washington, DC. The National Capital Region Chapter and Maryland Chapter of US Green Building Council are pleased to present the 2012 Green School Summit: Building Environments for Better Learning on October 13 at American University. This summit aims to bring building professionals and public and private school or school system employees together for a day of sharing best practices related to sustainable schools. For more information visit: http://usgbcncr.org/_events/details/434.

October 19-20, 2012
2012 Virginia Environmental Assembly—Building for the 21st Century.
Arlington, VA. Sponsored by Virginia Conservation Network, VCN's annual meeting is Virginia's premiere gathering of citizens, conservation groups, and environmental policy experts. The Virginia Environmental Assembly features dynamic speakers and informative workshops. For more information visit http://vcnva.org/anx/index.cfm/1,417,0,0,html/2012-Annual.


NOVEMBER 2012

November 12-16, 2012
Comprehensive Five-day Training Program for Energy Managers.
Washington, DC. Hosted by AEE, a comprehensive, detailed instructional program covering the full scope of technical, economic, and regulatory components of effective energy management. Visit www.aeecenter.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1.

November 27-28, 2012
2012 Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy Conference.
Washington, DC. Maryland, DC, Virginia branch of the Solar Energy Industries Association presents its annual conference. For more information visit www.mdv-seia.org/index.html.

Region Two Events: Valley


SEPTEMBER 2012

September 21, 2012
Trees: 50 Shades of Green.
Waynesboro, VA. On behalf of Waynesboro Parks & Recreation, Trees Virginia & the Department of Forestry we are excited to bring you the 17th annual Waynesboro Plant Health Care for Urban Trees Workshop — Trees: Fifty Shades of Green. This year's lineup features a timely discussion on tree risk assessment as well as tools to put the "park" back into our parking lots. No matter what shade of green your trees may be. For more information visit www.treesvirginia.org.

Region Three Events: Mountain


SEPTEMBER 2012

September 26, 2012
University Tech Transfer Funding Sources Forum.
Blacksburg, VA. These sessions are ideal for any university researcher looking for funding options and strategies to move their technology out of the university. Also ideal for small businesses who want to learn more about various funding sources for technology development and ways they can collaborate with university researchers. For more information visit www.cit.org/events/university-tech-transfer-funding-sources-forum-virginia-tech/.

September 27, 2012
SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep Workshop.
Blacksburg, VA. These one-day sessions provide detailed instruction on strategy and technical proposal preparation for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants. For more information www.cit.org/events/sbirsttr-proposal-prep-workshop-nsf-focus/.

Region Four Events: Central


SEPTEMBER 2012

September 12-13, 2012
Virginia Industry Environmental Conference.
Richmond, VA. Presented by the Virginia Manufacturer's Association, the 10th annual VIEC will bring together industry's environmental representatives, regulators, legislators, and others in the environmental community for two days of information, education, new technology and best practices. For more information visit http://vamanufacturers.com/conferences-and-events/virginia-industry-environmental-conference/.

September 21, 2012
Sustainable Roofing Presentation & Panel Discussion.
Charlottesville, VA. Presented by James River Green Building Council, this seminar will discuss various roof systems and products in terms of sustainability, price, and how to choose the one that's right for your building needs (Vegetative, photovoltaic or "cool roofs"). For more information visit http://jrgbc.org/sustainable-roofing-presentation-panel-discussion/.

September 24, 2012
University Tech Transfer Funding Sources Forum.
Charlottesville, VA. These sessions are ideal for any university researcher looking for funding options and strategies to move their technology out of the university. Also ideal for small businesses who want to learn more about various funding sources for technology development and ways they can collaborate with university researchers. For more information visit www.cit.org/events/university-tech-transfer-funding-sources-forum/.

September 25, 2012
SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep Workshop.
Charlottesville, VA. These one-day sessions provide detailed instruction on strategy and technical proposal preparation for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants. For more information www.cit.org/events/sbirsttr-proposal-prep-workshop-nih-focus/.


NOVEMBER 2012

November 7-9, 2012
Architecture Exchange East.
Richmond, VA. The Virginia Society of the AIA presents its 25th annual conference. The mid-Atlantic's largest annual educational event and expo, ArchEx features more than 60 educational sessions, spectacular behind-the-scenes architectural tours, engaging special events, and cutting-edge vendors. For more information visit http://archex.net/.


JANUARY 2013

VCU Energy and Sustainability Conference: January 30-31, 2013
 
Thank you to all attendees, speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors for being part of the Energy and Sustainability Conference. Photos and other conference resources will be available soon at the conference website.

Region Five Events: Coast


SEPTEMBER 2012

September 28-29, 2012
Hampton Roads Sustainable Living Expo.
Virginia Beach, VA. If you are interested in recycling, energy conservation, locally grown produce, green living, and other sustainable practices, then the Hampton Roads Sustainable Living Expo is right for you. This two-day event is designed to educate the greater Hampton Roads public about the social, economic and environmental challenges and opportunities available in our area and it will be held in the heart of Virginia Beach's oceanfront resort area at the Virginia Beach Convention Center on September 28-29 2012. For more information visit www.hrsustainablelivingexpo.com/.


OCTOBER 2012

October 6-7, 2012
Hampton Roads Solar Tour 2012. Norfolk, VA. As energy prices rise, this event offers participants the opportunity to tour homes and buildings to see how Virginians are using solar energy, energy efficiency, and other sustainable technologies to reduce their monthly utility bills and help tackle climate change. For more information visit www.hrsolartour.com/.

Region One Case Studies: Northern Virginia and DC Metro Area

College of Graduate and Professional Studies Building #2
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Gannett/USA Today Headquarters
McLean, Virginia
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Glebe Elementary School
Arlington, Virginia
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John M. Langston High School Continuation & Langston-Brown Community Center
Arlington, Virginia
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National Association of Realtors, Washington office
Washington, DC
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National Geographic Society Headquarters
Washington, DC
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One and Two Potomac Yard/EPA Headquarters
Arlington, Virginia
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Patriot Home
Purcellville, Virginia
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Pentagon Athletic Center
Arlington, Virginia
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Pentagon Metro Entrance Facility
Arlington, Virginia
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Pentagon Remote Delivery Facility
Arlington, Virginia
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T.C. Williams High School
Alexandria, Virginia
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The Tower Building at Tower Oaks
Rockville, Maryland
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U.S. Green Building Council Headquarters
Washington, DC
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Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc.
Gainesville, Virginia
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Region Two Case Studies: Valley

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Region Three Case Studies: Mountain

Roanoke-Lee Street Housing Project
Blacksburg, Virginia
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Tekoa Boys Residential Campus
Christiansburg, Virginia
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Region Four Case Studies: Central

Amberleigh Development Residence
Richmond, Virginia
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CarMax Corporate Headquarters
Richmond, Virginia
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Charlottesville's Downtown Transit Center
Charlottesville, Virginia
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Chesterfield Community Development Customer Service Center
Chesterfield County, Virginia
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Free Union Country School, New Arts Building
Free Union, Virginia
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Greenwood Elementary School
Glen Allen, Virginia
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Grishaw Residence
Richmond, Virginia
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Gunn Cottage
North Garden, Virginia
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Heilman Dining Center
Richmond, Virginia
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Kensington Avenue Residence
Richmond, Virginia
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Kersey Creek Elementary School
Hanover County, Virginia
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The Quarries ecoVillage (EarthCraft™ Home)
Schuyler, Virginia
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Richmond Federal Courthouse
Richmond, Virgina
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Terra Cielo Esmont, VA
Esmont, Virginia
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Waldorf School
Charlottesville, Virginia
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Weinstein Hall
Richmond, Virginia
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Winchester Greens
Richmond, Virginia
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The Woods at Yorktown
Yorktown, Virginia
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Woolen Mills Residence
Charlottesville, Virginia
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Region Five Case Studies: Coast

Barksdale Field Dormitories
Williamsburg, Virginia
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Engineering & Computational Sciences Building
Norfolk, Virginia
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Ernie Morgan Environmental Action Center
Norfolk, Virginia
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Hermitage Elementary School
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Personnel Support Facility
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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The Woods at Yorktown
Yorktown, Virginia
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