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Virginia Sustainable Building Network About VSBN
promoting environmentally sound building practices for Virginia
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Thanks to All Our Sponsors!

Thanks to our Gold Sponsors
McGuireWoods LLP

Thanks to our Gold Sponsors
Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
McGuireWoods

Thanks to our Silver Sponsors
Ebert & Baumann Consulting Engineers, Inc.
DPR Construction

Moseley Architects
Pepco Energy Services
2rw Consultants Inc.
US Green Building Council
What’s New
 
VSBN's 18th Annual Meeting
Presentations and photos now available!
 
VSBN's 18th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Meeting, "Success in Promoting Sustainable Buildings and Communities," was held June 26, 2013 at the University of Richmond's Jepson Center.

Click here for photos and speaker presentations from this event.
 
Thanks to our sponsors!
 
DPR Construction Moseley Architects
Southland Industries 2rw Consultants Inc.
Energy Efficient Solutions Pepco Energy Services
Virginia Department of
Mines, Minerals & Energy
XeroFlor America

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VCU Energy & Sustainability Conference
 
Presentations from the Energy and Sustainability Conference are now available on the Agenda and Presentations page!

Conference Photo Gallery now online! Click here to browse images from the event.

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NEW! Arlington Lighting Retrofit Program
Commercially metered properties in Arlington may receive rebates to pay for lighting retrofits up to $5,000 per building. VSBN and Arlington County government have partnered to help properties save electricity and money. Visit this page for more information.
 

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Add your company to the VSBN SMART Building Directory!
VSBN has re-launched its SMART Building Directory to better serve the Green Building marketplace in the mid-Atlantic region.
 
Features of the new directory include a Showcase Listing level where you can feature your company’s projects or products through pictures, videos, social networking connections, and customer referral capability. Organizations, public programs, government agencies, and academic institutions can also be listed.
 
Go to www.smartbuildingdirectory.org to get started!
See the sponsorship form for details or contact the VSBN office for more information at 703-486-2966.
GBTC Partners Offer New Workshops
Green Building Training Workshops have been scheduled with the Green Building Training Consortium. Click here for the current listings.
Home Energy Audit Reports Available Now
VSBN has completed the Building America Home Energy Audit pilot project in the Canterbury Woods neighborhood of Fairfax County, Virginia. Click here for information and to view reports of sample homes audited for energy retrofitting.
VSBN Presents Green Innovation Awards at 15th Annual Meeting
VSBN presented the Green Innovations Awards at its 15th Annual Meeting on June 29 in Richmond. Also, VSBN announced its Board for 2010–11.
View Awards Press Release:     PDF Format     MSWord Format
View 2010–11 VSBN Board:     PDF Format     MSWord Format
Click here to browse event presentations and view a slide show of the annual meeting.
The 2010 Governor's Conference on Energy
Governor Bob McDonnell hosted "Virginia: Energy Capital of the East Coast — The Governor's Conference on Energy" in Richmond on October 12–14, 2010. Presentations from this event are now available.
 
Click here for video clips from the event.
 
The Conference featured a comprehensive program covering every aspect of doing energy business in Virginia. Presentations from this event will be posted shortly.

Green Building Outlook Presentations Available
Presentations from VSBN's April 2010 event, Green Building Outlook 2010, are now available on the VSBN Resource page. more...
Event Presentations Available
Presentations from the following 2009 VSBN events are available in the VSBN Resource section: The October 2009 4th Annual Greening Virginia Universities and Colleges Conference and the February 2009 Washington Metro Green Job Fair. more...
VSBN and Regional Events and Regional Green Building Case Studies
This map and resource list provides a regional look at green building events and case studies. Find out what's happening in your area, and browse case studies from throughout the Commonwealth.

Go to Regional Map page
Washington Metro Green Job Fair
VSBN was a co-organizer of the 2009 Washington Metro Green Job Fair, held February 27, 2009 at the Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, Virginia.

List of Businesses and Panel Presentations are now available.
Presentations, Photos from COVES 2008 Online
The 2008 Commonwealth of Virginia Energy and Sustainability Conference (COVES) took place September 17-19 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Organized by the Virginia Sustainable Future Forum, a collaborative group of public and private organizations, the conference included a focus on meeting the Climate Change challenge with sustainable energy technology and innovative local and state policies, and by seeking economic opportunities.
VSBN Is Partner With Change a Light Campaign
VSBN is a partner in the Energy Star® Change a Light Campaign through our involvement with the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy's (DMME's) program.
The ENERGY STAR® Change a Light Campaign is a national challenge to encourage every American to help change the world, one light -- one energy-saving step -- at a time.
Join the Network!
Are you part of the VSBN 2010 Who's Who of Virginia Green Building? Don't miss out; Join the Network! You can be part of this growing Network by joining or renewing your membership.
Increase your company's visibility in the Network!
Your company can receive special notice on the Green Bulletin Board, an electronic advertising venue for Green products and services. Click here for information on rates.
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Presentations from VSBN Events
You can view presentations from past VSBN events in the Resources section for these and other presentations from VSBN events.
Greening Virginia's K-12 Schools: A Case Study of Current Initiatives
In an effort to disseminate information about sustainability programs in Virginia's K-12 schools, VSBN has gathered information from a sampling of school districts and created a report that is available as a resource on our website.

Also available is Greening Virginia Colleges and Universities--A Report on Progress. This report of greening initiatives at select Virginia institutions of higher learning was compiled with cooperation from the universities and colleges included in the report.
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WHAT'S NEW
 
Presentations, Photos from VSBN's 18th Annual Meeting Now Available
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter!
 
Arlington Lighting Retrofit Program
 
See results of the neighborhood home energy audit pilot here.
 
The new VSBN SMART Building Directory has arrived. Go to smartbuildingdirectory.org
 
Find a BPI or HERS Energy Auditor in your region. Click here for complete list.
Add your name to "Who's Who of Green Building in Virginia" by joining VSBN today!
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