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Newsletter January 2015

Posted by Morgan White on January 22, 2015

Come join us for our first general meeting of the semester! Several students who attended the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo this past November will be discussing various education sessions they attended. These sessions cover a wide range of metrics in the realm of sustainability, so you definitely do not want to miss out!

We will also be giving a general run-down of our events and projects for this semester, including the 3rd annual Student Sustainability Initiatives Symposium (SSIS), our LEGO LEED Engineering Open House project, LEED Study Sessions, and much more!

As always, food will be provided! The meeting will be Wednesday, January 27th at 5pm in Newmark 2311

Contact Dhara Patel at dhara.x.patel @ if you have any questions!


Projects Chair position available!

Interested in joining our USGBC Students UIUC team? We are currently looking for a Projects Chair to run our Projects Team! This person will be in charge of running various sustainability and green building projects in the C-U area, such as Engineering Open House, Campus Conservation Nationals, and more! This is a great position for those interested in obtaining networking and leadership experience in a casual setting.

If YOU are interested in this position, please attend our general meeting on Wednesday and talk to one of the board members indicating your interest! If you cannot make the meeting, please email our organization account at!



USGBC Students membership is $10 for the semester and $15 for the year. Only members can attend Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, run for Executive Board positions, apply for Intern and Chair Positions, and participate in non-meeting activities that require funding. Members also receive a $10 discount for LEED Study Sessions!

As a new additional benefit, becoming a member will give you access to the official US Green Building Council internal "Facebook": National Field. This is an invaluable resource that will allow you to network with USGBC staff in Washington D.C., all state and regional chapters, and USGBC members across the nation.

Contact John Shapely at jshaple2 @ to become a member!