You are here

USGBC Student Chapter Newsletter

Posted by Morgan White on September 17, 2014



USGBC HEADER *To view newsletter properly, please enable images.


USGBC Students UIUC Newsletter
for the week of September 14th - 20th

Click here to like USGBC Students UIUC on Facebook!
Click here to follow us on Twitter!



A Look Inside This Week's Newsletter:

  • Green Apple Day Of Service
  • ECE Building Tour
  • Join Our Projects Committee!
  • LEED Study Sessions Fall 2014
  • Membership
  • Opportunities with Illinois Solar Decathlon


Green Apple Day of Service


For this year's Green Apple Day of Service (GADOS), we will be working with Stratton Elementary School to implement a sustainable project at their school. GADOS is a national event put on by USGBC to educate and serve the communities in a sustainable way.

We will be going to Stratton on the afternoon of September 26

Email AJ Unander at with related questions!



ECE Building Tour

Sign up here to join us for a tour of the new ECE building on September 19th at 3 pm!



Join Our Projects Committee!

Are you interested in getting hands-on experience with green projects? Join the Projects Committee! Projects include planning the Second Annual Student Sustainability Initiatives Symposium, handling Campus Conservation Nationals, Lego LEED, and much more!

Weekly Projects Committee meetings will be on Wednesdays at 4PM in Engineering Hall 112. All are welcome! Come by to learn more about the projects we're working on this year and to get started on a great semester!



LEED Study Sessions, Fall 2014


USGBC will be hosting a series of 9 study sessions this fall to prepare students to take the LEED Green Associate Exam. Sessions will take place on Wednesdays from 7-8pm in Room 1311 Newmark, beginning on September 24th. A one-time fee of $25 for USGBC members and $35 for non-members will cover all classes and will grant access to study slides filled with details about the exam, the LEED rating system, how USGBC works, and many, many practice exam questions.

If you are interested, please fill out your information here

Please contact LEED Coordinator Dan Malsom at with any questions. 




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 Eva Zhao at to become a member!



Opportunities with Illinois Solar Decathlon

Illinois Solar Decathlon (ISD) is currently in need of a secretary and a sponsorship chair! Along with those positions, a Projects Team is being established to tackle two potential projects in preparation for Solar Decathlon 2017. The first of these projects is a potential 1000 sq. ft. net-zero renovation of an existing cottage at Allerton Park. The second is the Department of Energy Race to Zero design competition. In preparing a core team for Solar Decathlon 2017, ISD needs a combination of experienced students and young students.

Applications close on the night of Wednesday, September 24th.
Access applications by clicking the corresponding links below!

Secretary Application
Sponsorship Chair Application
Projects Team Application


U.S. Green Building Council Students
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Edit your subscription | Unsubscribe