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Projects Updates for USGBC Student Chapter

  1. Green Apple Day of Service letter from iSEE to local schools

    The USGBC Green Apple Day of Service (http://greenapple.org/dayofservice) was September 26, 2015, and iSEE Associate Director Madhu Khanna sent a letter to local schools encouraging them to participate.  The letter is attached here, and the outcomes are shown on the USGBC website at http://www.usgbc-illinois.org/green-apple-day-of-service-success-stories/.

  2. Newsletter January 2015

    Associated Project(s): 

    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 @ gmail.com 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 usgbcstudents.uiuc@gmail.com!

     

    Membership


    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 @ illinois.edu to become a member!

     

  3. USGBC Student Chapter Newsletter

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

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    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
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    Email AJ Unander at aunande2@illinois.edu 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 malsom1@illinois.edu with any questions. 

     

     

    Membership

    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 bzhao11@illinois.edu 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

     
     
     
             
     

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    usgbcstudents.uiuc@gmail.com

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