USGBC NF Weekly Announcements

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The Weekly eNewsletter for the US Green Building Council Florida Chapter, Northeast Florida Region

February 2, 2016

In This issue:  

Chapter Event

Community Event

Green Tip of the Week

Chapter Events

USGBC Edu-Cast Program:  Next Generation of Certification: LEED v4, WELL, SITES, PEER & GRESB (Rebroadcast due to high demand)

THURSDAY, February 4, 2015; 12:00 - 1:00

Location: At Your Desk via GoToMeeting

Best of Greenbuild Webcast Series

1 hour of LEED Specific BD+C, ID+C, O+M, ND & Homes

1 AIA LU/HSW Credit Hour

This is a self-reporting series. You will receive a certificate of attendance yet you need to self-report your own continuing education credits to GBCI, AIA, etc.

Now is your chance to see some of the top-notch sessions that were recorded at 2015 Greenbuild!


  • FREE to all current members of any USGBC Florida Chapter/Region/Branch
  • $25 for non-members

Register Online!

Community Events

2016 Water Education Festival

SATURDAY, February 6, 2016; 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The 2016 Water Education Festival, sponsored by the Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board in partnership with the St. Johns Riverkeeper, will be held Saturday, February 6, 2016. The festival will be take place at the Museum of Science and History (MOSH) from 10 am to 4 pm. The museum is free to the public that day and there will be a number of educational exhibits and presentations along with free guided tours of the St. Johns River. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Build Resiliently in Northeast Florida

February 29, 2016 at 4:00pm: Part 2: Incentivize Development in Less Vulnerable Areas

You will be interested in the following meetings if you care about how to build resiliently in Northeast Florida, how we might define “less vulnerable” areas, and how to incentivize resilient buildings and growth in less vulnerable areas.

You are invited to be part of these discussions, supported by the business-focused Public/Private Regional Resiliency Committee of the Northeast Florida Regional Council. Register for the meetings at this link.

We need your input, and hope to see you there!

Play for ACE Casino Night

FRIDAY, March 4, 2016; 6:30 PM

Hidden Hills Country Club

Register Online.

Green Tip of the Week

Meeting Planner's Guide to Going Green

This guide is offered by the Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Sustainable Initiatives. Sustainable initiatives are voluntary, non-regulatory programs that assist Florida industry and citizens in protecting Florida’s environment. Sustainable Initiatives programs include the Clean Marina Program, the Clean Vessel Act program and the Florida Green Lodging Program.

Selecting a Destination

  • Select destinations compatible with the event’s purpose and the demographics of the attendees. If a destination requires extensive attendee travel, consider using carbon offset programs.
  • Use a list of environmental criteria or the Destination Selection Questionnaire [PDF - 65KB] with each meeting Request for Proposal (RFP). The questionnaire helps you gain information about a destination’s environmental practices.
  • Ask the destination’s convention and visitors’ bureau (CVB) and local destination management companies (DMCs) to recommend venues and suppliers that have environmental practices in place.

Read more…


Emily F. Crews, LEED® AP BD+C, CPSM
Strategic Committee Chair, USGBC Northeast Florida Region Communications
TLC Engineering for Architecture




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Board of Directors 2016


Kimberly Jowers, LEED AP BD+C, CPSM, TLC Engineering for Architecture


James Richardson, City of Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board


Carrie-Lynn Black, Green Team Project

Mark Gelfo, PE, LEED Fellow, CxA, EMP, GGP, TLC Engineering for Architecture

Mike Hornsby
Museum of Science & History (MOSH)

Dr. Ashley Johnson,
Jacksonville University

Joey McKinnon, P.G.
Environmental Geologist

Sam Kanadilo, C.E.M.
Green Building Design

Deanna McDonald
Health Planning Council

Dr. J. David Lambert, UNF

Sophia Bryant, EI, LEED GA Civil Engineer

Robert Riva, LEED AP BD+C, Holland & Knight (General Counsel)

USGBC Florida Staff

Lee Cooke, Executive Director

Sarah Boren, LEED AP Homes, LEED AP BD+C, State Director of Policy and Programs

Brandice Pelfrey, Director of Member Services

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