LEED Certified Projects in South Florida
Two of the primary metrics that we look at to measure our Chapter's success are the number of LEED projects that are Certified in our region and the number of individuals who have joined the USGBC South Florida Chapter.
Both of these metrics continue to exhibit strong growth. South Florida has more than 316 LEED Certified projects in its broad territory. There were 25 projects that earned a LEED Certification during the first quarter of 2013, an increase of 28% compared to the first quarter of 2012. At the same time, the Chapter has seen outstanding growth -- we now have more than 1,200 members, a 35% increase over a year ago, making us one of the strongest Chapters in the USGBC network.
The following represent South Florida LEED Certified projects statistics through April 13, 2013:
Congratulations South Florida and all companies that had even the smallest hand in this ongoing market transformation. To learn more about LEED including workshop offerings, click here. To join the Chapter family, click here.
Save The Date: GalaVerde 2013
Planning for the USGBC South Florida Chapter's GalaVerde 2103 awards banquet is well underway. The annual affair, which recognizes and honors those outstanding projects, inspirational businesses, dedicated individuals, and instrumental Chapter members who are LEEDing the way to a more sustainable built environment in our South Florida community, will be held on September 21.
If you are interested in volunteering for or sponsoring GalaVerde, contact Lee Cooke, the Chapter's Executive Director. To learn more about the 2012 celebration and to see a list of awards winners, click here.
In the meantime, save the date -- September 21 for GalaVerde 2013!
Chapter Hot Topics
USGBC Workshop Prices! Course registration is now the lowest ever -- $199 for USGBC South Florida Chapter members and $229 for non-members. Check out monthly offerings here.
~ Spread the word --the USGBC South Florida Chapter has been published in ENR Magazine. The May issue features a 12-page insert with informative articles from Chapter members and beautiful images of LEED projects throughout South Florida. To read the complete insert, click here.
~ The Broward Branch's second annual Green Trivia Cup was another terrific success. Sandra Lee, the Chapter's Vice-President and former Broward Branch Chair, crafted a challenging contest. To test your green- and USGBC-trivia smarts, click here. To review the answers, click here.
~ The USGBC South Florida Chapter, a nonprofit organization, is completed volunteer-governed. To review the background of our elected leadership, including President Paul Carty (right), click here. To learn more about the Chapter, click here.
Good Green Reading ...
~ School Security and our Built Environment
~ A Summit to Explore the Building Blocks of Energy Performance: Data, Data, Data
~ GSA On the Right Track with Green Buildings and LEED: Now’s Your Chance to Help Them Stay There
~ New Partnership Set to Accelerate Study of Green Building, Human Health
~ Public Health Gets a Place at the Design Table
~ Project Haiti's Seeds of Hope
~ Data-driven results
~ Benchmarking policies
~ Greening the MLS
~ Knowing the Facts: Green Schools
If you are interested in getting involved with the USGBC South Florida Chapter's advocacy efforts, contact Rob Hink. Visit the Chapter's advocacy website page here.
Prepare for LEED AP and
LEED GA Exams
Click here to learn how to prepare for the LEED AP and GA exams: USGBC courses, reference and study guides and other tools. Learn more regarding LEED in South Florida here.
See the top of this column for links to the Chapter's educational resources that can help you pass the LEED GA and LEED AP exams. The 2013 schedule of USGBC workshops and webinars is being prepared and will be posted before year-end.
The US Green Building South Florida Chapter is a volunteer-governed and a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization. Our volunteer family is our lifeblood.
To learn about volunteer opportunities, click here. To learn about the programs offered at our five Branches, click on the Branch of interest below:
~ Treasure Coast Branch
~ Palm Beach Branch
~ Broward Branch
~ Miami-Dade Branch
~ Keys Branch