From The Editor
Concrete Technology Seminar
Energy Efficiency Seminar
LEED GA Study Group
Sustainable Cocktails
LEED BD+C Workshop (Day 1)
LEED BD+C Workshop (Day 2)
BPI Certified Energy Audit Training
Sustainable Cocktails East
Annual Gala
USGBC-LI Forms____ Attainable LI Team
Forchelli LEED Office Tour
Obama Plans Green_ Building Initiative
USGBC-LI Teams with Habit for Humanity
USGBC-LI's_______ New Office
Long Island LEED___ Projects Listed
Committee_______ Meeting Dates
Resource________ Development
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The purpose of the Long Island Chapter of the US Green Building Council is to mirror and advance the core purpose of the US Green Building Council locally; to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.

The USGBC-LI is committed to working with our fellow Long Islanders to improve our quality of life by improving the quality of the structures we build and the environment in which we all live, work and play.  We are committed to leaving the world a little better than we found it so that future generations have an unfettered opportunity to do the same.

From The Editor
Don't miss the Mar 21st LEED Study Group, the Mar 22nd Sustainable Cocktails, the Mar 23rd LEED Workshop and the
Mar 31st Sustainable Cocktails East.  Also, check out the new partnerships between USGBC-LI and Attainable Long Island and Habitat for Humanity.  It's already time to save the date for our May 24th Annual Gala.  And, check out the Committee meetings schedule below.

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Published 3/10/11
Mar 10 -  FREE Concrete Technology Seminar   


USGBC-LI members and guests have been invited to a  

FREE all-day seminar on Concrete Technology with numerous technical sessions, free AIA and pdh credits, and a luncheon  keynote by Vince Capogna.   


Thurs Mar 10, 2011

7:00am - 6:00pm

Hilton Long Island
 589 Broadhollow Road
Melville, NY 11747

Click here for MORE INFORMATION.


Click here  to REGISTER  


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Mar 15 & 22 -  FREE Energy Efficiency Information Seminars  


USGBC-LI members and guests have been invited to a FREE Energy Efficiency Information Seminar on either Mar 15th or Mar 16th.  The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), NYS Small Business Development (SBDC), NYS Empire State Development, National Grid and Nassau and Suffolk Counties are sponsoring free informational seminars on how to access financial incentives and achieve cost savings through energy efficiency, process efficiency, and technical assistance programs.


Tuesday, March 15, 2011  

East Wind Catering and Conference Center
5720 Route 25A, Wading River, NY 11972


Tuesday, March 22, 2011  

LIPA/National Grid Facility, Rooms 157/158
25 Hub Drive, Melville, NY 11747


Click here to REGISTER and for MORE INFORMATION.    


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Mar 21 -  LEED GA Exam
Study Group    


This is a study group to prepare to take the LEED Green Associates accreditation exam. The classes are taught by experts in their field and includes all hand outs and study materials.  It is also a great way to learn about LEED and green building principles. Study materials are included.


Mon Mar 21, 2011

6:00pm - 8:00pm

USGBC-LI Headquarters
150 Motor Parkway
Media Center Theater
Hauppauge , NY 11788


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Click here to REGISTER and for MORE INFORMATION.


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Mar 22 - Sustainable Cocktails 
This event is still free to members
(a great reason to join the chapter). It's an open networking meeting for members and professionals to share ideas with USGBC-LI Board Members, Committee Chairs, and other chapter members. And you can learn more about the positive impacts of Building Green on Long Island.

Come learn more about the chapter and how to get involved in its committees and
educational programs.

Tues Mar 22, 2011
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Four Food Studio
515 Broad Hollow Rd
Melville NY 11747

Click here to REGISTER and for MORE INFORMATION.



Mar 23 -  Workshop: Understanding LEED BD+C Rating System (Day 1) 


This workshop will provide essential knowledge and understanding of the LEED BD+C rating systems, including credit intents, key elements, main requirements, and referenced standards; synergies among credits; and foundations of the LEED certification process, including basic documentation considerations.


Wed Mar 23, 2011

8:00am - 5:30pm

Stony Brook University
  CEWIT Building
1500 Stony Brook Road
Stony Brook, NY 11794


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Click here to REGISTER and for MORE INFORMATION.


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Mar 24 -  Workshop: Implementing LEED BD+C Rating System (Day 2)


This workshop is intended for professionals who are familiar with the basic concepts of the LEED for New Construction and Major Renovations (BD+C) Rating System, but new to implementing it on projects or looking to brush up on implementation best practices. It is appropriate for new LEED APs, as well as those pursuing GBCI's LEED AP Building Design + Construction credential.  

Thurs Mar 24, 2011

8:00am - 5:30pm

Stony Brook University
  CEWIT Building
1500 Stony Brook Road
Stony Brook, NY 11794


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Click here to REGISTER and for MORE INFORMATION.


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Mar 24 thru Apr 1 - BPI Certified
Energy Auditor Training  


Stony Brook University CET is offering training to become a BPI Certified Energy Auditor.  Good candidates for this training include Home Inspectors, HVAC Professionals, Insulation Professionals, General Contractors, Home Builders, Engineers, and Architects.

The BPI Heating Specialist Certification course includes 5 days of classroom and field training as well as the BPI Heating Professional written and field exams. This course covers heating system science, load & system sizing, ventilation system design and installation, and system diagnostics.

Mon Mar 28, 2011

Fri Apr 1, 2011

  Stony Brook University
Corporate Education and Training
Stony Brook, New York 11794

Click here to REGISTER and for MORE INFORMATION.


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Mar 31 - Sustainable Cocktails East


USGBC-LI East End Committee invites you to bring your expertise to our newest monthly Sustainable Cocktails networking meeting and learn more about the importance and positive impacts of Building Green on the East End of Long Island.  This event is free to members.  Come learn more about the chapter and how to get involved in committees and  educational programs.   

Thurs Mar 31, 2011

6:00pm to 9:00pm 


Tim Burk's 230 Elm Street
230 Elm Street
Southampton, NY 11968


Click here to REGISTER and for MORE INFORMATION.

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May 24 -- Annual Gala

Please SAVE THE DATE for the USGBC-LI Annual Green Gala.

Gala 2011 -- Join Us

    Tues May 24, 2011


Jack Kulka (Kulka Construction)
Richard Kessel (New York Power Authority)

USGBC-LI Forms Attainable
Long Island Team

The Town of Babylon, United Way of Long Island, U.S. Green Building Council Long Island Chapter, and the Long Island Power Authority have announced  that they are co-sponsoring a national design competition as a part of their mission to build the most sustainable and affordable home possible on a site in Wyandanch. The leaders of this Attainable Long Island alliance have determined this site will be the place where both green and affordable housing will be redefined.  The winner of the competition will receive $10,000.

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Briefing and Tour at LEED Certified Forchelli Office a Great Success
On March 1st USGBC-LI provided a briefing and office tour of the LEED Silver for Commercial Interiors Certified Forchelli office space in the Omni Building in Uniondale.  Forchelli was praised for it social responsibility in being the 1st LEED Certified office in Nassau County.  The briefing in the auditorium was preceded by a light dinner and networking.  A  presentation was made to Forchelli and a description of highlights of the project was made by representives of the integrated design team -- building owner, tenant, LEED AP, architect, project manager, HVAC supplier and commissioning agent.  Highlights of the presentations included energy saving rebates, and compliance with LEED requirements for office materials, recycling of debris, air quality and lighting.

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Obama Plans Green Building

(Feb. 3, 2011) Washington, D.C. - The U.S.
Green Building Council (USGBC) today applauded
a key element of President usgbclogo Obama's plan
to "win the future" by making America's commercial buildings more energy- and resource-efficient over the next decade. 
The President's plan, entitled Better Buildings Initiative, catalyzes private-sector investment through a series of incentives to upgrade offices, stores, schools and universities, hospitals
and other commercial and municipal buildings.

Click here to
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USGBC-LI Teams with Habitat
for Humanity

 Habitat for Humanity
USGBC-LI has partnered with Habitat for Humanity Long Island to build two LEED Gold Certified homes.  Both organizations consider the collaboration to be a major success.  The homes were constructed to LEED requirements without adding any additional costs to the projects.

Click here to

                           Habitat for Humanity #3
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USGBC-LI's New Office to be
LEED Certified

USGBC-LI will be moving into new office space shortly at 150 Motor Parkway in Hauppauge.  It is planned that this new office space will be LEED Silver Certified.   The layouts have been approved and sources are being sought for office furniture, fixtures, and the like.  The plan is to have a ribbon cutting opening ceremony in mid-April.   Stay tuned for status updates. 

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Long Island LEED Projects Listed
The following Long Island projects have been
LEED Certified:
  • Wild By Nature
  • Leviton Manufacturing
  • Watermill Ateliers
  • Brookhaven National Lab 
  • Tanger Outlet Mall
  • Adelphi Univ Sports Center
  • Hampton Bays School
  • Stop & Shop
  • Westhampton Vill Hall
  • 1001 Franklyn Ave
  • Space Storage Center
  • Forchelli Law Firm
Click here for MORE INFORMATION.

Committee Meeting Schedule

Check here for a list of Committee meeting dates.  Click on the Committee to send an e-mail or click on the date for more information.

  -- Communications:    3:00 PM Thurs Mar 10th (2nd Thurs)
  -- Advocacy:            4:00 PM Mon Mar 14th (2nd Mon)
  -- Residential Green:   6:00 PM Wed Mar 16th (3rd Wed)
  -- Green Technology5:30 PM Wed Mar TBD
  -- Resource Develop4:00 PM Tues Mar 22nd (Last Tues)
  -- Sustain Cocktails:   5:30 PM Tues Mar 22nd (Last Tues)
  -- Programs:             5;30 PM Mon Apr 4th (1st Monday)
  -- Healthcare:           8:00 AM Thurs Apr 7th (First Thurs)
  -- Green Schools:      5:30 PM Tues Apr 12th (2nd Tues)
  -- Green Incentives:   5:30 PM Tues 12th
  -- Emerging Profs:      5:30 PM Wed Apr TBD

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Resource Development

The mission of the Resource Development Committee is to raise funds through individual and corporate donations.  These funds are used to USGBC-LI Logo support green building initiatives on Long Island through education, programs and events, as well as community outreach and advocacy efforts.

Please support the USGBC Long Island Chapter and help make Long Island a greener place to live and work.   



Click here to make a TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION

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Want to Get More Involved?
Join a Committee or Become a Sponsor

Most committees are looking for members to help spread the word about green building to Long Island. It's a great way to network and help create a greener future for the next generation. Put in as much or as little time as you want. No special skills are required. Just jump right in.
Visit the committee page and contact one of the Committee Chairs to get more information. 


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