Last week, hundreds of architects stormed Washington as part of the American Institute of Architects’ annual Grassroots Leadership and Legislative Conference. Grassroots serves as a forum to convene AIA’s extensive local chapter network, with which USGBC’s local chapters often collaborate. Partnerships are the primary tools in any advocacy organization’s tool belt; however, the ongoing collaboration between the U.S.
This month, Erie High Charter students, educators and the building and design team celebrated the school’s designation as the first LEED Gold certified high school in the state of Kansas.
Thanks to close collaboration between the local design/construction team and the students of the school, the students were instrumental in doing much of the work to obtain LEED Gold. PBA Architects, Crossland Construction and high-performance building system designers Henderson Engineers worked directly with the students who continue to use the school itself as an environmental learning lab.
The U.S. Green Building Council-Illinois Chapter held a reception this past week in Springfield, Ill. to mark the release of a comprehensive report identifying opportunities to green all schools in Illinois. The report was the result of more than two y…