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USGBC Louisiana is working every day to make Louisiana a healthier, more prosperous place to live, work and learn by greening the built environment. Through education, legislative advocacy, research, and service, our members and a network of dedicated volunteers are making a difference.  We are committed to making green building a priority in Louisiana.

 

Membership is open to anyone with a passion for green building, sustainable communities, and a brighter future for our state. Join us today.


ULL School of Architecture Earns 8 Year Accreditation Term

Architecture program earns 8-year accreditation program

 

The Architecture program at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette School of Architecture and Design provides an excellent process of educating young architects, according to experts from the National Architectural Accrediting Board. The NAAB team conducted a comprehensive review of the program last fall, ultimately extending its accreditation for the maximum full length accreditation term of eight years.

 

To read this article in its entirety click HERE.


Community News 

New home of Tulane's School of Social Work earns LEED Gold Certification

From Tulane's website... 

School of Social work readies to for move to state-of-the-art facility 

As the Dean of the Tulane School of Social Work, I’m proud to announce that the School is scheduled for an exciting move in August 2014. The Tulane School of Social Work will be moving out of the building it has occupied for more than 50 years on Tulane's Uptown Campus and into a fully-renovated, state-of-the-art facility located at 127 Elk Place, which is in the heart of Tulane’s Downtown Campus.

To read this press release in its entirety click HERE

To see the new facility in person join us for a tour of 127 Elk Place on July 22!  Click HERE to read more and register for the event. 


 

Green Leasing & The Benefits of Greening Commercial Real Estate

Wednesday, April 29 7.30AM - 12.30PM 

ULI Louisiana and USGBC Louisiana Chapter are proud to co-host “Green Leasing & The Benefits of Greening Commercial Real Estate” on April 29, 2015. This 5 hour program will be eligible for GCBI, AIA, and Louisiana Real Estate Commission Credits. 

The 3 part program will feature a 2 hour course from Adam Sledd of the Institute for Market Transformation. Adam's course, "How to Make Green Your Competitive Advantage" is a comprehensive look at why green matters for commercial real estate brokers. Adam will highlight the business case for green buildings, an introduction to LEED and Energy Star and how it relates to your practice, bringing "green" into the leasing process, financing green buildings, and available resources for those engaging in green leasing, management, and development. 

A four person 1.5 hour panel will follow. Local practitioners of green development, management, and financing will discuss best practices in this field in our region, touching on their personal experiences, as well as an outlook on where they see green going forward. Panelists include:

  • Marcel Wisznia, Wisznia Architecture & Development
  • Will Bradshaw, Green Coast Enterprises
  • Michael Pousson, CBRECasius Pealer, Tulane University

The morning with end with a 30 minute session from Parke McEnery with the McEnery Company, a local firm specializing in commercial real estate appraisal, brokerage, and consulting. Mr. McEnery will speak about how and to what extent green development affects his real estate appraisal practice. 

This event is open to the public, with discounts for ULI & USGBC members. Upon registration, if you are a USBGC member, please use the discount code USGBC, to get a member rate. 

To read more and to register for this event click HERE


 

ULL School of Architecture Earns 8 Year Accreditation Term

Architecture program earns 8-year accreditation program 

The Architecture program at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette School of Architecture and Design provides an excellent process of educating young architects, according to experts from the National Architectural Accrediting Board. The NAAB team conducted a comprehensive review of the program last fall, ultimately extending its accreditation for the maximum full length accreditation term of eight years.

To read this article in its entirety click HERE.



 

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USGBC Louisiana Green Schools Challenge

 

Our Green Schools Challenge Green Teams are wrapping up their 2014-15 school year projects.  Forty-eight schools took the challenge.  Students have been creatively affecting change at their schools.

Entergy is generously underwriting our cash prize program and we look forward to rewarding our innovative students in May.

See more about the Challenge on the Facebook page and read our Green Schools Ambassador's Blog here on our website.

 


Recent LEED Certifications

 

LEED Certified v2.2 on 8/22/14  LSU Hilltop Arboretum Education Facility

11855 Highland Road, Baton Rouge

 LEED Gold Certified NCv2009 on 9/4/2014  LHFA Activity Center

150/250 17th Street, Baton Rouge

 LEED Gold Certified NCv2009 on 9/4/2104  FY11 Fort Fort VOLAR Barrack

1054 1000 Block SW, Fort Polk

 LEED Gold Certified NCv2009 on 11/1/2104  New TUAS Facility

7205 Texas Avenue, Fort Polk

 LEED Silver Certified CI v2009 on 12/16/14  Mid City

421 N Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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Event Calendar

4/7/2015
Connections & Cocktails--An Emerging Professional Event in New Orleans

4/29/2015
Green Leasing & The Benefits of Greening Commercial Real Estate

5/8/2015
Green Infrastructure Workshops for Professionals: Workshop A

5/15/2015
Green Infrastructure Workshops for Professionals: Workshop B

6/23/2015
Everblue LEED Green Associate Training

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