GREEN SCHOOLS. GREEN TOOLS. Building a Better Louisiana.
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.
HAPPY EARTH DAY
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GREEN SCHOOL CHALLENGE WINNERS!
Elementary School Division
1st Place: Lycee Francais (New Orleans) Winner of $1500 and an Elkay Fountain.
2nd Place: St. Paul’s Episcopal Elementary School (New Orleans) Winner of $1000.
3rd Place: McKinney Byrd Academy (Shreveport) Winner of $500.
Honorable Mention: Glen Oaks Park Elementary (Baton Rouge) Winner of $500 Idea Paint Wall.
Middle School Division
1st Place: Hammond Junior High Magnet School (Hammond) Winner of $1500 and an Elkay Fountain.
2nd Place: St. Paul’s Episcopal Middle School (New Orleans) Winner of $1000.
3rd Place: Lucille Nesom Middle School (Tickfaw) Winner of $500.
Honorable Mention: Samuel J. Green Charter School (New Orleans) Winner of $500 Idea Paint Wall.
High School Division:
1st Place: Benjamin Franklin High School (New Orleans) Winner of $1500 and an Elkay Fountain.
2nd Place: St. Martin’s Episcopal School (Metairie) Winner of $1000.
3rd Place: International High School (New Orleans) Winner of $500.
Honorable Mention: Edna Karr High School (New Orleans) Winner of $500 Idea Paint Wall.
Vote for a People's Choice Award Winner on the Green Schools Challenge Facebook page. The project with the most "Likes" on May 1st will receive an Elkay Water Bottle Filler for their school. Vote now for all of your favorites!
We thank Entergy, Elkay, and Idea Paint for their generous support of the Green Schools Challenge.
Green Leasing & The Benefits of Greening Commercial Real Estate
Presented by USGBC Louisiana & ULI Louisiana
Wednesday, April 29 7.30AM - 12.30PM
Give your company a competitive edge in the marketplace!
Learn more from:
Adam Sledd (Institute for Market Transformation), Marcel Wisznia (Wisznia Architecture & Development), Will Bradshaw (Green Coast Enterprises),Michael Pousson (CBRE), Casius Pealer (Tulane University), and Z Smith (Eskew, Dumez, Ripple).
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.
This course is approved for GBCI and Real Estate Commission Continuing Education Hours.
To read more and to register for this event click HERE.
Community News/Northwest Louisiana
Coates Bluff's Lifestyle Center Earns LEED Certification
The Lifestyle Center is a 10,000 square foot community building that features an internet café, private movie theater, fitness center, executive conference room, gourmet kitchen and multiple living areas for social and community events. The center is designed to reflect the traditional design style of A. Hays Town.
“LEED Certification is a tremendous credit to our team. This achievement is a testament to their focus on delivering lower costs to our tenants while minimizing the carbon footprint of our developments,” says U.L. Coleman Companies Development Manager, Cole Guthrie.
Coates Bluff at Wright Island is a multifamily living development located near Clyde Fant Parkway and the Shreveport-Barksdale Highway. It includes 252 energy efficient one and two bedroom apartments on a tree-shaded swatch of land rich in history and rife with foliage.
A LEED plaque ceremony will take place in the coming weeks.