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Greenbuild 2014 is coming to New Orleans!


October 22-24, 2014
New Orleans Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70130
UPDATES:
  • Register for Greenbuild 2014  NOW!
  • Make your commitment to Greaux Green in 2014 TODAY!
  • Greenbuild has chosen Travel Planners as their official housing provider for 2014. Book your hotel now!
  • Meet the Greenbuild 2014 Local Partners
  • Register for a Greenbuild New Orleans Tour HERE
  • Opening and Closing Plenary Speakers Announced!
  • Come rock out with musical entertainment Trombone Shorty and the Alabama Shakes


CHAPTER LAGNIAPPE: Get a little something extra from the USGBC Louisiana Chapter during Greenbuild this year! 
We can't wait to welcome you to New Orleans! Be sure to take advantage of these great local services, brought to you by the USGBC Louisiana Greenbuild Host Committee.

BOOK IT Make reservations at the Host City Booth, USGBC Louisiana has a dinner reservation with your name on it! If it is your first trip to the Big Easy or you just would enjoy meeting some new dinner companions, the local chapter has you covered. They have already made dinner reservations at some of the area’s finest establishments; you just need to stop by the Host City Booth and reserve your seat. Reservations have been made for tables of six at two different times per evening, Thursday
and Friday. You will be responsible for your own transportation.

GOTTA RUN! There’s no reason to run all by yourself. Local runners will be meeting each morning during
the conference to lead the way. More details on the way.

THE "F" LIST: Fun. Famous. Fresh. Funky.  The best of New Orleans all in one Big Easy list.

CONTACT USGBC LOUISIANA TODAY TO FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN BE A PART OF THE
BIGGEST GREEN BUILDING EXPO IN THE WORLD!

Learn more about registration, exhibiting, and sponsorship by contacting the USGBC Louisiana Chapter Submit the note USGBC_Louisiana_Ref.


Greaux Green in 2014 Commitments

In preparation for the 21st annual Greenbuild Conference, USGBC Louisiana invites you to showcase your organization’s commitment to sustainability and greener communities across Louisiana. Tell us what you are currently doing or decide today to start making a difference. 

T
ake action and together, make a difference. What can you do?

Make a Greaux Green Commitment to your community today. Go to our website and complete the very short We’re Greauxing Green survey. All of the commitments will be highlighted on our website, in chapter publications, and will become an exhibit in New Orleans during Greenbuild 2014 in October.

Make your Greaux Green in 2014 Commitment today!
The 2014 Greenbuild Legacy Project: CSED's Energy Efficiency Education Center

The Greenbuild 2014 Legacy Project is the Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development’s Energy Efficiency Educational Center.  A 130 year old barge board house was donated to CSED and has been renovated as a community hub for green building and energy efficiency education in the Lower 9th Ward.

Renovation of the Center began in 2013.  Energy efficient upgrades have been made while preserving the house’s original frame and unique wood interiors.  The barge board walls, constructed from dismantled bargeboards taken from vessels that once traveled down the Mississippi, are a highlight of the new Center.  In areas of the house where original materials could not be salvaged, extensive efforts were made to use reclaimed materials from the New Orleans area.  The Center is pursing LEED certification. 

Signage throughout the center and strategically placed truth windows will give visitors the opportunity to learn more about energy efficiency and green building techniques.  The Center will provide energy efficiency DIY workshops and classes and will be a welcomed space for community activities.

Future plans for the property include a backyard orchard and workshop. 

Born in the aftermath of catastrophic flooding in the Lower Ninth Ward, CSED provides community-based support to residents of the Lower Ninth Ward in all aspects of sustainability for area neighborhoods as part of long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts. Their goal is the re-creation and repopulation of a strong community, mindful of its resources and vulnerabilities, with an engaged citizenry that is active, resilient, prosperous, and energy independent. CSED is focused on providing food security and a greener built environment for all of its neighbors and supporting coastal sustainability critical to the prosperity of the entire region.


Skilled volunteers needed for the 2014 Legacy Project! Learn more HERE

Greenbuild 2014 Community Partners

We are proud to announce USGBC Louisiana's Greenbuild 2014 Community Partners. These outstanding local organizations have made it their missions to promote the Greenbuild Conference and Expo throughout our region.

AIA New Orleans
AIA Louisiana
Alliance for Affordable Energy
Baton Rouge Area Foundation
Center for Planning Excellence
Council of Educational Facility Planners International - Louisiana Chapter
Energy Wise NOLA
Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance
Greater New Orleans, Inc.
Construction Specifications Institute, Gulf States Region
Historic Green
Louisiana Housing Alliance
New Orleans Business Alliance
New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors
Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation
Ride New Orleans
Sierra Club - Delta Chapter
Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance
ULI Louisiana


These opportunities are brought to you by the New Orleans Greenbuild Host Committee


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