December 08, 2020 8:00 AM to December 10, 2020 6:00 PM


This is a USGBC national event.

Save the Date of December 8-10

An inclusive opportunity for education, celebration, and inspiration throughout the region. Much more information is to come but in the meantime, if you are interested in helping shape this event...

Call for Volunteers – Better Buildings Better Lives: Big South Working Group

Applications are due July 28

Learn how you can get involved with this year's working group as a volunteer.

There is lots to brag about in the USGBC Big South region. That’s why we need you! We are seeking energetic volunteers from Maryland to Florida to Texas to serve on a working group for the Better Buildings, Better Lives: Big South conference to be held virtually December 8–10.

We are committed to celebrating and promoting the exceptional LEED projects and sustainability initiatives that make the Big South region a leader in green building. The Better Buildings, Better Lives working group leads this charge by developing the program, marketing plans and content so we can recognize excellence and inspire continued achievement.

Taking place virtually across 3 days, Better Buildings, Better Lives features people and projects that are leading the region to a more sustainable, healthy and resilient future. The virtual conference will focus on addressing key topics and issues facing local and regional communities, and how green building can create more sustainable spaces that positively impact our health and raise the standard of living.

Who should apply?

Ideal candidates know the leading people and projects in their USGBC community, and key topics and issues trending in the industry. They are familiar with the ins and outs of the LEED rating system and are talented professionals who can commit to regular calls (averaging two hours per month), and offline program review and development for the virtual conference. Each working group role will be for a 6-month term beginning this July and ending in January 2021.

Better Buildings, Better Lives Working Group responsibilities:

Program/Education advisors:

  • Assist in recruiting targeted speakers with call for proposals
  • Review and select from the submitted sessions
  • Develop education sessions based on basic event template
  • Take lead in flushing out session details and support ongoing communication with speakers
  • Report out recommendations to the rest of the working group
  • Help prepare materials, such as slides, social interludes/salons


Marketing, Promotions, Engagement, and Partnerships:

  • Cultivate relationships and share event marketing with local contacts and partners
  • Develop potential sponsor list and contact assigned target sponsors
  • Establish relationships with new and diverse partners
  • Promote scholarships and select awardees
  • Recruit day-of volunteers
  • Aid with article writing and event promotion


Virtual Platform, Logistics and Follow-up:

  • Assist Project Manager with event details including run of show
  • Manage event chat and resource sharing
  • During event: registration desk, show direction, etc.


Read more on the Better Buildings, Better Lives Big South Working Group role description and application.