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CT Green Buildings Council

Organization(s) Connecticut Dept. of Environmental Protection
Project Description The newly formed CT Green Building Council (CTGBC) is raising the level of knowledge about green buildings in the state with audiences ranging from architects/designers to contractors and building owners. While encouraging the use of the national Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards, the CTGBC has held training events and tours to promote a shift in design towards green. Events held to date have included an autumn kick-off event with two nationally-known experts on green building: Bob Fox of Fox and Fowle Architects (designer of the four Times Square green office towers in NYC) and Jim Toothaker of the PA DEP (who guided the construction of the PA DEP green headquarters). The spring brought US Green Building Council LEED training to the largest audience yet in the United States (over 100 attendees). The day following the LEED training the CTGBC co-sponsored the Construction Institute's "Making Green$ from Green" spring conference and expo. The summer event was a tour of the Mohegan Sun Hotel, which hosts two fuel cells and multiple programs that incor-porate environmental consciousness into its operation. Dr. Norman Richards, Mohegan Environmental Manager, provided a very informative tour that covered emission credits, support of a forest in Puerto Rico to offset greenhouse gas production, a holistic recycling system that includes organics shipment to a local farm, and the use of alternate energy systems. An onsite day care center will be heated and cooled with a geothermal system. A second LEED training is planned for the fall of 2002. Six projects from the CT Department of Public Works are currently in progress; these have LEED certification as an option.

More Info www.ctgbc.org/
Project Contact
Name Kim Trella
Phone 860-424-3234
Project Keywords
Activity Keywords Conference, Training/workshops
Newsletter Northeast States Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 12 No. 2, Summer 2002 [PDF]


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