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Connecticut Green Building Council
Chapter News and Events - Summer 2014

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The 2014 Green Building Awards
Open for Submissions

Green Project Awards

Project entries must be constructed, substantially completed, and able to demonstrate that the green strategies will lower the overall impact of the project.

The project can be located outside CT if a member of the project team is  based in CT.

The projects may be submitted by CTGBC Members as well as Non-Members.

Green Project Categories

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Public / Institutional
  • Student (new this year)

Green Advocate Award

Submissions must be for an individual, organization, or municipality and should include a description of their achievements as well as names and affiliations with any related projects.

Nominate an impactful project or deserving green advocate today!

2014 Project Award Form >

2014 Advocate Award Form >

81 Participants Complete GPRO Program

The recent GPRO (Green  Professional Building Skills Training)  Operations & Maintenance course hosted by CTGBC had eighty-one candidates completing the course.  "The course was so successful, we plan to hold it again next year" commented instructor Bill Leahy. Successful candidates receive a GPRO O&M certificate, a wallet card and hard hat sticker.

These trained workers can qualify for a LEED point for Existing Buildings projects under LEED Pilot Credit 81.  Both GBCI and AIA credits are available for all GPRO courses.

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Hartford Steam Boiler Building Earns LEED Silver

The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co.'s downtown Hartford One State Street headquarters recently received LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, the company announced.

 The 24-story building's energy use, lighting, water consumption and other factors all played into its overall LEED score, the equipment insurer said.

The USGBC uses a 100-point system to assign LEED certifications, which range from "certified" (40-49 points) to "platinum" (80+ points).


Congressman Jim Himes joins CTGBC Earth Day Panel Discussion on Renewable Energy….

Earth Day Panel at Audubon Greenwich discuss state and federal initiatives to support the funding of renewable energy and encourage the growth of a green economy in Connecticut.

Panelists included Mark Robbins, Energy Committee Chair, CTGBC; Bryan Garcia, CEO and President CEFIA; Congressman Jim Himes and Stewart Hudson, Executive Director Audubon Connecticut.
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Bring it to New Orleans


Come down and experience New Orleans this fall at Greenbuild 2014. Known for its delectable food and live music, New Orleans is one of America's most culturally and historically-rich destinations and the perfect backdrop to continue the green revolution!

Greenbuild offers a place for thousands to gather and renew their commitment to sustainability, with three exhilarating days featuring:

  • Exhibit hall with 750 companies offering innovative products & technologies
  • Outstanding educations sessions & renowned speakers
  • LEED workshops & tours
  • Unmatched networking opportunities
  • Opening plenary & Greenbuild celebration                          
New at Greenbuild for 2014:
  • LEED Platinum Concept Home on show floor, in partnership with Make It Right Foundation
  • Residential pavilion & education track
  • New pre-show educational summits on Tuesday           
* Final certification will occur after reassembly on Make It Right Foundation site in New Orleans.

Visit for the latest details, updates and information.

 Green Homes Committee Hosts Tours

 Fifteen homes across the state demonstrating residential green building technologies were open to the public at no charge for two weekends in June.  Well over the 40 people who registered to attendbut many more came to view deep energy retrofits, Passive House construction and new construction projects. Visitors were able to view first-hand:  PV system installations, heat pumps,
spray foam insulation, as well as the latest in Energy Star building products, windows, doors, shingles,appliances and fixtures.
Homeowners openly shared information on the amount of cash or tax incentives they received, the percentage reduction in CO2 emissions , construction budgets, reduced electrical and water usage as well as identifying their
project teams; HERS Raters, Landscape Architects, MEP and Structural/Civil Engineers......a wealth of information.

Read more about it in the CT Post, Stamford Advocate and Danbury News Times on 7/10/14.

Our thanks to all the homeowners and project teams that participated in the tour.

Guilford Home hosted by Bill Freeman Celebration Contracting

Westport Farmhouse hosted by Elizabeth DiSalvo - Trillium Architects  


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