MAY 2012: GREEN events | Baltimore

MAY 2012: GREEN events | Baltimore  

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Deadline Application – HUD’s Choice Neighborhood Planning Grants

May 1, 2012

HUD Requires LEED-ND in 2012 Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants. On February 29, 2012, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released notice of their FY2012 Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants. This program will make available nearly $5 million to support comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plans focused on three core goals: housing, people and neighborhoods. As part of their program requirements, HUD has required that all Planning Grant recipients must secure Stage 1 Conditional Approval of their Transformation Plan for LEED for Neighborhood Development. Eligible applicants for HUD’s Choice Neighborhood Planning Grants are public housing authorities (PHAs), local governments, nonprofits, tribal entities and for-profit developers that apply jointly with a public entity. Applications must include a proposal for the revitalization of a severely distressed public and/or HUD-assisted multifamily housing project located in a distressed neighborhood into a viable, mixed-income community.  http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/public_indian_housing/programs/ph/cn

 

Smart Growth: Intelligent Cities

May 1, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

National Building Museum (map)

How do we make decisions about where to live, how to get around, and what places we value? Susan Piedmont-Palladino, National Building Museum curator, presents the Museum’s Intelligent Cities initiative, which explores how data and information technology impact the way cities look, feel, and function. Piedmont-Palladino signs copies of the Intelligent Cities book following the program. 1.0 LU HSW-SD (AIA)/1.0 CM (AICP) / 1.0 LA CES (ASLA). FREE. Pre-Registration required. Walk in registration based on availability. http://go.nbm.org/site/Calendar/2113462974?view=Detail&id=112381&whence=http%3A%2F%2Fgo.nbm.org%2Fsite%2FPageNavigator%2Fcalendar_upcoming

 

Design Conversations

May 1, 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Windup Space ,10 W North Ave Baltimore MD (map)

The Design Conversations are a monthly series of events loosely curated by a group of volunteers, focusing on rotating topics that are timely and engaging. These events are always free, always at the Windup Space, and now on the first TUESDAY of every month! Design Conversations are encouraged by the generous support of D:center Baltimore and Baltimore Community Foundation. Cash bar, AV hookup available for spontaneous presentations! www.dcenterbaltimore.com/

 

GBI Green Building Network Meeting

May 1, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Green Building Institute, 7761 Waterloo Road, Jessup, MD (map)

The general public is always warmly invited to GBN meetings. They are held on the first Tuesday of every month, except for holidays, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Enviro Center. GBN meetings and activities will be announced through GBI e-newsletters and on the GBI web site. For further information, or to submit an event, please email Leslye@greenbuildinginstitute.org. www.greenbuildinginstitute.org/GBN.html

 

Living Future 2012

May 2 – 4, 2012

Hilton Portland & Executive Tower Portland, Oregon, (map)

Where the green building movement’s leading thinkers and practitioners come together to share their deep expertise and dearest hopes, we can leap ahead as a movement and as a society. Living Future, our annual unConference, offers a unique forum for exactly this kind of gathering. http://cascadiagbc.org/living-future/12

 

LEED 259: Multi-Variate Study of Stormwater BMP’s

May 2, 8am – 10am

USGBC MD Headquarters, 230 Schilling Circle, Ste. 132, Hunt Valley, MD 21031 (map)

Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) are systems that capture stormwater runoff near the point of generation, slow runoff rates, increase infiltration, and remove pollutants. Completed in March 2011, the BNIM Team’s research of BMP performance examines rain gardens, infiltration basins, and stormwater treatment trains in the Midwest. Research conclusions include the analysis of BMP performance, the evaluation of vegetation and soil composition, and recommended design modifications to improve treatment, infiltration and storage. www.usgbcmd.org/Default.aspx?pageId=917685&eventId=480509&EventViewMode=EventDetails

 

International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) Training

May 4, 8am – 3pm

May 4 Hagerstown Community College, 11400 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown, MD; May 8 Heat Center, 1201 Technology Drive, Aberdeen, MD ; May 25 Garrett Co. Community College, 687 Moser Road, McHenry, MD www.dhcd.state.md.us/Website/SmartCodes/TrainingDetails.aspx?Title=2012

 

Climate Impacts Day

May 5, 2012

Join us for 350.org’s next big global day of action. It’S time to Connect the Dots between climate change and extreme weather. Protest, educate, document and volunteer along with thousands of people around the world to support the communities on the front lines of the climate crisis. www.climatedots.org/

 

Audubon’s Native Gardens

May 5, 9:00am – 10:30am

Patterson Park Audubon (map)

Flex your green thumbs while helping us take care of native plant gardens in Patterson Park. We need volunteers to make sure they remain healthy habitats for the park’s birds, bees, and butterflies. Community service hours are available. For directions or questions: ppaudubon@gmail.com or 410.558.2473. pattersonpark.audubon.org

 

Upcycling: Making the Most of Spring Cleaning

May 6, 1pm – 3pm

Irvine Nature Center 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117 (map)

Whether you love DIY (do-it-yourself) projects or are new to creative crafts, you’ll love our tips on reusing common household items. Some supplies provided. An “ingredients” list will be provided when you register. $5 for members, $15 non-members. Please call 443-738-9230 for more details or 443-738-9224. www.explorenature.org/

 

The 6th Annual Energy Efficiency Finance Forum

May 7 – 8, 2012

Omni Parker House Hotel; Boston, Massachusetts (map)

Don’t miss this exciting two-day event that is the place to be to learn about the latest in financing, capital, and deal-sourcing for energy efficiency. The Finance Forum is designed specifically for investors, financiers, utilities, and policymakers to explore the latest opportunities in financing and investing in energy efficiency. This year’s conference promises an exciting program that focuses on scaling programs and designing them in ways which optimize delivery and market penetration. www.aceee.org/conferences/2012/eeff

 

Submission Deadline Submissions: International VELUX Award 2012 for Students of Architecture

May 7, 2012

The International VELUX Award 2012 for Students of Architecture wants to encourage and challenge students of architecture to explore the theme of daylight in its widest sense and to create a deeper understanding of this specific and ever-relevant source of energy and light. The award seeks to challenge the future of daylight in the built environment with an open-minded and experimental approach. Therefore, the award seeks to widen the boundaries of daylight in architecture, including aesthetics, functionality, sustainability, and the interaction between buildings and environment. http://iva.velux.com/ar-JO/Documents/PDF/Award%20briefs/IVA2012_Award-brief.pdf

 

CSBA Green Mondays

May 7, 6pm – 9pm

CSBA: Chesapeake Sustainable Building Alliance. Green Mondays are first Mondays of every month! www.csballiance.org/pages/monthlymeeting.html

 

The 6th Annual Energy Efficiency Finance Forum

May 7 – 8, 2012

Omni Parker House Hotel; Boston, Massachusetts (map)

Don’t miss this exciting two-day event that is the place to be to learn about the latest in financing, capital, and deal-sourcing for energy efficiency. The Finance Forum is designed specifically for investors, financiers, utilities, and policymakers to explore the latest opportunities in financing and investing in energy efficiency. This year’s conference promises an exciting program that focuses on scaling programs and designing them in ways which optimize delivery and market penetration. www.aceee.org/conferences/2012/eeff

 

EcoDistricts Institute

May 8 – 10, 2012

Portland, OR (map)

The Portland Sustainability Institute (PoSI) has announced the new EcoDistricts Institute, a two day training for North America’s top civic leaders in sustainability. applications to participate are due March 16th. pdxinstitute.org.

 

ULI’s 2012 Annual Spring Meeting

May 8 – 10, 2012

Charlotte, NC (map)

ULI – Urban Land Institute; The 2012 ULI Spring Meeting is an exclusive, ULI members-only event bringing together top decision-makers and industry experts from every sector of real estate. www.ulispring.org/

 

Digging Deeper into the Sustainable Sites Initiative

May 8, 7:45am – 9:15am

Hord Coplan Macht, 750 East Pratt Street, Suite 1100, Baltimore, MD 21202 (map)

Zolna Russell, RLA, LEED AP, Hord Coplan Macht and Diana Gutierrez, M.S., Right Way Environmental will share their experience using the Sustainable Sites Initiative, a rating system, similar to LEED, for site oriented projects. They will provide an overview of the system, then focus on the critical components of analysis, soils, stormwater management, materials and operations and maintenance. SSI has just certified its first three projects. Diana and Zolna will compare and contrast these projects. www.usgbcmd.org/Default.aspx?pageId=917685&eventId=481017&EventViewMode=EventDetails

 

International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) Training

May 8, 8am – 3pm

May 4 Hagerstown Community College, 11400 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown, MD; May 8 Heat Center, 1201 Technology Drive, Aberdeen, MD ; May 25 Garrett Co. Community College, 687 Moser Road, McHenry, MD www.dhcd.state.md.us/Website/SmartCodes/TrainingDetails.aspx?Title=2012

 

Boosting Energy Performance Seminar: A Hands-On Interactive Seminar for Architects

May 8, 8:30am – 1:00pm

The John J. Flynn BAC/IMI International Training Center 17101 Science Drive, Bowie, MD 20715 (map)

Join the Brick Industry Association and your fellow architects for a day of learning about how to enhance the energy performance of masonry walls. You’ll also get involved with a hands-on masonry construction demonstration to see the possibilities of what can be built with brick. Fee: $25 3 LU/HSW/SD. www.gobrick.com/EventsEducation/IMIEvent/tabid/12439/Default.aspx

 

CNU 20 – The New World

May 9 – 12, 2012

West Palm Beach, FL (map)

The 20th Congress for the New Urbanism. Rediscover. Rethink. Redefine. The New World confronts the challenges of peak oil, climate change, and growing wealth disparity, along with worldwide adjustments in the financial, housing, retail, transportation, and energy markets. Taken collectively, these challenges are drastically changing how we do business in the 21st Century, and opening new opportunities for the New Urbanism. www.cnu20.org/

 

Boosting Energy Performance Seminar: A Hands-On Interactive Seminar for Architects

May 9, 8:30am – 1:00pm

The John J. Flynn BAC/IMI International Training Center 17101 Science Drive, Bowie, MD 20715 (map)

Join the Brick Industry Association and your fellow architects for a day of learning about how to enhance the energy performance of masonry walls. You’ll also get involved with a hands-on masonry construction demonstration to see the possibilities of what can be built with brick. Fee: $25 3 LU/HSW/SD. www.gobrick.com/EventsEducation/IMIEvent/tabid/12439/Default.aspx

 

LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Session 1 —Green Building and LEED Overview

May 10, 1:00pm – 3:30pm

This informative 4-part training series provides the foundational knowledge in green building and LEED to help prepare for the LEED Green Associate exam. This series clarifies the structure of the LEED Professional Program and will educate you on the subject matter covered by the exam. This valuable training series provides preparation for a final, focused study effort prior to sitting for the exam. Approved for 6 AIA LUs www.registrationheadquarters.com/events/?uid=WPL_&eid=7263&mid=1907752&rid=153587044&rtype=mm&mmurlid=18529543

 

Green Building Tour (Southern Maryland): Evergreen Elementary School

May 10, 6:00pm – 7:45pm

Evergreen Elementary School, 43765 Evergreen Way, California, MD 20619 (map)

Over the coming months, the Southern Maryland Branch of USGBC MD (Charles, Calvert, St. Mary’s counties) will be conducting local tours of LEED Certified and cool green buildings. These tours begin at Evergreen Elementary School awarded LEED Gold in October 2010. Evergreen is truly a “teaching tool” whose green components are visible and integrated into the curriculum. www.usgbcmd.org/Default.aspx?pageId=917685&eventId=480894&EventViewMode=EventDetails

 

The Solar & Wind Expo 2012

May 11 – 13, 2012

Maryland State Fairgrounds 2200 York Road – Timonium, MD 21093-3175 (map)

The place to learn how to migrate and upgrade your old systems to cleaner, more earth friendly and renewable energy systems. NOW is the time to increase the amount of electricity being generated from alternative zero pollution or low-pollution technology sources – including solar, wind, hydro-power, geothermal. www.solarandwindexpo.com/

 

Baltimore Neighborhoods, Baltimore History

May 11, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Maryland Historical Society 201 W. Monument Street Baltimore, MD 21201 (map)

The conference seeks to cultivate and promote the rich history of Baltimore City. Neighborhoods play a complex role in Baltimore’s past and present and illustrate the struggles and rewards of building a sense of community within an urban space. Programming features two panel discussions and two presentations on recent work that preserves and commemorates the complicated history of Baltimore. The conference’s speakers range from local academics to representatives from city organizations for heritage and preservation to community activists. www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=227647

 

“green” Pizza Garden

May 13, 2pm – 3pm

Irvine Nature Center 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117 (map)

Who doesn’t like pizza?! Learn to organically grow the fresh ingredients for pizza sauce in unconventional containers like cans and bottles! Each family plants their pizza garden to take home. Supplies provided. All ages. Free for members, $10 non-members. Please call 443-738-9230 for more details or 443-738-9224. www.explorenature.org/

 

IGSHPA Geothermal Installer Certification Training

May 15 – 17, 2012

Baltimore MD (map)

 www.heatspring.com/courses/igshpa-geothermal-installer-certification-training–baltimore

 

Deadline – Top 5 Green Building Products award Nomination

May 15, 2012

Sustainable Industries is now accepting nominations for its seventh annual Top 5 Green Building Products awards! (Actually, it traditionally has been “Top 10,” but we’re turning up the heat this year to find the absolute best of the best). Until May 15, submit your nominations for green building products that you think deserve to be ranked among that best of the best. Our panel of expert judges will select winners based upon LEED compatibility; environmental performance; value and scalability; market impact and innovativeness; and design aesthetic. http://sustainableindustries.com/top-5/nominate

 

MD H2E Trailblazer hospital – Tracking and Measuring Sustainability Programs

May 15, 2012

Carroll Hospital Center (map)

Using a sustainability tracking tool to quantify the results of an environmental initiative, CHC was able to track its water, energy, and natural gas usage. Maryland Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (MD H2E) presented Trailblazer Awards to five Maryland hospitals in November 2011 at a ceremony at the Environmental Excellence in Health Care conference. Each winner hosts an educational event highlighting their sustainable successes and showing how YOU can do it too! Attendance is open to all. However, priority will be given to hospital and health care employees when limitations occur. To register, send your name, title, facility name, e-mail, and phone to Englund@son.umaryland.edu.

 

Maryland Native Plant Society Mtg – Greater Baltimore Chapter Lecture on Native Orchids

May 16, 7pm – 9pm

Irvine Nature Center 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117 (map)

Free!  www.mdflora.org /

 

AIA 2012 National Convention and Design Exposition

May 17 – 19, 2012

Washington, D.C. (map)

Join us for this essential networking and learning experience thousands of colleagues in attendance; over 200 seminars, tours, and events; and more than 800 exhibitors. http://convention.aia.org/event/convention-home.aspx

 

2012 MD Recycling Network Conference – Developing Your 20/20 Vision

May 17, 2012

Keeping a Sharp Eye on Recycling Opportunities in 2012 and Beyond. Join us for the only event in the Maryland designed exclusively for recycling professionals. www.marylandrecyclingnetwork.org/news-events/event/2012-annual-conference

 

LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Session 2 —Sustainable Sites and Water

May 17, 1:00pm – 3:30pm

This informative 4-part training series provides the foundational knowledge in green building and LEED to help prepare for the LEED Green Associate exam. This series clarifies the structure of the LEED Professional Program and will educate you on the subject matter covered by the exam. This valuable training series provides preparation for a final, focused study effort prior to sitting for the exam. Approved for 6 AIA LUs www.registrationheadquarters.com/events/?uid=WPL_&eid=7263&mid=1907752&rid=153587044&rtype=mm&mmurlid=18529543

 

Greening the Supply Chain: How to Avoid Greenwashing When Buying “Green”

May 17, 2pm – 3pm

In a 2007 study of products in stores by Terra Choice, all but one of the 1,018 products examined had environmental claims that were noticeably false or risked misleading intended audiences. How do you know when a claim is true, or false? How do you market products to avoid misleading claims? When you walk through grocery stores, you may see claims such as “environmentally friendly,” “natural,” or “non-toxic” on products. These are some of the common misleading claims that make it challenging for consumers and purchasers of health care products. Ecolabels may help but there are over 350 of them according to the Ecolabel Index, and some of them are industry-created eco-labels so they themselves are a form of greenwashing. Proposed updates to the Green Guides by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission have not been finalized to help clarify terms, but there are ways to overcome these barriers. Come hear from two experts in the field how not only to buy “green” but also how to market products as “green” to avoid being duped. www.prolibraries.com/pgh/?select=webinar_register&conferenceID=1

 

14th Annual Treasure the Chesapeake Celebration!

May 18, 2012

Annapolis Marriott Waterfront (map)

Want to party for a good cause? an evening of fantastic fare, open bar, music and dancing, casino games, a Silent Auction and much more-all to support a very good cause: Chesapeake Bay restoration and education. Registration is now open and sponsorships are also available. www.cbtrust.org/site/c.miJPKXPCJnH/b.5368633/k.BDEA/Home.htm

 

Bike to Work Day 2012

May 18, 2012

Bike to Work Day 2012, sponsored by the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, will be celebrated in the Baltimore region and across the nation on Friday May 18, 2012. This year marks the 15th annual event in the Baltimore region and will feature events at locations around the region. Up-to-date details will be posted in the Bike Ped Beacon e-newsletter and on our Facebook page! Sign-up today! www.baltometro.org/commuter-options/bike-to-work-day

 

ABC Green Breakfast: Building Commissioning & Contractor Requirements

May 18, 8:00am – 9:30am

Presented by Michelle Stezelberger, PE, LEED AP, CPMP, Kibart, Inc. A Monthly Breakfast Meeting Hosted by ABC’s Green Committee; Who Should Attend? Specifically: LEED AP’s, Contractors, Occupants and Managers of Green Buildings and Design Professionals. Come for the LEED discussion, networking, and a very ‘green’ breakfast! 8 to 8:30 a.m. – Breakfast & Networking 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. – Presentation; More Info? Contact Brittany 410.821.0351 ext 113 bjohnson@abcbaltimore.org

 

The NYC-DC Climate Ride

May 19 – 23, 2012

crosses cities, farm land, and some of the most beautiful places here on the East Coast. Climate Ride is a non-profit organization that organizes fully supported, charitable bike rides to support sustainable solutions, bike advocacy and environmental causes. You have two events to choose from: Climate Ride NYC-DC or Climate Ride California. Climate Riders register for $75 and then fundraise a minimum of $2400 in order to participate in one of the all-inclusive 5-day events. www.climateride.org/about/about-climate-ride/

 

Junior Naturalists!

May 19, 9am – 12pm

Irvine Nature Center 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117 (map)

Spend Saturday mornings exploring nature. Junior naturalists take part in fun-filled activities including trail walks, nature games, stories, puppet shows, animal encounters and more. This program is a 3-part series (also on 4/21, 5/19), but you can sign up for individual sessions. Kids should wear nature-friendly clothing. Ages 6-9. $15 members, $30 non-members. Please call 443-738-9230 for more details or 443-738-9224. www.explorenature.org/

 

49th International Making Cities Livable Conference

May 20 – 24, 2012

Governor Hotel, Portland, OR (map)

on TRUE URBANISM: PLANNING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES FOR ALL & Exhibit on SUCCESSFUL DESIGNS FOR HEALTHY INCLUSIVE COMMUNITIES. Environmental factors significantly contribute to obesity, chronic physical ill health, social isolation, violence and crime. The way we have built our cities has amplified these problems. This conference will examine the evidence, and focus on ways we can reshape the built environment to increase physical and social health and well-being. The conference will bring together 350-400 delegates – elected officials, practitioners and scholars in planning, public health, urban design, landscape architecture, transportation planning, pediatrics, human development, social sciences, land use development and architecture from around the world. www.livablecities.org/conferences/49th-conference-portland

 

Bike Maryland RecRide and BikeJam

May 20, 2012

Patterson Park, Baltimore (map)

Bike Maryland RecRide will start and finish at the incredibly exciting BikeJam event in Patterson Park, Baltimore. registration is limited to 500 cyclists. Join the celebration at the end of the RecRide – stay in Patterson Park and celebrate as BikeJam 2012 plays host to Pro Bicycle Championships. International caliber pro-racers and local racers compete for cash and prizes all day. Enjoy food vendors, beer, kid’s activities, live music and the super-fast BikeJam 2012 pro bicycle races! Enjoy the fun at the Bike and Health Expo. http://bikemd.org/page.php?id=472

 

Film Screening: Olmsted and America’s Urban Parks

May 20, 2012

Friends of Olmsted Parks and Landscapes 151 years after Frederick Law Olmsted designed New York City’s Central Park with Calvert Vaux, it remains an undisputed haven of tranquility amidst one of the largest, tallest, and most unnatural places on earth. Olmsted and America’s Urban Parks a one hour documentary, examines the formation of America’s first great city parks in the late 19th century through the enigmatic eyes of Frederick Law Olmsted (1822 – 1903), visionary urban planner and landscape architect. http://olmstedfilm.org/

 

2012 ACEEE Hot Water Forum

May 21 – 23, 2012

DoubleTree Hotel Berkeley Marina, Berkeley, California (map)

The ACEEE Hot Water Forum is the premier technical conference dedicated to evaluating the three fundamentals of the efficient hot water system: heating water, distributing it with low losses, and using it with efficient fixtures and practices.ÿ The program will feature cutting-edge, results-oriented presentations covering emerging developments in technologies, programs, and policies affecting the way we produce and use hot water in residential and commercial buildings. www.aceee.org/conferences/2012/hwf

 

Baltimore City Sustainability Commission Meetings

May 22, 4pm – 5pm

Department of Planning, 8th Fl, 417 E. Fayette St. Baltimore MD (map)

The Baltimore Commission on Sustainability holds regular monthly meetings usually on the fourth Tuesday of every month. All meetings are open to the public. The Commission is made up of 21 members representing environmental groups, community organizations, labor unions, public health and environmental justice interests, and private industry. www.baltimorecity.gov/Government/AgenciesDepartments/Planning/OfficeofSustainability.aspx

 

Audubon’s Tiny Tots: May Flowers

May 24, 11:30am – 12:30pm

Patterson Park Audubon (map)

Tiny Tots is an early childhood environmental education program where kids make a craft, play a game, and read a story. April showers bring May flowers! Let’s hike through the park to see how many colors we can find. We’ll learn how flowers give tasty treats to insects. Sweet Spring! Please register in advance. Ages: 2-5 $5 suggested donation per child. For directions and registration: ppaudubon@gmail.com or 410.558.2473. http://pattersonpark.audubon.org/

 

LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Session 3 — Energy and Energy-Related Indoor and Environmental Quality

May 24, 1:00pm – 3:30pm

This informative 4-part training series provides the foundational knowledge in green building and LEED to help prepare for the LEED Green Associate exam. This series clarifies the structure of the LEED Professional Program and will educate you on the subject matter covered by the exam. This valuable training series provides preparation for a final, focused study effort prior to sitting for the exam. Approved for 6 AIA LUs www.registrationheadquarters.com/events/?uid=WPL_&eid=7263&mid=1907752&rid=153587044&rtype=mm&mmurlid=18529543

 

Clean Commute Contest

May 25, 2012

Maryland (map)

Last year, Maryland Green Registry reported reducing over 2.4 million miles of vehicle travel through alternative employee commute options and efficient business travel. To recognize these efforts, we are offering a Clean Commute Contest in partnership with Clean Air Partners. http://mde.maryland.gov/marylandgreen/Pages/CleanCommuteContest.aspx

 

Open Walls Final Friday

May 25, 2012

Station North District, Baltimore MD (map)

Open Walls Baltimore is an unparalleled street art project in the Station North Arts & Entertainment District. The finest and most widely recognized street artists from around the world are mounting an outdoor exhibition of extraordinary murals that enlivens public spaces, stimulates community revitalization and national dialogue, and attracts visitors and investors to Station North. Open Walls Baltimore will build through April and May with the installation of more than twenty additional murals in time for a Final Friday celebration on May 25th www.openwallsbaltimore.com/

 

International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) Training

May 25, 8am – 3pm

May 4 Hagerstown Community College, 11400 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown, MD; May 8 Heat Center, 1201 Technology Drive, Aberdeen, MD ; May 25 Garrett Co. Community College, 687 Moser Road, McHenry, MD www.dhcd.state.md.us/Website/SmartCodes/TrainingDetails.aspx?Title=2012

 

Spring Family Night Hike and Camp fire

May 25, 7pm – 9pm

Irvine Nature Center 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117 (map)

Let’s take a night hike to look for nocturnal animals, listen for frog calls and test our senses in the dark. We’ll finish the hike with a campfire and s’mores. Ages 7 & up (with adult). Free for members, $10 non-members. Please call 443-738-9230 for more details or 443-738-9224. www.explorenature.org/

 

Audubon’s Urban Bird Watching

May 26, 8:00am – 9:30am

Patterson Park Audubon (map)

Bring the family to Patterson Park to learn about birds that visit Maryland in the spring! Audubon’s conservation director will lead the walk in search of feathered friends. If you would like to borrow binoculars, drop us an email – we have plenty to share! For directions or questions: ppaudubon@gmail.com or 410.558.2473. pattersonpark.audubon.org

 

Audubon’s Tiny Tots: May Flowers

May 26, 10:00am – 11:30am

Patterson Park Audubon (map)

Tiny Tots is an early childhood environmental education program where kids make a craft, play a game, and read a story. April showers bring May flowers! Let’s hike through the park to see how many colors we can find. We’ll learn how flowers give tasty treats to insects. Sweet Spring! Please register in advance. Ages: 2-5 $5 suggested donation per child. For directions and registration: ppaudubon@gmail.com or 410.558.2473. pattersonpark.audubon.org

 

The Baltimore Green Forum

May 27, 4:00pm – 6:30pm

MD Presbyterian Church, 1105 Providence Road, Towson, MD (map)

Fourth Sunday of the month. For updated program info, baltimoregreenforum@gmail.com, 301-345-2234, www.baltimoregreenforum.org

 

Last Day- Nature-Themed Quilt Exhibit

May 28, 10am – 4pm

Cylburn Arboretum in Baltimore (map)

Quilters will present quilts inspired by the grounds of the arboretum. Quilts will be for sale and a percentage of the sales will help support the grounds and educational programs for the public. http://cylburnassociation.org/

 

World Science Festival

May 30 – Jun 3, 2012

New York City, NY (map)

 http://worldsciencefestival.com/</a

 

Deadline for Entries: Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development

May 31, 2012

The Odebrecht Organization, a global leader with diversified businesses and worldwide operations wants you! Join the (r)evolution! Engineering is a powerful force for positive change. So we created the Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development—to give students a chance to bring your best ideas to us and to the world. This is the first Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development in the United States. www.odebrechtaward.com/images/OfficialGuidelines2012_v6.pdf

 

Designing for Eco-Dollars Workshop

May 31, 8am – 2pm

Loews Hotel, Annapolis (map)

On March 31, attend two panel discussions designed to address key concerns of small businesses in today’s marketplace: economics and energy efficiency. At noon, explore issues related to rehabilitation, community development, and commercial revitalization during a luncheon presentation by Donovan Rypkema, a distinguished historic preservationist and economist. www.mainstreetsannapolis.org/

 

LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Session 4 —Materials, Materials-Related Indoor Environmental Quality and Innovation

May 31, 1:00pm – 3:30pm

This informative 4-part training series provides the foundational knowledge in green building and LEED to help prepare for the LEED Green Associate exam. This series clarifies the structure of the LEED Professional Program and will educate you on the subject matter covered by the exam. This valuable training series provides preparation for a final, focused study effort prior to sitting for the exam. Approved for 6 AIA LUs www.registrationheadquarters.com/events/?uid=WPL_&eid=7263&mid=1907752&rid=153587044&rtype=mm&mmurlid=18529543

 

Greening Design and Construction Series: Acoustics in Healthcare

May 31, 2pm – 3pm

Acoustics are an integral part of the overall goal of providing an optimum environment of care for healthcare professionals and patients. Indoor noise and acoustics affect patient comfort and healing, safety for communication in surgery and procedure rooms, speech privacy between patient and provider, and overall occupant satisfaction. Noise from adjacent rooms or building systems affects buildings’ occupants, including footfall noise, ventilation system noise, and the noise produced by equipment for other building systems. Additionally, environmental noise emissions from emergency generators, air handling units and outdoor mechanical systems which support healthcare facilities can affect the communities they serve. This session has been approved by AIA for 1.0 CEU Credit. www.prolibraries.com/pgh/?select=webinar_register&conferenceID=1

 

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2012 National Main Streets Conference

Apr 1 – 4, 2012

Hilton Convention Center Hotel, Baltimore MD (map)

Rediscover Main Street. For more than 30 years, the people who have been investing, shopping and living in Main Street communities have been waiting for the rest of the nation to figure out what we have known all along – Main Street’s time is now. National retailers, most notable “big box” stores are shrinking so they can fit into urban areas and downtowns. A flurry of national “shop local” campaigns and media attention has put a continuous spotlight on small businesses and how important they are to the economy. Sustainability concerns and shifts in quality of life preferences are forcing sprawling development and super sized retail footprints out of favor. www.preservationnation.org/main-street/training/conference/2012baltimore/

 

2012 National Symposium on Market Transformation

Apr 1 – 3, 2012

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel: 2660 Woodley Road NW Washington, D.C. (map)

The Symposium will offer the opportunity for a diverse group of attendees to network, compare programs, learn about new MT approaches, and discuss the latest issues facing the energy efficiency and market transformation communities. www.aceee.org/conferences/2012/mt

 

Green Classroom Professional Certificate Program at promotional cost ends today

Sunday, Apr 1, 2012

The GCP will be available at a promotional cost of $75 until April 1, 2012. The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council proudly introduces the Green Classroom Professional Certificate Program. The program encourages sustainable practices in classrooms to further the mission of creating green schools for everyone within this generation. Green classroom professionals advocate for healthier, more environmentally responsible places in which to work and teach. With the Green Classroom Professional Certificate, the classroom will turn into a living laboratory, creating foundational awareness of greener lifestyles, energy savings, and environmental health in students and educators. http://centerforgreenschools.org/main-nav/k-12/curriculum/Greenclassroom.aspx

 

Wind Works for Maryland Rally

Monday, Apr 2, 2012

Annapolis MD (map)

History shows that – in times of great need – big solutions often require big, creative actions by citizens like you and me. So here’s a request: Please come join hundreds of Marylanders on Monday night April 2nd as we form a “Circle of Support” around the Maryland State House in Annapolis to encourage lawmakers to embrace offshore wind power. http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/423/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=73448

 

Spring Break Week Off Camp -Public Schools

Mon, April 2, 9am – Fri, April 6, 3pm

Irvine Nature Center, MD (map)

A whole week off school? Spend the week exploring the stream, searching under logs and learning about animal habitats. Children will take part in fun-filled activities including trail walks, games, crafts & animal encounters. Kids should wear nature-friendly clothing and bring a lunch. Ages 6-10. $250 members, $280 non-members (after-care available until 5 p.m. for additional fee) Winter 2011-2012 Programs at Irvine Nature Center. The phone number to register for all programs is 443-738-9224.

 

Volunteer with Audubon’s garden team

Mon, April 2, 9:00am – 10:30am

west of the boat lake in Patterson Park. (map)

Flex your green thumbs while helping us take care of native plant gardens in Patterson Park. We need volunteers to make sure they remain healthy habitats for the park’s birds, bees, and butterflies. Practice gardening techniques, learn identification skills, and spend a nice morning outdoors with friends and family. We’re happy to sign off community service hours for helpful students. Patterson Park Audubon Center 410.558.2473 or ppaudubon@gmail.com. pattersonpark.audubon.org

 

Proving Your Point: Researched Sustainable Strategies in Historic Housing

Mon, April 2, 12pm – 1pm

This is a part of the AIA Housing Knowledge Community research webinar series. 1 HSW/SD CEH. http://network.aia.org/AIA/Events/EventDescription/?CalendarEventKey=dca9b974-e0cb-47c1-9e86-3ad1d1cddeca

 

CSBA Green Mondays

Mon, April 2, 6pm – 9pm

CSBA: Chesapeake Sustainable Building Alliance. Green Mondays are first Mondays of every month! www.csballiance.org/pages/monthlymeeting.html

 

Healthy + High Performance Learning Spaces: Integrative + Green for Schools

Mon, April 2, 6:00pm – 8:15pm

Gilman Hall, Room #50, Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus, 3400 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21218 (map)

John Boecker is coming to Baltimore and has agreed to share his knowledge with us speaking on Healthy + High Performance Learning Spaces: Integrative + Green Design for schools! John Boecker, AIA, LEED Fellow, is author of highly acclaimed, The Integrative Design Guide to Green Building. John serves as a founding partner in 7group, an internationally recognized multi-disciplinary consulting firm focused on green and regenerative development. His architectural design work has been recognized with over 40 awards, and John has been an invited speaker and integrative workshop facilitator in 35 states and 14 countries. John has served as LEED Faculty since 2001 and he was appointed a LEED Fellow in the inaugural class of 2011. www.usgbcmd.org/Default.aspx?pageId=917685&eventId=468336&EventViewMode=EventDetails

 

Good Jobs, Green Jobs East Coast Conference;

Apr 3 – 4, 2012

Philadelphia, PA (map)

Mark your calendars for the 2012 Good Jobs, Green Jobs Regional Conferences and take advantage of the opportunity to meet like-minded people and build coalitions to move us forward to a cleaner, greener and more prosperous economy. Join us in 2012 and demonstrate the strength of the green building industry by attending and/or sponsoring the conferences. www.greenjobsconference.org

 

Rainy Day Green Activities

Tue, April 3, 9am – 12pm

Irvine Nature Center 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117 (map)

During the spring shower season, join us as we share rainy day, eco-friendly ideas and create natural play dough, recycle old crayons and turn magazines into jewelry, coasters and more! Bring your broken crayons and old magazines. All ages. $15 members, $30 non-members. Please call 443-738-9230 for more details or 443-738-9224. www.explorenature.org/

 

Design Conversations

Tue, April 3, 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Windup Space ,10 W North Ave Baltimore MD (map)

The Design Conversations are a monthly series of events loosely curated by a group of volunteers, focusing on rotating topics that are timely and engaging. These events are always free, always at the Windup Space, and now on the first TUESDAY of every month! Design Conversations are encouraged by the generous support of D:center Baltimore and Baltimore Community Foundation. Cash bar, AV hookup available for spontaneous presentations! www.dcenterbaltimore.com/

 

GBI Green Building Network Meeting

Tue, April 3, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Green Building Institute, 7761 Waterloo Road, Jessup, MD (map)

The general public is always warmly invited to GBN meetings. They are held on the first Tuesday of every month, except for holidays, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Enviro Center. GBN meetings and activities will be announced through GBI e-newsletters and on the GBI web site. For further information, or to submit an event, please email Leslye@greenbuildinginstitute.org. www.greenbuildinginstitute.org/GBN.html

 

Deadline: ENERGY STAR Challenge for Architects: Race to DC

Wednesday, Apr 4, 2012

EPA invites all architects to team up, lace up their sneakers, and jump into the Race to DC! Help your region win the Race by submitting the most design projects that achieve ENERGY STAR. The winning region, projects, and A/E firms will be showcased at the AIA Convention in Washington, DC, May 17 -19, 2012. http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=new_bldg_design.new_bldg_design

 

Vegetative Roof and Storm Water Management System Design Seminar

Wednesday, Apr 4, 2012

Hilton BWI Hotel, 1739 W. Nursery Road, Linthicum, MD 21090 (map)

Join the most knowledgeable experts in the field of roof top storm water management and vegetated roof system design. Learn the latest information on soil selection and plant varieties for successful plantings, along with how to select the best roofing components. Register today! Contact Sherry Bowser, ACP, LLC, 410-737-2100; sherry@acpllc.com. Register no later than March 23rd.

 

LEED 260: Daylighting and IEQ Credit 8.1: Understanding the May (2011) Addendum & Achieving Success in Daylighting

Wed, April 4, 8am – 10am

USGBC MD Headquarters, 230 Schilling Circle, Ste. 132, Hunt Valley, MD 21031 (map)

Join us for this engaging webinar session discussing the May 2011 addenda revisions to IEQ Credit 8.1: Daylight and Views- Daylight, and how these revisions are intended to help project teams earn the credit. Gain a deeper understanding of daylight best practices as our subject matter experts walk through examples and the available USGBC tools and resources. Upon completion of this webinar session, attendees will be able to articulate what changes were made to UEQc8.1, outline strategies for achieving the credit, and document credit achievement. GBCI LEED Specific and AIA 1.5 hours. www.usgbcmd.org/Default.aspx?pageId=917685&eventId=468614&EventViewMode=EventDetails

 

Deadline submission to EPA National Award for Smart Growth Achievement

Friday, Apr 6, 2012

The US Environmental Protection Agency is accepting applications for its 11th annual National Award for Smart Growth Achievement. The award is open to both public- and private-sector entities that have successfully used smart growth principles to improve communities environmentally, socially and economically. Winners will be chosen from three categories, including Programs and Policies, Equitable Development, and Main Street or Corridor Revitalization. epa.gov/smartgrowth/awards.htm.

 

The Great Frederick MD Flea, RE-Merchant Market

Saturday, Apr 7, 2012

Frederick Eventplex, Frederick Fairgrounds. (map)

The NEW Venue for Selling Unique & REnewEd Objects! The only RE-ally Great Flea in the Central Maryland Area. Open to Micro Business, Vendors and the Public to Sell, Buy and Collaborate. RE-Sellers of Vintage, Collectibles, Found Objects, Outsider Art, Artisan Wares, Uniques, Antiques, Industrial, Shabby Chic, Re-purposed Goods of all descriptions. No new goods, other than artisan, handmade will be sold. No political or franchise vendors allowed. Monthly through 2012. March 3, April 7, May 5, June 9, July 7, August 4, October 6, December 1. Presently Taking Vendor Applications. Small Business Sponsorships also available. www.greatfrederickmdflea.com

 

Natural Egg Dyeing

Sat, April 7, 10am – 12pm

Irvine Nature Center 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117 (map)

Play with beautiful colors – made only with nature’s ingredients! All materials are included, just bring up to a dozen eggs and wear clothes that can get messy. All ages. Free for members, $10 non-members. Please call 443-738-9230 for more details or 443-738-9224. www.explorenature.org/

 

the 99% Spring

Apr 9 – 15, 2012

all across America (map)

April 9-15 we will gather across America, 100,000 strong, in homes, places of worship, campuses and the streets to train ourselves in non-violent action and join together in the work of reclaiming our country. History is calling; it’s time to step up. http://the99spring.com/

 

Improving Energy Efficiency for Existing Buildings

Tue, April 10, 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Kelly Gearhart, Triple Green Building Group, LLC. According to an ASHRAE Journal article, approximately 86% of building construction expenditures relate to renovation of existing buildings, & it is estimated that over the next 30 years that about half of the entire building stock in the U.S. will need to be renovated. Based on these statistics, it is clear that the greatest opportunity for reduction of primary energy in the U.S. is in existing buildings. https://www.registrationheadquarters.com/events/?uid=WPL_&eid=7114&mid=1859072&rid=153587044&rtype=mm

 

LEED GA Exam Prep Session 1 — Green Building and LEED Overview

Tue, April 10, 1:00pm – 2:30pm

WPL Publishing Co., Inc., and Green Building Services, announces this valuable interactive webinar series- LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation. Registration for this multi-media LEED Green Associate exam preparation program includes: Four 1.5-hour webinar sessions PLUS the complete sessions recorded on CD and presentation materials. Approved for 6 AIA LUs. https://www.registrationheadquarters.com/events/?uid=WPL_&eid=7105&mid=1858249&rid=153587044&rtype=mm

 

Green Building Institute’s Youth ECo monthly meeting

Tue, April 10, 7pm – 7pm

ENVIRO CENTER, 7761 Waterloo Rd., Jessup, MD (map)

Actual HD video creation with http://www.ourtask.org! Join us to learn how, get involved & take action! Focus on video & outreach, snack & beverages! Focus is on filming outreach efforts for a rain garden installation/educational program at River Hill High School and an edible garden located on the UMBC campus by the main dining facility. Educators & students interested in sustainability projects are encouraged to attend. FREE with rsvp to 443.733.1234 info@greenbuildinginstitute.org

 

Deadline: Immortal Architecture Design Competition

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012

Design a building with an extremely long lifespan. The design must meet some special social need in its setting- in keeping with our interest in humanitarian architecture and design. http://tesseractcompetitions.com/current/

 

ENR Global Construction Summit 2012- Strategies for Growth in Global Markets

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012

McGraw-Hill Companies Headquarters ; New York (map)

The ENR Global Construction Summit will bring together industry representatives from the major construction markets around the world, as well as industry leaders in the U.S., to explore growth opportunities and investigate solutions to the most pressing global industry challenges. Join us as we focus on overall global strategies as well as interactive breakout sessions by geographic region. http://construction.com/events/2012/globalsummit/

 

Green Roof Professional (GRP) accreditation exam

Wed, April 11, 1pm – 3pm

Annapolis, MD (map)

www.greenroofs.org/index.php/eduprogram/grnroofpro-grp http://www.cvent.com/events/annapolis-green-roof-professional-grp-accreditation-exam/event-summary-85e96890ccd440eab95da4aa1f202e6a.aspx

 

Green Operation Series: Sustainability and Healthcare – What is the Nurse’s Role?

Wed, April 11, 2pm – 3pm

In healthcare sustainability, I hear a common complaint; not enough content is geared toward care givers specifically. This presentation is an overview of 4 important topics: waste reduction, energy reduction, toxic and biohazard materials, and responsible purchasing. Myths are debunked, participants will learn quick and easy strategies that focus on their own behavior (changes they can control!), and will help bring clinicians up to speed in the world of “sustainability know-it-all’s.” This presentation is NOT all about Fairview. It’s more of a common sense sustainability crash course for clinicians; the people at the bedside who want to make a difference, but to which sustainability is not their area of expertise. www.prolibraries.com/pgh/?select=webinar_register&conferenceID=1

 

LEED GA Exam Prep Session 2 — Sustainable Sites and Water

Thu, April 12, 1:00pm – 2:30pm

WPL Publishing Co., Inc., and Green Building Services, announces this valuable interactive webinar series- LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation. Registration for this multi-media LEED Green Associate exam preparation program includes: Four 1.5-hour webinar sessions PLUS the complete sessions recorded on CD and presentation materials. Approved for 6 AIA LUs. https://www.registrationheadquarters.com/events/?uid=WPL_&eid=7105&mid=1858249&rid=153587044&rtype=mm

 

APA Annual Conference

Saturday, Apr 14, 2012

Los Angeles, CA (map)

ReIMAGINE The City, ReIMAGINE Your Career, ReIMAGINE The Possibilities: Take a fresh look at the work you do every day and a first look at the challenges you’ll face tomorrow. Join APA in Los Angeles for the 2012 National Planning Conference: the world’s largest planning event with four days of unparalleled networking and learning opportunities. Hear from experts. Connect with colleagues. Pick up new skills. Move your career forward. Imagine the possibilities. www.planning.org/conference/

 

HCM’s 3rd annual Project Clean Stream

Sat, April 14, 9am – 12pm

Baltimore, MD (map)

The HCM (Hord Coplan Macht) team will be cleaning up the trail from Sisson Street to Falls Road and the area around the viewing platform over the Jones Falls. In addition to picking up trash, we are adding to the excitement with INVASIVES REMOVAL!! Bring your significant other. Bring your kids. Bring your friends. We are coordinating our efforts with the Friends of Stony Run, so that the entire stream and trail will be covered! Please rsvp to Julie, JHiggins@hcm2.com. www.hcm2.com

 

Howard County GreenFest 2012

Sat, April 14, 10am – 4pm

Howard Community College Galleria (map)

Saving the Environment One Yard at a Time http://countyofhowardmd.us/GreenFest.htm

 

Bowie Green Expo

Sat, April 14, 1pm – 4pm

Kenhill Center (former Bowie City Hall) (map)

Our world is changing and it is leading us to rethink how we live, work, and socialize. We need to live a greener lifestyle for ourselves and our future generations. Bowie Green Expo is dedicated to helping us all lead a greener life. We look forward to seeing you there. www.bowiegreenexpo.org/

 

Grow It, Eat It

Sat, April 14, 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Irvine Nature Center 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117 (map)

This beginner course, “Container Vegetable Gardening – Healthy Harvests from Small Spaces,” is led by the Maryland Master Gardeners. Free for members, $10 non-members. Please call 443-738-9230 for more details or 443-738-9224. www.explorenature.org/

 

Spring Family Camp out

Sat, April 14, 6pm – Sun, April 15, 9am

Irvine Nature Center 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117 (map)

Experience a night under the stars! Pitch a tent at Irvine, head out for a night hike with us, do some stargazing and then enjoy a campfire snack before bed. In the morning, we’ll listen to the sounds of the forest waking up and share a light breakfast. Pre-registration is required; Irvine provides a limited number of tents (please mention if you need one when registering). All ages. For families of 4+: $20 members, $40 non-members. Individuals: $6 members, $15 non-members. Please call 443-738-9230 for more details or 443-738-9224. www.explorenature.org/

 

Deadline -7th annual Wide Angle Youth Media Festival

Sunday, Apr 15, 2012

The 7th annual Wide Angle Youth Media Festival is seeking submissions from Baltimore City youth, ages 10-20. Our youth festival committee wants to know about your experiences growing up in Baltimore. Submit your individual or group media projects by April 15, 2012 to be a part of this year’s festival. Tell us who you are, what your life is like, what challenges you face, and what makes you proud to be a young person in Baltimore. This is your chance to shine, and to convey your life experiences to a large community audience. www.wideanglemedia.org/

 

Deadline for Proposals: 7th ENERGY FORUM on Solar Building Skins Economic Forum

Sunday, Apr 15, 2012

ENERGY FORUM on Solar Building Skins: December 6-7 2012, Bressanone, Italy Solar architecture is part of an overall design approach based upon the interaction of energy, light, air and intelligent materials and systems. The main objective of the conference is to contribute to a multidisciplinary, integrated planning approach among architects, engineers, scientists, energy managers and manufacturers, with the aim to reduce energy consumption while improving the comfort and health of the building’s occupants. Emphasis will be placed on the latest developments and innovations in integrated components for the building industry, in particular with regard to the use of renewable energy and multifunctional building elements. www.energy-forum.com/

 

Deadline: Global Green’s Citizen Entrepreneur Contest

Sunday, Apr 15, 2012

Help us celebrate local green heroes with our Citizen Entrepreneur Contest. And nominate someone — or yourself — today. Nominate a Citizen Entrepreneur before April 15 and we will choose 10 finalists before opening up the voting online to the public. The winner will be awarded $1,000 to help fund their local green project — and get a chance to join our delegation to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the UN “Earth Summit” in June 2012, where we will share the inspiring stories of citizen entrepreneurs on a global stage. http://globalgreen.org/citizenentrepreneur

 

The Earth Forum of Howard County

Sun, April 15, 2:00pm – 4:30pm

First Presbyterian of Howard County, 9325 Presbyterian Circle, Columbia, MD (map)

Third Sunday of the month, spring and fall. The Earth Forum is free and open to all Information. e-mail: earthforum@firstpreshc.org www.earthforumhc.org

 

7th Annual Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference

Apr 16 – 17, 2012

University of MD (map)

The path to sustainability is a journey. But what does it mean to move beyond the low-hanging fruit to create transformational change? How can we manage the tension between sustainability performance and campus growth? The Conference brings together attendees who are working to answer these, and many more questions. www.sustainability.umd.edu/content/community/sscc.php

 

BGW, Sustainable Speaker Series

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012

Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Branch (map)

Justin Martin, former staff writer for Fortune magazine and the author of Greenspan: The Man Behind Money and Nader: Crusader, Spoiler, Icon joins Baltimore Green Works’ Sustainable Speaker Series to discuss Frederick Law Olmsted in Martin’s new book, Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted. While Olmsted is best remembered for his landscape architecture, from New York’s Central Park to Stanford University’s campus, he was also a Civil War hero, a fervent abolitionist, a social reformer, and an early voice for the environment. Presented in partnership with Friends of Maryland’s Olmsted Parks & Landscapes and the Enoch Pratt Free Library. The Sustainable Speaker Series events are offered free and open to the public. http://baltimoregreenworks.com/events/sustainable-speaker-series/

 

LEED GA Exam Prep Session 3 — Energy and Energy-Related Indoor and Environmental Quality

Tue, April 17, 1:00pm – 2:30pm

WPL Publishing Co., Inc., and Green Building Services, announces this valuable interactive webinar series- LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation. Registration for this multi-media LEED Green Associate exam preparation program includes: Four 1.5-hour webinar sessions PLUS the complete sessions recorded on CD and presentation materials. Approved for 6 AIA LUs. https://www.registrationheadquarters.com/events/?uid=WPL_&eid=7105&mid=1858249&rid=153587044&rtype=mm

 

International Workshop on Integrated Design & Delivery Solutions (IDDS)

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012

Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel in Ballston, VA (map)

The International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) will be holding a one-day international workshop on April 18, 2012, to showcase global research, technology and innovative practices in architecture, engineering and construction (AEC). www.nist.gov/el/cib.cfm

 

LEED Seminar Series

Wed, April 18, 8:00am – 5:30pm

Marriott Tyson’s Corner, VA (map)

Accu-Tech will be hosting (2) four hour courses- morning and afternoon sessions. Morning session (8-12:30): Energy Consumption Reduction Techniques – CPI, (8 -9:00am); LEED and Integrated Technology – General Cable, (9:10-10:10am) ; Green Initiatives for Data Center Infrastructure – TE (Tyco Electronics), (10:20-11:20am); A New Approach to Lighting: Low Voltage – Redwood Systems, (11:30am-12:30pm). Breakfast from 7:30am – 8:00am.. Lunch will be from 12:30pm – 1:00pm. Credits received: (4) Bicsi – RCDD, (4) Bicsi – NTS, (4) Bicsi – DCDC, (4) Bicsi – RITP, (4) AIA, (4) LEED AP, (4) LEED GA, (4) BOMI (FMA, SMA, RPA) Afternoon session (1-5:30): The Impacts of LEED Design on Wireless Communications – Corning DAS (1- 2:00PM); Converged Cabling: Data, Video, BAS & Beyond – Siemon (2:10-3:10PM); The Role of a Unified Physical Infrastructure in a LEED Gold Project – Panduit (3:20-4:20PM); Sustainable Practices and LEED – Leviton (4:30-5:30PM). Credits: (4)Bicsi – RCDD, (4) AIA (SD/HSW) Please join us at Shula’s American Steakhouse for “Green Scene” following the afternoon seminar for refreshments & appetizers. Morning Session- www.eventbrite.com/event/3041367813 ; Afternoon Session- www.eventbrite.com/event/3041694791 </a

 

USGBC Members-Only Webcast: April Addenda and Interpretations – What’s Changed and Why

Wed, April 18, 3pm – 4pm

Eligible for: Eligible for LEED credential maintenance under the “Live Presentation” or “Self Study” activity types

 

LEED GA Exam Prep Session 4 — Materials, Materials-Related Indoor Environmental Quality and Innovation

Thu, April 19, 1:00pm – 2:30pm

WPL Publishing Co., Inc., and Green Building Services, announces this valuable interactive webinar series- LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation. Registration for this multi-media LEED Green Associate exam preparation program includes: Four 1.5-hour webinar sessions PLUS the complete sessions recorded on CD and presentation materials. Approved for 6 AIA LUs. https://www.registrationheadquarters.com/events/?uid=WPL_&eid=7105&mid=1858249&rid=153587044&rtype=mm

 

International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) Training

Fri, April 20, 8am – 3pm

Talbot County Community Center, Route 50 at Easton Airport, Easton, MD (map)

www.dhcd.state.md.us/Website/SmartCodes/TrainingDetails.aspx?Title=2012

 

USGBC MD 101

Fri, April 20, 8:00am – 9:15am

USGBC MD Headquarters, 230 Schilling Circle, Suite 132, Hunt Valley, MD 21031 (map)

Spend an hour with USGBC MD staff and chapter leaders to get to know us a little bit better, figure out how you can get involved. Propel this chapter and green building! This session is designed for new member, new employees of National Member companies and those companies interested in designating members or looking for sponsorship opportunities. www.usgbcmd.org/Default.aspx?pageId=917685&eventId=468578&EventViewMode=EventDetails

 

Application Deadline – Youth As Resources

Fri, April 20, 5:00pm

Youth As Resources, Baltimore’s youth-led grant making organization has funds available! Youth (up to age 21) in Baltimore who want to put their community building ideas into action are invited to apply for funding. Grants up to $3,500 are available for community organizing initiatives that are created and carried out by young people. (410) 576-9551. www.youthasresources.org/

 

What are the bees telling us?

Fri, April 20, 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Waldorf Upper School / Yellowwood Community Center; 4801 Yellowwood Ave, Baltimore, MD 21209 (map)

free lecture, 7:30 p.m. For information and to register, call 410-367-6808

 

9th Annual Baltimore Green Week (BGW)

Apr 21 – 28, 2012

Each April, as Earth Day nears, BGW hosts Baltimore Green Week, a week-long series of programs focused on promoting environmental awareness and best sustainable practices in and around Baltimore. In an effort to highlight local resources, BGW partners with local businesses, organizations, and individuals who work to provide earth friendly and sustainable products and services to our community. http://baltimoregreenworks.com/events/baltimore-green-week/

BGW Ecofest

Saturday, Apr 21, 2012

Druid Hill Park, Baltimore MD (map)

Baltimore Green Week kicks off with a community celebration & outdoor festival, EcoFest. EcoFest is held each year in Druid Hill Park and is host to an all local line-up of musicians, food vendors, and nearly 100 local vendors and exhibitors who share our vision for a greener Baltimore. Attendees are also encouraged to take part in the free yoga classes, bike rides, kid’s nature play space and other workshops and activities throughout the day.http://baltimoregreenworks.com/events/baltimore-green-week/

 

What are the bees telling us?

Sat, April 21, 9am – 3pm

Waldorf Upper School / Yellowwood Community Center; 4801 Yellowwood Ave, Baltimore, MD 21209 (map)

Workshop with Gunther Hauk, renowned Biodynamic beekeeper & former Waldorf teacher. 9am – 12:30pm. Cost: $48 adults/ $38 students (pre-register or pay at door) Mini Bee Festival, 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Talk in person with Mr. Hauk & shop with bee-related vendors; free / open to the public For information / / register, call 410-367-6808

 

 Junior Naturalists!

Sat, April 21, 9am – 12pm

Irvine Nature Center 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117 (map)

Spend Saturday mornings exploring nature. Junior naturalists take part in fun-filled activities including trail walks, nature games, stories, puppet shows, animal encounters and more. This program is a 3-part series, but you can sign up for individual sessions. Kids should wear nature-friendly clothing. Ages 6-9. $15 members, $30 non-members. Please call 443-738-9230 for more details or 443-738-9224. www.explorenature.org/

 

EARTH DAY

Sunday, Apr 22, 2012

In Spring 1970, Senator Gaylord Nelson created Earth Day as a way to “force this issue onto the national agenda.” 20 million Americans demonstrated in different U.S. cities, and it worked! In December 1970, Congress authorized the creation of a new federal agency to tackle environmental issues, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. www.epa.gov/earthday/history.htm www.earthday.org/

 

GEF’s end of National Green Week 2012

Sunday, Apr 22, 2012

GEF- Green Education Foundation. You have until Earth Day, April 22, to join the largest waste reduction campaign, so get started with one of the fun ideas below. Then, submit your activity for a Green in Action award! Organize a waste reduction program, Make crafts from recycled material; Start a recycling initiative in your classroom; Read environmental books to your students; Teach your students about green travel. The ways to participate are endless! You should also check out Green Energy Challenge lessons, easy school energy audits, and the Adopt-a-Plant contest. www.greeneducationfoundation.org/nationalgreenweeksub

 

Irvine – An Earth Day Celebration for Families!

Sunday, Apr 22, 2012

Irvine: 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117 (map)

Kids Unplugged, Irvine’s “get outside” initiative, encourages children and their families to literally “unplug” from video games, television and other forms of electronics to participate in activities focused on Mother Earth. At Irvine, children can: make recycled crafts; throw seed “bombs”; play green games; take nature hikes and do other ‘active’ challenges; participate in sack races and animal bingo for prizes; meet the Plastic Bag Monster. It’s a great way for families to celebrate Earth Day together. Bring a picnic lunch a make a day of it! $10 per child. Free for adults and children under 2 years old. http://explorenature.org/experience-irvine/kids-unplugged

 

Designing for Eco-Dollars: Building a Sustainable Business Environment and Economy

Sun, April 22, 8am – 2pm

O’Callaghan Hotel, 126 West Street, Annapolis MD (map)

National Trust for Historic Preservation, AIA Maryland− The American Institute of Architects, & Annapolis Economic Development Corporation. On Thursday, March 22, attend two panel discussions designed to address key concerns of small businesses in today’s marketplace: economics and energy efficiency. At noon, explore issues related to rehabilitation, community development, and commercial revitalization during a luncheon presentation by Donovan Rypkema, a distinguished historic preservationist and economist. Cost: $45/workshop and luncheon; $35/luncheon only www.aiamd.org/March_22_Workshop_Registration_Form.pdf

 

The Baltimore Green Forum

Sun, April 22, 4:00pm – 6:30pm

MD Presbyterian Church, 1105 Providence Road, Towson, MD (map)

Fourth Sunday of the month. For updated program info, baltimoregreenforum@gmail.com, 301-345-2234, www.baltimoregreenforum.org

 

Solar PV Installer Boot Camp Training + NABCEP Entry Level Exam

Apr 24 – 26, 2012

Baltimore MD (map);  www.heatspring.com/courses/solar-pv-installer-boot-camp-training–baltimore

 

April AIA COTE Meeting and Presentation

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2012

AIA Baltimore Board Room (upstairs) 11 1/2 West Chase Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 (map)

An introduction to the Living Building Challenge- A Philosophy, Advocacy Platform and Certification Program for the Holistic Building. Join an inspirational discussion with Peter Doo, FAIA, LEED AP, founder and partner of Doo Consulting, LLC. He is a recognized leader in the sustainability industry with experience assisting companies and project teams in meeting their sustainability goals. He currently serves as a commissioner on the Baltimore City Sustainability Commission and is a member of the State of Maryland Green Building Council. 1 AIA/CES (HSW/SD) credit with registration. RSVP to baltimoreCOTE@gmail.com. www.aiabalt.com/cde.cfm?event=381055

 

Baltimore City Sustainability Commission Meetings

Tue, April 24, 4pm – 5pm

Department of Planning, 8th Fl, 417 E. Fayette St. Baltimore MD (map)

The Baltimore Commission on Sustainability holds regular monthly meetings usually on the fourth Tuesday of every month. All meetings are open to the public. The Commission is made up of 21 members representing environmental groups, community organizations, labor unions, public health and environmental justice interests, and private industry. www.baltimorecity.gov/Government/AgenciesDepartments/Planning/OfficeofSustainability.aspx

 

Commercial Green Building Tax Incentives

Wed, April 25, 12pm – 1pm

Eligible for: Eligible for LEED credential maintenance under the “Live Presentation” or “Self Study” activity types. www2.gotomeeting.com/register/232887018

 

BD+C 252: Water Efficiency & Innovation in Design

Wed, April 25, 4pm – 6pm

USGBC MD Headquarters, 230 Schilling Circle, Ste. 132, Hunt Valley, MD 21031 (map)

Interested in furthering your understanding of the urban heat island effect and ways to reduce it? This session is designed to teach individuals about strategies useful in meeting LEED requirements in various credit categories. GBCI LEED Specific and AIA 1.5 hours. www.usgbcmd.org/Default.aspx?pageId=917685&eventId=468616&EventViewMode=EventDetails

 

Green Schools Initiatives in Baltimore City

Thu, April 26, 3:30pm – 5:30pm

Hord Coplan Macht 750 E. Pratt St #1100 Baltimore MD 21202 (map)

 

GREEN BEATS-A Social Mixer for a Better Baltimore

Thu, April 26, 6pm – 8pm

The Red Maple, 930 N. Charles St. Baltimore MD (map)

Presented by Civic Works’ Green Projects. Are you passionate about making Baltimore a more sustainable city? Do you want the opportunity to mix with other like minded Baltimoreans? Join Civic Works? Green Projects for our new series, Green Beats! Dress to impress, grab a Sustainabili-tini, shake your bon bon on the dance floor, and chat it up with all of Baltimore?s sustainability minded movers and shakers. $5-$20 Donation encouraged; 21 and older. RSVP: www.GreenPartyforaPurpose.org

 

ARBOR DAY

Friday, Apr 27, 2012

Arbor Day is a nationally-celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and care. Founded by J. Sterling Morton in 1872, it’s celebrated on the last Friday in April. www.arborday.org/arborday/

 

MD H2E Trailblazer hospital – Greening the Surgical Services

Fri, April 27, 11:30am – 1:30pm

Anne Arundel Medical Center with Practice Greenhealth (map)

AAMC replaced operating room surgical lights with LED lights and started a program to move from disposable single use medical devices to reprocessed and remanufactured devices. Maryland Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (MD H2E) presented Trailblazer Awards to five Maryland hospitals in November 2011 at a ceremony at the Environmental Excellence in Health Care conference. Each winner hosts an educational event highlighting their sustainable successes and showing how YOU can do it too! Attendance is open to all. However, priority will be given to hospital and health care employees when limitations occur. To register, send your name, title, facility name, e-mail, and phone to Englund@son.umaryland.edu.

Restoration and Renovation Fair

Saturday, Apr 28, 2012

Maryland Historical Society 201 West Monument Street, Baltimore (map)

Preservation Maryland; http://preservationmaryland.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/save-the-date-card-20121.jpg

Audubon Center Bird Watching, Tiny Tots and Children’s Day Events

Sat, April 28, 8am – 2pm

Patterson Park Audubon Center (map)

8:00 – 9:30 am; Urban Bird Watching Walk with Audubon; 10:00 – 11:00 am: Audubon’s Tiny Tots: Fabulous Frogs; 11:00 am – 2:00 pm: Día del Niño Children’s Day A Bilingual Family Event; 410.558.2473 or ppaudubon@gmail.com. pattersonpark.audubon.org

Webinar: Introduction to Perkin + Will’s 2030 e2 Energy Estimating Tool

Sat, April 28, 3pm – 4pm

Join us as Doug Pierce of Perkins+Will presents the 2030 e2 Energy Estimating Tool, which he and his team created to support the firm’s commitment to tracking and achieving the 2030 Challenge targets. 2030 e2 allows users to set target goals for four key areas: energy efficiency, green power offsets, on-site renewable energy and grid-supplied renewable energy, when designing new buildings or retrofitting existing ones. www1.gotomeeting.com/register/308100281?utm_source=January+Newsletter&utm_campaign=Jan12+Newsletter&utm_medium=email

 

CleanMed conference

Apr 30 – May 2, 2012

Denver CO (map)

CleanMed, the premier global conference on environmentally sustainable health care, will feature more than forty sessions and workshops, unlimited networking opportunities, and a dynamic exhibit hall. www.cleanmed.org/2012/speakers/default.php

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MARCH 2012: GREEN events | Baltimore

Green Roof Professional Training

Feb 27 – Mar 1, 2012

Annapolis, MD (map)

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) is partnering with the Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation to offer Green Roof Professional (GRP) training. Funding is available through a Maryland Energy Sector Partnership grant to cover the cost of tuition and course materials for employed and unemployed landscaping, roofing, architecture and construction professionals in Anne Arundel County. To find out if you qualify for a grant, please contact Pam Bageant at 410-412-5048. www.greenroofs.org/index.php/component/content/article/3611

 

Deadline for Registrations- Re-Thinking Shanghai 2012

Thursday, Mar 1, 2012

International Design Competition for a Sustainable Intervention on the Suzhou Creek. www.10design.co/10competition

 

International Green Construction Code Available

Thursday, Mar 1, 2012

The International Green Construction Code (IgCC) was finalized November 6, 2011, in Phoenix after a two-year development process. Although many jurisdictions have already adopted IgCC, the full code will not be published until March 2012. www.iccsafe.org/cs/igcc/pages/default.aspx

 

LEED 2012: Third Public Comment Opens

Thursday, Mar 1, 2012

The third public comment period for LEED 2012 will open on March 1 until March 20, 2012. LEED’s strength comes from its constant, consensus-driven improvement cycle. Multiple comment periods are held and input received is incorporated into LEED as the program evolves to address the dynamic needs of the building industry. To be eligible to join the Consensus Body and vote in the LEED 2012 ballot in June 2012, your membership must be in good standing by March 1, and be maintained throughout the balloting period. www.usgbc.org/LEED/LEEDDrafts/RatingSystemVersions.aspx?CMSPageID=1458

 

NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH

Thursday, Mar 1, 2012

National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. The campaign is designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. NNM also promotes the Academy & its members to the public & the media as the most valuable and credible source of timely, scientifically based food and nutrition information. www.eatright.org/nnm/

 

Enhanced EmPower Maryland Business Customer Rebate Programs

Thu, March 1, 8:30am – 11:00am

Holiday Inn, 100 South George St, Cumberland MD (map)

Introducing Enhanced EmPower Maryland Business Customer Rebate Programs Potomac Edison has just released its new energy efficiency program. Be the first to learn about these new incentives. Learn directly from Potomac Edison program representatives how to maximize your energy rebate potential for commercial and industrial jobs. Join us to find out what money is available for your commercial and industrial energy efficiency project. Potomac Edison provides cash incentives for lighting, traffic signals, occupancy sensors, HVAC equipment, commercial kitchen equipment, and much, much more! To RSVP, email Celia Salgado at salgadoc@saic.com, or call 212-660-1934. www.energysaveMD.com

 

MD H2E Trailblazer hospital – Energy Conservation

Thu, March 1, 9am – 11am

University of Maryland Medical Center with BGE (map)

UMMC focused on lighting conservation and upgrades in the past year. Maryland Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (MD H2E) presented Trailblazer Awards to five Maryland hospitals in November 2011 at a ceremony at the Environmental Excellence in Health Care conference. Each winner hosts an educational event highlighting their sustainable successes and showing how YOU can do it too! Attendance is open to all. However, priority will be given to hospital and health care employees when limitations occur. To register, send your name, title, facility name, e-mail, and phone to Englund@son.umaryland.edu.

 

Carbon Nation Movie Screening

Thu, March 1, 6pm – 8pm

Landmark Theater 645 South President Street Baltimore, MD 21202 (map)

March 1, 2012 6 p.m. Landmark Theater 645 South President Street Baltimore, MD 21202 American Office and DIRTT have partnered to present a complimentary, free screening of the award-winning documentary: Carbon Nation. Carbon Nation is a 2010 documentary about taking action to combat climate change. Directed by Peter Byck, this film spreads the idea that environmental alternatives are viable and available. It inspires the audience to look for new and innovative ways to “go green” and reduce our carbon footprint. http://www.carbonnationmovie.com/ All are invited to attend – register for your free tickets at: http://carbonnationbalt.eventbrite.com/ For questions or more information, contact Robin Senecal, A&D Representative at rsenecal@americanoffice.com or 410.735.0233

 

The Lorax Movie

Friday, Mar 2, 2012

Universal Studios made The Lorax into a blockbuster animated movie (it comes out on Dr. Seuss’ birthday). A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world. www.imdb.com/title/tt1482459/ www.theloraxmovie.com/index.php

 

The Great Frederick MD Flea, RE-Merchant Market

Saturday, Mar 3, 2012

Frederick Eventplex, Frederick Fairgrounds. (map)

The NEW Venue for Selling Unique & REnewEd Objects! The only RE-ally Great Flea in the Central Maryland Area. Open to Micro Business, Vendors and the Public to Sell, Buy and Collaborate. RE-Sellers of Vintage, Collectibles, Found Objects, Outsider Art, Artisan Wares, Uniques, Antiques, Industrial, Shabby Chic, Re-purposed Goods of all descriptions. No new goods, other than artisan, handmade will be sold. No political or franchise vendors allowed. Monthly through 2012. March 3, April 7, May 5, June 9, July 7, August 4, October 6, December 1. Presently Taking Vendor Applications. Small Business Sponsorships also available. www.greatfrederickmdflea.com

What Was the Lorax?

Sat, March 3, 10:00am – 10:45am

Celebrate the new movie, The Lorax, based on the beloved children’s story by Dr. Seuss. Before you see the movie, join us for a reading of the book and a talk about some ways we can help the environment. You’ll even take home your very own ‘truffula’ seed to plant and treat with care. Optional: After the program, join us at a local theater to see the movie The Lorax, from the makers of Despicable Me and adapted from the book by Dr. Seuss. All ages. Free for members, $10 non-members Winter 2011-2012 Programs at Irvine Nature Center. The phone number to register for all programs is 443-738-9224.

 

Alternative Technologies

Sat, March 3, 7pm – 8pm

Monkton (map)

Mark Fisher designs, manufactures and sells small-scale alternative technologies through his catalog, Blueprint for Sustainable Living. These include a manual, and bicycle powered, grain/seed/nut mill, a vegetable oil press, a water pump, to name a few. Through his efforts with the Harvest Chapel Mission, he assists subsistence farmers in Africa improve their lives with these affordable inventions. For more information contact Karen Stupski, 410-357-9523 education@heathcote.org,.

 

Going Green for Groceries

Sun, March 4, 2pm – 3pm

Follow the life cycle of a typical grocery bag, then discover ways you can reduce your own use of plastic bags. We’ll also make your own reusable shopping bag using paint, sequins, stitching, stamps and buttons. Bag and other materials are supplied; just bring your creativity! Ages 6 & up. Free for members, $10 non-members Winter 2011-2012 Programs at Irvine Nature Center. The phone number to register for all programs is 443-738-9224.

 

CSBA Green Mondays

Mon, March 5, 6pm – 9pm

CSBA: Chesapeake Sustainable Building Alliance. Green Mondays are first Mondays of every month! www.csballiance.org/pages/monthlymeeting.html

 

NESEA Building Energy 12

Mar 6 – 8, 2012

Seaport World Trade Center Boston, MA (map)

Conference and Trade Show for Renewable Energy and Green Building Professionals. BuildingEnergy is the most established and most cross-disciplinary renewable energy and high performance building conference in the region. Organized by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association, it brings together architects, engineers, builders, policymakers, developers and building managers for three days of networking, accredited educational sessions and a high-level trade show.  www.nesea.org/be12/

 

Engineering Green 2012

Tuesday, Mar 6, 2012

Engineering Society of Baltimore; 11 West Mount Vernon Place; Baltimore, MD (map)

Engineering Green 2012 is an event for civil engineers, landscape architects, property owners, developers, and others interested in the engineering design of a sustainable site. This one day conference will showcase projects in the commercial and government sectors primarily in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed (PA, VA, DE & MD). The day will include four sessions (with 2-3 tracks to choose from) in which presenters will give an in-depth look at project design, implementation, and lessons learned. The event will also include a keynote address, breakfast and lunch, and a chance to put your mind together with other professionals working in similar areas and dealing with similar issues to come up with practical solutions. The conference will have four presentation sessions with 2-3 presentations in each session. http://usgbcmd.org/Default.aspx?pageId=1208593

 

LEED AP Exam Prep: BD+C- Session 1: Introduction/Sustainable Sites

Tuesday, Mar 6, 2012

Prepare your entire team over the course of two weeks for the LEED Building Design and Construction exam — at one low price! Included are four 2-hour training sessions (eight hours total) plus preparation materials. https://www.registrationheadquarters.com/events/?07339de84c6a4788b4e10b5dd4d10af9a

 

Creating Healthy Communities Through Design: Improving Parks and Active Recreation Opportunities

Tue, March 6, 2pm – 3pm

Creating neighborhoods with great parks, open space, and active recreation opportunities encourages people to be active and fit, helping to prevent obesity and related chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease. Improving parks, trails, sports fields, and other recreation infrastructure also creates more sustainable, livable, and desirable places to live and work. https://cc.readytalk.com/r/pgcmrgk21la2

 

Design Conversations

Tue, March 6, 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Windup Space ,10 W North Ave Baltimore MD (map)

The Design Conversations are a monthly series of events loosely curated by a group of volunteers, focusing on rotating topics that are timely and engaging. These events are always free, always at the Windup Space, and now on the first TUESDAY of every month! Design Conversations are encouraged by the generous support of D:center Baltimore and Baltimore Community Foundation. Cash bar, AV hookup available for spontaneous presentations! www.dcenterbaltimore.com/

 

GBI Green Building Network Meeting

Tue, March 6, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Green Building Institute, 7761 Waterloo Road, Jessup, MD (map)

The general public is always warmly invited to GBN meetings. They are held on the first Tuesday of every month, except for holidays, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Enviro Center. GBN meetings and activities will be announced through GBI e-newsletters and on the GBI web site. For further information, or to submit an event, please email Leslye@greenbuildinginstitute.org. www.greenbuildinginstitute.org/GBN.html

 

NESEA Building Energy 12

Mar 6 – 8, 2012

Seaport World Trade Center Boston, MA (map)

Conference & Trade Show for Renewable Energy and Green Building Professionals. BuildingEnergy is the most established and most cross-disciplinary renewable energy & high performance building conference in the region. Organized by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association, it brings together architects, engineers, builders, policymakers, developers & building managers for 3 days of networking, accredited educational sessions & a high-level trade show. www.nesea.org/be12/

Incorporating Green Cleaning Into Healthcare Facilities

Wednesday, Mar 7, 2012

Hospitals, doctors’ offices, long-term care facilities, nursing homes and other healthcare settings have strict requirements for cleaning and disinfecting. Is there a place for green products in these environments? This free webcast on from CleanLink on March 7, presented by Stephen Ashkin, President of The Ashkin Group and Executive Director of the Green Cleaning Network, will identify which products and equipment will meet high cleaning and infection control standards, but also won’t harm the environment. www.cleanlink.com/webcasts/201203_greenclean/

 

USGBC MD Event: LEED Luncheon: LEED 2012 Now Accepting Your Comments

Wed, March 7, 12pm – 2pm

LEED 2012 is coming. Understand the changes and how to comment. www.usgbcmd.org/Default.aspx?pageId=917685&eventId=453146&EventViewMode=EventDetails

 

LEED AP Exam Prep: BD+C Session 2: Water Efficiency/Energy & Atmosphere

Thursday, Mar 8, 2012

Prepare your entire team over the course of two weeks for the LEED Building Design and Construction exam — at one low price! Included are four 2-hour training sessions (eight hours total) plus preparation materials. https://www.registrationheadquarters.com/events/?07339de84c6a4788b4e10b5dd4d10af9a

 

Revinylize!

Sat, March 10, 1pm – 4pm

Irvine Nature Center (map)

Every year, companies throw away hundreds of thousands of banners and billboard signs – all made from tough-to-recycle vinyl. But you can give a new life to Irvine’s stock of vinyl by creating a messenger bag that is fun, fashionable and functional. This crafty project is no-sew, and whips up quick, so we’ll ask you to make one for yourself and one for Irvine’s Nature Store. Thanks to the Salt Lake City chapter of AIGA, who shared their bag pattern with Irvine. $5 for members, $15 for non-members Winter 2011-2012 Programs at Irvine Nature Center. The phone number to register for all programs is 443-738-9224.

 

Daylight Saving Time Begins

WhenSunday, Mar 11, 2012

 

ASHRAE High Performance Buildings Conference

Monday, Mar 12, 2012

San Diego (map)

This conference will guide the building design professional, building owner/managers, building operating staff and government officials about what works and what really doesn’t work when tackling major improvements in the energy efficiency, renewable applications, and operating practices. Target facilities include both existing and new construction non-residential buildings. www.ashrae.org/membership–conferences/conferences/ashrae-endorsed-events/2012/ASHRAE-High-Performance-Buildings-Conference

 

NFMT 2012

Mar 13 – 15, 2012

Baltimore, MD (map)

In 2012, NFMT will be the biggest gathering of building owners, facility managers, maintenance engineers, sustainability directors, heads of facility operations and management, and other facilities management professionals in the country. It?s a dynamic, interactive educational and networking experience that delivers revolutionary ideas and career-boosting inspiration. You?ll rethink your approach to facilities management, connect with like-minded collegues, hear from industry visionaries, and discover new tools to make your job more satisfying and productive than ever before. www.nfmt.com/baltimore/

 

LEED AP Exam Prep: BD+C Session 3: Materials & Resources

Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012

Prepare your entire team over the course of two weeks for the LEED Building Design and Construction exam — at one low price! Included are four 2-hour training sessions (eight hours total) plus preparation materials. https://www.registrationheadquarters.com/events/?07339de84c6a4788b4e10b5dd4d10af9a

 

Green Building Institute’s Youth ECo monthly meeting

Tue, March 13, 7:00pm – 8:30pm

ENVIRO CENTER, 7761 Waterloo Rd., Jessup, MD (map)

actual HD video creation with http://www.ourtask.org! Join us to learn how, get involved & take action! Focus on video & outreach, snack & beverages! Focus is on filming outreach efforts for a rain garden installation/educational program at River Hill High School and an edible garden located on the UMBC campus by the main dining facility. Educators & students interested in sustainability projects are encouraged to attend. FREE with rsvp to 443.733.1234 info@greenbuildinginstitute.org

 

GLOBE 2012

Mar 14 – 16, 2012

Vancouver, Canada (map)

Every two years, the world gathers in Vancouver for three days of thought leadership presented by world-renowned sustainability experts. For the opportunity to see leading-edge environmental innovations. To participate in unparalleled global networking. http://2012.globeseries.com/

 

VERGE DC

Mar 14 – 16, 2012

Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, VA. (map)

VERGE brings together corporate and government leaders to discuss the next generation in sustainability: the convergence of technologies for energy, information, buildings, and transportation. VERGE DC will reveal the business opportunities brought about by these disruptive technologies, and the radical efficiencies it can bring to business and society. Dr. Chris Pyke, USGBC’s Vice President of Research will be chairing VERGE’s Buildings Track and also presenting. www.greenbiz.com/events/2012/03/verge-2012

 

LED Cooler Fixtures and Other New LED Lighting Options

Wed, March 14, 12pm – 1pm

Special Guest Speaker: Amanda Sabitus of Friedman Electric. Join us for a new webinar series every other Wednesday from 12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M, starting January 18, 2012. The first half of the webinar series will cover new enhancements to FirstEnergy’s PA Act 129 Programs, where you can learn all about the cash incentives available for your commercial or industrial energy efficiency projects. In the second half, we will have a guest speaker present on a variety of educational energy efficiency topics. http://actevarsvp.com/event/a0kF0000000xLM1

 

LEED AP Exam Prep: BD+C Session 4: IEQ / ID / RP

Thursday, Mar 15, 2012

Prepare your entire team over the course of two weeks for the LEED Building Design and Construction exam — at one low price! Included are four 2-hour training sessions (eight hours total) plus preparation materials. https://www.registrationheadquarters.com/events/?07339de84c6a4788b4e10b5dd4d10af9a

 

USGBC MD Event: USGBC MD 101

Thu, March 15, 6:00pm – 7:15pm

Spend an hour with USGBC MD staff and chapter leaders to get to know us a little bit better, figure out how you can get involved. Propel this chapter and green building! This session is designed for new member, new employees of National Member companies and those companies interested in designating members or looking for sponsorship opportunities. www.usgbcmd.org/Default.aspx?pageId=917685&eventId=453150&EventViewMode=EventDetails

 

Virginia Design Forum X: Skins

Mar 16 – 17, 2012

Charlottesville, Va. (map)

Building skins are evolving as new computer technologies, new materials, and new societal behaviors are changing the perception of architecture. Consider architectural skin as it relates to boundary, structure, and the social implications inherent in the envelope’s solution. Architecture is functioning more as a synthetic organism working within its surrounding ecosystem, and more literal comparisons are being made between biological skins and built skins. As the bi-annual Virginia Design Forum enters its twentieth year, join some of the world’s most acknowledged experts for a thorough exploration of SKINS. www.aiava.org/event/skins-virginia-design-forum-x/

 

4th Annual EcoBall Gala

Fri, March 16, 7pm – 11pm

Baltimore MD (map)

Baltimore Green Works. Baltimore’s Stratford University culinary students compete in a Top Chef style food competition using local ingredients where you get to be the judge! Live band and gratis beer and wine. For more information and to purchase your tickets today, go to http://baltimoregreenworks.com/ecoball/

 

The Earth Forum of Howard County

Sun, March 18, 2:00pm – 4:30pm

First Presbyterian of Howard County, 9325 Presbyterian Circle, Columbia, MD (map)

Third Sunday of the month, spring and fall. The Earth Forum is free and open to all., e-mail: earthforum@firstpreshc.org ; www.earthforumhc.org

 

Spring Break Week Off Camp – Independent Schools

Mon, March 19, 9am – Fri, March 23, 3pm

Irvine Nature Center, MD (map)

A whole week off school? Spend the week exploring the stream, searching under logs and learning about animal habitats. Children will take part in fun-filled activities including trail walks, games, crafts and animal encounters. Kids should wear nature-friendly clothing and bring a lunch. Ages 6-10. $250 members, $280 non-members (after-care available until 5 p.m. for additional fee) Winter 2011-2012 Programs at Irvine Nature Center. The phone number to register for all programs 443-738-9224.

 

Solar PV Installer Boot Camp Training + NABCEP Entry Level Exam

Mar 20 – 22, 2012

Baltimore MD (map)

 www.heatspring.com/courses/solar-pv-installer-boot-camp-training–baltimore?utm_source=HeatSpring+List&utm_campaign=42391d6e8a-February_2012_Newsletter&utm_medium=email

 

SPRING EQUINOX

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012

1:14 AM www.almanac.com/content/first-day-seasons

 

Solar PV Installer Boot Camp Training + NABCEP Entry Level Exam

Mar 20 – 22, 2012

Baltimore MD (map)

 www.heatspring.com/courses/solar-pv-installer-boot-camp-training–baltimore?utm_source=HeatSpring+List&utm_campaign=42391d6e8a-February_2012_Newsletter&utm_medium=email

 

Deadline: CitiesAlive Paper and Poster Abstracts applications

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012

Join Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) and the City of Chicago as we celebrate a decade of living architecture at the 10th Anniversary of CitiesAlive, from October 17 to October 20, 2012. www.greenroofs.org/

 

Wing Into Spring at Boordy Vineyard

Wed, March 21, 6pm – 9pm

Patterson Park Audubon Center (map)

Join National Audubon Society president, David Yarnold, and other Audubon supporters at Boordy Vineyards for an evening of food, wine, and chocolate to support Audubon’s work in Maryland and the District of Columbia. Door prizes, live birds, and more! Tickets $65 per person. http://md.audubon.org/events/wing-spring

 

Solar PV Installer Boot Camp Training + NABCEP Entry Level Exam

Mar 20 – 22, 2012

Baltimore MD (map)

 www.heatspring.com/courses/solar-pv-installer-boot-camp-training–baltimore?utm_source=HeatSpring+List&utm_campaign=42391d6e8a-February_2012_Newsletter&utm_medium=email

 

WORLD WATER DAY

Thursday, Mar 22, 2012

www.unwater.org/worldwaterday/

 

MD H2E Trailblazer hospital – Sustainable Foods

Thu, March 22, 11am – 1pm

Union Hospital of Cecil County (map)

Union Hospital is committed to purchasing local sustainable meat, poultry, and produce for its cafeteria and patient meals. Maryland Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (MD H2E) presented Trailblazer Awards to five Maryland hospitals in November 2011 at a ceremony at the Environmental Excellence in Health Care conference. Each winner hosts an educational event highlighting their sustainable successes and showing how YOU can do it too! Attendance is open to all. However, priority will be given to hospital and health care employees when limitations occur. To register, send your name, title, facility name, e-mail, and phone to Englund@son.umaryland.edu.

 

USGBC MD Event: Drinks Are On USgbc MD

Thu, March 22, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Hosted by Della Rosa, Whitemarsh; www.usgbcmd.org/Default.aspx?pageId=917685&eventId=445413&EventViewMode=EventDetails

 

GREEN BEATS-A Social Mixer for a Better Baltimore

Thu, March 22, 6pm – 8pm

the Red Maple, Baltimore (map)

Presented by Civic Works’ Green Projects; Are you passionate about making Baltimore a more sustainable city? Do you want the opportunity to mix with other like minded Baltimoreans? Join Civic Works’ Green Projects for our series, Green Beats! Dress to impress, grab a Sustainabili-tini, shake your bon bon on the dance floor, and chat it up with all of Baltimore’s sustainability minded movers and shakers. $10-$20 Donation encouraged; 21 and older; RSVP WWW.GREENPARTYFORAPURPOSE.ORG

 

The Baltimore Green Forum

Sun, March 25, 4:00pm – 6:30pm

MD Presbyterian Church, 1105 Providence Road, Towson, MD (map)

Fourth Sunday of the month. For updated program info, baltimoregreenforum@gmail.com, 301-345-2234, www.baltimoregreenforum.org

 

ACI National Homes Conference 2012

Mar 26 – 30, 2012

Baltimore, MD (map)

ACI’s national conference is a major five-day event and an incredible opportunity for exhibitors of every type seeking to reach the home performance and weatherization markets. Featuring more than 200 expert presenters, hands-on workshops, sessions, networking events, and more, the ACI National Home Performance Conference is a proven career-builder for anyone involved in the industry. The ACI national trade show is the largest of its kind in the US, with a reputation for show casing the latest products, technologies and solutions. Create leads and contacts to build your business in the coming months and year. http://acinational.org/

 

Lobby Night for the Environment

Monday, Mar 26, 2012

Annapolis, MD (map)

For more information, contact Josh.Tulkin@sierraclub.org or Chris.Hill@sierraclub.org or call 301-277-7111. http://maryland.sierraclub.org/

 

Second Session Begins

Monday, Mar 26, 2012

Second Session, Spring 2012: March 26 – May 19: BuildingGreen has partnered with Boston Architectural College (BAC) since 2004 on its online Sustainable Design Certificate Program and now its Sustainable Design Institute. BAC continues to offer the most comprehensive sustainable design curriculum of any accredited college of university, and the courses just keep getting better. The half-semester, graduate-level courses are online, instructor-led, interactive, asynchronous, and limited to just 15 students each. Courses may be taken individually or as part of the Institute’s Sustainable Design Certificate Program, which offers four possible graduate certificates. www.the-bac.edu/green

 

EE Global 2012

Mar 27 – 29, 2012

Orlando, Fla. (map)

Five years ago, Washington, D.C. welcomed hundreds of international delegates and thought leaders to what is now the most influential gathering of energy efficiency professionals the world over: the Energy Efficiency Global Forum (EE Global). After Paris, a record-breaking return to D.C. and a spot in Europe’s political epicenter, EE Global is back in the United States and poised to bring its proven brand of high-level networking, innovation, sharing and action inspiring energy efficiency discourse to the movers and shakers in the industry. http://eeglobalforum.org/

 

Baltimore City Sustainability Commission Meetings

Tue, March 27, 4pm – 5pm

Department of Planning, 8th Fl, 417 E. Fayette St. Baltimore MD (map)

The Baltimore Commission on Sustainability holds regular monthly meetings usually on the fourth Tuesday of every month. All meetings are open to the public. The Commission is made up of 21 members representing environmental groups, community organizations, labor unions, public health and environmental justice interests, and private industry. www.baltimorecity.gov/Government/AgenciesDepartments/Planning/OfficeofSustainability.aspx

 

Decoding Guidelines for Environmental Claims

Wed, March 28, 12pm – 1pm

Eligible for: Eligible for LEED credential maintenance under the “Live Presentation” or “Self Study” activity types http://store.egreenideas.com/03-28-2012-USGBC-Webinar-Decoding-Guidelines-for-Environmental-Claims-5p301.htm#details

Energy Efficiency Opportunities: Outdoor Lighting 102

Wed, March 28, 12pm – 1pm

Special Guest Speaker: Lori Porreca of A1 Energy. Join us for a new webinar series every other Wednesday from 12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M, starting January 18, 2012. The first half of the webinar series will cover new enhancements to FirstEnergy’s PA Act 129 Programs, where you can learn all about the cash incentives available for your commercial or industrial energy efficiency projects. In the second half, we will have a guest speaker present on a variety of educational energy efficiency topics. http://actevarsvp.com/event/a0kF0000000xLM6

 

Code Green

Wed, March 28, 2pm – 3pm

Presented by Architectural Record & GreenSource. Cities, states, and national organizations are working to establish minimum, enforceable sustainable construction requirements to complement, not replace, highly popular above-code incentive programs, like LEED. Green rating systems like LEED are an incentive that pulls the more daring owners and designers toward a sustainable ideal, thus fostering creativity and innovation, while green codes establish a base minimum requirement which is broadly accepted. Green codes, which raise the bottom line, result in significant positive environmental impact just by the sheer numbers of projects that fall within that category. Also, by raising the ceiling and implementing more stringent above-code rating systems, innovation in green design and construction is encouraged. http://video.webcasts.com/events/pmny001/viewer/index.jsp?eventid=41341 http://construction.com/events/2012/codegreen/register.asp

 

Introduction to Perkin + Will’s 2030 e2 Energy Estimating Tool

Wed, March 28, 3pm – 4pm

SPI hosts Doug Pierce of Perkins+Will as he introduces the free 2030 e2 Energy Estimating Tool he and his team created to support the firm’s commitment to tracking and achieving 2030 Challenge targets. www1.gotomeeting.com/en_US/island/webinar/registration.tmpl?Action=rgoto&_sf=1

 

USGBC MD Event: BD+C 302: EA Credit 1:

Wed, March 28, 4pm – 6pm

USGBC MD Headquarters, 230 Schilling Circle, Ste. 132, Hunt Valley, MD 21031 (map)

Successful Implementation Beyond Baseline Performance: Renewable Energy & EA Credits 1 and 2: Top 5 Strategies to Meet Energy Demand; GBCI LEED Specific and AIA 1.5 hours; www.usgbcmd.org/Default.aspx?pageId=917685&eventId=453152&EventViewMode=EventDetails

 

Maryland Native Plant Society Meeting

Wed, March 28, 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Kensington, MD (map)

Description2012 is the MNPS Year of the Oak, and this month Cris Fleming will continue her series of tree identification workshops with a focus on oaks. She will bring specimens of twigs, bark, and fruits to help participants learn different techniques of identifying oaks in winter. Please bring a hand lens if you have one and any book that gives information about trees and shrubs without the leaves. Location: Kensington Library. For more information and directions go to http://mdflora.org/

 

Economics, Efficiency, Energy & Environment in Healthcare

Thu, March 29, 1pm – 4pm

Sinai Hospital, Zaimoiski Auditorium, 2401 Belvedere Ave., Baltimore, MD 21215 (map)

In this half day seminar, you will get face-to-face with some of the most knowledgeable experts in healthcare and tap their expertise on: Looking out the C-Suite’s picture window at healthcare reform; Measuring sustainability programs; How the best performing hospitals are generating energy savings, setting their priorities, and measuring results; Selecting appropriate metrics to frame your case when engaging in first cost vs. life cycle cost debates,  www.squarefootage.net/HC_BWI.html

 

Nomination deadline – Evening with the Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards Dinner

Friday, Mar 30, 2012

The Alliance to Save Energy invites companies, organizations, and individuals to enter the 2012 Star of Energy Efficiency Awards competition. These prestigious awards honor those entities who have demonstrated a significant and tangible commitment to the cause of energy efficiency. This year’s awards will be presented October 3, 2012 in Washington, DC at the Alliance to Save Energy’s 20th Evening with the Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards Dinner. http://engage.ase.org/site/Calendar?id=100323&view=Detail

  

Sandtown Habitat for Humanity and USGBC MD build day.

Saturday, Mar 31, 2012

Volunteer Opportunity- 10 to 15 volunteers are needed to construct houses. Contact Mike volunteer@sandtownhabitat.org for details and to reserve a spot. This a first come, first serve!!

 

Monthly Bird Watching Walk

Sat, March 31, 8:00am – 9:30am

Patterson Park Audubon Center (map)

Bring the family to Patterson Park to learn about birds that arrive in Maryland in the spring! Audubon’s conservation director will be on hand to answer questions about our feathered friends. If you would like to borrow binoculars, drop us an email at ppaudubon@gmail.com or 410.558.2473. There is no need to RSVP for this event, just arrive ready to explore! Meet at the fountain in Patterson Park, closest to E. Lombard St. and S. Patterson Park. Ave. All ages welcome! Free! http://pattersonpark.audubon.org

 

Tiny Tots Presents: Reptiles Rule

Sat, March 31, 10am – 11am

Patterson Park Audubon Center (map)

Tiny Tots is an early childhood environmental education program where kids make a craft, play a game, and read a story. This month, we will find out together how reptiles live. We’ll meet some cool reptiles that are native to Maryland and learn where they like to make their homes. Ever wonder what a turtle’s shell feels like? Come find out! Meet at the Pagoda. Ages 2-5. $5 suggested donation per child, with an adult. Please register in advance at ppaudubon@gmail.com or 410.558.2473. http://pattersonpark.audubon.org

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