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 Although many jurisdictions have already adopted IgCC, the full code will not be published until March 2012.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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