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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