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Chapter Vision
USGBC New Hampshire envisions a built environment where we live, prosper and play within the sustainable cycles of nature.

Chapter Mission
The USGBC NH Chapter promotes, educates, and advocates for green building in New Hampshire based on standards embodied in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program with the intent of transforming the built environment to one that supports a healthy community built on social responsibility, environmental stewardship and economic prosperity.

What is LEED? 

 LEED is a third-party certification program that considers site design, water conservation, energy use, building materials, and indoor air quality. LEED also looks at things like light pollution, transportation choices, and linking the project to the local community. It’s more than just a system of checklists and credits though.  If you have a LEED building, you’ve taken a much broader approach to planning and design by addressing issues that go beyond the building.  You’ve also take into account the end-users of the building, and everyone who will maintain that building, by including them in the design process.
LEED has really proven its value.  It’s the most recognized and widely-used certification program in the world.  It’s supported by a network of over 185,000 LEED credential holders.

Click here for an interesting article on why LEED certification matters 


Granite State ASHRAE tour

Please join us for a tour of the Hollis Montessori School on November 12th. See this high performing building firsthand, and learn about the state-of-the-art technology and energy efficient design that lends to its extraordinarily low energy consumption.


Following the tour there will be a presentation and dinner located at the Common Man in Merrimack. The presentation will be made by the project architect David Ely.


Reservations can also be made by paying in advance via PayPal: http://www.nhashrae.org./paypal-1

Call for Nominations

The time for the 2016 Board of Directors Nominations and Elections is Here.

We will be accepting nominations until November 6th, please click here to apply.


2016 UNeRC Summit at Mount Washington!       

The USGBC New Hampshire chapter will be hosting the event this year at the scenic Mount Washington Hotel.

Please save the dates of April 29th - May 1st for the annual regional committee summit, and stay tuned for more information.




Wide Impact of Climate Change Already Seen in U.S., Study Says

“Climate change, once considered an issue for a distant future, has moved firmly into the present,” the scientists declared in a major new report assessing the situation in the United States.

Read more at NYTimes.com


Partner with local community colleges through Community Green

The Center for Green Schools recently launched Community Green, a program to support community colleges in bringing green building training and education opportunities to their campuses. Through this program USGBC is offering all public two-year institutions a first free year of USGBC membership, which now includes a revised benefits package created specifically with the college in mind. Please spread the word about this exciting opportunity to the community colleges in your area and to contact Vanessa Santos to get involved. We are seeking chapter leaders who are able to offer their expertise as guest speakers and/or advisors for college members as they work to develop green building courses and training opportunities, so please contact Vanessa if you're interested.


Thank You to our Certified Sponsors



Upcoming Events

Wednesday, December 02, 2015 8:00 AM • TBD
Thursday, December 10, 2015 7:00 PM • Centennial Inn, Concord, NH, 03301
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 • Air National Guard, Concord
Friday, April 29, 2016 • Mount Washington Hotel

Recent Chapter News

Tuesday, June 02, 2015 2:08 PM • Douglas Shilo
Saturday, March 21, 2015 4:50 PM • Douglas Shilo
Saturday, March 21, 2015 3:24 PM • Douglas Shilo

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