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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 


USGBCNH is proud to co-host NEBHx 2015!

 Set for April 16-18, 2015 at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, Maine, the 7th annual event will unite a diverse audience from the biomass fuel, supply chain, developer, manufacturer, and government sectors to break barriers and ground for biomass thermal and combined heat and power (CHP) systems.

From the expo floor, to panel discussions, to technical workshops for engineers, the refreshed and fast-paced interactive program will emphasize practical learning and real project case studies.

Since the Northeast Biomass Heating Expo & Conference was launched in 2009, over 1,500 individual attendees and 400 different businesses, agencies and organizations have attended one of America’s fastest growing biomass energy conferences.

click the banner to find out more and sign up! We'll see you there!  

Cocktails & Conversations Northern New England

2015 UNeRC Summit in Portland


Please join us on May 1st for the annual regional committee summit in Portland, ME.

The USGBC Maine chapter will be hosting the event this year, and registration will be available here.


 Community-Scale Heating with Wood in New Hampshire

Click here to take a look at the presentation that the NH Wood Energy Council recently shared at the October Green Eggs event.


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

Thursday, June 04, 2015 6:00 PM • Portland Museum of Art 7 Congress St. | Portland, ME
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 6:30 PM • Milestone Engineering and Call In
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 6:30 PM • Milestone Engineering and Call In
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 6:30 PM • Milestone Engineering and Call In
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 6:30 PM • Milestone Engineering and Call In

Recent Chapter News

Saturday, March 21, 2015 4:50 PM • Douglas Shilo
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