Come to our November General Meeting onThursday the 14th at 6PM to learn about an exciting new project on campus: the Impact Lab! The meeting will be in Newmark 3310.Free food will be served! RSVP on Facebook here.
If you ordered a USGBC Students T-shirt, pick it up at the meeting!
More information about the Impact Lab:
An interdisciplinary group of students from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have teamed up with faculty, staff, and community members to design a new building on campus called the Impact Lab. The goal of this project is to create a building that facilitates and fosters innovation through adaptive learning environments where, students, faculty, and community members are empowered to steward the continuous advancement of ideas. Currently the project is in the Programming and Predesign Phase, which is one of the first phases in the design process for a building.
As a commitment to university building standards and smart design, the Impact Lab aims to go above and beyond sustainable standards. The Impact Lab design team expects to achieve a LEED Platinum certification as well as a Net Zero Energy building. These goals are within reach due to early sustainable design integration. Come and take part in a discussion about integrated sustainable solutions and understand how the Impact Lab expects to become a new central hub for the campus and community.
Order your USGBC Students t-shirt here! The shirts come in men’s with green print on a black t-shirt and in women’s v-neck with green print on a white t-shirt. Prices will range from $9 to $12 – the more people order, the cheaper the shirts will be! Order by October 29th!
Are you interested in taking a leadership position in USGBC Students? We are looking for motivated students to apply for Executive Board Intern positions as well as Chair positions in the Projects Committee! Both applications are due on Monday, Sept 23rd at 5PM. Please check out the applications for more information about specific information.
Greenbuild is the world’s largest green building conference and expo; last year’s Greenbuild had over 35,000 attendees and hundreds of green building companies present. The conference is an invaluable experience to learn about green buildings, get LEED continuing education credits, and network with professionals in the green building industry. Greenbuild 2013 will take place on November 20-22 in Philadelphia. USGBC Students will be taking a group of students to this conference and we are now accepting applications! Apply here! The application will close on Monday, Sept 23rd at 5PM.
Note: Attending the conference will require you to skip several days of school before Thanksgiving Break and pay for your own airfare in addition to a $130 hotel fee. We will get partial reimbursements for the cost of airfare. Additionally, we will volunteer at the conference so registration is FREE!
Come to the first general meeting of the year to learn more about USGBC Students! It will be held on Thursday, September 12th at 6pm in room 2311 Newmark. We will be talking about our events for the year, including our brand new LEED Study Sessions, Green Apple Day of Service, and Greenbuild International Conference and Expo!
Free pizza will be provided!
April 20: Tour of Tiny Greens Organic Farm
USGBC Students will be taking a tour of Tiny Greens Organic Farm on Saturday, April 20th at 1PM. Dustin Kelly from Tiny Greens spoke at our General Meeting on Monday, so join us if you want to find out more about the sustainable activities at the farm! If you weren’t able to attend the meeting on Monday, you can find out more about Tiny Greens here. Sign up here! Registration closes on April 18th.
April 27: Tour of Indoor Climate Research Facility
The Indoor Climate Research & Training (ICRT) program is part of the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC). They do a lot of interesting research in indoor air quality and weatherization. Join us for a tour of their facilities on Saturday, April 27th at noon. Sign up here! Registration will close on April 25th.
Join USGBC Students at 6PM on Monday, April 1st in 2311 Yeh Center for our 2nd General Meeting of the semester! We will have Dustin Kelly from Tiny Greens Organic Farm discussing sustainable design and alternative technologies used behind local organic farming.
The first USGBC Projects Committee meeting for the 2013 year will be this Thursday, February 14th, at 7 pm. The meeting will be in 112 Engineering Hall, and this will be the room every week. We will start working on the EOH Lego activity and LEED informational boards.