Buildings touch everyone. Period. New paragraph.
Buildings are a huge part of our lives and they have a HUGE impact on our health and environment.
According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), buildings use 39% of total U.S. energy and 74% of all US electricity produced. We spend 90% of our time indoors in the U.S. We bring our children, employees, and grandparents into buildings. We bring our food and office supplies into our buildings.
Buildings are at the center of our lives and are the portal to affect AMAZING POSITIVE change.
That is what the USGBC North Florida Chapter is up to: IMMEDIATE POSITIVE SUSTAINABLE CHANGE
Specifically, the USGBC NORTH FLORIDA IS...
a 501(c)3 non-profit
with a MAJOR GOAL -- to create a sustainable region with green buildings for ALL within THIS GENERATION. We will achieve this through:
- open collaboration with those in our community,
- strong leadership to encourage innovation and policy, and
- decisive results-driven action.
Our membership includes local companies, professionals, both within and outside of the building industry, and citizens who understand that our current way of designing, constructing, and operating buildings has a HUGE IMPACT on our environment, including excessive resource consumption and high carbon emissions.
We realize that building green creates a win-win-win for a better future for us all. We use the triple bottom line principles of people, planet, and profit to guide our mission and vision. By doing this we will create a better future by improving human health, reduce the impact of built space on the environment and create jobs and foster our local economy.
Please join us in our quest. See below to find out how you can get involved.
WE NEED YOU! PLEASE GET INVOLVED!
- Join as a Member
- Donate -- Dollars or In-Kind
- Attend an Event/Tour/Program
- Take a Personal Action