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Kaplan Thompson Architects Awarded USGBC Outstanding Single Family Home of the Year Award

April 16, 2014

    Congratulations Kaplan Thompson Architects! Outstanding Single Family Home of the Year: Wallace Residence (Earthship Farmstead), Kaplan Thompson Architects Located in Stuart, Va., Earthship Farmstead is an earth-sheltered, LEED Platinum, energy-positive certified Passive House that also operates as a working… More

2013 Annual Report

January 22, 2014

The USGBC Maine Chapter is pleased to present our 2013 Annual Report. Please take a look to learn more about us, our history, our Board and Committees. 2013 Annual Report

Worthy Read: Health is a Human Right. Green Building Can Help.

October 17, 2013

A recent report published by the U.S. Green Building Council from the Summit on Green Building and Public Health entitled Health is a Human Right. Green Building Can Help. establishes green building as a tool to combat some of our… More

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USGBC Maine Chapter Call for Nominations

September 17, 2013

The Maine Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council is Maine’s foremost coalition of leaders from across the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work.  We are a volunteer-… More

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Advocacy Alert: MUBEC FAILS BY ONE VOTE. CALL THIS INSTANT!

June 19, 2013

Dear USGBC Maine Chapter Community,   SENATE REJECTS MUBEC ON FIRST READING BY SINGLE VOTE; PLEASE CALL AND EMAIL NOW LD 977, which seeks to restore MUBEC to statewide status, barely cleared its first reading in the House of Representatives… More

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Advocacy Alert: Floor vote on MUBEC this week!

June 18, 2013

Dear USGBC Maine Chapter Community,   LD 977, which seeks to restore MUBEC to statewide status, has still not been published on the House calendar, but with no more than a week left to the session, it will be coming… More

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Advocacy Alert: OMNIBUS ENERGY BILL POISED TO GO TO FULL LEGISLATURE, YOUR HELP NEEDED FOR PASSAGE

June 3, 2013

Dear USGBC Maine Chapter Community, The Maine Legislature is about to vote on a major piece of legislation that will substantially increase funding for Efficiency Maine’s commercial and residential heating and building energy efficiency programs.  The bill will be up… More

GSA’s Green Building Advisory Committee Recommends LEED for all GSA Buildings

May 7, 2013

Committee of private and public sector leaders says LEED is the best green building tool to meet the goals of the Energy Independence and Security Act. WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 3, 2013) – This week, the Green Building Advisory Committee established by the… More

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Advocacy Alert: Help MUBEC! Urge your legislator to approve LD 977!

March 27, 2013

Dear USGBC Maine Chapter Community, It is time to help save MUBEC! LD 977 which seeks to restore MUBEC to the enforcement population thresholds that we had prior to the last legislative session is going to be up for a floor… More