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  • 01 Oct 2013 10:14 AM | Anonymous
    The energy efficiency legislation, commonly known as the Shaheen-Portman legislation, has been delayed indefinitely after two weeks of partisan bickering and deliberation. This bipartisan legislation, led by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio), received strong bipartisan support but leaders struggled with some of the proposed amendments, such as a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline and others targeting U.S. EPA rules on climate change. With other important upcoming legislation looming in the Senate, it raises the question of whether the Senate leaders will reconsider the measure in the upcoming months. As a strong, vocal supporter, the USGBC recognizes and appreciates it's dedicated community and chapters for helping to educate local leaders on the benefits of the Shaheen-Portman legislation. 

    ' With everyone's continued efforts, there is still a chance of advancing energy efficient solutions in this Congress.'(Bryan Howard- Leg. Director) 

  • 01 Oct 2013 9:07 AM | Anonymous
    During last week's Green Schools Week, Oceano Elementary participated in the Green Apple Day of Service, kicking off a year of health and energy efficient initiatives. Students seized the day by biking or walking to school, participating in a bicycle safety rodeo, learning efficient recycling practices and taking part in other zero-waste initiatives. Oceano Elementary School is leading the way!
  • 27 Sep 2013 10:31 AM | Anonymous
    Our first annual Green Apple Gala and Kickoff was a great success thanks to our sponsors and C4 community. Hope to see you next year to help us celebrate Green Schools Week. Happy Green Apple Day of Service!

  • 25 Sep 2013 9:13 AM | Anonymous
    Today is the day to celebrate and learn more about Green Schools at the first annual Green Apple Gala. Join us at the Octagon Barn tonight at 6pm unitl 8pm for drinks, hors d'oeuvres, live music, a tour of the historic Barn, and new friends. Get your Gala tickets now! 
  • 23 Sep 2013 8:11 AM | Anonymous
    The Santa Barbara Contractors' Association is presenting their Construction EXPO at the Fess Parker Doubletree Resort in Santa Barbara. They will have about 75 exhibitors, approximately 3000 attendees, and 3 educational session on green building and high performance buildings.  Justin Wilson, Founder of Building Performance Solutions will speak at several sessions. CEU’s available for architects/real estate agents.  For more information, go to www.sbconstructionexpo.com or contact the SBCA:  Karin Perissinotto, 805-884-1100."
  • 17 Sep 2013 1:59 PM | Anonymous
    You are invited to submit your innovative green project to the $th Annual C4 Green Awards. Celebrating the best LEED and Green projects on the Central Coast. Gain recognition in the green building industry and more by submitting your project today. Enter into one of these categories:
    • Green New Construction
    • Green Home
    • Green Landscape
    • Green Operations
    • Green Rehab/Renovation
    • Green Innovation
    Enter your project now or to find out more visit usgbcc4.org/greenawards 
  • 27 Aug 2013 10:54 AM | Anonymous
    School is just around the corner and now is the time to prepare for your school's Green Apple Day of Service on September 27th or 28th, 2013. Lets take a quick look at how well Green Apple Day of Service did last year in 2012.
    Visit facebook.com/USGBCC4 to view the infographic.

  • 22 Aug 2013 9:57 AM | Anonymous
    Acceptance of LEED buildings and their benefits has been on the rise in the tri-counties.  The subject of a recent article in the Pacific Coast Business Times, LEED buildings of the Central Coast are not only big buildings but big impressions of a brighter future. Leaders in the region include UC Santa Barbara with ten LEED buildings, Kohl's five LEED Silver stores, Volkswagen Group's testing center in Oxnard, and Cal Poly's Poly Canyon Student Housing a 1.4 million square-foot project. Chapter President Michelle Zimney contributes to the conversation, speaking of the LEED certification costs and benefits. The question is... to LEED or not to LEAD.

    Read the full Pacific Coast Business Times article by Marlize van Romburgh here.
  • 15 Aug 2013 10:12 AM | Anonymous
    A recent article published by the Center for the New Energy Economy puts the confusing world of state legislation and the current state of Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) in perspective. Most states now have mandatory or voluntary RPS and nearly every state proposed RPS legislation in 2013. By grouping the proposed RPS legislation into three groups, Rollback, Modification, and Increase we can see that bills to modify RPS far outweigh both increases and rollbacks, while RPS increases just nose out proposed RPS rollbacks. During the 2013 session, only 8 of the 121 unique pieces of RPS legislation have been enacted all either increase or modify a state RPS.

  • 30 Jul 2013 9:28 AM | Anonymous

    Monday nights 5:30 - 8:20 (9 weeks) August 19th - October 14th 


    Explore the environmental impacts of the built environment, principals of green building design and construction, available rating/certification systems for green building, with an in-depth review of the LEED Rating Systems and their applications, specifically the LEED Building Design and Construction (BD&C). CSU Transferable. Participants qualify to participate in the Cuesta College Community Green Program that includes Study Materials (Green Associate Study Guide and Core Concepts), and LEED Green Associate exam at no cost (a $400 value)!   


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