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Upcoming Educational Events

Framing Techniques for Residential Structures
San Francisco, California - September 19, 2002

Funding Green Buildings: Sources and Strategies Workshop
Berkeley, California - September 21, 2002
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - September 27 or 28, 2002
Las Vegas, Nevada - October 7, 2002
Albany, New York - October 15, 2002

Smart Design Forum 3
Washington, District of Columbia - October 3 - 4, 2002

Rocky Mountain Builder Conference
Beaver Creek, Colorado - October 3-5, 2002

Excellence in Building 2002
Phoenix, Arizona - October 9-12, 2002

Hot News: September 2002

Effluent Guidelines Program Plan for 2002/2003

This document describes the Environmental Protection Agency's ongoing guideline development efforts. It identifies industrial categories for which effluent guidelines and standards will be developed and sets forth a schedule for developing regulations. Builders and developers engaged in construction, development and redevelopment have been given a final action date of March, 2004.
The entire Program Plan for 2002/2003 can be found by selecting Federal Register Volume 67 and Search Terms of Effluent Guidelines from http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/aces/aces140.html .

Federal Register: August 27, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 166)

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Midwest Green Building Conference and Expo

Auburn Hills, Michigan - October 16, 2002

Building Performance: Improving the Quality of the Built Environment
Washington, DC - October 31-November 3, 2002

1st Annual International Green Building Conference and Exposition
Austin, Texas - November 13-15, 2002

American Planning Association's National Planning Conference
Denver, CO - March 29 - April 2, 2003

The National Green Building Conference and Awards
Baltimore, MD - March 30 - April 1, 2003

11th Rinker International Conference on Deconstruction and Materials Reuse
Gainesville, Florida - May 7-10, 2003


Celebrations to Highlight

Sept. 16 - 21
National Pollution Prevention Week
October
Indoor Air Quality Month
Nov. 15
America Recycles Day
January
Radon Action Month

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Framing Techniques for Residential Structures
San Francisco, California - September 19, 2002
With the introduction of a variety of manufactured wood, steel and plastic products, wall and roof framing techniques can provide even more opportunities for energy-efficient design. Joseph Lstiburek will discuss both traditional and alternative building types. This program qualifies for 4 AIA continuing education units with Health, Safety, Welfare (HSW) credit. Register for this free workshop at
http://www.pge.com/003_save_energy/003c_edu_train/pec/programs/current/reg_pages/arch/framing_tech.shtml . Pacific Gas and Electric Company


Funding Green Buildings: Sources and Strategies Workshop

Berkeley, California - September 21, 2002 * Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - September 27 or 28, 2002
Las Vegas, Nevada - October 7, 2002 * Albany, New York - October 15, 2002
One day workshops taught by grantwriting consultant Jan McAdams. Increase a projects "fundability", find creative and innovative ways to finance construction and develop revenue sources. Details and registration are located at http://www.fundinggreenbuildings.com/Page10084/page10084.html . The McAdams Group


Smart Design Forum 3
Washington, District of Columbia - October 3 - 4, 2002
Learn about innovations and new levels of integration that are creating greater benefits for owners, managers and tenants. Plenary speakers will address both private and public sector case studies. Learning tracks, workshops and green building tours will be offered. This conference will offer something for: public and private sector building professionals: developers, architects, interior designers, landscape architects, engineers and contractors; Federal, State and local government agency representatives; Legislators and policy makers; realtors, building owners, facility managers, building product manufacturers and finance specialists.
Visit http://www.swampnet.org/sdf/index.html for more details. Sustainable Washington Alliance et al.

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Rocky Mountain Builder Conference
Beaver Creek, Colorado - October 3 - 5, 2002
Builders, developers, suppliers, sales and marketing managers, and associates. Network with industry experts and peers while learning about marketing strategies and innovative products. Fun as well as excellent educational opportunities to sharpen your business skills. Find out more at http://www.builderconference.com. Colorado Association of Home Builders


Excellence in Building 2002

Phoenix, Arizona - October 9-12, 2002
This annual conference has been a forum where a diverse cross-section of the building industry and government agencies gather to exchange information on the latest technology and product applications for better performing buildings. Pre-conference sessions cover the basics while building science, alternative building systems, research and best practices, indoor air quality, success stories and case studies, proven marketing strategies, sustainable development and green building are covered in the core sessions. Go to http://www.eeba.org/conference/ for the details. Energy and Environmental Building Association (EEBA)


Midwest Green Building Conference and Expo
Auburn Hills, Michigan - October 16, 2002
Topics will cover Green Power, Green Design and Construction, Green Materials/Energy Star, Urban Ecology and Sustainable Communities, and Innovative Technology. Visit http://www.sbam.org/green.htm for registration and more details. Small Business Association of Michigan et al.


Building Performance: Improving the Quality of the Built Environment

Washington, DC - October 31-November 3, 2002
A conference and roundtable sponsored by the Building Performance PIA. For additional information contact Peg Hamil, American Institute of Architects (AIA) at 202-626- 7317 or phamil@aia.org .


1st Annual International Green Building Conference and Exposition

Austin, Texas - November 13-15, 2002
This conference will serve as the pre-eminent showcase for leading edge green technologies worldwide and will provide an educational program that highlights benchmarks of sustainability across a broad array of issues affecting site location and development, water use, energy, materials, indoor environmental quality, biophelia, health and productivity, financing-and the many technologies and systems supporting such interests. Visit http://www.usgbc.org/ for more information. U.S. Green Building Council


American Planning Association's National Planning Conference

Denver, CO - March 29 - April 2, 2003
Join planning professionals to find out what the hot topics are and how they are being handled. Choose from more than 200 sessions and workshops covering topics in all areas of planning. Special tracks include "Planning with Nature", "Small Town and Rural Planning" and more. More information will be added to http://www.planning.org/2003conference/ as details shape up. American Planning Association


The National Green Building Conference and Awards, 5th Annual
Baltimore, MD - March 30 - April 1, 2003
Focusing on the cutting edge of innovative building technologies, this conference is targeted to the mainstream residential building industry. The agenda includes tours, exhibits, educational sessions, awards, and more. A registration form, award application, exhibitor information and more is available at http://www.nahbrc.org/conferencesseminarsgreen.asp?CategoryID=1676 . NAHB Research Center


11th Rinker International Conference on Deconstruction and Materials Reuse
Gainesville, Florida - May 7-10, 2003
The objective of this conference is to provide information about worldwide building deconstruction and materials reuse programs that address the key technical, economic, environmental, and policy issues needed to make deconstruction and reuse of building materials a viable option to demolition and landfilling. An "introduction" to the challenges and developing solutions, along with more conference information is provided at http://www.cce.ufl.edu/rinker11/index.htm . University of Florida Center for Construction and Environment et al.

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Toolbase News http://www.nahbrc.org/secondaryT.asp?CategoryID=904&TrackID=
A bi-monthly technical newsletter that provides practical, usable information for building professionals on the latest research, trends, and other industry happenings. Archival issues can be searched by issue number at this site.

EcoIQ Magazine On Green Design and Building http://www.ecoiq.com/greendesign/magazine/index.html
The EcoIQ Magazine is a quarterly journal dedicated to building sustainable communities. Green Design and Building is one of twelve topic covered by the magazine and highlighted the website. The Green Design and Building site includes features, opinions, news briefs, resources, and reviews of interest to those working on green design and building issues.

Environmental Building News
http://www.buildinggreen.com/
Articles, reviews and news stories for energy-efficient, resource-efficient, and healthy building practices. Searchable archives. Subscribe for full text current issues.

GreenClips http://www.greendesign.net/greenclips/index.html
A summary of news on sustainable building design and related government and business issues published every two weeks by email. Go to the above site to subscribe free-of-charge or to search back issues.

Environmental Design and Construction Magazine http://www.edcmag.com/
The magazine for successful building -- economically and environmentally. Published since 1998. Feature issues, searchable archives, news and product information.

Housing Zone.com: Green Building http://www.housingzone.com/topics/green.asp
Daily Green Building news and weekly news summaries by region. Subscribe to free newsletters plus more.

E-News http://www.toolbase.org/secondaryT.asp?TrackID=&CategoryID=903
A bi-weekly electronic news service that focuses on residential construction industry news, particularly news dealing with information technology and home building.

Home Energy Magazine http://homeenergy.org/magazine.html
This magazine emphasizes a whole-building approach--comfort, health and safety, energy efficiency, durability, and affordability--in its coverage of heating and cooling systems, appliances, the building envelope, materials, new technologies, and best practices. The website offers subscription information, recent issue feature articles, and achival issues since1993 searchable by keyword.

Home Power Magazine
http://homepower.com/
The hands-on journal of home-made power published every other month. Download the current issue and select articles from past issues.

Stormwater News http://www.stormwater-resources.com
This Web Site is dedicated to providing a source of information regarding stormwater pollution, treatment methodologies, and related issues. The library provides research papers, software, and information regarding Nonpoint Source Pollution, Best Management Practices, upcoming conferences, NPDES, TMDLs, and other Stormwater topics.

 

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