U S GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL- MISSISSIPPI HEADWATERS CHAPTER INC

Rating: 4.67 stars   12 reviews

Issues: Environment

Location: 5353 Wayzata Blvd Ste 207 % Intrinxec Management Inc Minneapolis MN 55416 USA

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Rating: 4 stars  

USGBC MN is an extraordinary chapter of the U.S., Green Building Council. I have been a member and volunteer for several years and am very impressed with the energy, committment, and passion of the organization and its individual members. It is great to meet and learn from this group of people.

USGBC MN is impacting the community in the Twin Cities in positive ways and being involved with the chapter allows me to help make this happen.

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I've learned a great deal about green building best practices by attending tours and seminars. It has also been very helpful to work side-by-side with some very professional volunteer leaders and gain insights for professional growth.

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I would make the membership types easier to understand. People sometimes get confused by the difference between national membership (organiztions), chapter membership (individuals), and chapter sponsorship (organizations).

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been volunteering with the MN USGBC Chapter since 2007. Its been a great the resource for green building standards, education and outreach. The resources and programs offered through the MN USGBC have promoted growth and teamwork with initiatives that protect public health and the environment.

Its Directors lead with great attentiveness and professionalism; I'd review it as a truly is a Great Nonprofit.

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The committees are a great place to meet people to assist in business transactions interested in Sustainable Development projects.

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Do more in education through various media outlets. Educate about the benefits and best-practices in green building.

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Rating: 5 stars  

USGBC Minnesota has been a great resource for design and architecture professionals in our region to learn more about other green projects and new products and guidelines coming down the pipeline.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

participating in continuing education courses.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

lower overhead fees being passed on to participants at the local level for continuing education.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

USGBC MN Chapter is a great non for profit organization that connects you with people, programs, and resources for green buildings. These benefits apply to many segments such as residential buildings, schools, commercial buildings and much more. The chapter membership includes architects, engineers, contractors, manufacturers, planners, facility managers, corporate real estate managers, consultants, scientists, educators, students, and many more professions.
The USGBC MN Chapter organizes tour events, workshops, meet-ups, and continuing education programs to provide numerous opportunities for education and networking. We as USGBC Rochester Committee also support the USGBC MN Chapter with advocacy resources to assist with the development of educational programs, and tour events. Our mission is to engage young professionals to nurture career growth and networking amongst the future sustainability leaders. These programs are made possible through the strength of our volunteers.

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First hand experience as a USGBC Rochester Committee Chair. We had success in having our first green event "Cascade Meadow Science Center". the event has attracted more than 45 people who were so interested in sustainbility and green Building. The Chapter was extremely professional and hosted a terrific event, using the time and talent of many volunteers.

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think that there should be more marketing support and sponsorship in order to increase awarness of Green building. Also recruit more staff to help other communities such as the Rochester area which expanded a lot recently and in need of having more regular green events as well as continuing education seminars.

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Rating: 5 stars  

What has impressed me most about the USGBC Minnesota Chapter is how highly motivated the members are and their genuine concern for the environment. This organization is working hard to ensure a better future for our children.

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I have been involved with some of the outreach programs to local school districts

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase financial support to broaden the impact of the good work they do.

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Rating: 5 stars  

USGBC-MN has a very active membership. The organization includes leaders from every sector of the building industry working to promote buldings that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live and work. The chapter sponsors many educational programs and events, research initiatives, advocacy outreach, and resources for the local green community.

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Minnesota.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change the management of the organization.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I've been involved with the MN USGBC Chapter for over two years and have developed a deeper understanding of our mission, as individuals, the importance of sustainability, and to help raise awareness with those around us. I've gained a personal satisfaction with my involvement and feel like I'm making a difference. We're gaining momentum with our goals within the chapter and I look forward to raising awareness in the communities and schools. I'm proud to be a part of the MN Chapter and look forward to my continue involvement.

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Our efforts with Greening the Heartland, GtH, 2010. We reached out to individuals from schools, residential and corporate communities. Everyone walked away learning something, even the simplest thing such as water management at hom , that they could do to make a difference.

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we need more marketing support / sponsorship to really make a difference to raise the awareness in our communities.

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Rating: 4 stars  

Serving as a volunteer for the the U.S. Green Building Council Minnesota Chapter has really opened my eyes to the importance of green and sustainable buildings. The Chapter's focus on green schools is vital to our children. I would strongly encourage anyone to support the USGBC Minnesota Chapter efforts.

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I have observed school leaders grow in their understanding of the benefits of green schools and take this information to school boards to help effect change.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Try to recruit more active members. I know the organization has this as a priority, but it is difficult to do.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

The USGBC-MN Chapter is an exceptional non-profit organization that consistently promotes the merits of a triple-bottom line approach. The Chapter is a strong advocate for education, through its own programs and support of other educational offerings. The Chapter engages the business community through sponsorship offerings and promoting case studies of excellent green building efforts. The Chapter serves as a clearinghouse to link people seeking assistance with the appropriate talent base to help solve issues. The Chapter offers a wide spectrum of opportunities for member participation and involvement. The Chapter supports public sector efforts through speaking opportunities and showcasing green building case studies. The Chapter provides a voice to media and public testimony for the overall improvement of our communities. And most importantly, the Chapter is open and accessible to a wide array of interested participants - from students to professionals.

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First hand experience as a program co-chair for a Chapter sponsored regional conference. The Chapter was extremely professional and hosted a terrific event, using the time and talent of many volunteers.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

The USGBC MN Chapter has developed itself as the "go-to" organization for sustainable building expertise. The Chapter's relationship building bridges government, private industry, students and emerging professionals to further develop sustainability initiatives.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

networking with organizations that have implemented sustainable design strategies. My expertise in sustainable design has continued to develop through involvement in the USGBC MN Chapter.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

encourage more education for the commercial real estate community.

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