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U S Green Building Council- Minnesota Chapter Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Environment, Environmental Education

Mission: Raises awareness of green building principles and practices among the design, construction and real estate communities, as well as the general public.

Programs: General programs: education and training & green schools coalitionsee schedule o

grant funded programs: dynamic green home & mpca benchmarking reportsee schedule o

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Community Stories

12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 4

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Ingy S.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 4

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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Volunteer

Rating: 4

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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Board Member

Rating: 5

USGBC provides direct benefits to our community through education, advocacy and outreach.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Since it's inception, the USGBC Minnesota Chapter has motivated, educated, and inspired the industry toward being good stewards of our environment. The network of professionals are passionate about the cause, thanks to the clear mission and programming that the organization offers. The staff and volunteers work tirelessly to extend the message across social, economic, professional and political barriers. The effects are realized when the practices that this organization represents, creating a healthier and more effective built environment for all.

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