WASHINGTON — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently selected seven local chapters to receive an Award of Excellence in the categories of: Advocacy & Influence; Community; Education; and Organizational Excellence, according to the Mother Nature Network.
The Cincinnati Regional Chapter received recognition from the USGBC in the Advocacy & Influence category for the strong ties they have created with Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory, including joining the Mayor''s Alliance for Green Schools and working with state legislators to mandate Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification for any building project that receives state funding, the story stated.
Two chapters were chosen to receive this year''s Award of Excellence in the Community category: The Chicago Chapter for its work in the East Garfield Park area; and the the Vermont Green Building Network for its work on a website for the Vermont Green Home Alliance, the story noted.
According to the story, two chapters were also chosen to receive Awards of Excellence in the Education category: The James River Green Building Council for its work on several community education projects, including green spaces and eco-building tours; and the South Carolina Chapter for its community education projects.
The Award of Excellence in the Organizational Excellence category, which is reserved for chapters that have shown an exemplary leadership record, was given to the Delaware Valley Green Building Council and the Georgia Chapter, the story added.
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