As a member-driven organization, USGBC committees are the primary means by which the organization develops consensus-based programs to serve the green building industry. Our committees are a great way to become involved in the chapter and network with other green building industry professionals. Each group typically meets once a month at various locations throughout the Metro area.
Our committee leaders come together once a month in our Core Committee meeting to share resources and provide support across our volunteer network as needed throughout the year.
If you would like to join one of our growing committees, check the committee pages below for particulars on committee meeting times and locations. Contact the appropriate committee chair for more information.
The Central Plains Chapter is a part of the Heartland Region for USGBC. The Heartland Region is composed of various chapters in the upper Midwest from Ohio to Kansas and all areas north. Collaboration between chapters occurs at the regional level.
Representative to the Regional Committee
Chris Stanton, McCownGordon Construction
Associate to the Regional Committee
Elise Kirchhofer, Henderson Engineers
Chapter Steering Committee Member from the HRC
Harriet Grindel, BRR Architecture
Dynamic Governance is a process adopted within the Central Plains Chapter - as well as other USGBC chapters nationwide - designed to improve communications and policy-making across the organization. Dynamic Governance offers a management tool to better utilize all the intelligence within the chapter, leading to increased productivity and a more efficient, flexible and responsive organization.
Outreach and Programs
The committee and subcommittees plan and facilitate monthly program meetings that promote education, outreach and support for members and like-minded affiliates.
To recruit and engage a diverse community of individuals interested in advancing the principles of sustainable design, development, operation and maintenance across the built environment.
Emerging Professionals Emerging Professionals (EP) are students and young professionals dedicated to becoming and recruiting the future leaders of the green building movement through opportunities for leadership, education, networking and design competitions.
Communications To develop and execute a comprehensive communications plan for the chapter.
To establish a strategy for a sound financial base to support the mission of the national USGBC organization and to promote vibrant growth and influence of the local chapter in support of its leaders in sustainable design for Central Plains chapter and the Heartland Region.
We have a vision: green schools for everyone within this generation. For this reason, we formed the Center for Green Schools to expand our efforts to drive change in how we design, construct and operate our schools and campuses so they will enhance student learning experiences.
Advocacy To monitor and advocate for strong green building strategies, policies, and incentives together with the Metro area's public sector and civic groups.