Events

Below you will find a list of all upcoming committee meetings, Chapter & Branch events, and events from our strategic partners throughout our Chapter.

Upcoming events

    • 14 Jul 2015
    • 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Paseo Academy, 4747 Flora Ave. Kansas City, MO
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    Kansas City Regional Schoolyard Garden Summit

    Tuesday, July 14 at Paseo Academy

    Cost: $10

    Registration includes t-shirt, breakfast and lunch. (A $40 value)

    Join Kansas City Community Gardens (KCCG), Kansas City Public Schools and USGBC Central Plains Chapter for an exclusive Kansas City Regional Schoolyard Garden Summit event on July 14. The summit is designed to provide fun, educational methods to use school gardens for healthy food options, curriculum and to involve community members. We will also give an overview of the schoolyard garden movement in Kansas City, and provide tips for starting and maintaining a school garden.
     

    BREAKOUT SESSION TOPICS:

    • Eat what you grow! Using your garden produce for classroom snacks and cafeteria meals
    • Science and math and art, oh my! Integrating the garden into your school’s curriculum
    • Schoolyard Gardens 101
    • Digging deeper: Involving families and community members in  your school garden

    The Schoolyard Gardens at KCCG works with students across the Kansas City metro to establish vegetable gardens on school grounds. KCCG support school staff and students to successfully grown gardens—exposing students to the wonders of growing their own fruits and vegetables.

    Summit Information & Schedule

    Event Flyer

    For payment or registration questions, please contact Summer Evans at summer@usgbccentralplains.org, or mail payment to: USGBC Central Plains, P.O. Box 414076, Kansas City, MO 64141.

     

     

    Thank You to our Sponsors! 

     

     

     

     
    • 16 Jul 2015
    • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Wichita WATER Center

    Thursday, July 16 from 11:45AM to 1:00PM

    Join us as Earl Rudolph of CALMAC IceBank Energy Storage discusses what Energy Storage is, why it is needed to achieve sustainability, and the different types of energy storage technologies, specifically focusing on thermal energy storage. Designers will understand air-conditioning's role in efficiency, sustainability, and its various benefits after taking this course.

    Learning Objectives

    By completing this course the design professional will be able to:

    1. Describe what energy storage is

    2. List examples of different forms of energy storage

    3. Describe how energy storage works

    4. Describe why energy storage is needed to make new renewable generation sources (i.e. wind, solar) more viable

    5. Explain how thermal energy storage saves energy and money

    6. Explain how thermal storage may contribute towards a project earning LEED Certification

    7. Explain how Westar Energy sets rates for commercial buildings


    Thursday, July 16 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    Wichita WATER Center

    101 East Pawnee

    Wichita, Kansas 67211

    Member:  $15

    Non-member: $20

    Student:  $5

    Lunch will be provided at this event.

    Registration closes at noon on Wednesday, July 15.

    To register for payment at the door, contact Tom Nelson at tnelson@wdmarchitects.com



    • 15 Aug 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Kansas City City Zoo, 6800 Zoo Drive, Swope Park Shelter #5, Kansas City, MO

    SAVE THE DATE!

    Join us for a fun-filled day where we will create useful projects out of reused materials while working with prominent KC architects and designers!  Come explore new and fun ways to reuse household items.

    Family Art Day
    Saturday, August 15, 2015
      Kansas City City Zoo
    6800 Zoo Drive
    Swope Park Shelter #5
    10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

    All families are welcome; hands-on activities will be geared for ages 4-14.
    Children check-in at 10:00 AM, the art projects will begin at 10:30.
    Lunch will be served at noon before heading to the zoo at 1:00 PM

    Cost: This event is FREE, but space is limited to 50 children; pre-registration is recommended. Registration includes Zoo tickets for the afternoon.

    Make it a car-free day! Ride your bike or take the 108 bus line to the zoo!

    Questions? Email Cindy Carlson at cindy.carlson@hei-eng.com.

    • 31 Aug 2015
    • 03 Sep 2015
    • Holiday Inn, Chicago Mart Plaza

     

    The 3rd Annual BUILDING THE HEARTLAND Conference, to be held August 31-September 2 at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza, will offer two keynote speakers and one keynote panel in addition to approximately 50 accredited learning sessions. 

    For more information and to register, visit http://www.buildingchicagoexpo.com/.

     

    • 18 Nov 2015
    • 20 Nov 2015
    • Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.

    To learn more, visit http://www.greenbuildexpo.com/

Past events

25 Jun 2015 June Chapter Social @ Dimensional Innovations
09 Jun 2015 City Energy Project: BOMA 360 Workshop
09 May 2015 2015 Living Green Bike Tour
29 Apr 2015 April Chapter Social @ Working Spaces
20 Apr 2015 KC Mayor's Energy Challenge Award
12 Mar 2015 State of the Chapter Meeting & Social
05 Mar 2015 New Member Social
26 Feb 2015 Cromwell Solar Presentation
21 Jan 2015 City Energy Project: Speed Energy Efficiency Roundtable Discussions
09 Dec 2014 December Board of Directors Meeting
04 Dec 2014 2014 Chapter Holiday Party!
02 Dec 2014 Core Committee Meeting
11 Nov 2014 November Board of Directors Meeting
08 Nov 2014 USGBC EP 3rd Annual Pub Crawl: Reuse the Kooz
04 Nov 2014 Core Committee Meeting
22 Oct 2014 USGBC Greenbuild International Conference & Expo
18 Oct 2014 BetterBlockKC 2014 in Westport
14 Oct 2014 October Board of Directors Meeting
07 Oct 2014 Core Committee Meeting
07 Oct 2014 City Energy Project Workshop: Building Energy Audits
02 Oct 2014 Chapter Happy Hour & Networking
02 Oct 2014 Continuing Education Blitz 2014
27 Sep 2014 Green Apple Day of Service 2014
27 Sep 2014 Green Apple Day of Service - Clean Up Big Eleven Lake
09 Sep 2014 September Board of Directors Meeting
06 Sep 2014 "Wild and Scenic” Film Festival
06 Sep 2014 Core Committee Meeting
29 Aug 2014 Green Day at the K
12 Aug 2014 August Board of Directors Meeting
09 Aug 2014 Family Art Day at the Kansas City Zoo
05 Aug 2014 Core Committee Meeting
24 Jul 2014 Wichita Airport Terminal Construction Tour
20 Jul 2014 Potluck in the Park
08 Jul 2014 July Board of Directors Meeting
01 Jul 2014 Core Committee Meeting
26 Jun 2014 Improvements to the Building Enclosure
10 Jun 2014 June Board of Directors Meeting
05 Jun 2014 Residential Green Team Meeting
03 Jun 2014 Core Committee Meeting
19 May 2014 LEEDigation: A legal view of the LEED rating systems
17 May 2014 Siemens Wind Turbine Nacelle Assembly Facility Tour
13 May 2014 May Board of Directors Meeting
10 May 2014 2014 Living Green Bike Tour
07 May 2014 Association's Trends Regarding High Performance Operations
06 May 2014 Core Committee Meeting
23 Apr 2014 High Performance Coatings
08 Apr 2014 Green Schools Committee Meeting
08 Apr 2014 April Board of Directors Meeting
01 Apr 2014 Core Committee Meeting
01 Apr 2014 Devon Energy Center Tour
29 Mar 2014 Woodland Elementary Garden Build
22 Mar 2014 T.E.S.S. Mobile Trailer Work Day
20 Mar 2014 T.E.S.S. Mobile Trailer Work Day
18 Mar 2014 T.E.S.S. Mobile Trailer Work Day
14 Mar 2014 Introduction to LEED v4 Webinar - Performance: Measuring for Success
13 Mar 2014 A LEGAL VIEW - LEED Liability Seminar
11 Mar 2014 March Board of Directors Meeting
08 Mar 2014 T.E.S.S. Mobile Trailer Work Day
07 Mar 2014 Introduction to LEED v4 Webinar: Key Concepts and Strategies
06 Mar 2014 T.E.S.S. Mobile Trailer Work Day - Volunteer Electricians Only
06 Mar 2014 Test
04 Mar 2014 T.E.S.S. Mobile Trailer Work Day
04 Mar 2014 Core Committee Meeting
01 Mar 2014 T.E.S.S. Mobile Trailer Work Day
27 Feb 2014 T.E.S.S. Mobile Trailer Work Day
25 Feb 2014 T.E.S.S. Mobile Trailer Work Day
24 Feb 2014 T.E.S.S. Mobile Trailer - Volunteer Pre-construction Meeting
20 Feb 2014 Emerging Professionals Meeting - Wichita Branch
19 Feb 2014 State of the Chapter Meeting & Social
15 Feb 2014 Free Insulation & Caulking Demonstration Party
11 Feb 2014 Emerging Professionals Monthy Meeting
11 Feb 2014 February Board of Directors Meeting
06 Feb 2014 Green Schools Committee Meeting
04 Feb 2014 Core Committee Meeting
14 Jan 2014 January Board of Directors Meeting
10 Dec 2013 Emerging Professionals Planning Meeting
10 Dec 2013 December Board of Directors Meeting
06 Dec 2013 Kansas Leadership Center Facility Tour
05 Dec 2013 Chapter Holiday Party: Revel at the Roasterie!
20 Nov 2013 USGBC Greenbuild International Conference & Expo
16 Nov 2013 Green Group Waldo Loop
12 Nov 2013 Emerging Professionals Planning Meeting- CANCELLED
12 Nov 2013 November Board of Directors Meeting
05 Nov 2013 Programs and Outreach Committee Meeting
26 Oct 2013 Siemens Wind Turbine Nacelle Assembly Facility Tour
23 Oct 2013 Continuing Education Blitz
19 Oct 2013 Benton Community Garden Workday
17 Oct 2013 The ASHRAE bEQ Certification System
08 Oct 2013 Emerging Professionals Social Meeting
08 Oct 2013 October Board of Directors Meeting
30 Sep 2013 Green Apple Day of Service: YMCA Youngsters at Benton Community Garden
28 Sep 2013 Green Apple Day of Service: Big Eleven Lake Clean-Up
28 Sep 2013 Green Apple Day of Service - FABC Window Restoration
28 Sep 2013 Green Apple Day of Service: Woodland Elementary Garden Build
11 Sep 2013 Greening the Heartland Conference
10 Sep 2013 Emerging Professionals Planning Meeting
10 Sep 2013 September Board of Directors Meeting
03 Sep 2013 Programs and Outreach Committee Meeting
22 Aug 2013 Canning 101- FULL!
22 Aug 2013 Aquanomix Rainwater Harvesting Systems
13 Aug 2013 Emerging Professionals Social Meeting
13 Aug 2013 August Board of Directors Meeting
10 Aug 2013 POSTPONED: Rain Barrel Workshop
27 Jul 2013 Benton Garden Prep Workday
20 Jul 2013 Benton Garden Prep Workday
13 Jul 2013 Sustainable Winery Tour and Tasting
09 Jul 2013 Emerging Professionals Planning Meeting
09 Jul 2013 July Board of Directors Meeting
02 Jul 2013 Programs and Outreach Committee Meeting
29 Jun 2013 Urban Farm Guys Workday
26 Jun 2013 Forest Certification Systems
11 Jun 2013 Emerging Professionals Social Meeting
11 Jun 2013 June Board of Directors Meeting
09 Jun 2013 Family Art Day at the Zoo
08 Jun 2013 Living Green Bike Tour
15 May 2013 Green Schools Planning Meeting
14 May 2013 Emerging Professionals Planning Meeting
14 May 2013 May Board of Directors Meeting
08 May 2013 Kansas City Commercial Real Estate Expo
07 May 2013 Programs and Outreach Committee Meeting
11 Apr 2013 LEEDv4 Update - What's on the Horizon
10 Apr 2013 LEEDv4 Updates: What’s on the Horizon
09 Apr 2013 Emerging Professionals Social Meeting
09 Apr 2013 April Board of Directors Meeting
23 Mar 2013 Earth Hour!
12 Mar 2013 Emerging Professionals Planning Meeting
12 Mar 2013 March Board of Directors Meeting
07 Mar 2013 Biomass Gasification Systems
05 Mar 2013 Programs and Outreach Committee Meeting
13 Feb 2013 Design-Build from a Napkin Breakfast
12 Feb 2013 Emerging Professionals Social Meeting
12 Feb 2013 February Board of Directors Meeting
04 Feb 2013 Communications Committee Monthly Meeting
30 Jan 2013 Advocacy Committee Monthly Meeting
24 Jan 2013 Robert D. Love Downtown YMCA Tour
23 Jan 2013 Emerging Professionals Committee Planning Meeting
15 Jan 2013 Emerging Professionals Committee Planning Meeting
19 Dec 2012 Membership Committee Monthly Meeting
13 Dec 2012 USGBC Central Plains Chapter Holiday Celebration!
04 Dec 2012 LEED® Green Associate - 2 day Exam Preparation Course
04 Dec 2012 Programs and Outreach Committee Monthly Meeting
21 Nov 2012 Membership Committee Monthly Meeting
17 Nov 2012 Trolleys and Taverns
14 Nov 2012 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo
13 Nov 2012 Emerging Professionals Committee Monthly Meeting
13 Nov 2012 Understanding Adaptable Workspace Solutions
06 Nov 2012 LEED Green Associate Training - November 6 & 8
06 Nov 2012 Programs and Outreach Committee Monthly Meeting
29 Oct 2012 Communications Committee Monthly Meeting
27 Oct 2012 Volunteer for Heartland Habitat for Humanity Project
25 Oct 2012 Laugh-O-Gram Studio Competition Award Ceremony
25 Oct 2012 King Solar, Wind, and Plumbing
17 Oct 2012 Membership Committee Monthly Meeting
13 Oct 2012 Living Green Bike Tour
09 Oct 2012 Emerging Professionals Committee Monthly Meeting
07 Oct 2012 Printing Fee
02 Oct 2012 Programs and Outreach Committee Monthly Meeting
29 Sep 2012 2012 Fall Greening & Student Roundup
29 Sep 2012 Green Apple Day of Service - Clean Up Big Eleven Lake
26 Sep 2012 2012 Laugh-O-Gram Studio Competition Registration
19 Sep 2012 Membership Committee Monthly Meeting
18 Sep 2012 The Power of Self Marketing
15 Sep 2012 Tour - Shatto Milk Farm
11 Sep 2012 Emerging Professionals Committee Monthly Meeting
11 Sep 2012 Programs and Outreach Committee Monthly Meeting
29 Aug 2012 LEED Project Administration & BD+C Challenges
16 Aug 2012 Green Schools Committee Monthly Meeting
14 Aug 2012 Emerging Professionals Committee Monthly Meeting
09 Aug 2012 Laugh-O-Gram Studio Site Visit and Social Networking Event
07 Aug 2012 Programs and Outreach Committee Monthly Meeting
04 Aug 2012 **Postponed** 2nd Annual Family BBQ
02 Aug 2012 USGBC Central Plains August Networking Event
02 Aug 2012 Green Roofing Systems Program
26 Jul 2012 The Sustainable Living Center
25 Jul 2012 Membership Committee Monthly Meeting
23 Jul 2012 LEED Specific CMP Hours: Rainwater Harvesting: Systems, Solutions and Satisfaction
14 Jul 2012 **Cancelled** LEED Green Associate Training July 14 & 21
10 Jul 2012 Emerging Professionals Committee Monthly Meeting
10 Jul 2012 Programs and Outreach Committee Monthly Meeting
29 Jun 2012 Using Green to Make Blue: KCMO's Plan to Reduce Combined Sewer Overflow
28 Jun 2012 Sustainability and Historic Rehabilitation
27 Jun 2012 Fundamentals of the ICC 2012 International Energy Conservation Code
21 Jun 2012 Green Schools to Host Special Forum with Green Works KC
20 Jun 2012 Membership Committee Monthly Meeting
12 Jun 2012 Emerging Professionals Committee Monthly Meeting
12 Jun 2012 LEED® Green Associate - 2 day Exam Preparation Course
05 Jun 2012 Fundamentals of the ICC 2012 International Energy Conservation Code
05 Jun 2012 Programs and Outreach Committee Monthly Meeting
04 Jun 2012 Fundamentals of the ICC 2012 International Energy Conservation Code
24 May 2012 LED Lighting Technology: Options and Benefits
23 May 2012 Membership Committee Monthly Meeting
16 May 2012 Greening the Heartland 2012
10 May 2012 Green Energy Conference
09 May 2012 2012 KC Commercial Real Estate Expo
08 May 2012 Eye on Equity: Embracing Social Agendas at the Local Level Program
01 May 2012 Programs and Outreach Committee Monthly Meeting
25 Apr 2012 HRES Annual Meeting - NREL’s Role in Accelerating Large-Scale Adoption of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Technologies
14 Apr 2012 Student Round Up - Follow Up
29 Mar 2012 The Business Case for Green
15 Mar 2012 USGBC Central Plains March Networking Event
13 Mar 2012 Structures, Sustainability and Steel
10 Mar 2012 Window Restoration & Insulation Workshop in the Green Impact Zone
28 Feb 2012 Johnson County Crime Lab (LEED Platinum) Project Tour 6:30 pm
28 Feb 2012 Johnson County Crime Lab (LEED Platinum) Project Tour 6:15 pm
28 Feb 2012 Johnson County Crime Lab (LEED Platinum) Project Tour 5:50 pm
28 Feb 2012 Johnson County Crime Lab (LEED Platinum) Project Tour 5:30 pm
23 Feb 2012 Calculating Indoor Water Use Reduction for LEED BD+C and LEED ID+C
21 Feb 2012 LEED® Green Associate - 2 day Exam Preparation Course
08 Feb 2012 Understanding Adaptable Workspace Solutions
31 Jan 2012 Reducing Embodied Energy in Masonry Construction
27 Jan 2012 USGBC Central Plains Chapter Wichita Branch 2012 Business Meeting
26 Jan 2012 Demystifying the Onsite/Offsite Renewable Energy Credit for LEED
15 Dec 2011 USGBC Central Plains Chapter Members Only Holiday Party
13 Dec 2011 LEED® Green Associate - 1 day Exam Preparation Course
18 Nov 2011 Solar PV Design Considerations for Commercial Buildings
18 Nov 2011 Integrated Classroom Lighting
17 Nov 2011 Emerging Professionals Happy Hour
09 Nov 2011 Lighting and Daylighting for Sustainable Commercial Spaces
02 Nov 2011 I'm Enrolled, Now What?
27 Oct 2011 Green Building Codes 101
20 Oct 2011 USGBC Central Plains October Networking Event
20 Oct 2011 Sporting KC LIVESTRONG Sporting Park Tour
24 Sep 2011 Student Roundup
21 Sep 2011 USGBC Central Plains September Networking Event
21 Sep 2011 Deffenbaugh Recycling Center Tour
09 Sep 2011 Solar PV Design Considerations for Commercial Buildings
25 Aug 2011 I'm Enrolled, Now What? LEED Credential Maintenance Program Webinar
23 Aug 2011 LEED® Green Associate - 2 day Exam Preparation Course
28 Jul 2011 1st Annual Wichita Branch Family BBQ - July Program
13 Jul 2011 Energy Model Class
23 Jun 2011 Energy Management Insights
21 Jun 2011 LEED Green Associate Training
18 Jun 2011 Historic Green Workshop Series #1 Green Homes
09 Jun 2011 USGBC Central Plains June Networking Event
26 May 2011 LEED Silver Building Tour
28 Apr 2011 Green Solutions for Parking, Paving, and Drainage Systems
14 Apr 2011 USGBC Central Plains April Networking Event
29 Mar 2011 LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Course
03 Mar 2011 The Children's Campus of KC networking tour
24 Feb 2011 Koch Facilities Services Energy & LEED Initiatives
10 Feb 2011 USGBC Central Plains February Networking Event

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