News from the New Mexico Chapter of the USGBC

Posted on 22. Jul, 2011 by Stephan Helgesen in Education, Energy/Environment

As of July 26, the USGBC-New Mexico Chapter will be located in the Associated General Contractors-NM office at 1615 University NE.  Our email and phone remain the same.  A special thanks to Vicki Mora, Chief Executive Officer of AGC, who has made this space donation possible!  Another huge thank you to the New Mexico Design Center that has provided the chapter with office space for the past two years!

Greening Your Organization: “How to Design Sustainability Programs for Your Organization”

USGBC-NM is sponsoring a workshop on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2 – 5 PM, in partnership with the New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce, to show you how to find ways to reduce your environmental impact while using low- and no-cost resources.  Carrie McChesney of Concept Green will present the course.  Carrie’s firm is a 2011 Women’s Business Enterprise Rising Star nominee and national recipient of Green For All’s Capital Access Coaching Program for emerging green businesses.  NM Green Chamber members will receive same discount as USGBC-NM members.

USGBC-NM Webinar Series: August Webinar:  Green Infrastructure & Buildings (LEED ND)

August’s webinar (1.5 GBCI/LEED ND/AIA CEU’s) will be presented on Wednesday, Aug 10, at Palo Santo Designs in Santa Fe and at the Design Group in Albuquerque.  A second Albuquerque showing will be held Tuesday, August 16.  Bring lunch, connect with peers and earn easy CEU credits!

Green Associate Exam Prep

AGC-NM Is Offering USGBC-NM Members Discount on Exam Prep. The AGC-NM Building Branch is offering USGBC-NM members the AGC member price for the Green Associate Exam Prep Class which begins July 29th (a savings of $100.00).  There are still seats available in this popular 20-hour class.  7.5 CE hours will be awarded.  Students from previous classes have successfully passed their Green Associate Exam the first sitting.  They attribute their success to the 4 each 3-hour instructor led evening study sessions added to the 8-hour class scheduled Friday 7/29. Workforce Investment Act (WIA) funding has been obtained so the AGC and USGBC-NM member price for WIA qualified applicants would be $288.00 instead of $575.00.  For more info, contact: Margo Maher, AGC Education Director, 842-1462

This information was submitted by the USGBCNM. For more information, email


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