A $1 million donation from Hartford, Conn.-based United Technologies Corp. (UTC) has enabled U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to launch a web site,
A $1 million donation from Hartford, Conn.-based United Technologies Corp. (UTC) has enabled U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to launch a web site, www.Greenbuild365.org, dedicated to global green building education through online access. As part of USGBC’s initiative to promote exponential green building growth, Greenbuild365.org will feature free and fee-based courses on technologies and innovations, as well as practical training to prepare professionals to apply LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification to building design, construction and operation. Accordingly, the site aims to build upon USGBC’s success in presenting online educational courses, ranging from carbon reduction strategies in the built environment to greening building operations.
At Greenbuild 2007 in Chicago, UTC Chairman George David marked the early November launch of Greenbuild365.org. His thoughts on opportunities for greater energy efficiency using today’s technology, along with those of other Greenbuild conference speakers, including former President Bill Clinton, were available via streaming video through the web site. USGBC Vice President of Education & Research Peter Templeton explained, We have the ability to accelerate change and positively influence the world for years to come; we can accomplish that through education.
Added Andrea Doane, UTC director of Community Affairs and Corporate Giving, Research shows many in the building industries misjudge both the costs and benefits of building green. Greenbuild365, she said, is an important tool in raising awareness of just how much can be done to increase efficiency and reduce energy consumption.