Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Generic EPDs for wood

The American Wood Council, in coordination with the Canadian Wood Council, has produced a series of generic EPDs for a variety of commonly-used wood products. These EPDs can be used to aid in a whole-building LCA or to count towards the EPD-related credit in the upcoming LEED v4.

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Volunteer on USGBC Green Apple Day

The local section of ASCE is continuing their efforts to improve local schools in support of Green Apple Day.  Please join them if you are interested by e-mailing the contact below.
Green Apply Day Rain Barrel Activity with Boys and Girls Club
Friday, September 27th, 3:30pm @ The Boys and Girls Club of Renton

Please join the ASCE Sustainability Committee for our 2nd annual Green Apple Day at the Boys & Girls Club of Renton!  Volunteers are needed to help teach elementary students about sustainability while building rain barrels for Green Apple Day.  Green Apple Day is a global movement to put all children in schools where they have clean and healthy air to breathe, where energy and resources are conserved, and where they can be inspired to dream of a brighter future. 

If you can’t make it on September 27th,  but would like to help. We need volunteers to prepare stencils for the kids to use to paint on the barrels as well as put together a poster educating the kids on the rain collection process. Your creative ideas and artistic ability would be greatly appreciated.

If you have any questions or to volunteer for the event, please contact Bethy Clark at
The Center for Green Schools at USGBC is hosting the second annual Green Apple Day of Service. On one day, advocates around the world, including students, teachers, parents, elected officials and more, will come together in support of healthy, sustainable schools by participating in local service projects.