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2017 USGBC Montana Annual Summit

  • Wed, February 08, 2017
  • Thu, February 09, 2017
  • Great Northern Hotel, Helena

The 2017 USGBC MT Annual Summit is fast approaching! It's not too late to get registered and and lock in your chance to earn up to 10.5 GBCI and AIA professional development hours. Check out our event page for more information and sign up on the registration page.
The 2017 USGBC MT Annual Summit - Partnership is the New Leadership. Featuring professional development education, building tours and sustainability awards, the Summit offers a great  opportunity for building professionals and green building enthusiasts to assemble, learn and celebrate.

When:             February 8-9
Where:            Helena, MT - Great Northern Hotel
Credits:           GBCI 10.5  CEs and AIA – up to 10.5 CEUs available 

The Summit will include speakers covering a variety of topics from green schools to net zero housing and communities. Highlights include:
Lee Smit - Green Schools Keynote Address. If you are thinking of building a new school, or upgrading/renovating an existing building - why go Green? Is it worth it? And how does it impact the students, staff, Facilities team and community?

Randy Hafer will talk about the lessons learned from living in his new Urban Frontier House. Unique situations have been encountered while living in a house that was built to have no mechanical heating or cooling system, no gas utility, no city water or sewer service, nor well or septic system, and eventually no tie to the electrical grid. Randy will elaborate on those situations and further explain how the effort to create a comfortable, affordable, and low maintenance house that will be entirely self-sustaining has provided valuable insights on what it takes to live "zero".

More great speakers in the full line-up!

We are also excited to announce the first of our building tours on Wednesday afternoon. We will be looking at LEED certified buildings near the venue at the Great Northern Hotel, including the Montana State Fund Building which received a LEED v2 Gold rating. We will also tour ExplorationWorks, a local nonprofit focused on science education in a LEED v2 certified building. Please note that the ExplorationWorks tour will require that attendees pay an admission fee of $9 at the door.

  • Wednesday Feb. 8 – Afternoon – Tours of sustainable buildings in downtown Helena will start at 1 pm
  • Wednesday Feb. 8 – Evening – Reception will start at 5 pm to be followed by our Sustainability Awards Dinner at 6 pm. This will include remarks from the Governor's office.
  • Thursday Feb. 9 – All Day – Presentations start at 8 am and continue until 5 pm. Lunch will be included.


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