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1 1 OVERVIEW Sierra Club – US Green Building Council Partnership Green Building Campaign Checklist Lead by Example Planning for Green Building Tour (Next call Feb 3rd)

2 2 Sierra Club – USGBC Partnership Bringing activists together to implement local green building initiatives Green Buildings for Cool Cities: A Guide for Advocating for Local Green Building Policies (available at and at Coordinated and supported activities in 2010 *Please note Cool Cities materials may only be used for administrative actions

3 3 Provides our organizations joint recommendations for promoting green buildings in your community Step-by step approach to best practices that address the diverse needs of communities big and small, from coast to coast Policy guide available at and Cool Cities-USGBC Guide to Local Green Building

4 4 Cool Cities-USGBC Green Building Campaign Checklist January – March Getting Started Review Green Buildings for Cool Cities policy guide Meet with your USGBC or Cool Cities partner Review/research existing local green building policies, if any Decide your campaigns 2010 policy goal

5 5 Cool Cities-USGBC Green Building Campaign Checklist January – March Getting Started, contd. Determine how the policy will be implemented Invite other community partners into coalition Find and contact decision-maker champion Campaign kick-off with partners (and champion)

6 6 Cool Cities-USGBC Green Building Campaign Checklist January – March Getting Active Give presentations to public and decision makers -- use sample powerpoint (http://coolcities.us/resources/Energy%20Efficiency/Green BuildingsActivist.ppt and USGBC extranet) including local green building information and sample policy language from the Guidehttp://coolcities.us/resources/Energy%20Efficiency/Green BuildingsActivist.ppt Public outreach -- op-eds, LTEs Plan Green Building Tour for week of March 15 th

7 7 Additional Resources Register at Cool Cities website to receive campaign updates and opportunities (www.coolcities.us)www.coolcities.us Visit the Green Building Forum for more resources: Review the Playbook for Green Buildings + Neighborhoods (www.greenplaybook.org)www.greenplaybook.org Find all the green building education you need at https://www.usgbc.org/CourseCatalog/CourseCatalog.aspx https://www.usgbc.org/CourseCatalog/CourseCatalog.aspx Contact and/or with questions and for further

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9 9 Step 1: Getting Started - Leading by Example Green building standards for new and major renovations of municipal buildings –Miami Beach, FL requires all new municipal buildings to achieve LEED Silver certification and all existing municipal buildings to achieve LEED Silver certification for Existing Buildings –Clayton, MO requires all new construction and major renovations of city-owned, occupied, or funded buildings over 5,000 sq. ft. to earn LEED Silver Certification

10 10 Step 1: Getting Started - Leading by Example (contd). Green building standards for schools and affordable housing –Anchorage requires all new school buildings and major building renovations over 20,000 sq. ft. to achieve LEED Certified –Washington, DC requires all publicly-funded affordable housing residential projects over 10,000 sq. ft. to meet green building standards

11 11 Leading by Example John Coleman, Sustainability Director Fayetteville, AR Blair Library, Fayetteville public library: LEED-NC Silver

12 12 Conducting a Successful Local Green Building Tour - Week of March 15 th - Form a planning committee Create a local green buildings factsheet -- including number of green buildings, locations, and documented benefits ($, energy, CO2 saved) Select location(s) for Tour and speakers/presenters Fill volunteer roles Invite the public to tour

13 13 Conducting a Successful Local Green Building Tour, ctd - Week of March 15 th - Set a goal for number of attendees Prepare media advisory and news release Prepare and submit an Op-ed about Tour Plan for brief news conference at start of Tour (invite Mayor, etc…) Report back to on success of Tour (articles, internet, photos)

14 14 Conducting a Successful Local Green Building Tour Save the Date - Next Conference Call Wednesday, Feb 3 rd 2010, 5pm ET


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