US Green Building Council Director Addresses Association in Manchester, NH
Members and guests of the Granite State Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction were briefed in a recent meeting on the importance of designing and constructing buildings that minimize energy use and environmental impact.
Sponsored by Haworth, Inc. and Fulcrum Associates, the meeting was held February 7 at Moe Joe's Restaurant in Manchester, N.H., and featured guest speaker Barbara Batshalom, executive director of the Sustainable Performance Institute (formerly The Green Roundtable), the New England affiliate of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).
Batshalom spoke about building "green" and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) a program that evaluates environmental performance from a "whole building" perspective over the structure's life cycle.
NAWIC is a national organization dedicated to enhancing the success of woman in the construction industry, and has more than 5,500 members in 179 local chapters Readers may learn more about the Granite State Chapter at www.nawicnh.com or by contacting NAWIC Chapter President Jamy Welch at (603) 225-3335.