Onondaga Citizens League Study Looks at ‘LEED® and Green Buildings: What are They and Why Should I Care?’
The Onondaga Citizens League (OCL) will continue its 2009-2010 study on “What Does it Mean to be Green” with a discussion of green buildings on Monday, Jan. 25, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Enable, 1603 Court St., Syracuse. Tracie Hall, executive director for the the U.S. Green Building Council New York Upstate Chapter, will focus of the topic “LEED® and Green Buildings: What are They and Why Should I Care?”
Hall has been involved in the nonprofit sector for over 25 years. In 2000, her passion for green building and sustainable design was fueled through her involvement in a new construction project at Enable. This facility became the first LEED® certified building in Syracuse. In March 2006, she was named Green Building Advocate of the Year and in September accepted the position as executive director for the USGBC New York Upstate Chapter. Her ‘virtual office’ allows her to bring educational programming, advocacy and workshops to the large geographic region encompassed by the chapter territory (53 counties in New York State, plus Berkshire County in Massachusetts). She is an avid geocacher and is dedicated to helping to shape the future of green building practices throughout the chapter’s regions and branches.
For more information about the event, contact OCL at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 315-443-4846. The Onondaga Citizens League, administered and supported by University College of Syracuse University, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization designed to promote citizen education and involvement in public affairs.