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President Clinton was the keynote speaker and noted that the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum in Little Rock, AK earned LEED for Existing Buildings Platinum Certification. Photo credit: SIG.

AIA Conference Highlights

SIG Sustainability Consultants were guests in the “GBES” booth.

The National American Institute of Architects (AIA) Conference was held in Atlanta from May 14-16, 2015. An estimated 18 - 20,000 were in attendance in some fashion. Architects attended educational sessions, toured the Expo Hall in hopes of finding the latest innovative products, and toured facilities across the city.

Learn more of the highlights of this well attended event, here

The new Charles R. Drew Charter School Senior and Junior Academy in East Lake Georgia was completed in July of 2014. Photo credit: Perkins + Will Architects.

An Inside Look into the Greening
of Schools


Across the nation, there are currently 866 LEED certified schools and 1,269 schools in the process of becoming certified. In Georgia, 22 schools are certified and 16 are in the process, Drew Charter School being one of those. The Junior and Senior Academy is currently pursuing a Gold level certification, the second highest level possible.

Read the whole article by Anne Nichols, here.
For more information about SIG’s upcoming online live and in-person LEED Exam Prep Classes or to schedule a private class at your company, please e-mail Michael at michaelc@sigearth.com
May’s SIG University - Think Win-Win!
SIG team members want to thank Trace Blackmore for his presentation on Habit 4 [Think Win-Win] of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Trace is pictured in the back row the fifth one from the left.

Our 30-day challenge is to think Win-Win or No-Deal on our next negotiation as we work our way through the book.
SIG is thrilled to have recently been named as one of Atlanta’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For 2015.

Learn more about it, here.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations: Atlanta’s Friend or Foe?

One of the most difficult aspects of Atlanta’s widespread switch to electric vehicles is providing the infrastructure to charge these cars.

Learn more about this challenge, here.
If you need GBCI approved LEED Continuing Education Hours, here are a few choices from SIG’s new library of classes:
 
1)  Green Leasing

2)  Blue Roofs: Cutting Edge Stormwater Management
 
3)  Demand Response: Getting Paid to Reduce Electricity
 

4)  Best Waste Management Practices

5)  Fast Savings: Sustainable Design Choices With a Payback of 8 Years or Less
Green Volunteer Tip from Michael in Sales:
If you are looking for a unique green volunteer opportunity consider being a Trash Talker© at an outdoor concert or event. Clean Vibes is a company that is dedicated to responsible on-site waste management of outdoor festivals and events. The best perk is getting free admission to the event you volunteer for. Learn more, here.
Green Product Tip

Look for mineral based sunscreen to avoid using petroleum based chemicals on your skin. Look for the active ingredients: Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide.

Learn more, here.
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