The 2013 SC Clean Energy Summit, hosted by the South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance (SCCEBA), will take place July 11, 2013, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. This year’s theme: Fueling Innovation and Creating Jobs. The summit will bring together clean energy business leaders and representatives from across the Southeast to explore topics including solar, wind, biomass, hydrogen and fuel cells, energy efficiency, clean energy project finance, clean transportation and recycling. Session panelists represent industry, academia, and government institutions, including the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research, Santee Cooper, Sonoco, SPARC, South Carolina Research Authority, USGBC SC and others. Online registration and more details about the summit are available at http://bit.ly/ZSdujk. For more information about the SC Clean Energy Business Alliance, please visit www.scceba.biz.
The Upstate Branch of the USGBC SC invites you on a building tour of Project One on May 23rd 11:00-12:30pm.
“One” has the distinction of being the tallest high rise in South Carolina on track for LEED Silver certification.
Covered by a green roof, this dense, mixed use building inclusive of ground level retail, office, university, corporate bank headquarters, and parking structure are all woven into an already spirited main street.
Please bring your own hard hat and safety glasses.
“One” is located at 1 North Main Street, Greenville, SC
We will meet at the Brasfield and Gorrie Construction office trailer on Washington St, across from Barleys. Reserve a box lunch prepared by Whole Foods.
Follow the link below to register. We hope to see you there.
A home once owned by a South Carolina senator’s wife and acquired by the University of South Carolina 50 years ago has been renovated and is earning awards for green building and restoration.
The Spigner House, which forms the campus’ east boundary on Gregg Street, will be awarded the 2013 Preservation/Restoration Award Thursday, May 2, by the Historic Columbia Foundation. The renovations completed last summer earned LEED Gold, making Spigner House the fourth university building to achieve gold status by the U.S. Green Building Council. Other buildings include Patterson and Honors residence halls and the Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library.
“LEED certification at the highest possible level is the goal of building and renovation today, and USC is certainly committed to becoming ever more sustainable,” said First Lady Patricia Moore-Pastides who helped guide the project. “In the Spigner House we were able to restore the craftsmanship and beauty of ages past while creating a space that will last well into the future with low environmental impact.”
Acquired by USC in 1963, the former private residence now features entertaining and meeting space on the first floor and houses Carolina Dining/Sodexo offices on the second floor. A number of sustainable features led to the LEED Gold rating including appliances and HVAC equipment that exceed energy performance standards, low-emitting finishes and materials and low flow water fixtures to reduce water use.
Originally built in 1915, it was bequeathed to Henrietta Geddes Baily Spigner, the wife of Sen. Adolphus Fletcher Spigner Jr., by her aunt Annie Gertrude Pressley. Sen. Spigner is a 1903 USC law graduate and served in the S.C. Senate from 1915- 1919, representing Richland County, before being named solicitor for the 5th Judicial Circuit.
USC is a leader in sustainability. The university was named to the 2013 Green Honor Roll, receiving the highest possible score on Princeton Review’s “Green Ratings.” It was the only university in South Carolina and was one of two universities in the Southeastern Conference to earn the top ranking.
All new construction on the university’s campus is built at LEED Silver or higher standards. It’s most ambitious green project is the new Darla Moore School of Business, which It is on track to become the largest LEED Platinum building in South Carolina, with the university pursuing a Net-Zero rating through a partnership between the Moore School and the U.S. Department of Energy.
Contact: Peggy Binette, News & USC Communications
Should Greenville County’s transportation system be as progressive as its other quality of life assets?
Should Greenville County’s transportation system be integrated and multimodal to include personal rapid transit (PRT) option?
To find out how we may incorporate PRT as an emerging transportation technology, you’re invited to attend a…
Connectivity & PRT Workshop
To register or for more information, please click here.
Thursday, May 9: 5:30 – 8:00 PM and Friday, May 10: 8 AM-Noon
University Center Greenville Auditorium at McAlister Square
225 S Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, SC 29607
|Thursday, May 9: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM (UC-G Boardroom)|
|5:30 – 5:45||Welcome/Pizza & Refreshments|
|5:45 – 8:00||Overview of community needs for multi-modal transportation and PRT as one solution. WHY Analysis. Public survey.|
|Friday, May 10: 8:00 AM – Noon (UC-G Auditorium)|
|8:00 - 8:15||Welcome/Light breakfast & Refreshments|
|8:15 – 10:00||How do we best position Greenville to leverage new PRT opportunities? SWOT Analysis. Technology, market development, partnerships, revenue capture, funding, financing.|
|10:00 – 10:15||Coffee break|
|10:15 – 12:00||Vision, goals, objectives and tactics. Action Planning. Who will do what by when?|
Facilitator: Peter Muller, PE. Peter is known as the “PRT Guru.” Peter is the President of PRT Consulting, Franktown, CO, and a Board Member of the Advanced Transit Association. He has been involved in the transportation industry for over 30 years and has planning experience in transportation including roads, freeways, airports, railroads, and personal rapid transit.
Celebrate Earth Day!
Two local events are being held Saturday April 20th, 2013 that you don’t want to miss!
See below for informational flyers for Earth Day at Indigo Park (on Kiawah Island)
and the Charleston County Earth Day Festival (at Riverfront Park in North Charleston).
SAME-Charleston Post is hosting an Industry Day with a Small Business Focus on Thursday, May 9, 2013.
“Lean and Green in 2013”
LTC Ed Chamberlayne, SAME Charleston Post President, Commander, Charleston District,
US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
Kathy Edenborough, Deputy for Small Business, Joint Base Charleston
Linda Blanton, Charleston SBDC
David Rose, Attorney at Law, Rose Consulting Law Firm,
David Dodds, Chief of Construction, Charleston District, USACE
Lt Col Aaron Altwies, Commander, 628th Civil Engineering Squadron
Timothy Wiand, Associate Deputy Director, Office of Small Business Programs
USN Space & Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, SC
Register at http://samechsindustry2013.eventbrite.com
Early Registration ends April 19.