The Colorado Green Building Guild is a non-profit trade organization representing a wide range of green building leaders, and serving the community at large by making green building common practice and accessible to all. Based in Boulder, CGBG strives to ensure the widespread adoption of sustainable practices to increase the efficient use of resources, create healthier buildings, and support vibrant, sustainable communities throughout all of Colorado!
Each year, the Guild holds elections for new board members, who serve for two years. The board is made up of qualified members who are dedicated to advancing the craft of green building in Boulder County and passionate about leading this organization to the next level.
Colorado Landmark’s very own Meghan Bach has been voted as a board member in this years election, and we know she is going to bring a lot of knowledge and passion to that table!
Meghan will be co-chair of the Boulder Green Home Tour as well on September 26th this year. They are also looking for volunteers who are passionate about sustainable, green building and living. Here is the link to check out last years event she had the opportunity to volunteer at and loved – http://www.bouldergreenhometour.org/
The next meeting for the BGHT will be held on Monday, March 16th from 5-6pm at Sloan Build, located at 1644 Conestoga Street, Suite 6. They are looking for any interested parties to join the committee if you are interested in checking it out!
“This tree huger is jumping for joy. Here’s to giant steps on this path of keeping this Planet Earth and its creatures healthy.” – Meghan Bach
Meghan and her family relocated to Boulder from San Diego in 2012 and she says it has felt like home since day one. She feels Boulder has been named “The Happiest City in the U.S.” for a good reason; with it’s constant sunshine and beautiful seasons, the great outdoors, amazing people, great food, varied architecture, views at every glance, excellent schools, and even more incredible people.
Founded in 2004, the guild was the vision of a group of building professionals who decided it was time to make a significant, positive impact on the Boulder community. Boulder was the first city to create mandatory green building standards, called “Green Points,” for all new residential structures and renovations larger than 500 square feet. These builders, however, felt inspired to develop more stringent standards that reflected the increasing need to build healthier and more resource-efficient living spaces. Although each of the professionals contributed to green building individually by creating high quality, durable structures, they realized that their ability to build green homes and workplaces was limited by the lack of available and affordable green building products, as well as the misinformed homeowners and building professionals with whom they worked on a daily basis. They formed the Boulder Green Building Guild to fill this education gap.
In 2011 the Board of Directors voted to transition the Boulder Green Building Guild into the Colorado Green Building Guild in order to develop a broader organization with a new vision that says green is for everyone looking for long-term solutions that control costs, improve health and foster a sustainable community.
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