From June 28-July 1, 2015, GBA’s Emerging Professionals members Lynn Abdouni and Cassie Treshok represented the Pittsburgh region at U.S. Green Building Council’s Convergence conference in San Diego, California.
During the coming year, Lynn and Cassie will serve on the USGBC’s Emerging Professionals National Committee to usher in a new program called ADVANCE. The initiative seeks to broaden USGBC’s mission of “green buildings for all” by making resources and expertise available to broader community-based organizations such as nonprofits, schools, and social service groups, with USGBC staff conducting trainings for interested parties. The sessions at Convergence provided Lynn and Cassie with the skills necessary to launch ADVANCE for USGBC in the Northeast region of the United States.
In addition to Lynn and Cassie, there are 28 other individuals serving on the USGBC Emerging Professionals National Committee. These EPs from all over the country have a variety of backgrounds and areas of expertise. Also representing the Northeast region are Lara Saleh, Sheryl Owen, Katherine Gray, and Maggie Reed. They are all proudly displaying their orange bandanas in the photo above to show off the color of the ADVANCE movement.
Stay tuned for more information as this group brings ADVANCE to the Pittsburgh area! There will be a wide array of educational sessions and opportunities offered to allow you to learn more!