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USGBC - REC Membership Meeting                             
October 20, 2010


Chapter Coordinator 
US Green Building Council - Redwood Empire Chapter 


Wednesday October 20, 2010 at 5:30 PM 
Wednesday October 20, 2010 at 7:30 PM 

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Sonoma Mountain Village Event Center 
1100 Valley House Drive
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Please note the change in location! Still at the Sonoma Mountain Village, but we'll be holding the Sonoma membership meetings at the Event Center (Sally Tomatoes) from now on, rather than the Business Cluster.

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Other Upcoming REC Events

Educational Workshop - Two Sessions
Best Practices in Email Marketing
Tuesday, September 21
9:30am - 12:00pm & 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Redwood Credit Union, Santa Rosa

November Membership Meeting
Wednesday, November 17
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Napa, Location TBA

REC Holiday Party
Saturday, December 11
Cost: $75
Location: Napa's 1st LEED Platinum Home
Save the Date! Details TBA

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USGBC-REC meetings are held monthly on the 3rd Wednesday. Meeting locations rotate between
Sonoma, Napa and Marin Counties. Sonoma County meetings are hosted at Sonoma Mountain
in Rohnert Park. Marin County meetings are hosted at Fireman’s Fund in Novato.

This month’s Membership Meeting in Rohnert Park offers benefits to members and guests:

  • Network with community and business leaders
  • Learn about best practices from dynamic guest speakers
  • Hear about the Chapter and News from USGBC-REC president, Prudence Ferreira
Miriam Landman
Miriam Landman is the October featured speaker. 

An Overview of Projects (and Programs) in Our Region

Come learn about the diverse array of commercial and residential green buildings that exist in Sonoma, Marin, and Napa counties. You might be surprised at how many there are in or around your town. In this 20-minute presentation, guest speaker Miriam Landman will show photos and share info on a wide range of completed green buildings, offices, and single-family and multi-family residences -- new construction as well as renovations and retrofits -- highlighting projects that have achieved LEED or GreenPoint Rated certifications. She will also provide a brief overview of municipal green building initiatives and regional resources.

Miriam Landman is a sustainability consultant, writer, and editor with expertise in green building, green living, and sustainable communities. She is the founder of M. Landman Communications & Consulting and publisher of She has been involved in environmental work for almost twenty years and has been focused on green building for more than a decade. In the past, Miriam was senior associate with Simon & Associates Green Building Consultants, based in San Francisco. Earlier in her career, she was a producer and reporter for public radiošs Living on Earth program. She has also worked for an architecture firm and for various nonprofit environmental organizations.

Miriam has consulted on numerous residential, commercial, and institutional  building projects, including a dozen LEED certified buildings, many of which achieved the LEED Gold rating. She has a master's degree in Urban and Environmental Policy from Tufts University, and a bachelor's degree in Community Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz. For additional information, please visit



$10 for USGBC members                                                                  
$15 for non-USGBC members                                                          
Free for first-time guests!


We encourage carpooling. If you are interested, please indicate so on your registration. A day or two prior to the event, we'll share your email address with those interested for coordination.

Join the USGBC Redwood Empire Chapter!

As the leading voice in education, advocacy and the transformation to sustainability, the Chapter provides networking, education classes, and activities throughout the Redwood Empire Region of  Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Lake, Mendocino, Humboldt and Del Norte Counties. The Chapter has long understood how the environmental and sustainable movement can revitalize and energize our economy and culture. Members consist of leaders in regenerating and sustaining healthy buildings and communities.

USGBC Chapters allow people to join USGBC as individuals. USGBC National allows corporate members to join at the national level. Corporate members also join local chapters as individuals to enjoy benefits in their region. Joining the local chapter connects you with green building experts in your area to share strategies, resources, best practices, tour projects, networking and more. Redwood Empire Chapter members include manufacturers, architects, engineers, designers, general contractors, building professionals, vintners, utilities, insurers, government and other organizations all working to supporting leading-edge green building and community design

How to Join USGBC Redwood Empire Chapter as individual members:
1. Go to
2. Click join a Chapter
3. Register with a Log-in
4. Select the Redwood Empire Chapter
5. Select membership type
6. Pay by check or credit card

It's that simple!

About Us

The U.S. Green Building Council - Redwood Empire Chapter's mission is to promote the design, construction and operation of buildings in Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Lake, Humboldt and Del Norte Counties that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live, work and learn.

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