Green Building Incentives



Discover public national and local events related to learning more about climate change and taking action – whether online, in the streets, or in the auditorium. The more we know, the more effective we will be. And, the more we participate, the more we will build a community of people working for the welfare of our children and our grandchildren.

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Green Building Incentives


Date: 1 March 2023

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

USGBC Federal Legislative Director Ben Evans will present information on the new incentives, grants, financing and other programs created under the Inflation Reduction Act and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. He will outline the primary programs relevant for the buildings sector and discuss how they can be used to support LEED projects in the public and private sectors, with specific, actionable information on which policies can be used for different types of buildings, what level of support is available, and what performance standards may be required.

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Can Nuclear Power Be On Time and On Budget: A Discussion of Nuclear Power Construction


Date: 8 March 2023

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Historically construction of nuclear power plants has been over budget and over schedule, some materially so, leading to significant financial implications for the companies building them. This challenging nuclear construction history can provide a significant disincentive to companies and countries looking to build new nuclear power plants.

This webinar will be hosted via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with access details. The event will be recorded, and the video recording will be added to our website following the event.

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Sharm El-sheikh Climate Change Conference


Date: November 6–18, 2022

Location: Sharm El-sheikh

At the Sharm el-Sheikh Climate Change Conference (COP 27), countries come together to take action towards achieving the world’s collective climate goals as agreed under the Paris Agreement and the Convention. Building on the outcomes and momentum of COP 26 in Glasgow last year, nations are expected to demonstrate at COP 27 that they are in a new era of implementation by turning their commitments under the Paris Agreement into action. The conference is taking place from 6-18 November 2022 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Heads of State and Government attended the Sharm el-Sheikh Climate Implementation Summit on 7 and 8 November. A high-level segment primarily attended by Ministers will take place from 15-18 November.

UN Biodiversity Conference (COP 15)


Date: December 7–19, 2022

Location: Montreal, Canada

Despite on-going efforts, biodiversity is deteriorating worldwide and this decline is projected to worsen with business-as-usual scenarios. The UN Biodiversity Conference will convene governments from around the world to agree to a new set of goals for nature over the next decade through the Convention on Biological Diversity post-2020 framework process. The framework sets out an ambitious plan to implement broad-based action to bring about a transformation in society’s relationship with biodiversity and to ensure that, by 2050, the shared vision of living in harmony with nature is fulfilled.

Hydrogen & Offshore Wind


Date: January 31, 2023

Time: 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM (UTC+05:30)

In this webinar Henrik Nybo Lomholt and Kristian Sten Holst with the Danish Energy Agency will discuss Power to X (hydrogen) technologies and configurations for use with offshore wind and provide insights into the Danish strategy and development of Energy Islands. Henrik is a Special Advisor focusing on international collaboration on energy efficiency in industry and Power to X. Kristian is an Energy Advisor focusing on offshore wind planning and Power to X on Energy Islands.

This webinar is part of the Learning from the Experts series hosted by NYSERDA’s Offshore Wind Team and featuring experts in key offshore wind topics, including wind farm technologies, development practices, regulatory processes, and research initiatives.

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Date: November 8–10, 2022

Location: Sharm el Sheikh

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Climate Forward Sharm el Sheikh


Date: November 8–10, 2022

Time: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM E.E.T.

Location: Sharm el Sheikh

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Wildfires and your health


Date: November 4, 2022

Time: 12:00 PM ET

Wildfire smoke can be dangerous to human health, and climate change is increasing risks of exposure. In this panel discussion hosted by the Yale Center for Environmental Communication, we’ll cover how climate and weather affect wildfires and air pollution, how that affects human health and what people might do to stay safe when smoke is in the air.

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