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Sustainable Springfield Inc. (SSI) is an environmental grass roots organization that promotes and inspires sustainable solutions by our local governments, the business community, and Springfield area citizens through education, networking, and collaboration.

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Bringing USGBC to UIS

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a group that works to promote sustainability and energy savings through green building practices and various other sustainable activities. Its most popular program is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), which encourages new and existing buildings to be designed and renovated more sustainably than in the past. USGBC… Continue Reading

Erin’s Pavilion, Springfield’s Next Sustainable Building

Last Wednesday’s (9.24.08) presentation at Sustainable Springfield’s monthly meeting featured a power point along with material samples for Erin’s Pavilion, now under construction. The site is the new Southwind Park located on South Second Street, just south of I-72, and is being built and maintained by the Springfield Park District. David McDow, an architect from Walton & Associates aptly presented… Continue Reading