Taking the LEED

DCTC-USGBC Student Group Vice President Karen Malkowski & President Mark Nicholson

Thinking green led Architectural Technology students to create a U.S. Green Building Council Student Group at DCTC. A nonprofit based in Washington, D.C., USGBC boasts 16,000 member companies and organizations plus more than 160,000 LEED Accredited Professionals all dedicated to developing cost-wise and energy-efficient buildings in the quest for a sustainable future. Standing for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system.

Mark Nicholson, 35, the DCTC-USGBC Student Group’s first president, pointed out that the group will support student leaders interested in renewable energy and environmental design. Karen Malkowski, 27, the group’s vice president, mentioned great benefits for green-minded student members, including:

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First meeting of DCTC-USGBC Student Group | March 1, 2011