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The field of green building is growing by leaps and bounds with new products entering the market daily. Keeping up with the changes is difficult for green building professionals and can be even more challenging to those new to the field.

If this is your first venture into the world of green building, we encourage you to start your exploration by reading About Green Building. This site also provides answers to the most frequently asked questions about green building, a glossary and information about financing green building  If you are considering building a new home, you’ll want to look over the LEED and NAHB certification checklists for information on how to certify a green home or just for ideas about green features you can add to your project. And, finally, whether building new or renovating, you’ll want to check out our listings of local resources—both products and services—available now in the Ozarks area.

For off-line educational opportunities in green building, OGBC’s speakers bureau can provide your local club or organization with a speaker free of charge, and check the calendar of events below for local, regional and national green building events open to the public.

Finally, we have provided links to other green building Web sites that OGBC members have found particularly helpful. If you still have questions after reviewing these sources, we invite you to contact us, and we will help you locate the information you need.

Alternative energy applications for homes and buildings

If you’ve ever wondered how you could save money and benefit the environment by using  alternative energy sources, Ozarks Technical Community College’s Center for Workforce Development has a course for you.

The Center will offer a class beginning June 30 examining the various types of alternative energy applications including solar, wind, thermal and methane.  The course will look at basic home-energy needs and how green practices can be used both in the home and in a small-business setting.

Topics covered in the course will include: alternative energy systems, hybrid systems, alternative heating and cooling systems along with insulation and windows techniques. A session on hybrid systems will discuss real solutions and current options in the market and how to integrate these systems.

The workforce development class will be held over four nights at the center from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Those who sign up can attend any or all of the four sessions. The cost is $199.

To register, call 447-8888 or email continuinged@otc.edu

Calendar of Events

Saturday, September 26. St. Louis, MO
Green Homes Festival
Visit this exciting Festival of exhibitors, green vendors, workshops, demonstrations, and kid's activities. Come paint a Metro Bus and build and race a solar car. Learn about efficiency, renewable energy and sustainability. Festival admission and parking is free. Visit www.GreenHomesSTL.org or email enoble@moenviron.org to volunteer or to be an exhibitor or sponsor.

More Meetings and Events….

US Green Building Council Events List

National Association of Home Builders Meetings, Events and Awards


Ozarks Green Building Coalition 636 W. Republic Road, Suite D108, Springfield, MO 65807 ogbc.info@gmail.com 417-569-0335