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G4 Green Connections News

On September 8, 2014, G4 Green Connections and Annette facilitated matching graduate students in the Georgia Tech School of Building Construction and College of Architecture with mentors in the real estate and facility management professions.  We partnered with the Atlanta Chapter of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and Gateway Facility Services.

On October 22, 2013, Annette was appointed as the 2014 United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Georgia Chapter Atlanta Branch Education and Events Committee Chair.  The committee is responsible for planning educational sessions, credential maintenance programs, networking events and tours

Congratulations to the Atlanta Chapter of IFMA for winning the IFMA Awards of Excellence 2013 Large Chapter of the Year Award!    The award was accepted on October 4th, 2013, by Annette Gorelick, Immediate Past President of the chapter, at IFMA’s World Workplace Conference and Expo in Philadelphia.

On February 22, 2013, Ira Gorelick and G4 Green Connections presented our “Overview of Mobile Technologies and Applications in the Workplace” course to participants at IFMA Atlanta Workplace 2013.

On September 12, 2012, Annette Gorelick served on a Building Owners and Managers Association of Georgia panel discussion entitled “Changing Workplace: What Happens When Generations Collide.”

On June 20, 2012, Annette Gorelick was inducted into the 2012-2013 International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Atlanta Chapter Board of Directors, serving as Chapter President.

On January 19, 2012, the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Georgia Chapter,  International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Atlanta Chapter, Kimberly-Clark Corp., and G4 Green Connections presented “LEED EBOM Project Certification – LEED-Specific Course.” The program was approved for continuing education credit by the USGBC and the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) for the LEED Credential Maintenance Program.

On September 21, 2011, Annette presented “Sustainability and the Building Envelope” to the Atlanta Chapter of RCI, an international association of professional consultants, architects, and engineers who specialize in the specification and design of roofing, waterproofing, and exterior wall systems.

On September 15, 2011, Ira Gorelick and G4 Green Connections presented our “Effective Communication” course to participants at IFMA Atlanta Workplace 2011.

On August 8, 2011, the G4 Green Connections course, “Pushing the Edge of Your Building Envelope,” was approved for continuing education credits by the Georgia Real Estate Commission.

On August 2, 2011, Ira Gorelick and G4 Green Connections presented our “Effective Communication” course to Columbia Middle School Staff to prepare them for the upcoming school year.

In July 2011, G4 Green Connections essay, “Cities, Smart Growth and Transportation Infrastructure” was published as a featured article of the online Green Building Journal:  http://www.greenbuildingpro.com/articles/57-features/3250-cities-smart-growth-and-transportation-infrastructure

On July 21, 2011, the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Georgia Chapter and G4 Green Connections presented “Water Stewardship and the Coca-Cola Company.” The program was approved for continuing education credit by the USGBC and the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) for the LEED Credential Maintenance Program.

In June 2011, Annette Gorelick and G4 Green Connections published ” Upgrade Your LEED AP with Credential Maintenance” in OC Atlanta Magazine Issue 2-11 Page 14.

On June 15, 2011, Annette Gorelick was inducted into the 2011-2012 International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Atlanta Chapter Board of Directors, serving as Chapter Vice-President.

On March 15, 2011, G4 Green Connections kicked off the LEED AP O+M Exam Preparation
webinars for the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Atlanta Chapter. Students participated in the eight-week study group as part of their preparation to earn LEED project experience.

On March 8, 2011, G4 Green Connections presented the LEED AP O+M Exam Preparation course for the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Atlanta Chapter.   The course was also approved by the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Professional Development Department for Certified Facility Manager (CFM) Maintenance Points.

On January 27, 2011, G4 Green Connections presented the LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation
course for the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Atlanta Chapter.The course was also approved by the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Professional Development Department for Certified Facility Manager (CFM) Maintenance Points.

The December 2010 issue of IFMA Atlanta newsletter features an article on Annette’s work with IFMA: www.ifmaatlanta.org/blog/2010/09/26/of-sense-and-sustainability/

In November, 2010, G4 Green Connections was accredited by theWomen’s Business Enterprise National Council as a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE).

On October 21, 2010, the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Georgia Chapter and G4 Green Connections presented “Photovoltaic Systems and the Solar Energy Market in Georgia.”  The program was approved for continuing education credit by the USGBC and the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) for the LEED Credential Maintenance Program.

In September 2010, G4 Green Connections case study “Rainwater Harvesting: A Case Study” was published in the September issue of the online Green Building Journal: http://www.greenbuildingpro.com/articles/57-features/2124-rainwater-harvesting–a-case-study

On August 19, 2010, the  United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Georgia Chapter and G4 Green Connections presented “Understanding LEED Project Costs and Returns.” The program was approved for continuing education credit by the USGBC and the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) for the LEED Credential Maintenance Program.

On June 16, 2010, Annette Gorelick was inducted into the 2010-2011International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Atlanta Chapter Board of Directors, serving as Chapter Secretary.

On April 19, 2010, G4 Green Connections celebrated Earth Day with CB Richard Ellis and Atlanta Windward Plaza. G4 Green Connections participated in a tenant Lunch & Learn and presented “Simple Landscape Tips to Go Green.”

On April 15, 2010, the  United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Georgia Chapter and G4 Green Connections presented “LEED Certification of Existing Buildings: A Case Study of 999 Peachtree Street.” The program was approved for continuing education credit by the USGBC and the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) for the LEED Credential Maintenance Program.

On March 11, 2010, G4 Green Connections conducted a seminar at Ruppert Landscape. The “Sustainable Landscape Practices” course was presented to the thirty-three attendees and a tour of the on-site rainwater harvesting system was also provided. Qualified registrants earned continuing education credits for attendance.

On January 29, 2010, the G4 Green Connections course, “Sustainable Landscape Practices,” was approved for continuing education credits by the Georgia Real Estate Commission and the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Education Department.

On December 16, 2009, Annette was honored at the IFMA Atlanta Annual Awards banquet as the recipient of the Chapter’s 2009 International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Award for Outstanding Associate Member.

In November, 2009, G4 Green Connections was approved by the Georgia Real Estate Commission to offer continuing education courses.

On September 24, 2009, G4 Green Connections kicked off the LEED AP O+M Exam Preparation
webinars for the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Atlanta Chapter. Twenty-one students participated in the nine-week study group as part of their preparation to earn LEED project experience. The course was also approved by the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Professional Development Department for both Continued Education Units (CEU) and Certified Facility Manager (CFM) Maintenance Points.