Green Building 101 for Contractors

GB 101

Campus Green Building 101
Technical Assistance Grants Program 

2010 Green Building Technical Assistance Grant Recipients Announced

Second Nature awarded Green Building 101 Technical Assistance Grants to 15 colleges and universities. These grants provided building professionals working on campus facilities projects with training in 'green building.' The recipients were at under-resourced colleges and universities located throughout the US, including community colleges and minority-serving institutions.

Please click here for the press release and the list of awardees. 

Meet Our 2010 GB101 Grantees!

Linda Sonnier - Bossier Parish Community College | Paul Righi - Bunker Hill Community College | Todd Parish - Campbellsville University | John Lebica - Cape Cod Community College | Dana Boivin - College of Menominee Nation | Kathleen Ventimiglia - The California State University, Monterey Bay Corporation | Steve Hall - Gaston College |Gary Dillsworth- Hilbert College | Saul Saucedo - Leech Lake Tribal College | Amy Colwell- Luzerne County Community College | James Hessler- Northwest Arkansas Community College

Program Details

As part of the Advancing Green Building in Higher Education Program, Second Nature awarded 15 technical assistance grants of up to $2000 each to provide building professionals that work with under-resourced higher education institutions with green building training opportunities.

Any school that has received Title III/V designation by the Department of Education was invited to apply. Grants were used to train an external contractor (e.g. construction contractors, architects, designers, engineers) or an internal staff member who works on campus green building initiatives.

Links to the Grant Guidelines, Application Form and Training Opportunities Document are listed below. The deadline for applications was February 22, 2010.

Green Building 101 Application (updated February 1, 2010)
Green Building 101 Guidelines (updated February 1, 2010)
Green Building 101 Training Opportunities (Tracks 1 and 2)
Green Building 101 Training Opportunities (with active links)

*training opportunities may be updated periodically

Program Survey

Green Building 101 Program's pre-training survey is available here.
Green Building 101 Program's post-training survey is available here


The GB101 Technical Assistance grant was a one-time opportunity not limited to senior-level staff members and focused specifically on providing basic training. It was open to external contractors and/or internal staff members who work on campus green building projects at various levels (bricks and mortar-level projects, planning projects, managing projects, etc.).

The Kresge Fellowships were geared toward senior staff at colleges and universities (facilities directors, campus planners, and vice presidents of finance and business are eligible) and focused on building inspired leadership for green building. Once in the fellowship program, the fellows entered a network of peers that would continue to grow over time. We provided networking opportunities – such as in-person meetings, conference calls, and social networking platforms – to our fellows, as well as conference attendance.


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