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Photo credit to: United States Green Building Council – North Dakota chapter

On Tuesday September 23rd, Jason Schaefer of 401(e) spoke at U.S. Green Building Council’s North Dakota chapter (USGBC-ND) Green Focus ND event. This year’s event was held in Grand Forks and included speakers discussing a variety of topics related to sustainable building with an emphasis on green schools.


The USGBC-ND is a non-profit that is part of an 80 chapter network of U.S. Green Building Council chapters. The focus of the USGBC-ND is to create “Better living in North Dakota through sustainable environments.” It was a pleasure speaking with the USGBC-ND chapter. They are a great group of people!


Buildings account for 40% of energy use, 72% of electricity consumption and 39% of CO2 emissions in U.S. The work these professionals are doing to reduce the impact of our buildings while also making them more comfortable and healthy is incredibly valuable.