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Chatham County seeks applicants for green building & sustainable energy board

Posted Wednesday, September 1, 2010

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Pittsboro, NC - Chatham County seeks applicants to fill a vacancy on its Green Building and Sustainable Energy (GBASE) Advisory Board. Applicants must be Chatham residents with a background or interest in green building or sustainable energy and have until Wednesday, September 15th, at 5 pm to apply for appointment to the board.

The purpose of GBASE is to advise county commissioners on green building and sustainable energy policies and procedures. It seeks to increase public awareness of green building and sustainable energy techniques and opportunities by providing accurate, up-to-date information about legislation, industry techniques and economic opportunities that affect Chatham County, its communities and individuals.

GBASE has eleven voting members with diverse backgrounds, experience, education, training, or interest in green building and sustainable energy. Advisory board members serve staggered, four-year terms, but several of the initial members were assigned two-year terms.

The county is looking for applicants from all parts of Chatham County. Members may have an interest in several related areas shown below:

• Green Building (LEED, Energy Star, NAHB, Healthy Built Homes, etc)
• Environmental policy
• Energy efficiency and renewable energy
• Community outreach and education
• Real estate
• Architecture
• Finance (the board has specific need for applicants with finance background)
• Greenhouse gases
• Re-use and recycling
• Affordable housing
• Planning
• Low-impact development and water conservation

Board meetings are open to the public and are held monthly on the second Tuesday of the month in Pittsboro.

Current members of the advisory board are:

  • Laura Lauffer, term ends June 2012
  • Taylor Hobbs, term ends June 2012
  • Paul Konove, term ends June 2012, Chair
  • Jamie Hager, term ends June 2012
  • Chris Jude, term ends June 2012
  • Deepa Sanyal, term ends June 2014
  • Kimberly Sevy, term ends June 2014, Vice Chair
  • Adrienne Bashista, term ends June 2014
  • Mike Dasher, term ends June 2014
  • Randy Welch, term ends June 2014
  • William Sparrow, term ends June 2014

APPLICATIONS: Please visit the GBASE webpage to view bylaws, minutes and the application form. Applications should be submitted by September 15th, 2010 at 5 pm.

For questions, email Sybil Tate.

A selection committee will review all applications and formal appointments will be approved by the Board of Commissioners. The list of who is on the selection committee has not been provided by Chatham County.

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