Coming soon: USGBC Montana Chapter’s Annual Summit & Sustainable Building Awards

By: CTA In The News
4 January 2016

The Montana Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) will be presenting this year’s Sustainable Building Awards at its Annual Summit on Jan. 22-23 at the Big Sky Resort in Big Sky, MT. The Summit keynote speaker is none other than Rick Fedrizzi, outgoing CEO of USGBC. Rick was one of the original co-founders of the USGBC, which actually got its start in Big Sky in 1993. Since that time, USGBC’s membership has tripled and Rick helped cement the organization’s role as a leadership voice in the global sustainability movement.  Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear Fedrizzi share the wisdom he has gained from developing the most successful green building organization in the world.

CLICK HERE to see event details and the speaker lineup on the USGBC Montana Chapter website.

CTA is heavily involved with USGBC’s Montana Chapter. Project manager/architect Ronda Carlson has served as Secretary on the board for over a year and played a major role in compiling this year’s roster of speakers. Board member and architect-in-training Richard Dykstra served as Vice-Chair for over a year before stepping down from that role when he moved to CTA’s Boise office. CTA architect-in-training Tyler Mortenson is also a newly-appointed board member.

From “The USGBC Montana Chapter created the Montana Sustainable Building Awards to acknowledge and celebrate the best buildings in sustainable design and construction across the state. These projects represent the finest standards in sustainability, innovation, building performance, and overall integration. The intent of the Montana Sustainable Building Awards program is to encourage excellence in sustainability and to provide an avenue through which practitioners may gain recognition by their peers and the public. The ultimate goal is to raise the standards of sustainable design excellence by the architect, the engineering and construction community, and the public.”

CTA Great Falls’ very own “Orange Crush” project is up for one of this year’s Sustainability Awards, so plan on attending to find out if CTA wins; plus earn continuing education credits and enjoy world class skiing while you are at it.


Main image: Originally built in 1917, this 25,000 sq. ft. facility — dubbed the “Orange Crush” building for its past use as a bottling plant — was adapted for reuse as the CTA Great Falls office. The building is up for a Sustainability Award at this year’s USGBC Montana Chapter Annual Summit. Read more about the Great Falls office in CTA’s project capsule.

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