K&W Engineers to launch USGBC’s ADVANCE Initiative
Harrisburg, PA — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and K&W Engineers’ Greg Dice announced their collaboration to help communities and organizations move along a path to advance energy, resource and health performance in the places they occupy by introducing their new ADVANCE Program. The initiative seeks to broaden USGBC’s mission of “green buildings for all” by making resources and expertise available to broader community-based organizations such as nonprofits, schools, faith-based organizations and social service groups. As a USGBC ADVANCE Regional Community Liaison, Dice will serve as the region’s lead in connecting communities, sharing local sustainability stories, and building up the next generation of leaders. Dice is one of 48 skilled-based volunteers nation-wide chosen to serve in this capacity to increase community access to sustainability resources. For community partner organizations, ADVANCE enables them to build and operate a sustainable building, or make sustainability enhancements to existing buildings, by connecting them to resources that they may not have had access to before. ADVANCE is designed to meet organizations and communities wherever they are on the path to sustainability and assist them along that path. Community partner organizations embark on the path to sustainability leadership by working collaboratively with the USGBC community through the four phases of ADVANCE including: START, PLAN, FOCUS, and LEAD. “I am excited to serve as a Regional Community Liaison for Pennsylvania, focusing on launching ADVANCE within our communities,” said Dice. “I am looking forward to helping make the places we live happier and healthier, ultimately making a positive and lasting contribution to the sustainability movement.