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Calling All Green Building Researchers!


Still time to apply for USGBC’s Research to Practice Program


The Center for Green Schools at USGBC is still accepting applications for their Research to Practice Program (R2P2) until June 30th, 2011. R2P2 seeks to conduct and collect research on the built environment, create educational tools, and to share the information gathered with the building community.R2P2 teams will engage in hands-on green building research of their campus and/or community.

R2P2 interdisciplinary research teams from colleges or universities should be made up of at least one faculty representative, at least one student, and potentially other campus staff. Projects can involve one building, multiple buildings, or neighborhoods, which can include LEED-certified, LEED-registered, or non-LEED buildings.

USGBC encourages teams to be creative in using the tools USGBC provides, and to develop new and improved methods or strategies for exploring and mapping any building(s) they choose.

A few benefits for joining R2P2 include:

  • Opportunity to make meaningful connections with community stakeholders
  • Rewards and recognition for the most successful teams (e.g., opportunity to be featured in a research publication and to present at USGBC’s Greenbuild International Conference & Expo)
  • If researching on-campus buildings, greater understanding of your university’s current status and
  • Future opportunities for greening your campus or community


  • For more information, visit: centerforgreenschools.org/r2p2 or listen to our informational webcast