December Events

Holiday Happy Hour – Beer & BBQ with USGBC and ASHRAE

When: December 13th 2016  5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Orlando Brewing — 1301 Atlanta Ave, Orlando, FL 32806
Cost: $10 for ASHRAE members / $20 for non-membersPlease join us as we celebrate the holidays together, toast our amazing volunteers with organic Orlando Brewing beers and delicious 4 Rivers BBQ, and do some terrific things for others. Food and beverage will be provided by our sponsors.

Fun Stuff! 

  • Orlando Brewing Tour: A private tour of Florida’s only 100% organic brewery!
  • Ugly Sweater Contest: Wear your best ugly holiday sweater, a prize will be awarded to the winner!
  • Toys for the kids of WRCC: We are collecting Christmas toys for the children of the WRCC homeless shelter. If you like to participate, please check the box during registration and we will email you the gender and age of one of the children, so you can bring a personalized gift to the event. Participants will be entered into a raffle prize drawing.
  • Holiday Cards for Veterans: We will have a holiday card station set up for you to send thanks and holiday messages to America’s heroes.
Sponsorship opportunities are available! Email Jacob Moberg for more details.


Also, join us at our December dinner meeting where we will be recognizing our RP donors from 2015-2016. December is also our ASHRAE Past Presidents night. We hope to see you there!

Next Meeting Relocated; Golf Date Moved

Hello everyone. Due to the impending visit from Hurricane Matthew, we wanted to update you on a few things. First, the next meeting has been relocated from Dubsdread to Highland Manor. To thank you for making the visit, we will be providing everyone two free drink tickets! You can find more on our next meeting page, here.

Also, if you were planning to hit the longest drive of your life this Friday in Hurricane conditions at the ASHRAE tournament, we have some bad news, the tournament has been moved to Friday, October 28. We still encourage you to hit your longest drive, you just won’t have a potential 60-80mph gusting tailwind.

Stay safe out there!

BEWES Public Support Materials

Dear USGBC Central Florida Region Friend and CFEEA Member –

The USGBC Florida Chapter is helping to support the City of Orlando’s Building Energy and Water Efficiency Strategy (BEWES) ordinance.  Our goal is to aid in building a broad coalition of support and communicating with the public about the importance of this law for Orlando’s businesses and residents.  Attached is some background information.

Can we count on you to help us with this effort?  The City Council is planning on taking up the ordinance right after Memorial Day (3 weeks, away!)

We need your help in the following ways:

  • Meet with one or more of the City Commissioners now through early June (see attached contact information for each Commissioner; we can help set up a meeting if you prefer)
  • Write a letter of support to Mayor Dyer before the end of May (see attached sample)
  • Sign on to the coalition letter and send us your logo now (see attached PDF)
  • Write or sign your name to a Letter to the Editor or an Op-Ed piece before first week of June (we can help you draft)
  • Be willing to talk and share your stories of support to reporters if a story breaks (all we need is your name, company, email, and phone that can be called anytime)
  • Help recruit other businesses and organizations to support this ordinance

Please consider assisting right away with this important and impactful effort in one or more ways.  All you have to do is simply reply to this email with the ways you want to lend your support.

If you have questions, please reach out to Sarah Boren, Director of Policy and Programs, USGBC Florida at or 904-535-0055.

On behalf of my volunteer leadership peers with the USGBC Central Florida Region, thank you for your time, consideration and help in making Orlando more prosperous and sustainable.


Kathy Lawson, Board Chair, USGBC Florida Central Region

Attached Materials: