Barbara Dolim is the executive director of the Mechanical Service Contractors of America (MSCA) and is a LEED EB Accredited Professional. MSCA has taken an active role in the green movement, to help ensure that its members are kept up to date on the latest regulations, technologies, policies, and training. MSCA’s new GreenSTAR designation program (www.mscastar.org/greenstar) recognizes contractors who have taken the lead in environmental responsibility and the promotion of sustainable solutions. MSCA has also partnered with the UA in the development of the first mobile training trailer in green technologies (www.hvacgreen.net).
ROCKVILLE, Md. - The U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC’s) new LEED 2009 Existing Building: Operations and Maintenance rating system is now open for public comment through June 22, 2008 (www.usgbc.org).