Thursday, April 21, 2016 2:00 PM ~ 3:30 PM ET

In this webinar, YouthBuild USA, YouthBuild grantees and guest presenters from the Earth Day Network and ICF International will inspire and equip Department of Labor (DOL) YouthBuild programs with information and tools to get started with or strengthen energy efficient construction and deconstruction practices as a form of community service and environmental education.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn how to get started integrating green building and deconstruction into YouthBuild construction projects from grantees that have done so successfully and from experts in the field.
  2. Learn the newest version of the ENERGY STAR standards and understand the benefits and challenges of building to ENERGY STAR standards.
  3. Learn how to connect with the largest national Earth Day campaign organized by the Earth Day Network that provides support, resources and visibility to your local activities.


Mark Smith, Workforce Analyst, U.S. Department of Labor


Eva Blake, Sr. Director of Green Initiatives, YouthBuild USA

Ted Roan, Green Construction Director, YouthBuild USA

Kerry Knodle, Executive Director / CEO, Comprehensive Community Solutions, Inc.

Scott Smith, YouthBuild Alum, Deconstruction Worker, Comprehensive Community Solutions, Inc.

SirCharles Townsend, YouthBuild Alum, Deconstruction Worker, Comprehensive Community Solutions, Inc.

Rob Moody, RESNET Quality Assurance Designee and LEED for Homes International Green Rater, Organic Think

Karena Ruggiero, Director of Education, Earth Day Network

Yoav Magid, Campaign Director, Earth Day Network