Shelby Buso Talks the Future of Green Building

Shelby Buso is the Director at USGBC Georgia, and has been with the USGBC since July 2016. She holds a Juris Doctor and Masters of Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School. Shelby is passionate about improving and continuing the green building movement.

“USGBC is more than just LEED now…everyday there is a new program that we have to learn very quickly” Shelby Buso on the importance of tying all certifications under one umbrella

Travel Inspires her

Shelby was on track for an anthropology degree and that gave her the opportunity to study abroad in places like Puerto Rico and New Zealand. She had taken a lot of bio classes thinking she might take a pre-med track. Then organic chemistry happened and she ended up creating her own major in environmental studies.

In New Zealand, Shelby found it amazing to study in a country that actually had environmental protections as a constitutional right.

Green Building Movement Progression

A lot of the universities in Georgia such as Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia have really made campus life commitments to green building and be a leader in the industry because they see that as a learning tool as well.

Away from the local Georgia area, KSU and Agnes Scott have partnered to construct a Leed certified building. Georgia USGBC has a great tool, Leed Lab, that enables KSU to partner with Agnes Scott for a student led construction of a Leed certified building on the Agnes Scott Campus. This is the first partnership of its kind and provides students with real world experience.  

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