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In the news...

Sustainability manager...

Co-workspace opens...

June 18, 2010
CFGBA Weekly News

Welcome new and renewing members...
Silver Sponsor
ILM Design Build

Business member 
SEANC Builders, LLC

Save the date...
Saturday, June 19
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Going Green Radio Show
Hosted by Jeff Achterberg.

Thursday, June 24
5:30-8:00 p.m.
on the roof of the Reel Café

Green Social
Casual networking with live music on the last Thursday of each month. $1 cover, cash bar.

Saturday, September 25

CFGBA's Solar and Green Building Tour

The date is set and CFGBA is seeking nominations for projects to be included on the tour. Nominations should be directed to CFGBA board member Kyle Davies at

Wednesday, October 13
Green Living Expo and Conference

CFGBA is partnering again with the Greater Wilmington Business Journal and Wilma Magazine to present the second annual Green Living Expo and Conference, featuring an exhibition hall, keynote luncheon and classes for green builders, the public and businesses exploring sustainable initiatives.

In the news

The Gulf Oil Spill vs. Home Energy Retrofits (

The energy contained in the biggest oil spill in U.S. history is equal to the energy that just 75,000 homes waste in a single year...

City Seeks Sustainability Manager

The City of Wilmington has announced a new position, Sustainability Manager. This employee will be responsible for leading and advancing the city’s efforts to incorporate sustainability in all its operations. This goal will be accomplished by working with multidisciplinary city staff on the development and implementation of programs to advance the City of Wilmington to leadership in the areas of environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable programs. The Sustainability Manager will also be required to develop a local energy assurance plan.

This is a 2-year grant funded position. A minimum requirement is a BA or equivalent of education, training, and experience in Public Administration, Energy or Resource Management, or a related field. Experience with the legislative process and ARRA stimulus funds is preferred. The position will remain open until filled. Applications must be filed through the City of Wilmington at This job posting along with more detailed information regarding compensation and requirements are available at Wilmington Jobs.

Written by Rachid Zermani, CFGBA intern
Collaborative workspace opens

BuenaSpace, a new incubator-style workspace for entrepreneurs and telecommuters, has opened in downtown Wilmington. This for-profit enterprise is a partnership between Robert Sharp, owner of Digieffects, and Jonnie Sharp, owner of Buena Sustainable Communities.  The husband and wife team held a ribbon cutting celebration on June 10, which included remarks by Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo.

Located at 27 North Front Street in downtown Wilmington, BuenaSpace occupies the entire second floor of this historic building. The space houses two anchor-tenants, Digieffects and Wide Open Technologies and offers numerous desk spaces for members, along with a conference room, kitchen, WiFi and a networked printer/copier. Memberships will be sold in a manner similar to gym memberships, creating a capacity that is several times the amount of actual desk space.

The BuenaSpace renovation was performed by Matt Hosmer of ILM Design Build, a CFGBA Silver Sponsor. Buena Sustainable Communities is a business member of CFGBA.

Written by Rachid Zermani, CFGBA intern
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