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Upcoming July Events

Networking Night: the Summer Social

Come to Knoll at 281 Summer St in Boston on Tuesday, July 16th. We will start at 5:30 with a quick lesson on how to work a room with food and drink in one hand and a friendly handshake in the other. Take that new found confidence to the facilitated speed networking session immediately following. Even if you don't think you need an extra boost of confidence, join us for speed networking and meet someone you've never spoken to before.  Beginning around 6:15 the remainder of the night will be filled with informal conversation accompanied by good food and drink. 
Thank you to our Silver Sponsor: Knoll - Modern Furniture for the Home & Office for underwriting this event!

When: July 16, 2013, 5:30 pm
Location: Knoll, 281 Summer St. 1st Floor, Boston, MA
Cost: Free
RSVP: On the Chapter website.

Regenerative Development and Design - Re-membering the Patterns of Life
This breakfast discussion introduces the practical and vital concepts of integrating technical and living system design. This is not as hard as it may seem; but it is a real change in the way we think. The current trend of making buildings, products and processes more efficient is simply the beginning point for the shift required to sustain life. In order to truly achieve sustainability, we will need to redevelop a conscious understanding of the whole system of life-giving processes that shape the places we live in order to reintegrate our buildings, ourselves-- and our communities --with life on Earth. 

When: July 23rd, 2013 7:30 AM through 9:00 AM
Location: 281 Summer Street, 7th Floor, Boston, MA
Speakers: Bill Reed, AIA, LEED, Principal, Regenesis and Integrative Design Collaborative.  Jim Newman, Founder and Principal, Linnean Solutions
RVSP: On the Chapter website

August Ensemble - Networking Night

Our monthly networking nights continue with another fun evening at City Bar - Waterfront in Boston! This is another great opportunity to meet old and new faces in the USGBC chapter. We are hosted by the Emerging Professionals, but open to everyone! We would be very excited if you could come meet us and share a drink or two; we will also be providing updates on the chapter's direction and future events. Please note the date change from 8/14 to 8/7.
Our gracious sponsor for this month is MBCI - the metal roof & wall systems experts - thank you MBCI!

When: August 7th, 2013 6:00 PM through 8:00 PM 
Location: 425 Summer Street, Boston, MA
Cost: Free
RSVP: On the Chapter website 

6th Annual Sustainable Building Bike Tour

The EPMA committee would like to invite everyone to their 6th annual sustainable building bike tour. This year's tour will focus on the Cambridge area, including a number of buildings at Harvard and MIT, and a few others that are in the area.

The tour is taking place on Saturday August 17th (rain date of August 24th), and we will be meeting at Kendall Square (in front of the Boston Marriott Cambridge) at 10:30 AM. The tour will cover about 8 miles around Cambridge, and return to Kendall Square after about 2 hours. We plan to have lunch at a local restaurant that is LEED-certified, so we hope you stick around!

WhenAugust 17th, 2013 10:30 AM through 12:30 PM (followed by lunch)
Location: Starting at 2 Cambridge Center (The Marriott), Cambridge, MA 02142
Cost: Free
RSVP: On the Chapter website

PACE Financing : Property Assessed Clean Energy - Save the Date!

Wednesday, 9/18/13 8-11 am at District Hall - the new community space for innovation incubation in Boston - the USGBC MA Chapter is hosting an informative program & discussion around Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE Financing).    In partnership with the City of Boston and sponsored by National Grid. Come learn about this new and rapidly evolving financial instrument to enable more buildings to embrace clean tech and renewable energy.

Full event details & registration information to follow.

Program sponsor is National Grid "Here with you. Here for you."  Thank you National Grid!


Come attend our in-person webinar presentations for your credential maintenance. Learn, network, socialize and connect to the Chapter. 

Committee Meetings

July 11, 2013, 8:00 am
July 17, 2013, 6:15 pm
July 18, 2013, 5:30 pm

July 23, 2013 6:00 pm
Combined Committees Meeting - Each Quarter, committee volunteers gather together to coordinate event scheduling and connect with each other across the topic areas.

July 25, 2013, 6:00 pm
August 1, 2013, 12:00 pm
International EcoDistricts Summit - Call for Proposals Due 7/19

The 2013 Call for Session Proposals is now open. The USGBC MA Chapter is on the Host Committee for the 2013 EcoDistricts Summit and we are looking for program session proposals!  


Join us in Boston November 12-14 for the EcoDistricts Summit, a can't-miss event for leaders who are shaping and building the cities and urban neighborhoods of the future. Each year the Summit convenes leading municipal policymakers, developers, business leaders, planners, and community leaders - people with decision-making power - to share best practices and shape the growing EcoDistricts marketplace. We invite you to shape the 2013 Summit by proposing an innovative education session. 


Deadline for submissions is Friday, July 19. Please see our Proposal Guidelines for more information. Contact Teague Douglas at with questions.

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