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Upcoming events and programs with the Chapter:

Green Building Awards - it's time to enter now! Green Innovation and Green Building of the Year. And save the date for our Earth Day Gala in Boston: 4/22!  


Boston: LEEDv4 Location & Transportation in-person webinar to earn GBCI credit TOMORROW Wed. 2/19 4:30pm


Boston: Emerging Professionals Soiree Thurs. 2/20 (rescheduled!) 6pm
 
 
Boston: PACE+R Mon. 2/24 8:30am - What is PACE with Resiliency? Register now!

 
Boston: LEED v4 Master Class Tues. 3/4 9am - Learn from the Masters: Andrea Love, Jim Newman and Chris Schaffner. Interactive mini-charette, EPDs, master site & more
 

Boston & Worcester: LEED GA Study Groups are forming now! Start 3/6 5:45pm


Call for Entries - The 2014 USGBC MA Award Competition  

The call for entries is now open! Enter your most innovative and exciting projects or technologies. All submissions will be displayed at the Chapter's Earth Day Gala (4/22), where the winners will be announced. 

The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 14th at 5pm. This is a great opportunity to share and be recognized for your most innovative projects.  

We have two categories:

2014 Massachusetts Green Building of the Year Award - This category recognizes the project or building that best exemplifies the Chapter's passion for sustainability in the area of design, construction and operations.

2014 Massachusetts Green Innovation Award - This category recognizes a product, process or technology that best exemplifies the Chapter's passion for sustainability in the area of design, construction or operations.


A previous entry: the green roof at Boston Latin


LEED v4 Master Class - 6h course at NESEA BuildingEnergy14

LEED v4 Master Class - Exploring EPDs, participating in a mini-charette, and learning from Andrea Love, Jim Newman and Chris Schaffner.
 
$209 - go sign up now! Write info@usgbcma.org for the Chapter Members-only $50 discount code (regularly $259).
 
This is an amazing opportunity to delve into LEED v4 and prepare yourself and your firm for the changes that are arriving with the new rating system. Sign up NOW
 
When: March 4th, 9-5
Location: Seaport World Trade Center, Boston
RSVP: On the Chapter Website


Speaking of NESEA: 

GINA McCARTHY at BuildingEnergy14 3/5 - 3/6/14

EPA Administrator McCarthy will be speaking at 9:30am on Wed. March 5th at BE14. Also on the stage will be Amanda Sturgeon, of the Living Building Challenge. Read more here. This is going to be great! 
 
Sign up for the conference here. Use code BIGTHINKERS14 to get a 50% discount off a trade show pass (which will get you in for the keynote Wednesday morning).
 
Yes indeed, it's that special time of the year when all the deepest green folks from throughout the Northeast come flocking to Boston for the annual Building Energy show at the Seaport World Trade Center. Come to NESEA's flagship event - there are dozens of sessions to attend, a fabulous trade show and don't forget the workshops!
 

Annual Emerging Professionals Soiree

Please join the USGBC MA Emerging Professionals (EPMA) committee for some light refreshments at our beginning of the year gathering and networking event.

We're gathering at The Baseball Tavern in the Fenway- February 20th from 6-9pm. We'll think about warmer times and the green grass of our favorite ballfield...Special thanks to Lee Kennedy for sponsoring this event.

Whether you are a college student, recent graduate, or professional new to the sustainability field, all are invited to attend. EPMA members will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about what we do or becoming more involved with any USGBC groups and committees. This is a great way to get more involved in the industry and to make connections across the spectrum.

All those who RSVP and attend will be entered to win a free Chapter Membership (or chapter renewal if already a member). Must be present to win. Other door prizes are in the works, including a 50/50 raffle, so be sure to bring some old-fashioned cash to this event!

When: February 20th, 2014 6:00 PM through 9:00 PM
Location: The Baseball Tavern, 1270 Boylston St, Boston
RSVP: On the Chapter Website


PACE+R - Property Assessed Clean Energy + Resiliency Preparation

How can Massachusetts be a leader in the financing of efficiency, renewables, and disaster resiliency?
  

Join State Senator Brian Joyce for an informative program on PACE financing legislation being introduced at the State House which will include a resiliency component. This will be a forum full of stakeholders looking at how state policy can unleash funds to strengthen our communities. 

 

When: February 24th, 2014 8:30 AM through 11:00 AM

Location: Fort Point Room, 290 Congress St, Boston 

RSVP: On the Chapter Website

 


LEED Study Groups - sign up now in Boston or in Worcester

LEED Credentials from the Green Building Certification Institute indicate professional excellence and a strong depth of knowledge as well as practical understanding of the USGBC LEED Rating Systems and how they apply to the high-performance design and construction of the built environment.

 

Become a LEED Green Associate by joining a self-directed, participatory study group facilitated by Chapter members and seasoned green building professionals.

 

When: Starting March 6th, 2014, for 6 weekly sessions, Thursdays 5:45 - 7:30pm 

Location: One series in Boston, one series in Worcester 

RSVP: On the Chapter Website

 

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