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Environmental Film Festival this Sunday!

The USGBC MA Chapter is proud to support our partner, "e" inc., as they bring Boston an exciting series of films for a fabulous festival this Sunday.


Great titles include: "TRASHED" w Jeremy Irons; "The Human Experiment" w Sean Penn; and "Drill Baby Drill" by Lech Kowalski. Each screening hosts a panel of relevant expert speakers.  Don't miss this! 


When: Sunday, May 18th, 2014, 11am  and 2:30pm 

Location:  Four locations: Atlantic Wharf, Castle Square, Charlestown Navy Yard & the Goethe Institut in Boston.

RSVP: On the festival website



Beyond Buildings  5/20/14
A Review of LEED for Neighborhood Development in Massachusetts

This exciting program will look at sustainability beyond individual buildings to the district and neighborhood scale. How is the USGBC's LEED ND rating system being used as a tool for enhancing communities in Massachusetts? How can our USGBC MA community of green building practitioners move beyond single building projects to entire neighborhoods and districts? How are government, for-profit and non-profits using LEED ND as a tool for enhancing sustainable development? This workshop will answer these and many other questions through a review of people and projects in Massachusetts that have used LEED ND as more than just a sustainable development certification program. 


Thank you to our many sponsoring partners for their support: APA MA | LISC Boston | MAPC | MA Smart Growth Alliance | CHAPA | Central Mass Regional Planning Commission | BSLA |CNU New England | Mel King Institute


When: Tuesday, May 20th, 2014, 8am to 12pm 

Location:  the Fort Point Room at Atlantic Wharf, 290 Congress St, Boston 

RSVP: On the Chapter Website



LEED Green Associate Exam Study Prep Workshop 5/23/14

We are hosting a day long LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation class so you can get ready to take the exam prior to the transition to the LEEDv4 version.


The USGBC MA has a track record of success in preparing green building advocates to successfully pass the LEED Green Associate for LEED v2009. Take the exam now before it switches and becomes more difficult! The last day to take the LEED exam for v2009 is June 14th.


About the LEED Green Associate Credential

The LEED Green Associate demonstrates a solid, current understanding of green building principles and practices. It is ideal for both professionals newer to the fields of sustainability or looking to gain experience and exposure to LEED, as well as those working in diverse roles such as students, real estate professionals, contractors and more. The LEED Green Associate credential is for all.  


When:  Friday, May 23, 2014 from 9am to 6pm

Where: 281 Summer Street, 5th Floor, Boston

RSVP: on the Chapter Website


Quinn Middle School Tour- Hudson Ma - 5/29/14
Come tour Quinn Middle School in Hudson, MA. The school was designed by OMR Architects and is anticipated to receive LEED Gold certification. The tour is being coordinated by USGBC MA's Central Mass Committee and is free and open to the public. 


When: Thursday, May 29, 2014 , 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: 201 Manning Street, HudsonMA 01749

RSVP: for this FREE event on the Chapter Website


Thank you to our new Central MA sponsors for supporting this event:


Platinum:  Agostini Bacon Construction


Gold: omr architects 


Silver: Brown Sardina, Inc. 


Silver:  Chandler Architectural Products 



Greenovate Boston Community Summit   5/31/14


Help Shape Boston's Future:


The Summit is a one-day event that's all about empowering the Boston community to address climate change and help make Boston the greenest, most climate-prepared city in the U.S. The Summit will include world-class speakers, interactive workshops and training, the Greenovate Boston Awards Ceremony, and a Marketplace of Ideas to showcase local innovations, products, and services.



When: Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 10am to 5pm 

Location: Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston 

RSVP: for this FREE event at Greenovate Boston



Quarterly Combined Committees Gathering   6/3/14


Every few months, we set a time to gather our volunteers from across our many activity groups. All Chapter Members (and future members!) are welcome to join us and learn more about getting involved in our mission.
We'll have refreshments and drinks, and review our recent activities as a Chapter. It is also an opportunity to coordinate planned events and campaigns going forward.

Thank you for your interest in participating in the gathering. Please register so we know how many folks will be attending.


When: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm 

Location: 281 Summer Street, 5th Floor, Boston 

RSVP: for this FREE event on the  Chapter Website



Intro Session to The Regenerative Practitioner 

with Bill Reed & Jim Newman: 6/6/14 (and 6/19/14)


Join Regenesis Group and the USGBC Massachusetts Chapter for an introduction to Regenerative Development.


Regenerative development is a way of thinking and working through situations where the long-term and large-scale effect of an organization, project or community is optimized. The ultimate goal of regenerative practice is that a project or organization will add value in a social, environmental, cultural and economic sense that goes beyond just remaining sustainable, and that it has a continual ripple effect by design.

These sessions also act as an introduction to The Regenerative Practitioner Series, currently enrolling its 2014 class. For more information on the TRP series, please contact Andrea Atkinson or go to the Regenesis Group website.


When: Friday, 6/6, 2014, 3:00pm to 5:00pm AND Thursday, 6/19, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: 281 Summer Street, 5th Floor, Boston 

RSVP: for this event on the  Chapter Website 


LEEDv4 for Homes - What's new? 

Residential Green Building Committee   6/9/14


Join us for our monthly meeting to explore green residential buildings and how to make more of them. In May, we'll hear from Conservation Services Group's  Will D'Arrigo who will present on LEEDv4 for Homes - what's new, what's different, and what do you need to know to register a project for the next version of LEED. You can do it!


When: Monday, June 9, 2014 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 281 Summer Street, 5th Floor, Boston

RSVP: for this FREE event on the  Chapter Website


Transparency in Buildings Materials 

Networking Night at Perkins+Will   6/10/14


It's Networking Night! Come on out to Perkins+Will's Boston Office at 225 Devonshire St, at Post Office Square. We'll have a great presentation and then a casual mixer with great food & drink.


The Built environment has a significant impact on human and ecological health and wellness and this impact is currently quite negative. Most buildings pollute and have the potential to make us sick. The Perkins+Will transparency web site is a publicly accessible web site that is designed to encourage material health in the built environment. Please join us at Perkins+Will on Tuesday , June 10, 2014 to hear more about the health risks of these chemicals and the Transparency tool.  


When: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm 

Location: 281 Summer Street, 5th Floor, Boston

RSVP: On the  Chapter Website - Free for Chapter Members


EPMA Presents: East Boston Library Tour 6/12/14

Come and tour the new East Boston Library Branch, recently opened in November 2013, designed by William Rawn Associates.  The 15,000 square foot facility is currently pursuing their LEED certification.  The design of the facility has played particular attention to daylighting and is located in the midst of the Bremen Street Park, a large public green space.   The tour group will be guided by representatives from William Rawn Associates (architect), The Green Engineer (LEED consultant), and BPL staff.


Come to mix and mingle, and afterward, we'll find the closest "green pub" in Eastie to recover from the intensity of the tour.


When: Thursday, June 12, 2014 from 6:00pm to 7:45pm

Location: 365 Bremen St, East Boston, MA 02128

RSVP for this FREE event on the Chapter Website



Credential Maintenance with USGBC in-person webinars


We have an ongoing series of webinars presented for you to attend with your peers. These are a great way to pick up GBCI continuing education hours. Free for Chapter Members! (nominal fee otherwise)


Webinars are hosted in Amherst, Worcester and Boston. 



5/15/14 at 12:00pm in Boston, LEED D+C 252: LEED v4 Rating System Review



5/20/14 at 12:00pm in Amherst, LEED v4 Water Efficiency & Energy & Atmosphere



5/21/14 at 4:30pm in Boston, "LEED v4 Materials & Resources



5/22/14 at 6:00pm in Worcester,  "LEED v4 Materials & Resources




Networking Night: July 17th
EPMA Summer Social: July 23rd

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