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Tonight: Green Building Tour in East Boston

Our Emerging Professionals have organized a great behind-the-scenes tour of this great green building. Come on out for a great learning & networking opportunity.


When: Thursday, June 12th, 2014, 6pm - 7:45pm 

Location:  365 Bremen St, East Boston.

RSVP: On the our website



Thursday, June 19th, 2014
Presented by many USGBC Favorites including: Ludmilla Pavlova and Jim Newman 


States and local communities have taken up the task of crafting a sustainable future, and are leading innovation across the nation. This forum will showcase efforts currently being implemented in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, with an emphasis on community-based initiatives. An afternoon of presentations will be followed by an opportunity for interaction, both in a formal wrap-up session and an informal reception. This forum is convened by the BSA Committee for the Advancement of Sustainability.


When: Thursday, June 19th, 2014, 1pm to 6:30pm 

Location:  the BSA Space at Atlantic Wharf, 290 Congress St, Boston 

RSVP: On the Chapter Website

The Regenerative Practitioner Gathering 6/19/14

You are invited to join the USGBC MA Chapter and Regenesis Group to co-create the first hub for regenerative development in the Northeast. Please join us to collaborate with other agents of change who are dedicated to going beyond "green" to work toward a world that regenerates and sustains life. 
When:  Thursday, June 19, 2014 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Where: 281 Summer Street, 5th Floor, Boston

RSVP: on the Chapter Website


A teleseminar is also available on Monday, June 16th from noon to 1:30pm


6/18/14 and 6/19/14
Including presentations from Chapter Members: Matt Shortsleeve, Bill Osborne, Molly Pidgeon and Brian Salazar
The 9th annual NEBFM will feature over 360 exhibitors displaying products and services necessary for the operation, management, maintenance and renovation of buildings and facilities in the greater New England region. Running concurrently with the trade show is an educational conference featuring 50 individual one-hour talks covering a wide range of topics including: LEED, Green, Sustainability, Energy, Building Commissioning, Facility Maintenance, Construction and Renovation Planning.

When: Wednesday, June 18th 9am - 6pm and Thursday, June 19, 9am - 1:45pm 

Location: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

RSVPat the event website  


Technical Presentation 6/26/14

Envelope Renovation Energy Modeling 

How Effective, How Reliable?


Three building analysis software tools, DOE-2 eQUEST, IESVE Revit Plug-in and Autodesk Green Building Studio, are used to quantify the predicted energy savings of a scheduled envelope retrofit on a UMass Amherst dormitory (Grayson Hall). The presentation includes investigating the potential energy savings created by the removal and replacement of all original windows and exterior non-structural infill brick panels coupled with installation of supplementary insulation materials between the new brick panels and the interior CMU walls. The rehabilitation takes place in four 78,000 GSF seven-story residence halls originally constructed in 1965.  


When: Thursday, June 26, 2014

Location: 281 Summer St. 5th floor, Boston MA 02210

RSVP: on the Chapter Website 


Green Apple Day of Service is coming: 9/27/14

 Organize a service project at your school! 


The USGBC started the Green Apple Day of Service in 2012 to advance healthy, sustainable schools for all students in America (and beyond). This is a great opportunity for our green building community to come together and support our communities. We had over 50 projects in Massachusetts in 2013. Let's have more this year!



A service project can be as simple as a natural area clean-up effort, or as complex as building a schoolyard garden or performing an energy audit on an entire school. Read more about how to do one at your school at our website.


, through a generous partnership with

NStar, for a mini-grant to focus on energy efficiency. Your firm could also sponsor a mini-grant and make a real difference in your community - contact Steve Muzzy at if you would like to learn more about this opportunity.



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. 



6/17/14 at 12:00pm in Amherst, LEED v4 BD+C, ID+C Materials & Resources



6/18/14 at 4:30pm in Boston, LEED v4 BD+C 252 Indoor Air Quality



6/19/14 at 6:00pm in Worcester, LEED v4 BD+C 252 Indoor Air Quality 



EPMA Summer Social: July 23rd
LEED Project Showcase: September 18th

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