In This Issue
Networking Night at Spaulding Rehab
Emerging Professionals Summer Gathering
LEED Showcase
Green Schools Update
Webinar Schedule
Upcoming Chapter Events: 


Take a look at our Events Calendar to see what we have coming up.
Some of our events are listed to the right. 
We look forward to seeing you soon.

Fresh from the BLOG

We keep writing up stories about things we're doing:

by Mark Dunn
by Javier Burgos

by Grey Lee

by Grey Lee

by Steve Wychorski

by Shawn Hesse

by Andrea Baerenwald

by Grey Lee

Read more about our many activities at the USGBC MA Chapter blog - you can scroll and scroll and learn a lot!
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Central Mass Group



Western Branch Group



Cape & Islands Group



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I hope you're all set to enjoy Independence Day. Take a look below for great free networking events coming up:


7/17 at Spaulding Rehab in Charlestown

7/23 at Atlantic Beer Garden in Boston's Seaport


Committees coming together:

7/8 in Boston - Membership Committee on outreach strategy & recruitment.

7/14 in Boston - Residential Committee on Energy Efficiency Marketplaces.


We are happy to support the Mass Audubon report "Losing Ground: Planning for Resilience" - take a look to read about how development patterns are affecting our communities.


Save the dates - 8/23: EPMA Bike Tour and 9/18: the 2014 LEED Project Showcase.


There are many opportunities for volunteer engagement remaining this year. Look forward to expanded educational opportunities as we are part of Education@USGBCthe Green Apple Day of Service, as well as the planning and execution of our Showcase and End-of-Year Celebration.


Many of our members have made key connections, expanded their business and made a huge difference in the community through their experience as a chapter volunteer. 


Whatever your interest, we have something for you, like our various committees including Communications and Emerging Professionals and our regional groups in Amherst, Worcester and Hyannis. Jump in! We are on a mission and we need you.


...and, get ready for Greenbuild! We'll be in New Orleans from October 22-24 for the world's largest green building gathering. Let me know if you are planning on going so we can make sure to cross paths in the Big Easy. Of course we also want a big Chapter Photo during the event. 


Thank you for your continued engagement to transform the built environment for the betterment of all.


Grey Lee

Executive Director

USGBC MA Chapter


Healthcare Focus Networking

Come tour Spaulding Rehab!


We have a great tour & networking night organized for you on Thursday, July 17th at 5:30pm in Boston.


Thanks to our event sponsor (and Chapter Sponsoring Partner)  AtSite - Powering Building Performance for their generosity. 


Perkins+Will are organizing tours of the LEED Gold facility (which they designed) - so sign up now so you can get the behind-the-scenes look at this exemplar of resiliency in design.


Join us on July 17th in Charlestown, Boston, from 5:30-7:45 for an engaging evening reception & tours.

Oceanview Summer Social
EPMA Gathering
The Emerging Professionals want you!
Come out to our next networking event Wednesday 7/23
at Atlantic Beer Garden in Boston's seaport from 6-9pm


Register here for this free event. Graciously sponsoring appetizers for us is Forbo Flooring.
Socializing with Emerging Professionals - who will you meet next?


The LEED Showcase is coming!


It's the biggest LEED gathering in New England - the LEED Project Showcase. Over 200 projects qualify for this year's Showcase. Mark your calendars for Thursday, September 18th.


Where will we be? There are a lot of great LEED buildings that could host us. We've narrowed the candidates down to a few awesome options in the Boston area. Stay tuned for the big announcement! 


Green Schools Update 
Mini-Grants Available
By Steve Muzzy, Green Schools Program Manager
Green Apple Day of Service (GADOS) is three months away and we're off to a great start with 9 projects registered! New for 2014 the USGBC MA Chapter is offering mini-grants that will provide $400 for qualified GADOS projects. There are currently 6 mini-grants provided by NSTAR for energy saving GADOS projects and 1 from Capitol Waste Services for any GADOS project. See our GADOS Mini-Grant webpage for information about eligibility and to apply. 


Note that Green Apple Day of Service projects don't need to happen on September 27th - there is flexibility in choosing a day for your event. Please contact Steve Muzzy with questions about the mini-grants or coordinating a project. More GADOS information and resources can be found by visiting the USGBC MA Green Apple Day of Service webpage

Sign up now!


Credential Maintenance


We've Got Webinars!


We have official USGBC webinars for in-person, group viewings: 


Amherst on 7/22 at 12pm - Transportation & Location


Boston on 7/16 at 4:30pm - In-Depth into a Net Zero School, incl. "School as a Teaching Tool" credit


This is one of our ways of helping our community stay on top of our LEED credentials - free for members!


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