Here's What's coming up in December:

I hope you've all had a good Thanksgiving break. I am thankful for your support and your ongoing commitment to our shared mission for more green buildings and sustainable communities.

As an organization, we continue to provide learning, advocacy and networking opportunities.

Upcoming events:

Advancing the Design & Agenda for Safer Materials - Wednesday 12/3, 8am - 6:30pm (deadline to sign up is TONIGHT 11:30pm)

LEED Green Associate exam prep course - Friday 12/5, 9am - 5pm

Advocacy Committee on Beacon Hill - Thursday 12/11, 12-2pm

Green Schools Committee School Tour - Wednesday 12/17, 6-7:30pm

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Grey Lee
Executive Director

 GPRO is Coming to Massachusetts!

GPRO, the contractor and operations professional training system for green building expertise, is coming to Massachusetts.


The USGBC MA is partnering with New York City's Urban Green Council to make available this innovative training system for professionals in our state. It is especially useful for people not interested in the design-focus of LEED but who need to be more adept with green building concepts and practices.


Take a look here to learn more about GPRO, and let us know if you're interested in either taking a course or becoming a trainer.


Other Chapter Activities:

Committee Meetings:

Residential Green Building Committee: Monday, 12/8 from 5:45-8pm at 50 Milk St, Boston. Presentation on Net-Zero Homes with Carter Scott - more information here .

Membership Committee: Tuesday, 12/9 5:45-8pm at 50 Milk St, Boston, 17th Fl. More info

Emerging Professionals MA Committee: Tuesday, 12/9 6:15-7:30pm at Gensler, One Beacon Street, Boston. More info.

Quarterly Combined Committees Meeting: Tuesday, 12/16 5:00-7pm at 50 Milk St, Boston, 17th Fl. Join us to celebrate our 2014 efforts and begin planning activities for 2015. More info.

Green Schools Committee: Wednesday, 12/17 6:00-7:30pm at Newton North High School, 457 Walnut Street, Newton. Come tour Newton North's LEED certified campus and learn about their Greengineering program. This tour is open to the public. Register now

Credential Maintenance in-person webinars


Advancing the Design and Adoption of Safer Materials in the Building Sector


Wednesday, December 3 in Boston


This FREE one day workshop is to build understanding and facilitate collaboration between designers, health professionals, material specifiers, and investors that support the design, adoption, and scaling of safer materials in the building sector. By building innovative collaborations, we will be better able to identify and overcome challenges in this sector as well as identify opportunities to build a marketplace for safer materials. The workshop will provide a forum for these different groups to discuss their needs, challenges, motivations.

Speakers Include:

  • Gail Vittori, Co-Director, Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems
  • Amanda Kaminsky, Sustainable Construction Manager, The Durst Organization
  • Monica Nakielski, Project Manager, Sustainable Initiatives, Partners HealthCare
  • Pam Eliason, Senior Associate Director, Industry Research Program Manager, Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute
  • Ram Nagarajan, Associate Professor of Plastics Engineering, UMASS Lowell

Registration includes access to the sessions, light breakfast, lunch, and an evening reception. This event is hosted by the U.S. Green Building Council and UMASS Lowell in partnership with the USGBC Massachusetts Chapter.



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