January 2015 
Coming up for Green Building Advocates like YOU:


How are we demonstrating leadership in our industry? What are the best aspirations of our community of practitioners?


How will we make the most of the Olympics' potential in our region - can they be beneficial to our goals of sustainable communities and more green buildings?


Take our survey: we want your feedback.


Come join us and participate in our ongoing activities to lead our industry toward better outcomes for people, profit and the planet.





Our Annual Meeting (and conclusion of our Board Elections) - Thursday 1/22, 5-8pm at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston.


Tour a Living Building! - Saturday 2/7, 1-3pm at the Bechtel Environmental Classroom of Smith College, in Whatley, MA.

Go the LEED v4 Distance - our awesome expert volunteers are offering two workshops at NESEA's spring conference BE15 - Tuesday, 3/3  in Boston.




Residential Green Building Committee - tonight from 5:45-8pm in Boston.


Outreach Team - Tuesday 1/13 from 6-8pm in Boston.


Emerging Professionals - Wednesday 1/21 from 6-7:30pm in Boston.



Please stay tuned for more, including our upcoming Advocacy Roundtable and our Green Building Tech Expo. And Earth Day is right around the corner!

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Thank you for your support,

Grey Lee
Executive Director

Come on out: Annual Meeting 1/22/15 

Wentworth Institute of Technology 


The Chapter will convene the membership and welcome newcomers from 5-8pm at WIT, in the Ira Allen Hall. We are excited to welcome students into the mix. Thank you to Abby Charest, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, for connecting us to Wentworth.






This is going to be a fun night of interactive games, related to green building practice areas like energy, water, and materials. It will involve things like jenga blocks, dry spaghetti & mini marshmallows, and a roulette wheel...See you there!



Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony


Come out to celebrate our volunteers and organizational leaders - the people who help us meet our mission week after week!





Smith College's Living Building Tour 


Smith College's Bechtel Environmental Classroom was the 5th building in the world to complete the requirements of the Living Building Challenge. We are excited to have an opportunity to tour the building on February 7, 2015. We'll also hear from Shawn Hesse, Co-Coordinator of the LBC Boston Collaborative on the newest version of LBC - 3.0. 





Sign up for this amazing green building tour & presentation!


Saturday, February 7, 2015

1-3pm at the Bechtel Environmental Classroom

Whatley, MA



LEED Education at NESEA's BE15: 3/3/15 


USGBC MA volunteer experts will lead two sessions this year at BuildingEnergy15!


If you are ready for a deep dive into LEED v4, come out to our two, three-hour workshops in Boston during the educational "workshop" Tuesday of the conference.


1. The Arrival of LEED v4: Everything you Need to Know to Succeed 

10:00AM - 1:00PM


2. Greenest Schools: LEED v4 for Schools

2:00PM - 5:00PM

Tell your friends and colleagues to come out for these important courses to keep you at the forefront of the LEED system and the best building projects on the market.




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.



Credential Maintenance in-person webinars:

LEED v4 - A new look at materials 

Thursday, 1/15 12:00pm in Cambridge 


LEED v4 - A General Contractors Role on a LEED NC project

Tuesday, 1/20 12:00pm in Cambridge



Pursuit of Net Zero Energy: The Walgreens Experience
Wednesday, 1/21 4:30pm in Boston 


GBRIs Ten Things You Need to Know about LEED v4

Thursday, 1/22 6:00pm in Worcester


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