February 2015 
From beyond the snow:


Hello Everyone, I hope all's well and you're not getting massive ice dams on the eaves, or anywhere else.

We have a lot of events coming up, and I want you to come out and re-connect with your colleagues at one of these:

I want to especially encourage you to Go the LEED v4 Distance - our awesome expert volunteers are offering two workshops at NESEA's spring conference BE15. This is a great way to bring back important knowledge to your employer about how LEED is evolving and improving.

Tuesday, 3/3 in Boston.

Thank you for subscribing to our mailing list, and don't forget to check us out on LinkedIn, twitter and facebook!

Thank you for your support,

Grey Lee
Executive Director

Green Breakfast Club: Green Olympics?

Tomorrow morning in Boston!  


What do we think about the potential Olympics in Boston?


Could this be the first Energy Positive Games? 


Could we see a Living Building Challenge win?  


Come to our February Green Breakfast Club to hear brief presentation/remarks from green building experts and sustainable community planners. 



Join us for an exciting conversation. 

When:   February 17, 2015 8:00am-9:30am

Where:  50 Milk St, 15th Floor
      Conf. Room "Aristotle"








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.




USGBC MA will be at NESEA's BE15: 3/4 and 3/5/15

Come find us at the Trade Show at NESEA's BuildingEnergy15 Conference! We will be at Booth 422 from 10:30-6 on Wednesday and 10-4 on Thursday. See you there!


If you have questions of would like to volunteer, please contact: info@usgbcma.org


EPMA Monthly Meeting

Come to exciting the 2nd episode of 2015 to finalize our plans for this year and connect with other emerging professionals. Remember, it's never too late or too early to join the group!



February 17th, 2015 6:00 PM   through   7:30 PM
  One Beacon Street
  BostonMA 02108
  United States
kristin_malyak@gensler.com to get on the building security list.  

Advocacy Forum: March 19th 8-10am


Our Green Breakfast Club in March will focus on advocacy, an important realm of our activities as a Chapter.

We will have presentations on our key advocacy issues for 2015, and a recap of past and continuing efforts on secondary advocacy issues. We have some great interdisciplinary organizations working on advocacy this with us this year, including IBEW, ELM, and PACENow. This will be a great event to learn more about the issues and what you can do for the Chapter, the Commonwealth and the environment! 

Key Advocacy Issues for 2015:


Contact our Advocacy Committee leaders or review our Advocacy Resources page for more information. We want to help you connect with our legislative advocacy efforts.


When:     Thursday, March 19th, 2015, 8-10am


Where:   50 Milk St, 15th Floor

Conference Room "Aristotle"

Boston, MA 20109




Quarterly Combined Committees Gathering: March 26 5-7pm

Our Quarterly Gathering is coming up on March 26th at our headquarters at CIC Boston. Join us to re-connect with your peers in the many different working groups of our organization. We will host a lively speed-networking round and a brief presentation on the topic of leadership.

Inter-committee projects include:
  • Advocacy & Outreach
  • Green Building Showcase 
  • Service Projects
When:    Thursday, March 26th, 2015, 5-7pm

Where:   50 Milk St, 15th Floor
Conference Room "Aristotle"
Boston, MA 02109 


Register here to attend. We look forward to another fun and engaging evening.




Come Learn about GPRO - 3/6/15 10am-12pm


USGBC Massachusetts is partnering with Urban Green Council to bring GPRO to Massachusetts. GPRO: Green Professional Building Skills Training is a certificate program that teaches the principles of sustainability & green construction to the people who build and operate buildings.


To launch this exciting initiative, we are holding an information session at our headquarters in Boston for local leaders in the building sustainability community. Ellen Honigstock, Urban Green's Director of Education Development will lead this session and be available to answer any questions you may have.

We've reserved the morning of March 6th for this presentation. If you'd like to learn more about the curriculum and how this program can benefit your staff and contractors, please RSVP at this link. For questions about this informational session, please contact Steve Muzzy smuzzy@usgbcma.org


Confirmed Participants: AHA Consulting Engineers, CBRE, Chapman Construction/Design, Columbia Construction, Structure Tone, Suffolk Construction, MA DOER




Credential Maintenance In-Person Webinars:



Existing Building Commissioning Process: Implementing Retro-Commissioning on your project
Wednesday, 2/18 4:30-6:00pm in Boston


Integrated Approach to Energy Modeling

Thursday, 2/19 6:00-8:00pm in Worcester 




California Schools Connect the Drops

Wednesday, 3/11 12:00-1:00pm in Boston


Improving Healing Environments with LEED for Healthcare

Tuesday, 3/17 12:00-1:00pm in Cambridge


A Life Cycle Assessment: A Revolution in Green Building Design

Wednesday, 3/18 4:30-6:00pm in Boston


Construction IAQ Management in LEED

Thursday, 3/19 6:00-8:00pm in Worcester 




Northeast Energy & Commerce Association:
Conference 3/12/15, 8am-6pm in Westborough

The Northeast Energy and Commerce Association is pleased to announce the 12th Annual Renewable Energy Conference, March 12, 2015 at the Doubletree Hotel in Westborough, Massachusetts.  The conference will include four moderated panel sessions with expert presentations and extensive, insightful discussions on topics driving our regional energy economy, and a keynote presentation. 


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