And yet another green building going up here in Massachusetts!


Tomorrow & Thursday in Boston

Building & Facility Managers:

NEBFM Conference 6/17-18 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center


We hope to see you  at this great FREE event. USGBC MA will have a booth to meet & green building professionals of all types. Please feel free to stop by and say hi. We are running a workshop on LEED v4 O+M and how to make the best improvements to your existing buildings on Thursday at 10:15 - 11:15, taught by Dan Whittet of AHA Consulting Engineers.


 Sign up here to attend this free show. Tell them you came from USGBC MA!


The 10th annual Northeast Buildings & Facilities Management Show & Conference. The event will feature over 300 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 sessions featuring 42 individual one-hour talks covering a wide range of topics including: LEED, Green, Sustainability, Energy, Building Commissioning, Facility Maintenance, Construction and Renovation Planning. Read more here.  



[Boston] Webinar - Cultivating Young Minds:  
A Net Zero School for Tomorrows Leaders 


Through a series of interviews with the school faculty and the design team, we explore the creation of a net-zero-energy building that complements the children's studies of the balance of nature.


A new Music and Science complex was added to the Hood River Middle School in 2010, earning LEED Platinum certification. Through a series of interviews with the school faculty and the design team, we explore the creation of a net-zero-energy building that complements the children's studies of the balance of nature. Course participants will learn how the project achieved the 'School as a Teaching Tool' credit with one of the most robust sustainable curricula in the world and how the school extended its sustainable education to the community, earning the project another innovation credit for 'Green Building Education'. This webinar is approved for 1 LEED Specific CE ( BD+C) credit and 1 AIA/CES LU/HSW hour.


Session Learning Objectives:

  • List the requirements for the School as a Teaching Tool credit in LEED for Schools, and describe how the Hood River Middle School integrated them through hands-on learning
  • Describe the Innovation in Design Green Building Education credit that the Hood River Middle School, and differentiate it from the School as a Teaching Tool credit
  • Relate the synergies amongst the education and participation of the students (ID c3) with Optimizing Energy Performance (EAc1) and On-Site Renewable Energy (EAc2)
  • Explain strategies used in the project for water efficiency, reduction of material use and enhancing the indoor environment
June 17, 2015, 4:30 - 6pm
USGBC MA Chapter Offices: 50 Milk Street, 17th Floor Hercules Conference Room.

Webinars are pre-recorded and must be attended in person to receive credit.  



Register here for this meeting



Green Building Policy Forum 

Join us at the Members Lounge at the State House from 9-11am for a Green Building Policy Forum. Experts from our Chapter community will be presenting on various and specific pieces of legislation which collectively form and expand the beneficial green building policies of the Commonwealth.


Join us to hear about active legislative initiatives such as:

  • Property Assessed Clean Energy & Resilience Finance 
  • Net Metering Reform and Smart Grid Expansion
  • Net Zero Building Code

We will also review other aspects of state policies such as energy use disclosure, green building incentives, and how green buildings connect to other important issues.


Tuesday, June 23, 2015 9 - 11am
Massachusetts State House, House Members Lounge
24 Beacon St., 3rd Floor




Get ready for the Green Apple Day of Service

The Green Schools Committee and USGBC MA Chapter will again participate in the Green Apple Day of Service to advance healthy, sustainable schools in 2015! 
Are you interested in supporting this exciting project? We are going to see over 75 projects in the Commonwealth this year and need a big team to help coordinate all the volunteers and support the mini-grant program. Projects will occur throughout the fall at schools, with the main event intended for Saturday, September 27th.
Examples of service projects include indoor or outdoor clean ups, preparing a garden, creating signage that helps to reduce waste, or any other project that promotes healthy schools and community service. If you are interested in helping out, please email our Programs Manager, Celis Brisbin, at




Credential Maintenance:

In-person webinars with the USGBC MA

June 2015:


Pursuit of Net Zero Energy: The Walgreens Experience 

Tuesday, 6/23, 12-1pm in Boston 


July 2015:

The Critical Juncture Where Sustainability Meets Building Structure / Commissioning & Integrative Design

Thursday, 7/23, 12-1pm in Boston 




Tuesday, June 23, 5 - 7pm

Join us to discuss and plan the 2015 Green Building Showcase in October. We are working on the Chapter's premier fall event to showcase and celebrate exceptional green buildings built by our community or practitioners over the past year.


The showcase will feature informational displays about completed green buildings, as well as present the Innovation in Green Design Award winner and recognize the Green Building of the Year.


This is a call for volunteers to help in the planning process for the event - helping to iron out the details of what the event will include, organize the awards program, as well as the logistics of how we'll make it happen. If you can't attend the meeting but are still interested in planning, email Tiffany King at


July Events Committee Meeting

Tuesday, July 7, 5:30 - 7pm


July Events Teleconference Meeting 

Tuesday, July 21, 5 - 6:30pm 



July 8th and 29th, 2015, 6 - 7:30pm

Residential Green Building Committee Meeting
July 13th, 2015, 5:45 - 8pm

Outreach Team Meeting
July 14th, 2015, 5:45 - 8pm



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Learn more here


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