USGBC Massachusetts Chapter: July Events Bulletin
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July 2015
Colleagues & Members,

July has been a great month for USGBC MA so far, with plenty more to come! Here is a schedule of our events through the rest of the month, plus info about big ones coming up later in the Summer and Fall, including the Green Apple Day of Service and Boston GreenFest!
Fun in the Sun Summer Social!Recap

Wednesday, July 22, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: North Point Park, Cambridge, MA 02141

Many "sunny" faces at last year's social!  
This Wednesday, join the USGBC MA Chapter for the annual Fun in the Sun Summer Social in Cambridge!

The event will take place at a beautiful location along the Charles River at the new North Point Park, near the Museum of Science and Lechmere Station. This is a great way to introduce new members to our organization - bring a friend or a work colleague!

Last year's Summer BBQ was a great success and we look forward to having you join us for another celebration in the sun! 
Sign up here! 

Green Breakfast Club is an Advocacy Forum:
Cooking up the Recent Advocacy Topics

When: Thursday, July 30, 8:00 - 9:30 AM
Where: 50 Milk Street, 15th Floor, "Aristotle" Room, Boston, 02109

Head over next Thursday morning for treats & talks! The focus of this

upcoming Green Breakfast is all about advocacy.


Our agenda includes updates & discussion on: net metering, net zero buildings, PACE, salient bills & legislation, and the expansion of advocacy efforts. Read more about our recent efforts on Beacon Hill! 


This Green Breakfast will count as 1 CE for LEED credential holders.  

We can't wait to see you there!  Register now!

The Critical Juncture Where Sustainability Meets Building Structure & Commissioning & Integrative Design (Webinar)Recap

When: Thursday, July 23, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Where: 1000 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138


Join us at our education sponsor location for two webinars on Thursday at noon! Thank you to SMMA our sponsor for hosting this program.

Facilitated by member Steven Burke, the first half will focus on 

how structural engineers can reduce embodied carbon in buildings, and the second explains the commissioning component parts and process in general and how it fits into integrative design.

If you're interested, Register here!


Demystifying the Energy Codes (Webinar)Recap


When: Tuesday, July 28, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Where: 50 Milk Street, 14th Floor- "Dali" Room, Boston 02109


Come join us in our offices next Tuesday for another great webinar, to learn about the differences between the prescriptive and performance energy requirements for commercial buildings in the Massachusetts Building Code, the Massachusetts "Stretch Code", LEED performance requirements and the coming International Green Construction Code. 


Register here if you plan on attending.


EPMA Monthly MeetingRecap

Wednesday, July 29, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Where: Gensler, One Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108

Emerging Professionals Unite!  



This is EPMA's awesome monthly gathering to plan our events, programs and advocacy for green buildings! Learn more here.


RGBC Monthly MeetingRecap


When: Monday, August 10, 5:45 - 8:00 PM

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


Join the lively group as they welcome their special guest speaker, Paul Lyons from Zapotec Solar who will be presenting at this month's Residential Green Building Committee Meeting! Register for your spot!

Learn more about RGBC here


Green Building Bike TourRecap

When: Saturday, August 29, 10am - 2pm  
Where: Inman Square Hubway Station


Come pedal with us for a Green Building Bike Tour, coordinated by the Emerging Professionals Committee! We'll cruise all around Boston, Cambridge and Somerville, with stops & tours at some of the city's best green buildings and landmarks!  


Register here for this exciting event.


You can read about last year's bike tour here.


Boston GreenFest

When: Friday-Sunday, August 21-23, starting from 12pm 

Where: Boston City Hall Plaza  


The region's largest multicultural and environmental music festival!

The USGBC MA Chapter will be at this year's Boston GreenFest with our outreach committee leading the charge. 


Get in touch with us if you're interested in volunteering, or just want to drop by!

USGBC MA Service to our Communities

Projects begin on Saturday, September 26th
Where: At a school or educational facility in Massachusetts near you!

Green Apple Day of Service 

During the USGBC's largest service event of the year, we welcome sponsors and participants interested in helping schools move forward on greening their buildings. Get involved as a participant, or as a sponsor, we welcome your assistance!


Special thanks to National Grid, Eversource, TOTO, and Triumph Modular for sponsoring this year's projects.



When: First week of October, 2015

Where: TBD 

















Green Building Showcase 2015 - Get ready to show off your stuff - and review what progress we have made as an industry.


Join us at the 2015 Green Building Showcase, the Chapter's premier fall event to showcase and celebrate exceptional green buildings built by our community and practitioners over the past year!


Take a look at some of the pictures from the 2014 episode.


Green Associate Exam Preparation Course

When: Wednesday, October 14, 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Where: 50 Milk St. 16th Floor, "Edison" Room, Boston, MA 02109

Designed to review the majority of the information which will be covered in the LEED Green Associate Exam, this is a fast-paced class for real estate professionals who have little previous knowledge of the LEED rating system, green building operations and green building construction


Come join us for this session! We have only had positive feedback and success stories from previous classes - and look out for another class come December! 

Interested? Register here or email Celis for more information. Groups welcome!  


The USGBC Massachusetts Chapter is a non-profit organization serving the sustainable design community throughout the Commonwealth by providing a wide range of green building education, networking and advocacy services.  

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