August 2016 Events Note

 Join us on 9/22 - Hosted by Boston Properties 

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Thurs, 9/22: 5:30pm - 8:00pm
888 Boylston Street, Boston
Join us at the 2016 Green Building Showcase, with Platinum Sponsor National Grid and many of your favorite green building people to celebrate exceptional green buildings conceived, designed, built & operated by our community of practitioners over the past year.

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 to learn more and to register!

Coming up this week!

GreenFest 2016

Come out for the 9th annual GREENFEST! 
It's free and fun with music, art, film, robots and more! 

August 19-21 at Boston City Hall Plaza.

On Friday, from 3-4pm, we will be live broadcasting interviews at Faneuil Hall.

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In August
 
Tues, 8/16: 8:30am - 10:30am
50 Milk Street
In this workshop you'll discover a new framework to transform existing neighborhoods through the lens of Equity, Resilience and Climate Change to prepare a roadmap and structure for how to move forward.  This hands-on exercise will help you develop an action plan for how to move forward.


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Wed, 8/17: 8:30am - 12:00pm
50 Milk Street
In this workshop, you'll learn how to rally your project team to achieve net zero commitment to never having to pay a utility bill ever again.

Join us for another edition of the "Eric Corey Freedman Show" to pep up for a sustainable built environment!



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Tues, 7/17 4:30pm - 6:00pm
50 Milk Street, Boston
 
We'll take a look at various water issues around the country. We'll discuss easy methods for water reduction. Part of this discussion will explain maximum industry flow rates versus WaterSense requirements. Next, we'll look at ways water conservation is being incentivized. 


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Thurs, 8/18: 8:30am - 10:30am
50 Milk Street, Boston
 
Join us for an in-depth course to prepare for the WELL AP exam. We will cover the ideology, structure, and certification process. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks throughout the day, and hard-copy materials for attendees.
 
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Tues, 8/23: 8:30am - 10:30am
50 Milk Street, Boston
 
Interested in learning about WELL, the new building standard?

This session will help you consider whether to explore it further or if it still isn't as valuable as LEED...
 
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Wed, 8/24: 8:30am - 5:00pm
50 Milk Street
 
Join us for an in-depth course to prepare for the LEED AP exam. We will cover the ideology, structure, and certification process. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks throughout the day and hard-copy materials for attendees.
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In September



Mon, 9/12: 8:30am - 5:00pm
50 Milk Street
 
We will be gathering to talk about best practices in the greening of affordable housing. Representatives from the
Cambridge Housing Authority will share what they are seeing and planning to do about sustainability in housing. Join us for a great conversation!
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Tues, 9/13: 
8:30am - 10:30am
50 Milk Street

Connect with colleagues throughout the design professions to review recent legislative progress and setbacks, identify key leverage points across our network, and map out priorities for the coming legislative session.
 Contact us at advocacy@usgbcma.org for more information

Sat, 9/17: 8:30am - 5:00pm
50 Milk Street 
Join us for another year of green buildings by bike tour.  Biking is one of the best ways to see the city in all its varietal wonder, and this tour is a unique opportunity to hear insights into recent sustainable building and development projects
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Thurs, 9/22: 5:30pm - 8:00pm
888 Boylston Street, Boston

Click here to learn more and to register! So good, it had to be here twice!



Connect with our friends at A Better City and the Boston Green Ribbon Commission for their important morning session at the Federal Reserve Bank.

The Symposium will mark a shift from planning to action in the citywide Climate Ready Boston initiative and will focus on technologies, policies and actions to prepare the City's buildings, businesses and districts for the future.

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Coming in October


Register now for Greenbuild 2016 in LA! 

We will be hosting a New England-focused networking event to build excitement for next year's Greenbuild in Boston, while we are in LA this year. It's not too early to start thinking about it!

The USGBC MA Chapter has rented a big old house two blocks from Greenbuild in LA! Let us know if you want to take a room in the place. Contact celis@usgbcma.org