By Grey Lee
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[This is the opener from the August Newsletter:]
With summer in full swing, I can't help but wonder how many of you are reading this on a mobile device at a beach somewhere far away. I hope you've been able to make the most of the “slow” season and taken time with family and friends to relax & recharge.
Our work continues. This morning, 8/4/15, we were able to place an Op-Ed in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette regarding green building and economic development. It's all connected!
The Massachusetts Legislature is not going to be too active for the next few weeks, but that gives us a chance to reposition some of our priority issues. Take a look at the extensive resources we have on our website. The net metering issue got a boost when Senator Ben Downing introduced an amendment to lift the caps on the state's solar net metering mechanism, and the Senate approved it. We'll have to work with the House to take it the distance it needs.
Other priorities include reaching out to more prospective users of PACE financing and exploring how to really operationalize a net zero building code. Stay tuned for more on those issues.
Will you come to the Biomimicry & Living Buildings 3-hour workshop next Wednesday 8/12/15? How about our Green Schools Committee gathering later that day (see below)? Can you help us at GreenFest in Boston? There are a lot of ways your enthusiasm and engagement with our mission can help us achieve success – thank you for participating and volunteering with us.
We are here to help you become a better proponent of green buildings – we can help with education, credential maintenance, networking, and of course, advocacy.
Thank you for your devotion to our mission and your ongoing support. Each month we are becoming more effective at growing the sustainability agenda through the greening of buildings.
I look forward to connecting with you soon,