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New Report Shows Massachusetts is Going Net Zero

New Report Shows Massachusetts is Going Net Zero

New BE+ Report Shows that Massachusetts is Going Net ZeroHighly efficient, all-electric buildings near 50 million GSF The known square footage of Net Zero and Net Zero Ready buildings in Massachusetts has grown nearly six times in just three years, according to the...

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LEED v5 and the BE+ community

LEED v5 and the BE+ community

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has opened public comments for the first major update to its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building ratings system in over 10 years. Special kudos to former BE+ Board Members Neil Angus and Chris...

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Expanding the Toolkit for Justice at Work through JUST.

Expanding the Toolkit for Justice at Work through JUST.

Whether you are a Just leader or Just-curious, the most important part of the Just disclosure tool from the International Living Future Institute is the community of practitioners it has engaged who can share their wisdom and make everyone’s journey easier, less...

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Welcome 2024 BE+ Board of Directors!

Welcome 2024 BE+ Board of Directors!

As we enter 2024, members of the BE+ community gathered to celebrate the achievements of the past year, participated in the Board of Directors election, and eagerly discussed the year ahead. The Annual General Meeting was marked by acknowledging outstanding...

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BE+ The Change as a Company Member

BE+ The Change as a Company Member

Built Environment Plus is powered by a vibrant community of green building leaders and aspiring leaders who strive to design, build, and operate a sustainable and regenerative built environment.  This mighty community has led both market transformation and policy...

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Express Grant 2023 Funds

Express Grant 2023 Funds

Use Your 2023 Express Grant Funding to Pay for Trainings in 2024! As 2023 nears the finish line, it’s easy for deadlines to slip through the cracks. With this in mind, we are here with a friendly (and important) reminder that December 10th, 2023 is the final day to...

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Celebrating Two Years of Transformative Education

Celebrating Two Years of Transformative Education

We are pleased to announce that our 5th, 2-year, Workforce Training Fund General Program Grant was completed in July of 2023. DiMella Shaffer, Leers Weinzapfel Associates, and BR+A Consulting Engineers collectively trained over 200 individuals across topics of green...

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Passive House Trainings Are Filling Fast!

Passive House Trainings Are Filling Fast!

If the new MA Stretch Code released at the end of last year has sent you and others at your firm into a hurried frenzy to become trained on Passive House concepts or even become certified Passive House professionals, you’re not alone. Passive House courses are filling...

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Cracking the Massachusetts Energy Codes

Cracking the Massachusetts Energy Codes

The following post was provided by DiMella Shaffer.IntroductionFour heads are better than one. On December 23rd, 2022, the clock started ticking for the architectural community when the DOER released a final version of the updated Massachusetts Stretch Code and the...

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Major Updates to MA Workforce Training Fund Program

Major Updates to MA Workforce Training Fund Program

Commonwealth Corporation Revises Express Grant and General Grant ProgramsSince many of you in Massachusetts use Express Grant funding for your trainings, we wanted to let you know about recent changes to the MA Workforce Training Fund Program requirements. Due to...

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Welcome Summer 2023 Interns!

Join us in welcoming our Summer 2023 interns Haya Adleh, Alex Basulto, and Lila McNamee! We are so excited to have them on board for the summer to strengthen the BE+ community and advance our mission to drive the sustainable and regenerative design, construction, and...

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