BE+ Community Blog

Decarbonizing Laboratory Design

Decarbonizing Laboratory Design

The following post was provided by Bala Consulting Engineers.Energy intense labs present owners, developers, and designers alike with a unique challenge to balance functional lab design with new emissions reduction requirements and energy codes. Decarbonization of the...

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Boston Leads Way Towards Green Buildings For All

Boston Leads Way Towards Green Buildings For All

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu announced on Thursday that Boston intends to adopt the state’s new specialized opt-in stretch energy code for new construction and major renovations. She also announced a new $10 million Large Building Green Energy Retrofits Program using...

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Workforce Training Grants Driving Sustainability

Workforce Training Grants Driving Sustainability

Congratulations to all three Workforce Training General Grant consortiums that concluded in 2022: Prellwitz Chilinski Associates and HMFH Architects; Gensler and Arup; and Payette Associates and Saam Architecture. These three grants represent approximately $510,000...

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Welcome Spring 2023 Interns!

Welcome Spring 2023 Interns!

Join us in welcoming our Spring 2023 interns Lia Clark and Yasir Faisal! We are thrilled to have them on board for the spring semester to strengthen the BE+ community and advance our mission to drive the sustainable and regenerative design, construction, and operation...

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Carbon: The New Sustainability Metric

Carbon: The New Sustainability Metric

The following post was provided by Bala Consulting Engineers.The building industry is transitioning from measuring a building’s “sustainability” based on its energy efficiency and energy use to a more comprehensive model that includes both the operational and embodied...

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Mass Timber at the Wellesley College Science Center

Mass Timber at the Wellesley College Science Center

The following post was provided by Turner Construction. Turner Construction Company recently partnered with Simpson Gumpertz and Heger to educate staff on Mass Timber design and construction. Hosted at Simpson, Gumpertz, and Heger’s office in Waltham, MA, the first...

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Apply for 2022 Express Program Grant Funding by December 10th

Apply for 2022 Express Program Grant Funding by December 10th

It is still possible to get 2022 Express Program grant funding approved for BE+ trainings, with a two-year window for course completion. Be sure to apply by December 10th. After December 10th, you are then eligible for 2023 grant funding. Under the Commonwealth...

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