Location: Remote Web Conference

Date: Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 from 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)

** In response to the increasing spread of the novel coronavirus/COVID-19, we are exercising caution by rethinking our events programming. We are working to reimagine this event for a remote setting–more information will be released soon. We thank you for your cooperation and patience. **

Governor Baker has increased the Commonwealth’s commitment to carbon neutral by 2050. In order to achieve this, Massachusetts is developing a roadmap to reduce emissions by 80% 100%. At the same time, the BBRS is drafting a Net Zero Stretch Code. The City of Boston is developing performance standards for existing residential and commercial buildings, Brookline residents voted in favor of a natural gas ban, and the City of Somerville just passed carbon neutral zoning. The landscape is changing quickly, the Building Tech Forum will provide the context for how we get there.

How we manage and consume energy, design and build our cities, and understand our carbon footprint will change over the next thirty years.

Join us at Building Tech Forum 2020 to share your roadmap to ’50.  Through five minute lightning presentations, experts will speak about innovations that are changing the way we design, construct and operate the built environment. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn and to connect with the people behind the amazing innovations happening within our community!

Curious about what last year was like? See some photos, stats, and presentations.


Networking, Food and Bar Opens | 5:30 PM

Opening Remarks | 6:15 PM

Lightning Presentations Begin | 7:00 PM

Closing Remarks
Followed by Networking | 8:40 PM


Last year, we asked you what you wanted to see in future Building Tech Forums. Thanks to your feedback…

  • There are more presentations per track.
  • There is more time for networking,
    which means more time for building meaningful connections.
  • The evening will end with a final round of presentations…decided by you! You can vote for your favorite presentation and winners will present to everyone (who doesn’t like some good old-fashioned competition?)


meet our 2020 Presenters

– Our lineup to date –

Track Leads




By sponsoring BTF 2020 you will have 5 minutes to present in front of a packed room of green building professionals and time to network before and after. Propose your  contributions to the 2050 Roadmap. Presenters may discuss advances in building technologies, including case studies, equipment, products, renewable energy innovations and more–bonus points for existing building strategies!

Last year we had close to 200 attendees and over 30 presentations. Our 2020 goal is 300 attendees and 50 presentations.



Lead a track and show off your brand 


  • Custom branded education track
  • Moderation of education track
  • Standalone signage
  • Special discount code for customers and guests
  • 1 presentation
  • 8 event tickets
  • Blog post
  • Priority table placement
  • Logo on program, website, and social media

50+ Person Company


Presentation package for large companies


  • 1 presentation
  • 2 event tickets
  • Shared spotlight blog post
  • Shared cocktail table
  • Logo on program, website, and social media

education SPONSOr


Present at Building Tech Forum then in the classroom


  • Followup USGBC MA course
  • 1 presentation
  • 4 event tickets
  • Blog post
  • Shared cocktail table
  • Logo on program, website, and social media

50 PErson Company


Presentation package for small companies


  • 1 presentation
  • 1 event tickets
  • Shared cocktail table
  • Logo on program, website, and social media

Are you a startup? We offer a special discount for $500 for small startup companies to help get their message out. Reach out to Meredith at [email protected] to inquire.

Interested in sponsoring? Contact us.

Give us a call at 617-752-2422 or email Meredith at [email protected]


We are seeking volunteers to help with set up, registration, and clean up for Building Tech Forum. All volunteers will receive complimentary admission and food. If interested, please fill out our volunteer form.


Contact Marketing and Graphics Associate, Casey Williams, by email at [email protected] or by phone at 617-370-8355.



How are we innovating to meet the Commonwealth’s #GHG #emissions reduction roadmap to 2050? Find out at this year’s #BTF20! Learn more @

On April 29th, learn how our building technology is innovating #renewableenergy and #sustainabledesign at #BTF20.

Dozens of experts will come together to lay out their roadmaps for #renewables, #decarbonization, & #energyefficiency @ #BTF20 April 29th. Learn more @

Network with other professionals and listen to dozens of lightning talks tackling critical issues within #sustainable & #highperformance design @ #BTF20 April 29th. Learn more @


On April 29th, join us for Building Tech Forum: Roadmap to 2050. This year, we’re inspired by the Commonwealth’s roadmap to 2050, which aims to reduce statewide emissions by 100%. Through five-minute lightning talks, this year’s lineup of experts will speak about innovations that are changing the way we design commercial and residential buildings for sustainability and energy efficiency. Register at


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Twitter: @usgbcma
Facebook Page: @usgbcma
LinkedIn: USGBC Massachusetts Chapter


Building Tech Forum: Roadmap to 2050
April 29th, 2020, 5:30 – 10:00pm
Atlantic Wharf | Fort Point Room in the BSA Space
290 Congress Street | Boston, MA 02210


USGBC MA, soon to be called Built Environment Plus, is a nonprofit that drives sustainable and regenerative design, construction, and operation of the built environment through advocacy, educational programs, and professional development opportunities. Learn more at

2019 Presentations

Boston Properties Track

MassCEC – Ariel Horowitz
MassCEC Clean Building Initiatives

ClearVue – Dan Lonergan
Introducing ClearVue Solar

Daikin – Dan Smith

ReVision Energy – Malcolm Sonnett
The Future of Whole House Electrification

Touloukian Touloukian Inc. –Theodore Touloukian
Lumen at Beacon Park, Detroit

CopperTree Analytics – Peter Serian
A Solution for Today’s
Energy Management Challenges

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger – Mark Webster and David Bliss
Embracing Embodied Carbon

USG – Sandy Mulkern
What’s Next in Building Tech? Targeting Carbon in the Fight Against Climate Change

The Green Engineer – Marie Nolan
Circling Back After Getting the Plaque


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