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Designing a Carbon Free Boston

May 9, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

The Green Ribbon Commission (GRC) released Carbon Free Boston in January 2019, setting forth an ambitious plan to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050. Because two-thirds of GHG emissions come from buildings, and because the majority of the 2050 building stock was built before 1950, the AEC professions have a large role to play in reaching this goal.

Join the BSA/AIA on Thursday, May 9 to hear more about the report and the role that building design plays in helping Boston reach its goals. The US Green Building Council Massachusetts chapter will be represented by our Executive Director, Meredith Elbaum, who will speak about our recent report of the cost of building net zero throughout the state. The morning will then turn to best case practices in low energy buildings in urban settings.


Michael Walsh, Technical Lead, Carbon Free Boston and Research Assistant Professor, Boston University

Meredith Elbaum AIA, LEED AP, US Green Building Council -Massachusetts Chapter

Gabrielle Aitcheson AIA, CPHC, Project Architect + Sustainability Leader, ICON Architecture

Rebecca Hatchadorian, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, Associate, Sustainability Leader, Arup

2 LU/HSW AIA credits are available.

Image courtesy of Resonant Energy


BSA Space
290 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210 United States
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