The Residential Green Building Committee is focused on improving the housing stock of the Commonwealth by championing green building practices in our communities. Join us on the second Monday of each month to be a part of the movement.
Speaker: David Lis
David Lis, Director of Renewable and Alternative Energy at the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships
(NEEP) will deliver the inaugural presentation of the Action Plan to Accelerate Strategic Electrification
in The Northeast.
Culminating two years of research by authoritative trio of NEEP, Synapse Energy Economics and Meister Consultants, the Action Plan offers a new strategy for closing the troubling carbon reduction gap in the New England states and New York. Electrification describes the adoption of electric end use technologies by displacement of fossil fuel combustion in heating, transportation and industry. There are significant added benefits to health and safety lower energy use and cost as well as decreased pollution. Electrification also enables the decarbonized generation of power.
The Action Plan calls for an integrated strategy of displacing at major scale use of fossil fuels in buildings transportation and industry. Although enabling technologies are largely in place, formidable challenges, including those of policy, economics and infrastructure, need to addressed. The Action Plan outlines a well-conceived, unified program of priority actionable measures and parallel research to accelerate carbon reduction across all seven states.
About Residential Green Building Committee
The committee’s objectives are to work to raise the awareness of the benefits of residential green building and remodeling and to increase the number of projects registering for LEED for Homes. The committee, through education and outreach, will focus on the following:
- Hold across MA, Lunch and LEED, education sessions and tours on topics such as Zero Net Energy, Deep Energy Retrofits and REGREEN
- Help the community understand and implement LEED for Homes and residential green building, remodeling and retrofits
- Ensure that our target markets are aware of available green building tools and resources
- Partner with other Green Building Programs
- Establish a collaborative relationship with a professional and/or community organizations
- Develop case studies and green residential building content for the USGBC MA website
Please contact Bill Womeldorf (email@example.com) if you are interested in joining this committee or plan on attending an upcoming meeting.