By Anthony Lucivero, Advocacy Fellow
It's that time again; newsletter time! We have an excellent edition this month, and it can be read here in our archives. Enjoy a preview below:
A 2016 Kick-off: Gearing up to Scale!
It's an exciting year for the Chapter: we have big plans in 2016 (and of course 2017 with Greenbuild hosted in Boston)!
It's also noteworthy to acknowledge USGBC's recognition of Massachusetts as having produced the third most certified green building space (per capita) in the US in 2015. That's right, we moved from #4 in 2014 to #3 this past year. This is a testament to the hard work that our green building pros (and especially LEED project admins) are doing to attain certifications. Nice work, people!
Coming up in 2016: The Building Tech Forum on 4/21/16 and a Resilience Expo in July. Let me know if you like the subjects and want to be involved. In just about a month there are two big gatherings for our green building pros: NESEA's “BuildingEnergy16” in the Seaport of Boston. If you need a deep dive on LEED v4 or to explore LEED ND – sessions are Tuesday, 3/8, for your educational needs. Also, hosted by our sponsoring partner National Grid, the Association of Energy Engineers' “GLOBALCON” in Boston's Back Bay.
We are providing more and more ways for your to support our advocacy work. Come out to our Policy Podium session on Net Metering on Thursday morning 2/25 to explore the intricacies of this issue.
We are growing our educational programming and collaborating with more of our peer organization friends to connect more people more meaningfully throughout our industry. Our committees and working groups are super-charged and we have a great new Board of Directors – as elected at our recent Annual General Meeting.
This is going to be a fun & productive year! Thank you to our many all-star volunteers for helping with our programming – it was a pleasure to recognize many of you at the ceremony in January.
Thank you, gentle reader, for supporting what we do to advance the cause of Green Buildings in Massachusetts. Look at everything we have going on below. I hope we see you soon at an upcoming program.
-Grey and the team (Maria, Ryan, Anthony and Celis as seen above)
Again, this newsletter can be read in our archives, so click on over and check it out!