By Grey Lee


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Massachusetts keeps breaking records and climbing to the top in not just green building, but health, education, and economy. We recently reported that MA was #1 for LEED Green Building, and now in a report by US News, we're the #1 state overall.

We all benefit from a civic-minded and engaged population. Our traditions of local Town Meetings, widespread elected offices and community boards have ensured our local and state policies are responsive and useful. Things like energy policy, building codes and training programs are places where our organization overlaps with the broader public policy realm. I hope you'll join us as we continue to make headway on our advocacy agenda – our roundtable is next week (3/9/17).

The USGBC is making serious headlines. Read USGBC CEO Mahesh Ramanujam's message that was featured in the New York Times.

A couple of weeks ago we held our annual Building Tech Forum – did you see our recap? Thanks again to Union Point, Boston Properties, Siemens, and Fraunhofer for sponsoring, to all of our speakers and presenters, and to all who attended! Read the recap and see pictures here.

We're going to be at NESEA's BuildingEnergy Boston Conference + Tradeshow next week – hope to see you there. After that, we're sponsoring a bunch of sessions at MED|Ed early April. Green building never takes a break!

Save the date for March 30th, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, at a location TBD in Boston for our next Greenbuild networking night. Find out how you and your organization can go all-in with us on our Road to Greenbuild in November. This will be a Chapter members only event, so become one now if you aren't already.

If you're looking for a good event tonight, we have a building tour of NEU's Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Complex, guided by Payette and sponsored by Suffolk Construction.

Hope to see you soon at one of our events!

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