By Grey Lee, Executive Director
The following is the intro section of our recent newsletter. It has a lot of great links to upcoming programs.
You can read the full newsletter here.
May 2016 Newsletter
I hope you are able to make the best of the slow spring we're having here in New England. We generated a lot of energy at our Building Tech Forum on Earth Day Eve, 4/21/16. You can look at some photos here.
Special thanks to Boston Properties' Ben Myers for keynoting, and for Fraunhofer's Kurt Roth for his presentation on building tech. Wentworth Institute of Technology was a great Silver Sponsor and we had 15 displaying sponsors who wowed us with their building tech innovations.
Building Tech helps our colleagues handle the challenge of high performance buildings. And our community is working hard to make more green buildings in Massachusetts. We have 9 new LEED certifications including a Platinum building for New Balance – almost 300,000sf in Allston. The Old Oak Dojo in Jamaica Plain is the first building in Boston to achieve Living Building Challenge certification. Congratulations to all these project teams!
Can we get your feedback? Please take a couple of minutes to check in with us through this 9-question survey. We really appreciate knowing what you care about. So we can keep putting together good stuff for you!
And we have more awesome events coming up in May now:
5/17/16 – in Boston – 8:30am – Living Building Challenge – come over and learn about Living Buildings!
5/31/16 – in Boston – 8:30am – WELL Building Standard – Intro and Discussion – open up to the WELL standard to improve human health in the built environment.
5/26/16 – in Billerica – 6:00pm – Building Tour of LEED Platinum EMD Serono HQ. Check it out!
The Chapter continues to monitor legislative activity related to our advocacy priorities around energy and building codes. Watch closely as the legislative session on Beacon Hill comes to a fever pitch before it ends this summer!
Woah, did I just mention summer? I just hope we have a real spring sometime soon!
Thank you for participating in our mission to transform the built environment for sustainability,
Grey, Celis, Anthony, Ryan and Wenbin