By Ryan Duffy, Communications Fellow
Hi, I'm Bill. I'm a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst's Building Science Technology program. My interest in residential green building came from an earth climate elective I took my first year at school. Understanding what the science was telling us gave me a profound motivation that our generation needed to challenge the current energy usage paradigm. After learning about how much energy buildings consume and contribute to climatic changes, I soon found a direction to aim the next few years of my life.
The Residential Green Building Chapter is a great group of motivated individuals who are committed to the mutual understanding of this philosophy. Together we share knowledge and ideas in creating of sustainable tomorrow into reality. Our chapter hosts speakers and events across Massachusetts to effectively impact sustainability in the residential building sector. Together with the whole community we stand to meet the 2050 goals of 80% reduction from 1990 levels in fossil fuels that our state has set forth.
As I make the move from the suburbs to the urban environment of Boston, I will be challenging the paradigm of my own carbon footprint as well. Ultimately, the change to a sustainable world happens first within ourselves. As I help to promote sustainability in our state, I too will set goals and metrics to reduce my own carbon footprint. I am confident that implementing an ethical energy plan at a state level, while sharing the wisdom and guidance of sustainability to friends and family, we can all help shape the world we live in and reach a carbon-neutral future.
To read more about Bill and view research articles he has written, see his website: www.billwomeldorf.com.