4 Predictions for Healthy Buildings in 2019

In 1984, the World Health Organization (WHO) coined the term “sick building syndrome.” That same year, a WHO Committee report suggested that up to 30% of new and remodeled buildings worldwide might be the subject of excessive complaints related to indoor air quality.1...

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EPMA Meeting Recap: The Envision Rating System

EPMA Meeting Recap: The Envision Rating System

Written by Lindsey Machamer As a civil engineer, I feel proud to be contributing to the development of our public infrastructure which will be around for 25, 50, or even 100 years. The state of the US infrastructure is at a critical point where significant investment...

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Meet our HBS 18 Sponsors

Meet our HBS 18 Sponsors

At USGBC MA, we are proud to work with a diverse community of leading companies in the Massachusetts area. Take a look below to learn a little bit more about out Healthy Building Summit 2018 Sponsors. At SmithGroup we work to create a legacy of inspiring places that...

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Baseball and Rooftop Farms: A Tour of Fenway Park

Baseball and Rooftop Farms: A Tour of Fenway Park

Written by Julie Salvatoriello USGBC EPMA, alongside Net Impact Boston, took a tour of the Fenway Rooftop Garden lead by Jessie Banhazl from Green City Growers and Brendan Shea from Recover Green Roofs. The 2,400sqft Fenway Rooftop Garden is in its fourth year of...

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City of Boston’s Climate Action: EPMA Meeting Recap

City of Boston’s Climate Action: EPMA Meeting Recap

BY ALISHA PEGAN After graduating college, Alisha Pegan really wanted to understand how sustainability initiatives were being pushed in city government. Who were making decisions and why did progress feel so slow? She joined the City of Boston's Environment Department...

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EPMA Summer Picnic Recap

EPMA Summer Picnic Recap

by Kelsey Margulies EPMA's Summer Picnic was a great success, gathering together young professionals from all backgrounds in the building industry. Guest speakers Lawrence Flicker, Steven Burke, and Michelle Moon joined us and lead discussions on integrating wellness...

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Intern Spotlights: Meeting our 2018 Summer Extraordinaires

Ethan Vonderheide Hi, I’m Ethan Vonderheide from Maine. Though not born there, It’s where I have my earliest memories. The connection to the wilderness of the region was always clear to me, there was a respect for the land, much of it untouched and wild. “Breathe easy...

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Building Tech Forum Sneak Peek #2

Building Tech Forum Sneak Peek #2

Presented by Joe O’Brien of View Inc. View Dynamic Glass is a revolutionary building product that enhances the occupant experience of commercial buildings. View manufactures glass technology automatically tints through various shades, depending on the sun’s position...

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Charles River Cleanup

Charles River Cleanup

This Earth Day the EPMA Committee organized an event with the Waltham Land Trust to help with the Charles River Cleanup between Moody and Prospect Streets in Waltham. The event was part of the comprehensive annual cleanup of the Charles River that extends into The...

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