By Grey Lee

You can read our most recent missive here – our mid-month events note for October.

Here's the introduction:


October Events Note


Woah! A change is in the air. It took an hour for my toes to thaw from the bike ride in. I hope you are enjoying the season and all the (chilly) delights it provides. I think some of our recent Green Apple Day of Service programs had some cold fingers working on those projects.

We have a lot of good stories curated on our twitter feed and Facebook. And have you seen our blog lately? 

What's new? Pilgrim Nuclear plant is closing and that is changing the discussion around energy policy big time. Where do you find 680MW of base power supply? We know the cheapest solution is efficiency. How fast can we continue to scale? Where do car batteries fit in the scenario, and in how many years?

We are still cranking up our advocacy activities, so check our advocacy update below or go directly to our advocacy suite at our website

Down in Metro DC, in Arlington VA, they've implemented density bonuses for LEED buildings, energy performance criteria and local-oriented credit preferences, a nice incentive package. 

Speaking of density, I found this piece very interesting regarding cities, space, and pricing real estate.

Are you ready for Greenbuild? Join us on Wednesday evening at 5:00pm for a MA Chapter reception sponsored by EnerNOC. 

Are you ready for GreenbuildXBoston? I know you're already thinking about Greenbuild 2017 in Boston, but pencil in 12/12/15, this December, for an educational summit we are producing: GreenbuildXBoston

Our Board recently reaffirmed our current relationship with USGBC National, choosing to move forward with the national network as an aligned Chapter. See below for more on that.

In the next few weeks, among other things, DisruptCRE is happening in Boston 10/29, we will have a breakfast program on green building tax incentives 10/22, there is a building tour in Amherst 10/28, and we are co-sponsoring an energy conference at Northeastern on 10/30. 
Not only are the seasons changing. We are changing the real estate world. We are transforming the built environment. It is awesome to be with you on this adventure. 

Thank you for your hard work which enacts our mission,

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