By Molly Cox

The Residential Green Building Committee met on June 13th, 2016. We discussed our home building tour a couple of weeks ago, which was a success. It was great to see these LEED certified homes up close and personal, and ask the homeowners any questions we had. More to come on these visits!

Some networking events coming up include the USGBC MA Summer BBQ on June 23rd, 2016, in Cambridge. We will hear a presentation from Eva Leung of Terra Cura Inc., and she will tell us more about Permaculture in the Northeast and sustainable design. The Farmer’s Market Kitchen will be catering!  

On the policy front, we look forward to seeing some updates in the energy omnibus bill, including some updates regarding Green Banks, and residential and commercial PACE financing.

Mark Pignatelli and Peter Sun are also pushing forward on the Energy Efficiency Programs and Building Departments Initiative. This will merge the efforts of permitting offices and building departments, at the point when the builder pulls a permit, to allow increased awareness of rebates and incentives that are available to said builder.  

In other news, GreenBuild is also coming up, you can sign up HERE! Stay tuned for some more Committee updates.

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