By Grey Lee

by Adam Prince
Over the last year, the USGBC Cape & Islands Interest Group focused on core goals of education, networking, and experience as decided by its members. Keeping these goals in mind, the group's events are curated to offer significant value to attendees. 
Our next event is “A LEED for Homes Under-Construction Tour”. Come view a new house currently under construction in Brewster and review sections of the LEED checklist. Targeting LEED Gold, the home is weather-tight and nearing insulation installation. Designed by Jill Neubauer Architects and built by Cape Associates, staff from each will be on hand to discuss project challenges, the LEED checklist, and specific LEED credits.  Event sponsored by Jill Neubauer Architects. 
Date: September 24th at 5PM in Brewster, MA.  RSVPs are required. Please email and property address will be shared upon RSVP confirmation.  
Passive House Tour. After a viewing one of the few certified Passive Houses in the US, architect Steve Baczek presented an overview the home's design, construction, and performance attributes. Event Partners – Green Drinks Cape Cod & Sotheby's International Realty.  Event Sponsor – Cape Cod Five.
Beyond Energy Audits. Cape Light Compact presented on the organizations' residential and commercial energy efficiency initiatives including energy monitoring, heat pump hot water heaters, and the newest incarnation of the deep energy retrofit program. Event Partner – BSA Cape & Islands Network. Event Sponsor – Cape Associates.
IFAW Tour.  A guided tour and presentation was provided by Boston-based designLAB architects of the LEED Gold certified International Foundation for Animal Welfare Headquarters Building. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment selected IFAW’s headquarters building as one of the 2009 top ten examples of sustainable architecture and green design. Event Partners – BSA Cape & Islands Network, and Green Drinks Cape Cod. Event Sponsor – A.W. Hastings.





Event curation is in process for a winter event held in partnership with the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Cape Cod, as well as a future tour of a mixed use (residential & commercial) project seeking LEED-NC certification. If you have suggestions for future events for the USGBC Cape & Islands Interest Group, please email




(Excerpted from the USGBC MA August 2013 Newsletter)


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