By Grey Lee

Summertime and the green building is easy!

Especially with the new announcement of integration across Standard 189.1 – linking ASHRAE, IES, the IgCC, and LEED. Read about it in a great post by Brendan Owens at USGBC

We have our EPMA Sustainable Building Bike Tour tomorrow in Boston (starting in Cambridge).

We have a Green Schools Committee meeting on Tuesday 8/26 at 6pm in Boston. We'll be finalizing planning for the Green Apple Day of Service. So far we have about 25 projects in the works, throughout the state. This year we are offering “mini-grants” to help fund supplies for the service projects. Sponsors of the mini-grants include: National Grid, NStar, Capitol Waste Services, Re-Stream, and Triumph Modular.

Coming up in September: The LEED Project Showcase! Reach out to your colleagues now! We want their certified projects to be in our show. This is a major fundraiser for the Chapter and it's going to be an excellent time for all.
Also in October, DisruptCRE is a mini-conference we're participating in to bring together innovators and startups who are going to reshape the way real estate is done – from crowdfunding to co-working and also how buildings are created and operated. The Chapter is sponsoring a panel on “The Science of Buildings” to go into the technologies that are transforming our practice and often saving energy and improving tenant experience at the end of the day. We won't mention how LEED was a major disruptor of the entire industry when it came out 15 years ago and is still making waves…
Another pic of our finally fit-out office – now on the 15th floor of 50 Milk Street – at CIC Boston!
The view from our new corner cubicle – hey! It's a green building right there! Who knows which one it is? 
Thanks for being a part of the USGBC. See you at an event real soon!
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