By Grey Lee

I hope you're all looking forward to a great Labor Day Weekend – it's that time of the year to squeeze out the last drops of summer!

Have you seen these green buildings?


As for the USGBC in Massachusetts, we have a few things coming up:

Next Monday the 8th: Residential Green Building Committee. They will be hosting a presentation about sustainable forestry and timber construction from Michael Sigmon and Jack Mackin of Chapter Sponsor Sterritt Lumber. 

Our Combined Committees Quarterly Gathering will be Thursday, Sept. 11th, and will be our official “Open House” at our new offices. All Chapter working group and committee leaders are invited to attend.

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. If you know someone who is “on the fence” – put them in touch with Grey.
This is the LEED Gold East Boston Neighborhood Health Center – 


eligible for the Showcase!


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…
Big news from USGBC: we are partnering with the American Chemistry Council to explore how to improve sustainability in materials and product supply chains. And to help the ACC stop trying to ban LEED. Very interesting development.
We hope to see you at an upcoming Chapter event, or, just bump into you in a green building!


Where is the green building? (hint: recent event was there)
And here is a REALLY green “building!”
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