By Ryan Duffy, Communications Fellow

Thinking about attending the BuildingEnergy Boston Conference + Trade Show, March 8-10 at the Seaport World Trade Center? Attend our USGBC MA Chapter focused education sessions at the Pre-Conference Workshops on Tuesday before the main NESEA BE16 show!

We are presenting a couple of great sessions:

Hacking LEED v4: Innovation and Performance” at 10am-1pm

How will green building practitioners use the updated and mandated LEED v4 to raise the bar on energy & environmental performance in buildings? At the end of October 2016, the current LEED 2009 system will no longer accept new projects and all projects will be registering in v4. Will you be ready? What point and point complexes will help you through the new maze? How do pilot credits and innovation credits fit? Are you watching how legacy projects registered in v2009 are subject to changing requirements even now? Yes​!​ you have heard all about how LEED v4 is coming. Well, this year it's here and you will be using it. Learn from practitioners who are already waist-deep in the v4 waters.​ Hosted by MA USGBC​.

Building Blocks for Green Master Planning: A Hands-on Introduction to LEED ND” at 2pm-5pm

This engaging, hands-on workshop will give participants a “learning by doing” introduction to sustainable site planning principles and USGBC’s LEED for Neighborhood Development program. The workshop will begin with a short introduction. Then, using case studies developed from actual site designs, participants will complete a series of guided exercises in small teams to develop their own plans for these sites using wooden building blocks on top of the case study site plan. Teams will test development feasibility, do site design, and apply LEED ND credits to their plans. By comparing the workshop team designs and considering the actual plans, participants will explore the many ways that sustainable design principles can be applied to site planning. Teams will also gain experience with applying LEED ND prerequisites and credits to their site plans. This workshop is designed for participants of all skill levels—no prior design or planning experience needed.

Sign up through the links above, which will take you to the BE16 registration page. Then, show up and benefit from these excellent presentations!

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