By Grey Lee, Executive Director

We had a large contingent of USGBCers from Massachusetts attend the big annual conference, this year in Washington, DC. It was a lot of great networking, learning, and fun. Congratulations to the many chapter members who presented or reviewed presentations – there was a lot of fabulous content. We also had fun saying hello to many of our sponsoring partners at the Expo Hall. Amazing technologies and services in there! We can't wait to get to LA in 2016 and of course, we're excited for Greenbuild to come to Boston in 2017!!

To check out all of our Greenbuild 2015 Highlights, stop by our Flickr here!


This was the entry hall after the rush. We did a lot of walking between classes, presentations, and the Expo Hall!









The U.S. Capital has a lot of wonderful stuff to see – esp. from the site of the “I Have a Dream” speech of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, at the Lincoln Memorial.









We recognized the USGBC volunteer board and advisory council and heard from the outgoing CEO Rick Fedrizzi.

And caught up with a lot of closer colleagues such as Shawn Hesse, myself, and Jim Newman, those both being on our local chapter board.

There were many great classes like this one on “green leasing.” One of our interns, Allison Maynard, volunteered for Greenbuild in exchange for attending the conference for free!

The affordable housing and green communities program was a top-notch congregation of advocates from across the industry. We made a lot of great contacts and heard an excellent presentation about the sharing economy and how that affects under-resourced communities. On the other hand, we found a lot of other great connections at the trade show in the Expo Hall.










There were a lot of parties as well – to ensure we are all building social capital as colleagues in the industry!





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