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This event was moved due to the 3/15 blizzard! This event was moved due to the 3/15 blizzard!
Reply given on: 03/14/2017
The location for this event has changed: The meeting will be on the 5th floor in "Windrose" - as th… The location for this event has changed: The meeting will be on the 5th floor in "Windrose" - as the regular room is undergoing construction. Please use the elevators to the left of the security desk as you arrive to get to the 5th floor.
Reply given on: 03/11/2017
Enjoy a FREE NESEA Trade Show Pass! Use this code: BOS17FREETRADESHOW Enjoy a FREE NESEA Trade Show Pass! Use this code: BOS17FREETRADESHOW
Reply given on: 02/28/2017
It's great to have confirmation of this trend, thanks. We see promising media reports, but we don't… It's great to have confirmation of this trend, thanks. We see promising media reports, but we don't know what this means across the globe as much as when we hear from people more directly. The costs of solar are declining here in the US as well, and a tax credit has helped many homeowners decide to invest in solar, in addition to companies and also wider community-scale projects. Our outlook is positive, and we also doubled our solar capacity in 2016. http://www.seia.org/research-resources/solar-industry-data. One challenge is that our weather is not as consistent across our geography - you get a lot more sun than I do here in Massachusetts, for example. In addition, interest varies across states, and it's not clear if our current federal government will actively support the development of clean energy. This is a moment of uncertainty, to say the least.
Reply given on: 02/28/2017
Super News - The Drive Green Program has been extended to June 30! Super News - The Drive Green Program has been extended to June 30!
Reply given on: 02/25/2017
Reply given on: 02/17/2017
Super News - The Drive Green Program has been extended to June 30!! Super News - The Drive Green Program has been extended to June 30!!
Reply given on: 02/17/2017
Register for a BuildingEnergy Boston conference or workshop pass by Friday, February 17 at noon, and… Register for a BuildingEnergy Boston conference or workshop pass by Friday, February 17 at noon, and your name will be entered into a drawing for 500 NESEA Dollars. NESEA dollars are a new initiative to encourage participation in NESEA's community. They can be used to offset the cost ofparticipation in any future NESEA program or event.
Reply given on: 02/13/2017
Thanks Frank - We didn't actually have BioPreferred in our certifications list - I have added it! Thanks Frank - We didn't actually have BioPreferred in our certifications list - I have added it!
Reply given on: 02/10/2017
Early bird pricing for NESEA's Building Energy ends 1/19! http://nesea.org/conference-details/buildi… Early bird pricing for NESEA's Building Energy ends 1/19! http://nesea.org/conference-details/buildingenergy-boston-pricing
Reply given on: 01/12/2017
Webinar: Smart Building Analytics - Running at the Peak of Efficiency Thursday, March 23, 2017 9… Webinar: Smart Building Analytics - Running at the Peak of Efficiency Thursday, March 23, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am PST 12:30 - 2:00 pm EST Hosted by Realcomm Organizations go to great lengths to gather building data - space utilization, HVAC, lighting, water, parking, the list goes on and on. Now what? What to do with all this data? Most people understand that we do not operate our buildings at the peak of efficiency. Unlike other industries ranging from automobiles to airplanes, we have not taken full advantage of the extraordinary amount of data that could be extracted from our buildings. Whether it is energy conservation, operational efficiency or creating an engaging, safe and productive place, the data in our building can tell us when to start and shut down our buildings, when rooms are being used, if the lights are on all night, if AC is fighting heat, water is leaking and more. This webinar will showcase some of best examples of smart building analytics. This webinar will showcase some of best examples of smart building analytics. Key Takeaways: -Learn how to efficiently and effectively manage large amounts of data gathered from your building -Discover new tools and technologies to help you through the daunting data dilemma -Hear case studies from CRE execs and what they've done to navigate the tricky data landscape Instructors: Jacquie Schultz Director, Building Optimization CBRE | ESI Chip Pierpont Director, Facilities Operations & Technologies GSA Shane Riggio VP, IT Macerich John Petze Principal SkyFoundry Mark Pipher VP & GM FacilityConnex Vladi Shunturov Co-Founder & President Lucid Alec Manfre CEO & Co-Founder Bractlet To learn more and to register: https://www.realcomm.com/webinars/574/smart-building-analytics-running-at-the-peak-of-efficiency
Passive House Massachusetts Seeks Executive Director (Part-Time) Using public outreach and educat… Passive House Massachusetts Seeks Executive Director (Part-Time) Using public outreach and education, Passive House Massachusetts seeks to educate the general public about and advance the use of highly energy efficient building construction through the implementation of appropriate standards including, but not limited to, the Passive House standard. Responsibilities: Member Engagement ● Manage timely membership renewals ● Recruit new PH MA members ● Maximize income stream from memberships ● Help coordinate and organize monthly member meetings ● Help with setup of off-site events (i.e., events that don’t happen at the BSA such as job site tours, etc) Marketing ● Keep website up to date with the technical assistance of our web developer ● Work with board members to make connections and cultivate relationships with key decision makers and policy makers Symposium ● Help plan and host our annual symposium. The symposium is a a one day conference with a keynote speakers and multiple presenters. ● Manage symposium development schedule and agenda ● Solicit symposium sponsors, organize and manage booth space Governance ● Manage board election process to schedule; help track nominations ● Coordinate with accountant to verify required filings with state and federal agencies are taken care of Outreach ● Coordinate activities and communications with like-minded groups in the Boston area (NESEA, BSA, USGBC, etc) ● Coordinate activities and communications with other PH groups, in particular in the New England and Northeast regions ● Cultivate list of sponsors for monthly meetings, for symposium, for website, and for other events and activities “Speakers Bureau” ● Reach out to organizations and firms that may want to have a PHMA representative come speak about Passive House This is a part-time salaried position, expected to require about eight hours a week. Salary will be in the range of $10,000 a year. Candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Paul Eldrenkamp at email@example.com.
Executive Director - USGBC Massachusetts Chapter - Boston, MA The U.S. Green Building Council, Ma… Executive Director - USGBC Massachusetts Chapter - Boston, MA The U.S. Green Building Council, Massachusetts Chapter, (the Chapter) seeks an entrepreneurial and passionate executive director to continue our momentum in leading the green building movement in Massachusetts. Organization Overview Formed in 2009, the Chapter is aligned with the national U.S. Green Building Council and is the go-to resource for individuals, professionals, government entities, and companies interested in creating sustainable buildings and communities. Our mission is to “drive sustainable and regenerative design, construction, and operation of the built environment.” Our vision is for “a thriving and diverse community, creating a built environment of net positive systems of water and energy, of financial and social equity, and of ecological and human health.” We have prioritized two fundamental programs: net positive communities through municipal planning and net positive buildings, and a net positive workforce through green building education and leadership training, particularly in disadvantaged communities. Position Summary The role of executive director is to ensure the overall health, growth, and sustainability of the organization through leadership excellence, effective management, optimized operations, and the successful execution of the organization’s strategic plan. We seek a strong motivational leader and consensus-building visionary committed to sustainability in the built environment with experience in interacting and collaborating with a broad group of stakeholders. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: -Fiscal management of the organization, including budgeting and planning for adequate cash flow to meet all operational needs. -Entrepreneurial leadership, development, and guidance of business units to grow programming, membership, corporate sponsorship and grants. -Oversight and implementation of all programming and operations to drive impact, including ongoing measurement, evaluation, and adjustments to ensure continuous improvement. -Responsible for providing information, advice, and counsel to the Board Chair, Members, and Committees in the creation of policies, programs, partnerships and the strategic direction of the organization. -Executive oversight of both internal and external communications, including effective strategies for the Board, membership, and volunteer communications, as well as impactful external marketing and social media strategies. -Responsible for supervision of all staff and the provision of a positive work environment. Qualification Requirements Ideal candidates for this position will share our commitment to sustainability and green building practices and will bring a variety of experiences and attributes to the Chapter, including: Leadership: -Effective leadership skills combined with an entrepreneurial spirit and sound business judgment. -At least five years of experience in a supervisory capacity at a non-profit organization preferred. Leadership roles in other organizations will be considered. Fundraising and Development: -Experience in fundraising on behalf of a non-profit with demonstrated success in soliciting sponsors. -Knowledge of the principles and techniques of grants administration, including the ability to identify grant opportunities aligned with the Chapter’s mission. Communications: -Ability to interact professionally and effectively with public officials, industry leaders, and trade associations such as USGBC, the BSA, NAIOP, NESEA and others. -Excellent communication skills including effectively responding to members and stakeholder in both written and oral form. -The ability to read, analyze, and interpret financial reports, legal documents, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Other Position Qualifications Include: -Familiarity with sustainable building certifications such as LEED, Living Building Challenge, Passive House and other programs preferred. LEED Professional Accreditation preferred or ability to achieve LEED AP or LEED Green Associate accreditation within one year. -Policy and advocacy experience a plus. -Main office headquarters is in Downtown Boston. Ability for day travel throughout New England and to attend early morning and evening meetings and events. -Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. To learn more and apply: https://www.indeed.com/cmp/USGBC-Massachusetts-Chapter/jobs/Executive-Director-6530609d1964382e?q=usgbc+director
RTUs: characterization and Energy Performance Wednesday, March 22 1–2 pm Central Free to view… RTUs: characterization and Energy Performance Wednesday, March 22 1–2 pm Central Free to view PRESENTERS Scott Schuetter PE, LEED AP Seventhwave Mark Hancock PE Center for Energy and Environment RTUs are used in more than one third of U.S. commercial buildings, the highest of any cooling equipment type. Why? They are reliable and have a low capital cost, as well as established service and distribution networks. There is anecdotal evidence, however, that these systems operate inefficiently. To validate or refute this evidence, we conducted a multi-level field study sponsored by Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources. The objective—characterize existing RTUs and the new/replacement market, as well as monitor existing RTU energy performance. Tune in to hear about what we learned and/or check out additional information related to the study. https://portal.seventhwave.org/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&id=1096
Color and Paint in Environments for the Aging Free Webinar March 16, May 18, and September 14, 12-… Color and Paint in Environments for the Aging Free Webinar March 16, May 18, and September 14, 12-1 pm 1 AIA HSW CE Hour | AIA Course: WBM09E 0.1 IDCEC Unit | IDCEC Number: CEU-106065 Sponsor: Benjamin Moore Provider: InfoSpec, Inc. Information via Ron Blank & Associates Courses Description: Today we’ll explore the variety of common care environments for the elderly and how low- or no-VOC, durable, high-quality paint – combined with appropriate color – can positively impact the quality of life of these environments. We’ll also discuss how color perception changes with aging or disease. Learning objectives 1. Discuss the growth of the aging population and the common health problems they face specifically as it relates to vision. 2. Recognize the ways these health problems alter or interfere with color perception. 3. Understand the common care environments for the elderly. 4. Describe the ways color can help facilitate the quality of life, navigation, and orientation for the aging population. 5. Summarize how premium, low VOC paint can offer durability and safe application in environments for the aging. For more information and to register: http://bit.ly/2mYyhDz" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/2mYyhDz
Job Category: Housing Finance and Regulatory Affairs Job Level: Intern The National Associatio… Job Category: Housing Finance and Regulatory Affairs Job Level: Intern The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is seeking an intern to support the Land Use & Design and Sustainability & Green Building departments. The intern will help create new land development and planning modules for the Land Use 101 online toolkit and will also write articles and posts for NAHB’s Best in American Living magazine and blog. The intern will also help increase green design, building and remodeling resources available to NAHB members and industry allies. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: Researching and writing issue overviews on some of the most pressing topics currently affecting land development; Collecting, synthesizing and organizing the latest research studies and surveys to create a single comprehensive report that showcases all residential sustainability, green building and energy findings; Creating new marketing materials for green builders, remodelers and designers; Further developing NAHB’s green social media network to increase participation and strengthen NAHB’s sustainability and high performance building initiatives; and Creating and writing new visually appealing content, as well as collecting energy and green building tools and news throughout the industry for the green section of the website. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, organized and motivated. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, are a must. Candidates should be proficient in MS Office programs. Current enrollment in or recent graduation from a sustainability, architecture, construction, planning, marketing or communications program is required. Experience in graphic design is a plus. The internship will begin on Monday, June 6 and end on Friday, August 5, 2016. To apply online: https://www.nahb.org/en/about-nahb/careers-at-nahb.aspx
he New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) protects public health and the environ… he New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) protects public health and the environment by supplying clean drinking water, collecting and treating wastewater, and reducing air, noise, and hazardous materials pollution. DEP is the largest combined municipal water and wastewater utility in the country, with nearly 6,000 employees. We deliver 1.1 billion gallons of high quality drinking water per day to 8.5 million New York City residents and more than 1 million people in Upstate New York, and we collect and treat an average of 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater per day. The Bureau of Environmental Planning and Analysis (BEPA) seeks to hire an Administrative Construction Program Manager MII to work as a Program Manager for the Office of Ecosystem Services, Green Infrastructure and Research & Development, located in Queens, NY. Under the administrative direction of the Managing Director of the Office of Ecosystem Services, Green Infrastructure and Research & Development , the applicant will, with extremely wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgment, initiative and action, perform extremely difficult, responsible and complex work in the planning, coordinating and oversight of the development and progress of major green infrastructure capital projects. The applicant must have the ability to properly direct staff of project management professionals engaged in managing the timely and cost-effective implementation of major green infrastructure capital projects, be able to direct and coordinate the oversight of major capital construction projects from conceptual initiation to final completion, ensure scientific input into plans and projects; help facilitate research planning in order to identify and establish additional research partnership opportunities and the required flexibility to co-lead a team of design reviewers and field construction staff to develop new techniques and designs that can improve function and better quantify overall green infrastructure performance. Typical tasks will include: • Coordinating and managing the planning and oversight of the development and progress of major green infrastructure capital projects. • Direct staff of project management professionals engaged in managing the timely and cost-effective implementation of major green infrastructure capital projects from conceptual initiation to final completion. • Coordinate with multiple green infrastructure design teams and construction project staff • Support Managing Director to coordinate and manage additional ecological and innovative cost-effective green infrastructure performance enhancement opportunities • Assemble and update green infrastructure specifications as needed • Sign on-site green infrastructure construction plans Additional Information DEP is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to the diversity of our organization and workforce. Your voluntary response to the NYCAPS on-line application section for referral information will assist us tremendously in our ability to track the success of our outreach and recruitment efforts. Please be sure to indicate your source of referral to this job. Appointments are subject to OMB approval. For additional information and qualifications: http://on.nyc.gov/2nrQNR9
Sustainability Practices Coordinator, Resource Management Concepts, Inc. (RMC), California Resour… Sustainability Practices Coordinator, Resource Management Concepts, Inc. (RMC), California Resource Management Concepts, Inc. (RMC) provides high-quality, professional services to government and commercial sectors. Our mission is to deliver exceptional management and technology solutions supporting the protection and preservation of the people and environment of the United States of America. We are hiring for a Sustainability Practices Coordinator in the San Francisco Bay, CA area. The selected applicant will develop, implement, and oversee program changes, and interpret policies and procedures as they apply to sustainability program. The selected candidate will coordinate the effort of multidisciplinary teams tasked with conducting research, and preparing technical documents/deliverables. Support includes interfacing with external clients and public/private agencies. The selected candidate will support program strategies and goals relating to environmental areas of Air, Water, Energy, Solid Waste and Hazardous Waste, Natural Resources, Buildings, Transportation, and Green Procurement. Key responsibilities include: Provide leadership, collaboration, and customer service in reducing pollutants, increasing waste diversion, and maximizing opportunities for affirmative procurement and environmental sustainability. Serve as a task manager as appropriate on projects, overseeing the preparation of documents, reports, presentations, technical memoranda, public notices, forms, and other work products. Support the annual sustainability award program. Support Pollution Prevention/Recycling/Affirmative Procurement Programs and Sustainability practices awareness activities and training. Lead team to develop and maintain a strong series of programs in support of the department Sustainability program, including utilities management and waste management initiatives, as well as continual outreach and education. Other duties may also be assigned Strictly adhere to professional standards, including but not limited to: demonstrated consistency and reliability, timeliness in meeting project deadlines, communicate clearly and concisely, and work responsibly – on a team or independently. A bachelor's degree in environmental studies or a closely related field from an accredited college or university and two (2) years of related experience is required. The selected applicant must have the ability to manage environmental staff. Proficiency with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project) is required. Selected applicant must have experience with environmental planning and environmental principles. Excellent written and communication skills, strong analytical skills, and strong project management skills are required. Security Clearance: An active clearance is not required to start. Qualified candidates MUST be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance; US citizenship is required. RMC is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply for RMC job vacancies. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information and to apply: http://bit.ly/2myI2qI
Position Available: Sustainability Intern, National Geographic Summary of Internship An NGS sust… Position Available: Sustainability Intern, National Geographic Summary of Internship An NGS sustainability intern would support the Society’s efforts to operate sustainably and minimize negative environmental and social impacts of National Geographic products, services, and building operations. This person would assist with our sustainability programs to provide a fresh perspective on their effectiveness. The intern may focus on a particular sustainability aspect such as zero waste, energy savings, reporting, or U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB) and intensively evaluate NGS’s approach to that aspect in order to make suggestions for improvements. NGS can provide valuable exposure and experience on the practical application of sustainability theories and standards. Five Principal Learning Responsibilities Learn how organizations approach current sustainability and corporate responsibility issues (20%) Learn how organizations engage employees, partners, and suppliers (20%) Network with professionals and volunteers in sustainability and corporate responsibility fields within and beyond NGS (20%) Hone research skills on material sustainability metrics and LEED-EB tracking (20%) Hone sustainability communication and reporting skills in diverse media formats (20%) Related Field of Study Required Undergraduate or graduate studies in Sustainability, Corporate Responsibility or related fields Knowledge and Skills Required Passion for sustainability issues and corporate engagement Ability to work well with and communicate effectively with a diverse group of professionals Attention to detail and ability to collect data accurately Ability to work independently as needed, keeping track of multiple tasks Excellent organizational and creative writing skills Positive attitude with proactive approach Proficiency with Mac or PC presentation tools – such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint Eligibility Candidate must be enrolled at an accredited College or University at the time of application. Internship Program Start and End Dates Start Date: Monday, June 5, 2017 End Date: Friday, August 11, 2017 Application Deadline Deadline to apply is April 21, 2017 Notification Offers will go out no later than May 12, 2017 Responsibility percentages may vary depending on business needs. National Geographic's headquarters is located in the heart of Washington, D.C. In addition to a unique and dynamic work environment, National Geographic offers its employees a comprehensive benefits package, including health and dental benefits, generous vacation and leave time, a 401(k) plan, and flexible work options. Please visit our careers site at www.nationalgeographic.com/jobs to view this job as well as our full listing of career opportunities. National Geographic is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information: http://bit.ly/2mel6L7
Hello out there - Please reply if you know of a super and eco friendly fireplace insert? We'v… Hello out there - Please reply if you know of a super and eco friendly fireplace insert? We've been repairing an old gas fireplace so many times, we just want to do an insert and know that it's going to work and be safe from non-experts (that us, us and our friends) trying to tinker with gas valves and wires and fake logs.... I'd love to work with a brand that has less of a footprint. Thanks! Allison
Welcome to the Wisconsin Green Building Group! We encourage everyone in the WI area who's interested… Welcome to the Wisconsin Green Building Group! We encourage everyone in the WI area who's interested in anything environmental to green building related to join us. Whether you are a college student, homeowner or construction industry professional, this group is intended to be a strong resource for sharing experience, information and contacts/ resources related to sustainability. Feel free to post any questions, comments, news or event info here, to help grow this group as a place of collaborative learning.
There is so much happening in Rhode Island, we needed a group! Please contact us if you want to lea… There is so much happening in Rhode Island, we needed a group! Please contact us if you want to lead this group. For now, it's Allison, posting what I hear of from next door in Massachusetts.
A resource for everyone interested in sustainability, the built environment and environmental stewar… A resource for everyone interested in sustainability, the built environment and environmental stewardship. Whether you are a college student, homeowner or construction industry professional, this group is intended to be a strong resource for sharing experience, information and contacts/ resources related to sustainability. Feel free to post any questions, comments or event info here, to help foster this group as a place of collaborative learning.
Come here to interact with others from New York State! Discuss local green building issues and event… Come here to interact with others from New York State! Discuss local green building issues and events with your colleagues from New York. Feel free to post your news, events, questions, and comments below.
New Jersey is an up and coming Green building state. Let us use this place to discuss local green bu… New Jersey is an up and coming Green building state. Let us use this place to discuss local green building issues, developments and events with our colleagues from New Jersey. Feel free to post your news, events, questions, and comments.
A place to discuss local green building issues and events in the great state of Missouri. Feel free … A place to discuss local green building issues and events in the great state of Missouri. Feel free to post your events, news, comments, questions, or concerns. Let's Make Missouri Green Again!
Your one stop hub for Michigan Green Building news and events. Add your news, events, questions, and… Your one stop hub for Michigan Green Building news and events. Add your news, events, questions, and comments. There's a lot of green going on in the MI green building community, and we want to make sure everyone knows about it :)
A place to discuss local green building issues and events with your colleagues from Massachusetts. … A place to discuss local green building issues and events with your colleagues from Massachusetts. Feel free to post your news, events, questions, and comments.
Here's a community space to share the latest and greatest in all things green building for India! Fe… Here's a community space to share the latest and greatest in all things green building for India! Feel free to show images, events, and developments from all parts of one of the largest green building centers on Earth. Much of the information and events are supplied from the Confederation of Indian Industry Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Center (CIISGGBC), under which sits the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC). This council was established in 2000 and has since introduced a green building rating system, and has trained thousands of professionals in green building concepts.
A place to discuss local green building issues and events with your colleagues from Illinois. Feel f… A place to discuss local green building issues and events with your colleagues from Illinois. Feel free to post your news, events, questions, and comments.
This is a group for events, news and discussions about promoting green building policies at the fede… This is a group for events, news and discussions about promoting green building policies at the federal, state, local - and perhaps global level as well. Because green building, and sustainable jobs and development are just not partisan.
There is so much green building going on in Florida, we needed a group to cover it all! This group i… There is so much green building going on in Florida, we needed a group to cover it all! This group is a place to discuss local green building issues, news, and events from Florida! Feel free to post your news, events, questions, and comments.
We are on the edge of incredible technologies. Quantum physics will soon allow molecular surgery t… We are on the edge of incredible technologies. Quantum physics will soon allow molecular surgery that will purify water and in some instances produce electricity and hydrogen. Storage, battery chemistries, lithium ion, lead oxide, super capacitors, graphene, biomimicry, all are changing the world. 1, What are the roadblocks to bringing technologies to commercialization? 2. How do you pick and choose between promising technologies? 3. Do strategic partnerships help more than venture capital? 4. How do you develop these fairly? I look forward to learning more from everyone.
Colorado is the perfect environment to build high performance building that are cost effective and c… Colorado is the perfect environment to build high performance building that are cost effective and comfortable. Going well beyond code has many benefits with Passive House now a viable choice for many new projects. There is also a strong community of health materials builders and designers producing low embedded energy and natural structures.
This is a place to discuss California green building issues and events. Please post your news, event… This is a place to discuss California green building issues and events. Please post your news, events, questions, and comments. Also, this is just a start to get the ball rolling - Let me know if you’d like to manage this group! Also, let me know if you want to see groups for specific parts of California. Feedback is great. Images are great too - send your idea for a group image, and maybe I’ll use it! (This image: California Academy of Sciences)
16th Annual MGBCE: Connected Cities - Economic, Environmental & Equity Solutions (MGBCE) - #MGBCE201… 16th Annual MGBCE: Connected Cities - Economic, Environmental & Equity Solutions (MGBCE) - #MGBCE2017 April 20, 8 am - 4:30 pm SoCalGas Energy Resource Center 9240 Firestone Blvd Downey, CA 90241 7:00 a.m. check-in and continental Breakfast Event begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. The U.S Green Building Council Los Angeles Chapter (USGBC-LA) Municipal Green Building Conference and Expo (MGBCE) is the longest running annual green building event in Southern California. The conference attracts a wide variety of building industry disciplines, including municipalities, utilities, public agencies, architects, engineers, building owners, contractors, non-profits, and manufacturers. All of these groups are working together to create connected cities that succeed in the three E’s: Economic, Environmental, and Equity solutions. The 2017 Municipal Green Building Conference and Expo (MGBCE) theme is Connected Cities: Economic, Environmental, and Equity Solutions. Across the Southern CA region, the top ten trending topics in cities include: 10. Health 9. Technology & Data 8. Diversity & Inclusion 7. Energy & Environment 6. Housing 5. Education 4. Infrastructure 3. Budgets 2. Public Safety 1. Economic Development City administrations are seeking ways to forge an inclusive path forward, especially at the local level. We are seeking solutions at the building, city, and regional scale. We welcome your participation and encourage you to submit an abstract to share your innovative green building expertise in wellness, efficiency actions, technology, and policy. MGBCE is Southern California's longest-running and largest sustainability and green building event focusing on the unique needs and concerns for municipalities, architects, contractors, and engineers. Hosted annually by the Los Angeles Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council and SoCalGas, this event brings together thought-leaders in the industry with local government agencies, municipal policy makers, policy implementers, leading architects, and building industry professionals to further the development of a sustainable future for Southern California. Evening Networking Reception with Eric Corey Freed, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (separate registration) After the 16th Annual MGBCE, celebrate and unwind with Eric Corey Freed as he presents his new talk, “The Power of Exponential Thinking: Creating the XPRIZE for Healthy Buildings.” For more information and to register: http://bit.ly/2n2wRV2 http://usgbc-la.org/events/
Climate Change and Building Resilient Communities Monday, April 10 at 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Blue Cro… Climate Change and Building Resilient Communities Monday, April 10 at 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island 500 Exchange St Providence, Rhode Island 02903 Hosted by Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council Join Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Grover Fugate, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council, for a discussion about the threats we face from climate change and the innovative work being done to protect Rhode Island communities. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/climate-change-and-building-resilient-communities-tickets-33047225140?aff=es2 Building Climate Action Communities Coalition Members of the Coalition: Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council Audubon Society of Rhode Island Blackstone Valley Tourism Council Climate Change and Health Program (Department of Health RI)
Connecticut Passive House March Organizational Meeting, March 21, 2017, 6-7 pm Please join CTP… Connecticut Passive House March Organizational Meeting, March 21, 2017, 6-7 pm Please join CTPH for our monthly "third Tuesday" organizational meeting. NESEA's BuildingEnergy conference in Boston last week gave us a lot to talk about. Come claim a FREE copy of Passive House Buildings: New England Forges Ahead. This month's host is Philippe Campus at PHC Architect in Branford. PHC Architect 202 South Montowese Street Branford, CT 06405 203.483.0468 If there's interest, CTPH will set up a conference call. *** Please reply if you plan to attend in person or by phone *** *** Please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be included on the "informational" email list which receives meeting minutes and other announcements ***
Sustainable Design Perspectives, BSA, March 30, Boston March 30, 2017 | 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM Price… Sustainable Design Perspectives, BSA, March 30, Boston March 30, 2017 | 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM Price: Free and open to the public Boston Society of Architects/AIA BSA Foundation Fort Point Room 290 Congress Street, Suite 200 Boston, Massachusetts What are the general trends on design and construction practices that have a positive impact on occupant health? Hear from Payette, Sasaki, SMMA and Dodge Data and Analytics on 3/30 and earn 3.5 HSW LUs. For more information, visit: http://www.architects.org/programs-and-events/sustainable-design-perspectives
15th Annual New York State Green Building Conference March 30-31, 2017 Marriott Syracuse Downtow… 15th Annual New York State Green Building Conference March 30-31, 2017 Marriott Syracuse Downtown 100 East Onondaga Street Syracuse, NY 13202 Tel: 315-474-2424 (Hotel) The 15th Annual New York State Green Building Conference will be held on March 30-31, 2017 at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown in Syracuse, NY, the site of extraordinary historic restoration and revitalization. We are very excited to be holding the 2017 conference in this historic downtown venue! As the premier green building conference in the Northeast, our progressive advisory council has fostered our growth by consistently bringing together top green building researchers, educators, and practitioners. Last year’s conference attracted participants representing 8 states and 31 counties across New York State. Conference participants represented many industries including architecture, engineering, construction, consulting, deconstruction, landscape architecture, government, higher education, K-12 education, state agencies, real estate, and management firms. The New York State Green Building Conference is hosted by SUNY-ESF in partnership with: U.S. Green Building Council New York Upstate Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems (Syracuse CoE) Mission The mission of the New York State Green Building Conference is to promote, educate and support green building design, construction and processes. Certification WorkZone with USGBC/GBCI Staff! Meet with Certification Reviewers, Anna Packard and Richard Kimball, to discuss your questions regarding LEED, SITES, PEER, GRESB, Parksmart, WELL, EDGE or Zero Waste. Drop-ins are welcome but feel free to schedule an appointment by emailing Anna Packard. For more information and to register: http://www.esf.edu/greenbuilding/
2 Green Real Estate Events from our friends in New Hampshire. Check them out! National Associa… 2 Green Real Estate Events from our friends in New Hampshire. Check them out! National Association of Realtors Green Designation Course, March 29-30, Nashua NH: http://www.rateitgreen.com/green-building-community/groups/posts/national-association-of-realtors-green-designation-course-march-29-30-nashua-nh/1556 New Hampshire Association of Realtors (NHAR) Green Real Estate Symposium, March 28, Nashua, NA: http://www.rateitgreen.com/green-building-community/groups/posts/new-hampshire-association-of-realtors-nhar-green-real-estate-symposium-march-28-nashua/1557
2017 Spring BIMForum - April 3-5, San Diego Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina 1380 Harbor Island… 2017 Spring BIMForum - April 3-5, San Diego Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina 1380 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101 More than ever, owners are becoming more focused on leveraging BIM to deliver their projects. Moving beyond the request to have the project be designed and constructed with BIM, owners are creating project specifications and turnover guidelines that are BIM-centric and outline innovative BIM-enabled processes to successfully deliver their work. At the Spring BIMForum, we will hear from owners on the following topics: How is BIM being leveraged in your current design and construction process? How is BIM being leveraged in sharing design intent with end users? Is BIM transforming your contractual delivery models? What impact is BIM having on your overall project schedule and budget? How has BIM affected the quality of construction? How have your BIM delivery requirements evolved? How are you leveraging LOD? What information is most critical at turnover? How are you leveraging BIM post occupancy to reduce your total cost of ownership? The Spring BIMForum will offer 11 AIA Learning Units and 11 CM-BIM CE Credits For more information: http://bimforum.org/events/98/2017-spring-bimforum/
Forecasting Industry Trends for Environment, Energy & Climate Sectors Environmental Business Counci… Forecasting Industry Trends for Environment, Energy & Climate Sectors Environmental Business Council of New England, Inc. March 31, 7:30am-12noon, Boston This EBC future markets program will focus on both near and long term business development opportunities for energy and environmental engineering and consulting businesses. Three major market areas that will be explored include: Climate Change Business Drivers Trends for the Energy and Renewable Energy Industries Trends for the Environmental Services Industry (air, water, solid waste, etc.) The program will also reflect on the implications of the 2016 Presidential and Congressional elections and their potential impact on future energy, environmental, and climate change policy initiatives. The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion to provide program participants ample opportunity to ask the presenters to elaborate on issues of concern. Plan to attend this EBC program to gain a greater understanding of growth areas for your company and to enhance your strategic planning process. Keynote Presentations From the 2016 Election: Four Scenarios to 2020 in a Trump-Ryan Government Impact on Climate Change, Environmental and Energy Policies Andrew Paterson, Principal, Verdigris Capital Climate Change Driven Business Opportunities Jim Hight, Editor, Climate Change Business Journal Energy and Renewable Energy Market Opportunities Reflections on Energy and Renewable Energy Markets with highlights on the major programs for growth and development in New England Paul J. Hibbard, Principal, Analysis Group, Inc. Environmental Industry Markets: Focusing on Engineering and Consulting Key industry trends for the environmental engineering and consulting industry. What is driving the market and how it is changing. Paul Zofnass, President, Environmental Financial Consulting Group, Inc. For more information: http://bit.ly/2nekKrW
ETS17 - Energy Thought Summit - March 27-30 "800 Congress" 800 Congress Ave Austin, TX 78701 … ETS17 - Energy Thought Summit - March 27-30 "800 Congress" 800 Congress Ave Austin, TX 78701 Energy Thought Summit (ETS) events bring together the world’s thought leaders to debate the state and future of energy — expect smart dialogue, and an engaging setting on- and offline. What we gleaned from ETS16 is that an energy transformation is clearly emerging from the chaos—and now is the time to shape it. How do we create the modern energy infrastructure needed for next-generation communities? This isn’t just a utility problem; it isn’t just an engineering problem. Answering this question means new roles, new relationships, and new designs in energy. ETS17 is calling all creative minds to convene and design real solutions for the energy transformation taking place today. This inclusive event welcomes everyone to the table to create change in energy, and consider the roles that emerging technologies play in shaping a new future. For more information: http://energythoughtsummit.com/
Let's Get Local: Attracting Capital to Local Energy Projects Thu, March 23, 2017 6:00 PM – 8… Let's Get Local: Attracting Capital to Local Energy Projects Thu, March 23, 2017 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT Old West Church 131 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114 Encouraging and empowering people to act locally binds together the local fabric of a community. People build thriving communities when they invest locally. The entire community benefits when small businesses and investors recirculate their dollars in the local economy. Over the past five years, Massachusetts has become the national incubator for social ventures, clean technologies, and innovative business solutions to climate change. Climate Action Business Association has developed a free series of reports, Local Emerging Market Reports (LEMR) to offer a spotlight on what we see as further opportunities for leadership in the transition to a carbon free economy. This is something we all hear too often- “shop local”, “think global, act local”. But how often do we apply this framework to our energy use? How often do we turn on our light switch without thinking about where it comes from? Local energy empowers communities to work together to make effective investments, leveraging the support and incentives offered by utilities and the state and federal governments. Join CABA for a panel discussion on moving capital to local energy projects and building up value in the local economy. CABA Member businesses attend for free! Not a member? Sign up here. Speakers: Charlie Lord - Renew Energy Partners, Principal Emily Chessin - Meister Consultants Group, Senior Consultant Isaac Baker - Resonant Energy, Co-President & Founder Richard Andre - Vineyard Power Cooperative, President Kevin Dutt - Boston Impact Initiative, Managing Director Moderator: Eric Grunebaum, clean energy consulting via Cambridge Energy Advisors and Co-Founder of Toggle This event was made green by Mass Energy Consumers Alliance by matching the electricity usage with 100% clean, local wind power. The Climate Action Business Association (CABA) aims to help local businesses take targeted action on climate change. We believe they can have a large impact through their business practices and interactions with employees, customers, vendors and policy makers. CABA works to help its member businesses become more sustainable, more connected, and more active in their community. For more information: http://bit.ly/2lflnOa