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Passive House for Affordable Housing Forum January 29, 1-3 pm, Boston (Note: Venue Change!)

Posted by: Amy

Passive House design is smart, durable, and can cost-effectively realize substantial long-term savings for the multifam… more...

1 replies | 866 views | Posted on: 01/20/2018

January 31 - Optimizing the Indoor Environment for Health: Asthma, Allergies, and Building Materials - Free CEU Webinar

Posted by: Amy

Asthma and allergy prevalence has doubled in America over the past 30 years, and is now a Top 5 Hazard to Human Health W… more...

0 replies | 133 views | Posted on: 01/19/2018

Live Webcast January 25 - Union of Concerned Scientists - Holding Fossil Fuel Companies Liable for Climate Change Harms

Posted by: Amy

The fossil fuel industry is responsible for decades of climate science disinformation and attempts to obstruct climate a… more...

0 replies | 33 views | Posted on: 01/19/2018

NECEC Emerging Trends Series: Grid Resiliency - The Clean Energy Solution, Thursday, January 18, 8:30am, Boston

Posted by: Allison Friedman

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) is expected to rule on the US Department of Energy’s proposed r… more...

0 replies | 1263 views | Posted on: 01/11/2018

Intro to Living Building Challenge Jan 25, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM, USGBC MA, Boston

Posted by: Amy

Join USGBC MA for an introductory session on the newest and most rigorous standard in high performance buildings today. … more...

0 replies | 267 views | Posted on: 01/10/2018

USGBC MA Annual General Meeting Wednesday, January 31, 4:30-8pm, Boston

Posted by: Amy

It's time to turn the page on 2017 and get ready for an event-packed month with USGBCMA. Join USGBC to celebrate the… more...

0 replies | 398 views | Posted on: 01/09/2018

An Optimistic Report from the Dystopian, Apocalyptic World of 2030 Fri, January 19 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Posted by: Amy

An Optimistic Report from the Dystopian, Apocalyptic World of 2030 In the last decade, carbon levels increased 20 par… more...

0 replies | 415 views | Posted on: 01/09/2018

Living Building Practitioner Training: Full-Day Workshop Jan 30th Boston

Posted by: Amy

The Living Building Challenge asks: What if every single act of design and construction made the world a better place… more...

0 replies | 322 views | Posted on: 01/09/2018

‘Capturing the Value of Sustainability’ - Report Launch and Panel Debate, January 18, 8:30-10 am, London

Posted by: Allison Friedman

This event will outline the findings of the new UKGBC report and a panel of business leaders will discuss how sustainabl… more...

0 replies | 390 views | Posted on: 01/09/2018

The impact of green buildings in the Brazilian economy

Posted by: Suelen Ribeiro

Green building is gaining space in Brazilian economy, accorded with GBCB (Green Building Council Brazil), sustainable bu… more...

0 replies | 154 views | Posted on: 01/09/2018

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I need a fabulous water-based poly or other eco floor coating

Posted by: Allison Friedman

I need a recommendation for a water-based poly. When I mentioned using a more environmentally friendly floor coating, I… more...

14 replies | 3070 views | Posted on: 05/13/2015

The Green Brick Wall

Posted by: StyroHome

If you attempt to build a "GREEN" home almost anywhere in America fo probably will run head-on to the Invisible Green Wa… more...

6 replies | 1375 views | Posted on: 10/08/2015

use of linoleum flooring in bathrooms

Posted by: Christine O.

Does anyone have any practical experience with linoleum, such as Marmoleum, in a bathroom? The general contractor with … more...

6 replies | 1233 views | Posted on: 08/21/2017

Clean Power

Posted by: Steven Fitzgerald

The EPA Clean Power Plan is the nation’s first comprehensive effort to reduce carbon pollution from electric power pla… more...

5 replies | 1598 views | Posted on: 05/01/2015

Greenbuild Seeks 700 Student Volunteers - Earn a FREE 3-day show pass! Sign up now to be on the list!

Posted by: NSchepis

Calling All Students! Are you... Passionate about green buildings? Interested in pursuing a career in a green bui… more...

5 replies | 619 views | Posted on: 03/30/2017

Please help my Mother-In-Law with a simple Intro to MDF products :)

Posted by: Allison Friedman

My mother-in-law is building a new home, and she wants an introduction to the difference between MDF and "real wood." I… more...

4 replies | 2203 views | Posted on: 05/06/2015

Material and Resource Summit

Posted by: Steven Fitzgerald

Yesterday I had the Opportunity to attend the Materials Summit that was sponsored by the Massachusetts Chapter of the US… more...

3 replies | 1431 views | Posted on: 11/15/2014

France Declares All New Rooftops Must Be Topped With Plants Or Solar Panels

Posted by: Chelsea W.

French environmentalists cheered as France passed a law mandating all new buildings being built in commercial zones must… more...

3 replies | 1134 views | Posted on: 05/27/2015

Mass Save Residential High Performance and Net Zero Construction Workshop - October 6 - Boston (This event has been postponed)

Posted by: Allison Friedman

High Performance and Net Zero Construction Workshop Are you interested in learning about high performance and “Net … more...

3 replies | 585 views | Posted on: 09/26/2016

What you count counts

Posted by: StacySinclair

I hope you will check out my latest blog for USGBC-LA: http://usgbc-la.org/blog/spotlight-on-sustainability-what-we-counmore...

3 replies | 326 views | Posted on: 04/26/2017


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