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Fine Homebuilding Summit, October 2-4, Southbridge, MA


by abu417 Climate Connoisseur. Eco-Maniac. Solar Sommelier.

Fine Homebuilding, along with Green Building Advisor and Keep Craft Alive, are bringing together building industry experts, influencers, and manufacturers for 2+ days and more than 50 hours of an intense, collaborative learning experie… more...

  Filed under: Architects

0 replies | 150 views | Posted on: 09/18/2019 | Last updated: 09/18/2019

Open House, April 14, 1-4 pm, Weston, MA - 1897 Farmhouse Transformed info a Modern, Energy Efficient, Healthy Smart-Home

by Allison Friedman Rate It Green Admin

This home combines the architectural integrity & character of the original 1897 farmhouse with advanced high-performance and smart home features. -Registered under the LEED green building program with certification goal of LEED… more...

  Filed under: Real Estate

0 replies | 644 views | Posted on: 04/10/2019 | Last updated: 04/10/2019

Building Operator Certification: Smart Buildings Need Smart Operators

Energy Efficiency,HVAC,Lighting,Indoor Air Quality,lighting retrofits

by SPEER (South-Central Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource)

Did you know most buildings can cut total energy use by 5-30% while fully maintaining or improving both comfort and function? The national Building Operator Certification® (BOC) Program is the leading training and certification program … more...

  Filed under: Facilities Management

0 replies | 1604 views | Posted on: 02/27/2019 | Last updated: 03/06/2019

Appraisal Institute's FREE Guide to Valuing Green Buildings and Homes

by Aditya

Did you know that the Appraisal Institute published and offers a Commercial Green and Energy Efficient Addendum? This document provides a unique framework for assisting appraisers to value commercial asset and the value of it… more...

  Filed under: Appraisers

0 replies | 285 views | Posted on: 12/14/2018 | Last updated: 01/09/2019

Clean Energy Meets the Electric Utility Industry, March 23, 8:30am - 4pm, MassCEC, Boston


by Yishan

Today's Utility Classroom will be coming to MassCEC's headquarters for a one-day workshop covering clean energy & the electric utility industry with instructor Scott Williams. If you are new to the industry or you communicate, do busine… more...

  Filed under: Electric Services

0 replies | 1796 views | Posted on: 02/06/2018 | Last updated: 02/06/2018

Solar Prices Drop as Project Numbers Continue to Grow

by Higgins_James Student

Over the past fiscal year, the U.S. solar industry has grown dramatically as we move into 2016. With over 135,000 installations emerging in the first half of 2015, we now see a new installation every 2 minutes. Since the implementation of t… more...

  Filed under: Solar

0 replies | 1880 views | Posted on: 06/13/2016 | Last updated: 10/08/2017

What are some ridiculous things that facilities managers shouldn't need to deal with in the year 2016?

by kevinkononenko Facilities Management Team at CrowdComfort

After working on a corporate campus, I was shocked at how many things in the realm of building performance are STILL done with pen and paper or a long email chain. It strikes me that there should be quite a few things that are automated by … more...

  Filed under: Facilities Management

2 replies | 1173 views | Posted on: 06/10/2016 | Last updated: 02/13/2017

An Introduction to Community Solar

by Higgins_James Student

If you are looking to ‘Go Solar’ there are many great options available, but one option worth looking into is Community Solar. The term Community Solar refers to a community based solar project that is owned by residents, or people that… more...

  Filed under: Solar

0 replies | 2862 views | Posted on: 06/15/2016 | Last updated: 07/23/2016

How Sustainable is the Current Growth in Solar?

by NathanKashdan Student

A new article from by energy columnist David Roberts explains that the current boom in rooftop solar technologies is currently being threatened. Policies like net-meterin… more...

  Filed under: Solar

1 replies | 592 views | Posted on: 07/28/2015 | Last updated: 06/17/2016

Cleaning companies embrace environmental, health and wellness compliance

by Jason L. LEED AP O+M

Did you know there are sustainability related certifications for cleaning companies who adopt standardized products, tools and science-based processes? Although a prerequisite for LEED criteria under IEQ 3.0, many are not aware of the bene… more...

0 replies | 596 views | Posted on: 09/24/2015 | Last updated: 09/24/2015

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