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    Better Buildings Workshop, February 23, 1-3 pm, Hitchcock Center for the Environment, Amherst, MA

  • 23 February 2019
  • Start time : 01:00 PM
  • End time : 03:00 PM
  • Event Host : Hitchcock Center for the Environment, MA Climate Action Now, and Mothers Out Front
  • Event Location : Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street, Amherst, MA, 01002, United States
Hitchcock Center's Green Screen Facade
Event Description

Buildings are responsible for a huge slice of our climate pollution, but we have the solutions. Join us from 1-3:00 pm on February 23rd for the chance to learn how you can help make buildings better for everyone. This event will include a discussion with a panel of experts on how to improve building codes, a breakout session to connect with other advocates in your community, and the option to tour the Hitchcock Center — a thriving net zero building right on Hampshire College’s campus. Whether you are an experienced codes advocate, or just curious about how to make buildings more efficient, more equitable, and safer for our communities, we hope that you will join MCAN, Mothers Out Front, and Climate Action Now for our Better Buildings Workshop.

Panel includes: 

Senator Jo Comerford
Jo knows how government works. She has first-hand experience in cracking open complex budgets, helping to broker and implement public policy, and leading strategic and game-changing initiatives in strong partnership with lawmakers at the national, state, and local levels.

Quinton Zondervan, City Councillor in Cambridge, MA
Quinton Zondervan is a tech entrepreneur, non-profit leader and community activist currently serving his first term on the Cambridge City Council. An environmentalist since his undergraduate days, Quinton is passionate about protecting our natural environment and increasing our sustainability through systemic transformation. His main priorities on the Council are affordable housing, sustainable transportation and taking action on climate change.

Darren Port, Buildings & Community Solutions Manager at Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships
Darren is charged with developing and implementing policy strategies for the advancement of the Northeast regions adoption of, and compliance with, progressive building energy codes. Additionally, Darren advocates for policies to rate and disclose building energy performance. Prior to joining NEEP, Darren was the Green Building Administrator and Green Code Specialist for the State of New Jersey.  Nationally, he serves as an appointed member on several code and standards making committees including, the International Green Construction Code (IGCC) and ASHRAE 189.1.

with MA Climate Action Network, Mothers Out Front, and Climate Action Now
Saturday, February 23, 1-3pm
Registration requested.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Hitchcock Center for the Environment, MA Climate Action Now, and Mothers Out Front
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Senator Jo Comerford
      Jo knows how government works. She has first-hand experience in cracking open complex budgets, helping to broker and implement public policy, and leading strategic and game-changing initiatives in strong partnership with lawmakers at the national, state, and local levels.

      Quinton Zondervan, City Councillor in Cambridge, MA
      Quinton Zondervan is a tech entrepreneur, non-profit leader and community activist currently serving his first term on the Cambridge City Council. An environmentalist since his undergraduate days, Quinton is passionate about protecting our natural environment and increasing our sustainability through systemic transformation. His main priorities on the Council are affordable housing, sustainable transportation and taking action on climate change.

      Darren Port, Buildings & Community Solutions Manager at Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships
      Darren is charged with developing and implementing policy strategies for the advancement of the Northeast regions adoption of, and compliance with, progressive building energy codes. Additionally, Darren advocates for policies to rate and disclose building energy performance. Prior to joining NEEP, Darren was the Green Building Administrator and Green Code Specialist for the State of New Jersey. Nationally, he serves as an appointed member on several code and standards making committees including, the International Green Construction Code (IGCC) and ASHRAE 189.1.
  • Logistics / Parking
    • Parking onsite
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Panel Discussion

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