USGBC MA Advocacy Roundtable - Mon, December 5, 5:30 – 7 pm EST

  • 05 Dec 2016
USGBC MA Advocacy Roundtable -  Mon, December 5, 5:30 – 7 pm EST
Event Description

USGBC MA Green Building Advocacy Roundtable
Free/All are Welcome

Mon, December 5
5:30 – 7 pm EST

50 Milk Street
17th Floor " Hercules" Room
Boston, MA 02210

Legislation and policy drives our industry, but who drives changes in legislation and law?

Join the USGBC MA Advocacy committee as they interpret, suggest updates to, and advocate for advances in laws and policy related to green buildings. All are welcome to join in this high level discussion.

As a reminder, we are looking for Issue Captains to take the lead on some of the major topics we would like to address this year, including Net Zero Action Planning, Carbon Pricing and Climate Adaptation Management Planning.

We are still tracking our 2016 priorities:

PACE Clean Energy Financing - we were victorious in attaining PACE for Massachusetts in 2016! Now: how can we bring this new tool to bear on green building projects throughout the Commonwealth?

Net Zero Energy building code - how can we shift the conversation on codes? How can we support municipalities who are leading - like Cambridge with their Net Zero Action Plan?

Net Metering Improvements - we were able to engineer reform of net metering in 2016, but we know it was a temporary fix. How do we position our advocacy efforts to ensure we see progress in early 2017?

Also, we are tracking other initiatives including:
-Building Energy Benchmarking (BERDO & BEUDO)
-The MA "Stretch Code" for energy efficiency
-The greening of the MLS and the residential market transformation
-Energy efficiency education

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