Hello Summer! And Hello Green Building Advocates!

Thank you for being a part of our movement. Above is the gathering convened by Dr. Atyia Martin, Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Boston earlier this week. Are you tuning in to social and racial justice in the built environment and how it connects with resilience work?

Take a look at our calendar for awesome educational and networking opportunities. And it's all on the "Road to Greenbuild!"

See you soon,
Events in July
WELL Intro + Discussion
Tues, 7/19:  8:30am - 10:30am
50 Milk Street
Interested in learning about WELL, the new building rating system?
Everyone is welcome to jump in and learn with us.
Click here  to learn more and to register.

An Update on BREEAM in the USA!
Wed, 7/20:  8:30am - 10:00am
50 Milk Street

Come join us for a discussion of the newly launched BREEAM USA green building standard and learn how it can help transform the Boston marketplace.

  Click here  to learn more and to register!

Building Tour + Networking Night
Thurs, 7/21: 5:30 pm - 8:00pm
75 State Street, Boston
During this joint building tour/networking night, you'll be able to experience great learning opportunities and be able to meet up with members of the project team! 

 Click here  to learn more and to register.

Sun, 7/24:  3:00pm - 4:30pm
Jamaica Plain

Come join us for an intimate tour of this very special facility. The Old Oak Dojo is the first living building in Boston and we will gather the Collaborative for a summer meeting to connect and celebrate this special achievement.

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LEED Green Associate Exam Prep
Wed, 7/27:  8:30am - 5pm
50 Milk Street

This comprehensive course will prepare attendees for the Green Associate and other specialty exams. The day-long curriculum will get you psyched for the exam!

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WELL Accredited Professional Exam Prep
Thurs, 7/28:  8:30am - 5pm
50 Milk Street
Join us for an in-depth course to prepare for the WELL AP exam. We will cover the ideology, structure, and certification process. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks throughout the day, and a hard-copy material for attendees.
Click here  to learn more and to register.
Coming soon!
Living Building Challenge Tour: Hampshire College and Hitchcock Center
Fri, 8/12: 2p m - 5pm
893 West St, Amherst MA 01002

Check out these two awesome living building projects in Amherst at Hampshire College. This is a great way to see commercial-scale successes with the LBC system. Wright Builders will be leading the tour and sharing their experience. 

We will be proceeding to Holyoke for a mini-adventure finding green buildings in that historic city following the tour at Hampshire. Join us!

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Save the Date: Green Building Showcase 2016 
Thurs, 9/22: 5:30pm - 8:00pm
888 Boylston Street, Boston
Join us at the 2016 Green Building Showcase, the Chapter's premier fall event to showcase and celebrate exceptional green buildings conceived, designed, built & operated by our community of practitioners over the past year. Thank you to Boston Properties for being our venue sponsor.

Click here to learn more and to register!

 Save the Date: Greenbuild 2016
Wed, 10/5  - Fri, 10/7
LA Convention Center

Greenbuild, the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, will be held in Los Angeles this year!  Let us know if you are going - we have rented a great big old house three blocks from the convention center - you could join the party!

Click here to learn more!

Speech Privacy & Sound Masking in Modern Architecture
Wed, 7/20: 4:30pm - 6:00pm
50 Milk Street

Come out to maintain your credentials easily:  Click here to learn more and sign up!

From the Executive Director

Using our basis in the built environment for comprehensive sustainability:

What is that? Resilience? How do these things fit together?

I am part of the City of Boston's Resilience Collaborative, working for Dr. Atyia Martin to assess the state of resilience for the community and to explore how to improve community resilience. Not just armoring the seaport or improving drainage systems, but looking at people. How to help people, families, neighborhoods and communities be more resilient. How to prepare for shocks to the system.

In a major way, a lot of Boston and certainly surrounding communities are already at risk, in precarious economic situations. The crisis of 2008 is still echoing and many families are indeed "under water" in regards to their homes and other assets. 

The City is working on a resilience plan for these aspects, and connecting the Imagine Boston 2030 planning process to Climate Ready Boston and the City's housing plan. What can our community of practitioners do to support greater resilience in our communities? Not just hardscape, but people-to-people? How does social structure interact with infrastructure? I hope you will stay with us and explore this. There is work to be done!

Thank you, Champions of Sustainability: your commitment to our fundamental interests in sustainability and a just future are what power this movement. 

And there is much on the horizon: the  Road to Greenbuild beckons. Are you going to
LA in October? Let me know. Are you interested in supporting  Greenbuild in Boston in 2017 ? Let me know.

Definitely save  9/22/16 for our  Green Building Showcase at 888 Boylston St, in Boston . Also we have our  Healthy Materials Summit in late October and in later November, the  ABX show. We have a lot of great educational sessions there. It will be great to see at one of these events!

Thank you for helping us to drive sustainable and regenerative design, construction and operation of buildings and communities in Massachusetts - and beyond!

Grey Lee, Executive Director

Big Thank You to our Sponsors!