Hello Green Building Springers!
Thank you for being a part of our movement. I hope to see you at some of our upcoming events. 
You can read my longer musings at the bottom of this email.
Take care,
Performing Resilience: GET IT DONE!
Tues, 6/14:  8:30am - 10:30am
50 Milk Street

 What are the practical things we can do as developers, designers, implementers, and users of buildings and building systems?

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WELL Accredited Professional Exam Prep
Thurs, 6/16:  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.
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LEED Green Associate Exam Prep
Wed, 6/15:  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 Intro + Discussion
Tues, 6/28:  8:30am - 10:30am
50 Milk Street
Interested in learning about WELL, the new building standard?
Everyone is welcome to jump into this new system! 
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Quarterly Gathering at TROY Boston
Tues, 6/14:  7pm - 8:30pm
Come swank out with us: regulars and newcomers will have a chance to learn about the many facets of our mission and our work. 

This eco-friendly apartment complex is awesome! Refreshments will be provided.
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NEBFM Expo 2016 (FREE!)
Wed, 6/29 - Thurs, 6/30
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

At the Northeast Buildings & Facilities Management (NEBFM) show, you can learn about high-performance techniques in  building operations.
Please indicate that you heard about this event from us! Select "Other" and type "USGBC MA" into the text box.

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 Intro to Living Building Challenge
Tues, 9/21: 8:30am - 10:30pm
50 Milk Street, Boston
If you are new to the standard or have a few unanswered questions come visit this session. We will be briefly covering projects in the Commonwealth and will have mediated discussion after the comprehensive presentation.

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Summer BBQ 
Thurs, 6/23: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Come join the USGBC MA Chapter for a Summer Networking Event! There will be crafts to be made, local foods to be eaten, and presentations on permaculture to be heard!

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 Save the Date: Green Building Showcase 2016
Thurs, 9/15: 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.

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Dual Green Home Tour
Sat, 6/4: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Concord and Newton
Join us for a tour of two LEED Platinum Homes.  Special thanks to  LDa Architects  for sponsoring and leading the tour, and to the Residential Green Building Committee for coordinating the event!
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 Design Charrette
Thurs, 6/30: 6pm - 7:30pm
Boston or Cambridge: TBD

Join us to brainstorm for our newest service project: the transformation of a Boston classroom from status quo to super green.

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Advocacy Round Table: Policy Overview
Thurs, 6/9: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
50 Milk Street
It has been an exciting spring at the State House. The Legislature has explored and improved the net metering situation (although more reform is needed!) and PACE finance is sitting on-deck with the energy omnibus bill. 

Come out this evening for an update on what we can do to ensure our priorities are met this session before the summer recess.
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Presinars and Survey
LEED Implementation for Contractors
Wed, 6/15: 4:30pm - 6:00pm
50 Milk Street

Come out to maintain your credentials easily:  Click here to learn more and to register!
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Thank you!

From the Executive Director

More Green Buildings!

That has been my "thing" and a lot of people agree. There are many that disagree, however: they want More Green COMMUNITIES and now we want  MORE LIVING BUILDINGS! and it could go on and on, ever ambitious for a better world.

I am going to hold on to the basic "green building" thing because people who get it get it - and know that green buildings are only amplified in their essential effects when linked as components of sustainably-planned communities, would only be better if they met the Living Building Challenge, and would only be really greener if more green people were activated to make them come to fruition.

Sometimes a simple message resonates, and the nuances are embraced further into the engagement. So far, the work of the USGBC has followed a successful path for transformation - LEED was (and is) a simplification for the building process, but it has gotten a lot of people to change their ways. And it has gotten more responsive and comprehensive over time. I imagine our sister systems will go through a similar evolution.

So thank you, green people - your commitment to our fundamental interests in sustainability and a just future are what power this movement. We are structured through this organization to become more effective at market transformation and regulatory advocacy. Let's continue to engage more and more of our colleagues and allies to support our agenda for More Green Buildings, and know that this will help us take a leadership position to then diversify and support the breadth of aspects of sustainability in the built environment.

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