The Global Climate Strike is set to take place on Friday, September 20th, 2019 with the local demonstration occurring at Boston's City Hall Plaza at 11:30AM. Led by youth activists, the Climate Strike is an opportunity for adults and youth alike to stand up together in protest to climate change. The Green Engineer supports their cause and invites the public to participate in the strike. Join the global movement to end the climate crisis. For more information visit: https://strikewithus.org/boston/
Come hear the latest from LEED fellow and expert Chris Schaffner. Learn what you need to know to pass the LEED AP BD+C exam and more.
Already an AP, but struggling with version 4? Come to the workshop – we’ll discuss whats new, what you need to know, and what might be changing in 4.1.
Chris is an experienced teacher and a member of the original LEED faculty – since 2001 he has taught LEED to more than 10,000 professionals like you. Chris likes to run his courses a little differently, so this full day session will be dynamic and interactive, so be ready to dive in! Laptops only, no scuba gear required.
Price: $350, General Admission
The latest update to the LEED BD+C Rating system, version 4.1, was released this January. Version v4.1 promises to be “bigger, bolder and stronger”, raising the bar to more directly address carbon emissions and climate change. It also streamlines and simplifies many credits, resulting in a system that is easier to use, with bigger impacts.
This two-hour session will be led by Chris Schaffner, LEED Fellow and President of The Green Engineer, Inc. Chris is the current Chair of the LEED Steering Committee and has been deeply involved in the development on LEED version 4.1. He’ll review all the major changes in v4.1 BD+C , and will discuss how v4.1 language can be used on your current projects. He’ll also outline to future path for LEED development, and there will be ample time reserved for Q&A. Lunch will be provided.
CEUs will be available.
There is a Route 30 bus stop right outside of the LPA|A Office building, which comes from Union Station.
Validated parking is available across the street.
BuildingEnergy Boston Conference + Trade Show, the region's premier event on high-performance building, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. Hosted by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA), this year's event is Wednesday - Friday, March 7-9, 2018. Register at nesea.org/be18.
Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 is the last day to register online.
Greenbuild 2017 lands in Boston this year, taking place from November 8-10, 2017 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.
Don't miss The Green Engineer's three workshops at #GreenBuild2017 (see below).
Early Bird Registration closes on September 29th, 2017!
Pre-Conference (Full Day) Workshop
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 8:30AM - 5PM (*Requires separate registration.)
Friday, November 10, 2017 8 - 9AM
Thursday, November 9, 20175 - 6PM
The 2017 Green Building Showcase organized by the USGBC MA is set to take place on June 15th, 2017 at Northeastern University's Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Complex. Register to showcase your green buildings completed in New England in the past year and a half. Entries are due June 8th, 2017.
The 4th annual MED|Ed Facilities Conference for Healthcare & Educational Facilities Design & Construction will take place on April 4th & 5th, 2017 at the Seaport World Trade Center. The Green Engineer will be presenting the following workshops at MED|Ed.
- The Impact of MA Stretch Energy Code by Chris Schaffner
- Under Construction: Local LEED v4 Case Studies by Sarah Michelman
- In a v4 Materials Quandary? Solutions Through Collaboration by Carrie Havey
- Stretch Code Updates and How to Use Them as an Advantage by Neetu Siddarth
Registration is now open for the BuildingEnergy Boston Conference + Trade Show - the region's leading event for professionals and practitioners working to build a more sustainable world. Join The Green Engineer's Creating Successful Energy Models Workshop on Tuesday, March 7th, 2017!
BuildingEnergy Boston brings over 2,500 industry leaders and emerging professionals together for three days to learn from and share ideas with each other.
"BuildingEnergy Boston is a must attend event for high performance builders, practitioners, and policy makers. You’ll benefit from rigorous, engaging panels covering an array of topics coupled with some of the best networking and deal making opportunities in the northeast." -Galen Nelson, Interim Senior Director, Innovation and Industry Support, MassCEC
After undergoing extensive renovations, the Central Branch of the Boston Public Library at Copley Square will reopen to the public with a grand celebration on Saturday, July 9th, 2016. Following a ribbon cutting with Mayor Martin J. Walsh at 10:30 a.m, the grand reopening will celebrate the completion of the second and final phase of renovations to the 1972 Phillip Johnson addition to the historic Mckim, Mead and White building.
The Green Engineer provided Energy Modeling services for the renovation of the library. The objective of our work was to study the energy impacts of various design alternatives, and to quantify the expected energy savings to the existing building.
A Conversation with Paul Hawken
—Environmentalist, Author, and Advocate
Leading environmentalist, author and advocate Paul Hawken joins the AIA New England Committee on the Environment and others concerned for the sustainability of the built environment for a discussion and conversation on the theme of integration. How can designers, engineers, builders, developers, and owners to meet the imperatives of a sustainable built environment? And, how can you communicate and quantify the business value of these efforts?
June 1, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Price: $25 (nonmembers welcome; $40)
Where: BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Suite 200, Boston
The USGBC MA 2016 Building Tech Forum is coming up on April 21, 2016 at Greentown Labs. Innovation in the building sector is driving improvements in performance and enhancements to the user experience. Join colleagues in the real estate industry who are passionate about solving the problems of building performance.
Greentown Labs | 28 Dane Street, Somerville, MA 02143
April 21, 2016 | 5:30 - 8:30 PM
The BuildingEnergy Boston Conference + Trade Show is the Northeast's premier gathering for sustainable design, green building, and renewable energy professionals. Produced by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA), the annual event attracts more than 3,500 practitioners working together to advance the adoption of sustainable energy practices in the built environment. Attendees span all sectors of the green building and energy industries, ensuring that the people you meet and the knowledge you gain will expand your network and strengthen your business. Conference sessions are rigorous, relevant, and rooted in whole-systems thinking. The trade show hosts companies with cutting edge products and services. Greenwashing is left at the door. Sound good? Then don't miss this event! Click here for more information and to register.
Join us at the 2015 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. Over 75 projects will be on display. More than 250 leaders in our industry will be in attendance for this open bar reception and entertaining collection of green buildings.
Join the Emerging Professionals of the USGBC-MA chapter during the Charles River Watershed Association's annual Earth Day clean-up event at Franklin Park!
All volunteers are welcome to join. For more info, please visit the registration page on their website.
An event to be held by the USGBC Massachusetts chapter recognizing clean tech and building tech companies and leaders in Mass, with opportunities to discover, share, and converse on the topics of innovation in building design, construction, facility management and related realms.
For more info, visit the registration page on their website.
On Friday, November 14th, the Sustainable Design Leaders of New England are hosting a half-day summit in Kendall Square, in Cambridge, structured to tackle the important topic of healthy materials and encourage further transparency in Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs).
Chris Schaffner and Neetu Siddarth from The Green Engineer will be presenting this Fall at the ArchitectureBoston Expo in Boston, MA. In this session, they will use case study examples to examine how daylighting performance can be integrated with thermal performance to achieve an optimized and balanced building design.
Connect with the team from The Green Engineer in New Orleans this Fall! The annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is being held at Morial Convention Center, just south of the French Quarter. Click through for more details and registration dates.
The new East Boston Branch opened in November 2013. At 15,000 square feet in size, the East Boston Branch features an open floor plan with dedicated areas for children, teens, and adults. The creation of a dedicated space for teens is new for library service in East Boston as is the creation of an early literacy nook in the children's area, the first in the Boston Public Library system. Other features of the library include free building-wide wifi, 54 computers available for public use, a flexible multipurpose room, and a quiet reading room with materials dedicated to East Boston's history. The building was designed by William Rawn Associates Architects, Inc., as capital project of the City of Boston, managed by the Property and Construction Management Department. The project budget was $17.25 million. Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners supported the project with a grant of $7.25 million. The branch was designed for building and energy efficiency, and will achieve LEED certification from the United States Green Building Council.
Yanel de Angel and Jordan Zimmerman from Perkins + Will are coming to talk about their project at Bridgewater State College. They recently completed the Weygand Residence Hall at Bridgewater State University that has gone above and beyond typical LEED standards resulting in a zero net energy building (ZNEB), largely through the implementation of a uniquely clever passive design.
"The Earth Day Gala will build on past year's successes. This year we anticipate a crowd of 190 guests, with a formal dinner and brief presentations. You will be able to review the submittal boards of the award nominees. Media Partner the New England Real Estate Journal will be creating a program for the evening of all the entrants."
Click here for more info and to register!
Principal and Founder Chris Schaffner will be part of a panel at the ASCE - Structures Congress 2014 speaking about the "Design of Sustainable Thermal Breaks".
Wednesday 4/2 1PM - 5PM
ASCE - Structures Congress 2014
Hynes Convention Center, Boston
Panel - "Design of Sustainable Thermal Breaks"