Boston Emerging Green Builders Summer Concert Series
On August 11th, Boston EGB is holding a fundraising event at the MILKY WAY LOUNGE in Jamaica Plain that will feature Abbie Barrett with special guests Lady Eagles. There will be a 50/50 raffle with multiple prizes. The cost to attend is $10 if you pre-pay or $15 at the door and the proceeds go to support the Boston Emerging Green Builders Natural Talent Design Competition (see below). Hope to see you there!
Where: 284 Amory Street (The Brewery Complex in Jamaica Plan). Stony Brook on the Orange Line is the closest T station.
Time: Event runs from 9-11 p.m.
Payment: Pay online here – $10 in advance, $15 at the door.
RSVP’s are encouraged – [email protected] with Milky Way Event in the subject, and your first and last name in the message.
Boston EGB – Natural Talent Design Competition 2009
The Natural Talent Design Competition (NTDC) is a National profile Program organized by USGBC and it’s local Emerging Green Builder Committees all across the country. The NTDC provides an applied learning experience in the principles of integrated design, sustainability, innovation, and social consciousness for students and young professionals throughout the Northeast. Teams and individuals will develop a plan for a local building that addresses the environmental, social, and economic challenges of our time. Participants will have access to professionals in the green building field and can take advantage of educational offerings around the LEED rating system, social equity, energy modeling, and more! Awards include cash prizes, registration to Greenbuild in Phoenix and opportunity to win National prizes.
The Emerging Green Builders are looking for sponsors who are interested in supporting the competition and gaining recognition both locally and nationally within the green building community. Become a committed sponsor today!
If you are interested in participating in the competition or have press or other questions please contact [email protected]. Archived Events
Second Annual Earth Day Celebration
On April 16th, 2009 the USGBC Massachusetts Affiliate hosted a gathering of the area’s leading green architects, academics, scientists and community leaders in its second annual celebration of Earth Day. The event took place in the foyer of Genzyme’s LEED Platinum building which was a beautiful and appropriate space to bring together people who share a common goal to learn, network and promote greener building practices and lifestyles.
The main celebration of the night was focused on the 2009 Innovation in Green Design Award. This year Sasaki Associates took home the trophy for the green building renovation of their own office building, the historic Chase Mills in Watertown, MA, a riverfront assemblage of buildings dating back to the 1850s.
In 2003, Sasaki initiated GreenLAB, an on-site trial of various green materials and methods, and in 2005 they began planning their green renovation guided by the LEED-Existing Building criteria.
The Innovation in Green Design Award jury commented that the project was especially commendable because it creates a ripple effect by influencing employee behavior which they can practice in their own homes. The Sasaki team also uses extensive metrics and evaluation to measure the success of their work, with a commitment to continual improvement. The LEEDGold certified project includes energy, water, and resource conservation measures.
The award jury recognized excellence in two other projects by awarding honorable mentions. Elton + Hampton Architects, for their Lawrence MA project titled “Our House for Design & Technology” and Energy Efficient Building Technologies for their highly efficient and unique sustainable affordable housing project.
Thank you to all of the sponsors who are able to support this event.
Platinum Level: Behnisch Architekten, Buro Happold
Gold Level: Cannon Design, National Grid
Silver Level: VHB, Citizen’s Bank, KEMA
Certified Level: SMMA, Sasaki Associates, Landscape Forms, Mark Richey Woodworking, Sebesta Blomberg
The Forum’s 2009 Evening with Members
Thank you to everyone who attended the Evening with Members event on February 26. It was a great success and attracted over 100 community members who joined together to celebrate the Forum’s’ 2009 program and hear from Winston Vaughn from Environment Massachusetts.
Thank you to everyone who helped make the event possible and a special thanks to our event sponsors:
Platinum Sponsor – Allegheny Contract Flooring, Inc.
The Cheviot Corporation
The New England Finish Systems
Ver-Tex Construction Specialties, Inc.
K&L Gates (event host)