Triple Decker Design Challenge Proposal Deadline
MassCEC’s Triple Decker Design Challenge is soliciting proposals from design/build firms, architects, and other qualified applicants to identify replicable and scalable all-electric triple-decker energy retrofit approaches. The program seeks to set a new and scalable standard for transitioning these iconic New England dwellings into high-performing, low-carbon buildings.
MassCEC will be awarding 9 winning submissions, ranging from $15,000 to $25,000, with a $10,000 People's Choice Award. Student teams are invited to compete for a winning prize of $5,000. The deadline to submit is Friday, November 6. Learn more...
UMass Amherst Launches Offshore Wind Professional Certificate
Starting in Fall 2020, the University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Environmental Conservation, in association with the Clean Energy Extension, is offering a professional certificate in offshore wind to professionals and graduate students seeking to up-skill and broaden their knowledge to address the needs of the offshore wind industry.
This certificate covers the broad range of disciplines involved in this industry, including technology and engineering, development and finance, supply chain management, marketing, environmental impact, business logistics, law, and policy. 9 credits of coursework are completed through online courses. Learn more...
Recap of NESEA's Hempcrete 101 Webinar
Thank you to Maeve Arthur, a policy intern at the Environmental and Energy Study Institute, for participating in our June pre-conference webinar, Hempcrete 101: Back to the Future for Natural, Carbon-Beneficial Buildings, and wrote an article on the issues that were highlighted.
"Look around you: how much of your surrounding environment was built using concrete? For many of us, the answer is most of it. Concrete is the most widely used construction material in the world. It is also a long-standing source of environmental degradation and human health complications. Around the world, more than 4 billion tons of concrete are produced each year, accounting for nearly 8 percent of global CO2 emissions." Read the full article here.
In case you missed the webinar, you can view the recording here. If you want to take a deeper dive into this topic, don't miss Hempcrete 201: Take It to the Next Level with a Natural, Carbon-Beneficial Material, which will run as an accredited conference session at BuildingEnergy Boston next Friday, August 14 at 8am. Register here.
Connecticut Green Bank Launches New "Green Liberty Bond"
As part of the continued celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Connecticut Green Bank is launching a new program to increase and accelerate the flow of capital into markets that energize the green economy and extend the reach of its benefits to all of society - the Green Liberty Bond. To confront climate change and provide all of society a healthier and more prosperous future, we need to enable and empower everyone to support our transition to a zero carbon economy.
With a goal of achieving another order of magnitude of investment in Connecticut’s green economy, we will need massive amounts of capital – from business, government, and families. Everyone needs to be involved to confront climate change and the Green Liberty Bond is one way to unite in support of our clean energy future! Read more...