Healthy Building Summit
Where: Cambridge, MA
When: Tuesday, August 14, 7:30am–12pm
Cost: $50 for USGBC members, $65 for non-members
Healthy buildings foster healthier, happier, and more productive employees, making occupant health part of any business’s financial bottom line. Yet from building standards and healthy product declarations, the options for pursuing healthy buildings for your occupants can be overwhelming. USGBC MA wants to empower you to provide your building’s occupants with the best environment possible at their Healthy Building Summit.
Enjoy a hot breakfast while expert panelists guide you through provocative questions and information on healthy buildings. Lead by Nadav Malin of NESEA Business Member BuildingGreen, the panel will include Heather Henriksen of the Harvard Office for Sustainability, George Bandy of Mohawk, Monica Nakielski of Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Jeff Hyman of EMD Serono, Inc. Learn more and register here.
Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant Training (CPHD/C)
Where: Philadelphia, PA & New York, NY
When: September 10-14 & September 17-21 respectively
Join NAPHN in collaboration with Passive House Institute (PHI) and the Passive House Academy (PHA) for a thorough grounding in the critical aspects of Passive House design and construction. The training is 5 days of in-class instruction with additional e-learning modules that can be completed at one’s own pace and is for all building professionals: architects, MEP and structural engineers, builders and construction managers. Upon successfully passing the exam, participants will receive the internationally recognized accreditation as Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant from PHI.
This course is accredited by the AIA for 35 LUs. Learn more about the Philadelphia training here and about the NYC training here.
Construction Business Basics: Building a Triple Bottom Line Business
Where: Newton, MA
When: September 20
What does it mean to run a sustainable business? Is your company making a profit? Are your employees and clients happy? Do you have a good work/life balance? Is your business doing its part to fight climate change? Are you active in your community? This workshop, taught by NESEA Member and BuildingEnergy Bottom Lines Facilitator Kate Stephenson, will cover what it means to have a triple bottom line business, touching on how our businesses can address the 3Ps of People, Profit and Planet. Learn more and register here.
Point to Point
Where: Windsor, VT
When: Saturday, August 11
The Point to Point, powered by NESEA Business Member VSECU, is a cycling and running event that was created in 2002 to raise funds and awareness for the Vermont Foodbank’s mission to end the growing problem of hunger in Vermont. Online registration closes August 8. Learn more and register here.
Waste Diversion Efforts at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel
Through its program RecyclingWorks, NESEA Business Member Center for EcoTechnology assisted the Westin Boston Waterfront (the new location of NESEA's BuildingEnergy Boston Conference + Trade Show) in implementing a successful food donation program to divert surplus prepared food. Learn more by watching this short video or viewing the written case study.
Green Building Leadership Institute
USGBC MA is proud to announce the launch of the Green Building Leadership Institute (GBLI) and its inaugural program, the Emerging Professionals Certificate Program (EPCP). This program is for emerging professionals and students looking to advance their sustainable building knowledge, leadership skills, community engagement and professional brand to the next level. The application process is open until August 15th for the September 2018 class. Learn more and apply here.