Let’s Get Real: How the City of Boston Will Mandate Zero Carbon Buildings for New Development

Jurisdictions throughout the NESEA region and beyond are actively pursuing the decarbonization of new and existing buildings. Through legislation, executive action, and performance goals in the building code, the Northeast is leading the building industry toward zero carbon and zero energy buildings. In this session, particular focus will be on building a retrofit economy through technology deployment, zero energy policy development, energy benchmarking, performance reporting, and carbon reduction mandates. This session will provide insight into NGO, governmental, and utility zero energy roadmaps, targets, and time frames.

Session Chair(s): 

Event Time: 

Friday, August 14, 2020 - 9:15am to 10:45am

Experience Level: 

2 (some prior experience/knowledge helpful)

CEU Information: 

AIA 1.5 LU

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the latest market trends and policies related to scaling new zero energy buildings and retrofit of existing buildings throughout the NESEA region and nationally
  • Take steps, according to your role, to develop the zero energy and building retrofit economy being created by public and private policy objectives
  • Advocate for unlocking both government and private investment for zero energy buildings and existing building retrofit
  • Discover existing and forthcoming resources to assist states and communities to move toward zero energy and the retrofit of existing buildings

Session ID: 

BOS20-120