Legacy Project

In 2003, Greenbuild sponsored the construction of a straw-bale playhouse in conjunction with a local nonprofit in Pittsburgh focused on education and community.  Since that time, Greenbuild has sponsored similar “legacy projects” in each of its host cities.

The Legacy Project is meant to complement USGBC's mission “to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life,” and serve as a means of service, education and thanks to the local community that hosts the Greenbuild conference

The theme for the Boston conference is "ALL IN” to encompass the breadth and diversity of the sustainability and green building movement drawing on Boston’s status as the place where it all began. Along these same lines, USGBC and USGBC MA seek to leave Greater Boston with a lasting gift. This year, The USGBC Massachusetts Chapter accepted proposals demonstrating how they would possibly contribute to the USGBC Massachusetts Chapter's vision, which is:

We envision a thriving and diverse community, creating a built environment of net positive systems of water and energy, of financial and social equity, and of ecological and human health.

Visit the Legacy Project page for announcements on the 2017 Project winner.