2017 Host Committee: USGBC Massachusetts

The USGBC Massachusetts Chapter is incredibly excited to be hosting Greenbuild 2017! Their efforts and endeavors represent why Boston is the best choice for the biggest green building international conference and expo. From being part of the #1 state for LEED Buildings, and the #5 City for LEED overall, Boston is at the forefront of innovation in sustainability with thousands of practitioners across the state embracing net-zero trends.

Their vision statement

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.”

The USGBC MA is a membership-based community advocating for green buildings at the state and local level. They provide green building education, networking, advocacy work, and leadership opportunities for the sustainable building practitioner community and beyond. Students, young professionals, owners, engineers, architects, and many others are a part of their growing and driven community.

How to engage before November

The USGBC MA is going All In through November and beyond. To them, Greenbuild isn’t just a few days of the year, but the Year of Greenbuild.

You can follow their “Road to Greenbuild” series events, which includes large-scale events such as the recent Green Building Showcase and September’s Healthy Materials Summit, to monthly Greenbuild-themed networking nights.

To read more about events and news at the local-level, such as what their subcommittees are doing, read their Greenbuild blog and stay up-to-date.

Here are local-level ways that you can get involved:

  • Greening Greenbuild - Let’s make sure that Greenbuild walks the talk of being green.
  • Student Volunteers - Are you a currentstudent or young professional under 25 years old? By volunteering for just eight hours at Greenbuild, you get a free 3-day conference pass.

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The Greenbuild 2017 Host Committee is led by Judith Nitsch of Nitsch Engineering, and Bryan Koop of Boston Properties.

USGBC MA extends its thanks to the 2017 Honorary Host Committee:

  • Chair: Marty Walsh - Mayor of the City of Boston
  • Mike Dukakis - Former Governor of the State of Massachusetts
  • Reverend Mariama White-Hammond- Minister for Ecological
    Justice at Bethel-AME Church
  • Mindy Lubber - President of Ceres
  • Kyle Corkum - CEO and Managing Partner of LStar Ventures and
    the Union Point project
  • Jack Robinson - Chairman of Trillium Asset Management
  • Jim Tierney - Managing Director of JLL
  • Rob DeMartini - CEO of New Balance
  • Tom Ashbrook - Host of NPR's On Point
  • Kathy Abbott - President and CEO of Boston Harbor Now
  • Carol Gladstone - Commissioner at DCAMM
  • Matt Beaton - Secretary of Environmental Affairs