The USGBC MA Chapter’s 2014 LEED Project Showcase was a great success. More than 150 people representing all aspects of the green building industry including designers, engineers, contractors, owners, and policy makers came out for the event in celebration of the past year’s achievements in green building. It was an amazing night to share our collective talents and wisdom as we continue to make Massachusetts the #1 most energy efficient state in the country.*
Celebrating its 10th anniversary as the first LEED Platinum building in the state, The Genzyme Center couldn’t have been a more appropriate setting for the evening’s festivities. The Cambridge building continues to endure as an exemplary model in green design. The more than 50 projects displayed at the showcase demonstrate the immense innovation happening today, and I’m very excited to see what new technologies and ideas the Massachusetts green building community will create in the next decade and beyond.
Thank you to all of the chapter members and event sponsors for making the Massachusetts chapter the fastest growing chapter in the country. The chapter needs all of your support to fulfil its mission of creating more green buildings and neighborhoods for a healthy and sustainable future. I encourage you all to join the chapter and get involved.
Thank you to my fellow Events Committee members who did a great job putting this event together – Grey Lee (USGBC MA), Steve Muzzy (USGBC MA), Alana Spencer (Vanderweil), Tiffany King (Commodore Builders), John Picard (NEREJ), and Phoebe Beierle (Boston Public Schools).
I look forward to seeing you at the next Project Showcase!
*As rated by ACEEE’s 2013 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard