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Building Enclosure: BERDO & Setting Zero Carbon Emissions Standards in Boston

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    Free and open to the public.

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    1.5 LU HSW AIA credits available

We will be discussing the work the City of Boston is engaged in to update its existing benchmarking ordinance to a building’s emissions performance standard. We will also attempt to demonstrate how such a standard will assist Boston in reaching its carbon neutrality goals, and what such a standard means for building energy efficiency and thermal enclosure retrofits.

Presenter Benjamin Silverman, CPHC, LEED AP BD+C, Climate and Buildings Program Manager with the City of Boston Environment Department, has a M.S. in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management from The New School and has previously worked for the cities of Oakland and New York in their sustainability offices. He administers the Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance (BERDO) which requires all larger buildings in Boston to annually disclose their energy and water data. He also sits on the Interagency Green Building Committee that oversees Boston's green building zoning requirements.