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Financing Net Zero

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    Free and open to the public

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    Professional Development



The Massachusetts Climate Action Network (MCAN) and the Boston Society for Architecture (BSA) are hosting a four-part series that informs, inspires, and connects clean energy advocates with design professionals and affordable housing advocates to center affordable housing and housing stability in the the climate movement.

In the third panel, we will explore how government, designers and developers work together to make net zero work for a variety of building types, including affordable housing and commercial buildings. Join us for a Lunch and Learn discussion on April 13 from 12:00-1:00 PM to hear about innovative approaches to and new tools for net zero buildings.

With Gov. Baker signing the climate bill into law, learning more about financing strategies for making buildings operate to net zero standards is essential. Please join us!


Brenda Pike, Climate Advisor for the City of Boston’s Environment Department will discuss how they are using state and city funds to help make it possible for property owners to make energy upgrades. Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) for commercial buildings is a new mechanism to finance energy improvements on existing commercial and industrial properties in Massachusetts. And the new Boston tax-exempt lease program (TELP) is enabling non-profits to install energy saving measures with no up-front costs.

Travis Anderson, the Director of Innovative Design at PlaceTailor will talk about his on-the-ground experience with designing and building affordable and sustainable housing. He was the lead consultant for Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development as they developed net zero standards for affordable housing and built the City’s first multi-family passive house project. Travis will share how he puts all the pieces together to make it work

MCAN & BSA Webinar Series

The Massachusetts Climate Action Network (MCAN) and the Boston Society for Architecture (BSA) are hosting a four-part series that will inform, inspire, and connect industry professionals and advocates around the importance of affordable housing, housing stability, and housing justice as part of the climate solution.


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