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Designing a Carbon Free Boston


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    $20 BSA members/$40 non-members

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The Green Ribbon Commission (GRC) released Carbon Free Boston in January 2019, setting forth an ambitious plan to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050. Because two-thirds of GHG emissions come from buildings, and because the majority of the 2050 building stock was built before 1950, the AEC professions have a large role to play in reaching this goal.

Join the BSA/AIA on Thursday, May 9 to hear more about the report and the role that building design plays in helping Boston reach its goals. We will also hear from the US Green Building Council—Massachusetts chapter on their recent report of the cost of building net zero throughout the state. The morning will then turn to best case practices in low energy buildings in urban settings.


Michael Walsh, Technical Lead, Carbon Free Boston and Research Assistant Professor, Boston University

Meredith Elbaum AIA, LEED AP, US Green Building Council -Massachusetts Chapter

Michelle Apigian AIA, LEED AP, AICP, CPHC, Senior Project Manager, Practice + Sustainability Leader, ICON Architecture

2 LU/HSW AIA credits are available.

This event is co-hosted by the Green Ribbon Commission (GRC)

Boston Green Ribbon Commission

Commodore Builders is a proud BSA Foundation Legacy Circle member at the Inspiring Vision level, supporting programs like Building Design and Carbon Free Boston

Commodore Builders