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Jun 15, 2020

Calling All Net Zero Retrofits

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The Boston Society for Architecture (BSA), in partnership with the Boston Green Ribbon Commission (GRC), is creating a portfolio of case studies on existing buildings that have significantly reduced their greenhouse gas emissions.

According to the Carbon Free Boston 2050 Report, 85 percent of projected building square footage in Boston in 2050 already exists today. In order to achieve carbon neutrality, nearly all of the existing buildings in the city will need to undergo deep energy retrofits that are designed and implemented with a “whole building” approach.

The BSA and GRC are compiling a portfolio for the City of Boston and the building industry to reference for best practices as we work toward a Carbon Free Boston. To help develop this robust portfolio of case studies, we are inviting our members to submit buildings that have successfully reduced their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 50 percent or more through a combination of energy efficiency retrofits, thermal electrification, and renewable energy generation/procurement. We seek a variety of building typologies identified in the Carbon Free Boston 2050 report. Case studies should come from the Greater Boston area or places with similar climate considerations.

Questions or comments? Please contact Jennifer Effron, [email protected]

Submit Net Zero Retrofit Case Studies

We invite our members to submit buildings that have successfully reduced their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 50 percent or more through a combination of energy efficiency retrofits, thermal electrification, and renewable energy generation/procurement.

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The received case studies will:

  1. Help inform the City of Boston’s development of a Building Emissions Performance Standard for existing buildings; and
  2. Share best practices with Boston building owners and the Architecture Engineering and Construction Industry.

The deadline for submitting case studies is July 31, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST.

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