Architects Voice Strong Support for Climate Bill & Opt-In Net Zero Stretch Code
The BSA strongly supports the Climate Bill. In partnership with AIA MA, a letter was recently sent to Governor Baker. As we wait for Governor Baker to respond we must also be ready to advocate for the Climate Bill and especially the net zero code provisions. If this goes back to the legislators or gets vetoed, AIA MA and its local chapters will be looking to membership to share their support by reaching out to their state legislators.
Share Your Net Zero Case Studies to Make the Case for the Climate Bill
We know net zero buildings make economical sense and we need your experience to help us make the case to Governor Baker. The BSA is working with Built Environment Plus (BE+) to create a database of net zero projects that currently exist. Please share your projects by February 3, 2021 to be included.
BSA urges the Governor to sign the Climate Bill
The BSA strongly urges Governor Baker to sign An Act Creating a Next Generation Roadmap for Massachusetts Climate Policy (Bill S. 2995). As representatives of 750 businesses in the Commonwealth, the BSA supports the climate bill, including interim emissions reduction targets, accelerated renewable energy production, environmental justice standards, natural gas utility safety, increased funding for the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, and many other important provisions.
Installation update: The Floating Wetland has Launched
The BSA is proud to share that after years of development, the Floating Wetland has been deployed in the Charles River. The project explores an ecological intervention to reduce harmful algal blooms in the Charles, which threaten the river’s health and limit the feasibility of swimming.