Greenbuild 2017 Tours

Welcome to the Greenbuild 2017 Tours Committee webpage! We are excited to have a series of wonderful tours in and around the City of Boston during Greenbuild 2017.

Hosted by the USGBC Massachusetts Chapter, Greenbuild 2017 will take place on November 8-10, featuring inspiring speakers, industry showcases, specialty workshops, and invaluable networking opportunities. This year, Greenbuild is co-located with ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX) and is expected to bring in nearly 25,000 sustainability professionals to New England. This year’s theme is ALL IN and encompasses the breadth of the sustainability and green building movement as we invite people from all walks of life, all over the globe, to learn and elevate green building principles to the next level. For more information about Greenbuild 2017, and other working committees, read here.

Calling for tour proposals!

Is your building or site a shining example of sustainability and innovation in New England? Then we welcome you to share this accomplishment with the broader community by applying to be a featured stop on one of the Greenbuild 2017 tours! The deadline to submit a proposal is March 31, 2017.

Volunteering with the Tour Committee:

Calling for volunteers! This is a unique opportunity for local building professionals and students to get behind-the-scenes of this global celebration of green building and make it an even more memorable event than the past ones. Committee work offers opportunities to grow personally and professionally; to network with the region’s sustainability leaders; and to better the local green economy.

We are looking for creative, innovative, and energetic volunteers to join the Committee! Interested candidates can email tours@usgbcma.org with a detailing of availability, interest, professional background, skills, and attributes.

Some examples of volunteer tasks we are looking for:

  • Tour proposal reviewers
  • Tour managers
  • Tour Ambassadors

About the Green Building Tours Committee:

The Committee’s objective is to provide Greenbuild 2017 attendees with innovative and educational tours, by identifying and selecting green building tour sites and circuits, planning the logistics of tour operation, and executing the Green Building Tour Program on-site in coordination with USGBC (national). Our responsibilities include:

  • Develop the tour program
  • Issue and manage a request for proposals (RFP) process
  • Choose site selections using both proposed venues and venues nominated by the Committee
  • Assess potential tour sites to assure validity of green features claims
  • Create green building tour circuits
  • Work with USGBC on promotional materials.
  • Adhere to USGBC’s Greenbuild tour guidelines