Greenbuild Boston Legacy Project Committee

Legacy Project Committee

We are looking for potential Legacy Projects, click here to read more. 

Objective: To identify and execute a Legacy Project as a means of service, education and thanks to the local community for hosting Greenbuild; to fundraise additional dollars for the project beyond seed money provided by USGBC.

Co-Chairs: Paul Gusmini of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and Kristin Fristch of Elkus Manfredi Associates

The theme for the Boston conference is "ALL IN” to encompass the breadth and diversity of the sustainability and green building movement drawing on Boston’s status as the place where it all began. Along these same lines, USGBC and USGBC MA seek to leave Greater Boston with a lasting gift. The “Legacy Project” will provide a significant contribution to greening the local area, while striving to meet some, if not all, of the following criteria

  • Serves as a permanent gift of ongoing service to the Host city
  • Serves people of varied socio-economic backgrounds
  • Is Greenbuild oriented (i.e., showcases sustainable and green practices and benefits)
  • Is community supported
  • Has an educational aspect. 

With your participation, we can continue the Greenbuild Legacy Project tradition in the Boston metro area. To that end, the 2017 Greenbuild Host Committee is

  • Inviting proposals for the Greenbuild 2017 Legacy Project for the Greater Boston area
  • Providing a minimum of $10,000 as seed funding with the potential for additional contributions, including labor/services, materials, and/or additional fundraising to support the execution of the selected project
  • Seeking proposals that demonstrate how they will contribute to USGBC Massachusetts Chapter’s vision which is:
    • We envision a thriving and diverse community, creating a built environment of net positive systems of water and energy, of financial and social equity, and of ecological and human health. 

Important Dates

Issuance of RFP: 1/27
Deadline for submission of questions to USGBC MA: 2/17, 5:00pm EST
Responses to questions: 2/21
Proposal submission due date: 3/6, 5:00pm EST
Finalists selected by Legacy Project Committee: 3/13
Final presentation/judging to Boston Greenbuild Host Committee: 3/21
Selected Legacy Project announced: 3/23