Advocacy Committee

Our Advocacy Interest Group is led by our volunteers:

  • Emma Corbalan of MIT (Chair)
  • John DiModica of Sustainable Real Estate Solutions, Inc. (Co-chair)
  • David Bliss of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (Clerk) 
  • Kate Bubriski of Arrowstreet (Net Zero Energy Buildings Issue Captain)
  • Sam Milton of Sam Milton Consulting (Climate Adaptation and Management Issue Captain) 
  • Craig Foley of RE/MAX Leading Edge (Member at Large)
  • Jim Jones of Skanska USA Building Inc. (Member at Large)

USGBC MA is a champion for green buildings and sustainability in our communities.

We convene stakeholders to promote green building (and sustainable community) friendly legislation, initiatives, and local regulations.

Current priorities on the state-wide front include the following issues:

At the National level, we participate with the USGBC on a variety of campaigns. This includes defending LEED as a system for enhancing the value of institutional buildings, supporting the evolution of the LEED rating system, and engaging with industry stakeholders to facilitate our vision of green buildings for everyone within a generation.

You can read more about these at the USGBC national website.

Our efforts are spread out among our many committees, including our Residential Green Building Committee and our Green Schools Committee.