Greenbuild Boston Legacy Project

The USGBC Massachusetts Chapter is pleased to announce that we are currently planning our 2017 Greenbuild Boston Legacy Project! Similar to what Los Angeles did for Greenbuild 2016, and what Washington D.C. did in 2015, Boston is planning to make sure that the city - and the world has a whole - never forgets the impact that can be made by the green building community. Below, you will find information on the chosen project, which will remain a staple of Greenbuild history forever.

Legacy Project Greenbuild Boston 2017

On November 8, 2017, USGBC Massachusetts Chapter and the City of Boston will host the 2017 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. Our parent organization, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) organizes this annual event, which will bring over 30,000 sustainability leaders and advocates to our region.

Click here to read this information as a pdf. 

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.

Past conferences have sponsored projects that have continued to serve their communities long after the attendees from Greenbuild have departed. These projects include a space to create and problem solve utilizing S.T.E.A.M. curricula while reusing discarded safe manufacturing materials in Los Angeles, an interactive playground in Philadelphia, and a new urban food studio in Washington, D.C.

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.

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