USGBC MA Host Chapter Role

Host Chapter Role

The Greenbuild team at USGBC (national) is responsible for overall conference planning and management, including running the process by which sessions are chosen, soliciting sponsors, managing registration, and conference greening. They will organize the speakers and plenary sessions and work with the convention center staff to ensure a smooth experience for all attendees.

Education session proposals are due January 13th, 2017. Read here for more guidance on the priority topics.

Our local Chapter will facilitate a Host Committee to handle a few of the ancillary activities which will ensure Greenbuild reaches its potential. The official duties for us as the Host Chapter include:

  • Forming a working Host Committee, which includes seven subcommittees
  • Recruiting and working with official Local Partner Organizations (20-30) on conference promotion
  • Producing 35+ half- and full-day regional green building tours
  • Identifying and coordinating a Greenbuild Legacy Project – a permanent gift of service to the city that targets low-income populations, is community supported and has an educational component
  • Working with local hotels and businesses on greening their operations and promoting their offerings
  • Recruiting and coordinating 700 – 800 student volunteers
  • Forming an Honorary Host Committee, typically led by the Mayor

Outside of these official capacities, hosting Greenbuild is an opportunity for us to show-off Boston and our region as a global model of a sustainable and culturally vibrant community. Visitors should come away from the conference recognizing the Boston area as progressive and forward-thinking in terms of its greening efforts.

Meet The Host Committee

Host Committee – The Host Committee is led by Judy Nitsch of Nitsch Engineering and Bryan Koop of Boston Properties.

The Co-Chairs are the primary leaders of our Greenbuild efforts.  The Host Committee Chairs help to plot our overall vision and work with subcommittees to set and ensure they are meeting their goals and timelines. This Committee will also be populated by the Co-Chairs of each subcommittee, the USGBC MA Executive Director, and a board liaison.