City of Boston’s Climate Action Plan Update: Buildings

City of Boston’s Climate Action Plan Update: Buildings

Tuesday, April 30th, 12-1.30 PM

A Better City, 33 Broad Street, 3rd Floor, Boston

 

The Carbon Free Boston Summary Report, released at the end of January 2019, kicked off the City of Boston's Climate Action Plan update that will be completed by the summer.

It identified the key sources of GHG emissions in 2016:

It also identified three mutually reinforcing strategies to be pursued together:

Advisory groups have been developed to come up with a list of strategies to reduce GHG emissions and meet the City's Carbon Neutrality goal by 2050 for each sector. And now it’s time to hear from you!

Please join us for a brief overview of the Carbon Free Boston report findings followed by a “roll up your sleeves” discussion about strategies to reduce GHG emissions within the buildings sector, with a specific focus on commercial buildings.

Alison Brizius, Director of Climate and Environmental Planning, City of Boston’s Environment Department, is leading the City’s Climate Action Plan update.  She will provide an overview of the Buildings Advisory Group’s strategies and lead the discussion to gather your important input.

Lunch will be provided.

Building Operator Certification

Buildings Operator Certification
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, 600 Atlantic Ave, Boston

A Better City has partnered with Eversource and National Grid MA to offer A Better City member facilities staff an 8 day training and certification in energy efficiency.  Known as Building Operator Certification (BOC) Level 1 this professional credential in energy efficiency has helped thousands of BOC-trained engineers and technicians reduce their annual utility costs by instituting energy conservation practices they learned through the training. The training has reached capacity - thank you for your enthusiastic response!

Class Schedule

BOC 1001-A / Energy Efficient Operation of Building HVAC Systems - 3/26/19 | Boston Room, 4th Floor

BOC 1001-B / Energy Efficient Operation of Building HVAC Systems - 3/27/19 | Boston Room, 4th Floor

BOC 1002 / Measuring and Benchmarking Energy Performance - 4/10/19 | Concord Room, 4th Floor

BOC 1003 / Efficient Lighting Fundamentals - 4/24/19 | Concord Room, 4th Floor

BOC 1004 / HVAC Controls Fundamentals - 5/8/19 | AV4 Room, 3rd Floor

BOC 1005 / Indoor Environmental Quality - 5/22/19 | AV4 Room, 3rd Floor

BOC 1006 / Common Opportunities for Low-Cost Operational Improvement - 6/5/19 | AV4 Room, 3rd Floor

BOC 1008 / Operation and Maintenance Practices for Sustainable Buildings - 6/19/19 | AV4 Room, 3rd Floor

 

Due to demand, another training may be offered in the fall, 2019. If you would like further information about this training please contact ytorrie@abettercity.org