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E+ Symposium on Greening Boston

Mar 01, 2012

This week the Boston Redevelopment Authority and the Department of Neighborhood Development held a symposium to further Mayor Menino’s E+ Green Building program.  Three featured speakers were asked to discuss and explore best practices in green building, sustainable communities, and place making in the built environment. Katie Swenson, Vice President of Design at Enterprise Community Partnerships, Chris Reed, Founding Principal at StoSS Landscape Urbanism, and Phillip Thompson, Associate Professor of Urban Politics at MIT spoke. Mayor Menino’s E+ Green Building program was launched in 2010 to introduce a new generation of ultra‐efficient, deep green residential proto-types to Boston’s neighborhoods. The program challenges leading architects, builders, and developers to work together to design and construct high performance, green, urban homes that return energy back to the grid.  In September 2011 three development teams were selected to construct Boston’s first energy positive homes on three city owned parcels. On Saturday, March 10 charettes will begin regarding two new city parcels on Terrace Street in Mission Hill and Marsella Street in Highland Park that will be put out to RFP for E+ developments.  Details here.  

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