Monday, March 17, 2008

Governor Calls on Industry to Produce Zero Net Energy Buildings

Speaking before the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association’s (NESEA) “Building Energy 08” conference at Seaport World trade Center in Boston, Governor Deval Patrick of Massachusetts announced that he has asked Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Ian Bowles to form a task force of industry professionals that would advise the state on raising “green building” standards in a way that would lead public and private construction toward a goal of Zero Net Energy buildings – commercial and residential structures that meet most of their energy needs by efficiency and on-site renewable energy – by 2030.

It's great to hear about a governor (and many others) pushing the architectural profession to do more. Frankly, it's nice to be part of a profession that can be seen to make a difference. I'm happy to rise to the occasion! Is this going beyond LEED? You bet. It's where we need to be. Thanks Governor Patrick for raising the bar.

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