Building Performance Standard Open House & Climate Action for Everyone

The City of Boston is continuing to take action to mitigate and adapt to climate change to work towards a thriving, equitable, resilient, and healthy Boston for years to come. We’d like you to join us to learn more about climate change and our work towards Carbon Neutrality by 2050.

Building Performance Standard Open House

At the first open house in July, we introduced you to a new building carbon policy we’re developing: Boston’s building emissions performance standard. We shared some background on why we’re developing this new policy, defined what a performance standard is, laid out the process to develop it, and heard your questions, concerns, and ideas. You can access the recording, meeting slides, and breakout notes on our project page.

Join us at our second remote open house on Monday, September 28 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. We’re going to answer some of the questions asked by attendees during the July meeting. This includes updates from the Technical and Resident Advisory Groups, and breakout discussions on specific areas of interest identified, including:

  • How to decarbonize a building
  • Designing for equity
  • Financing retrofits

The performance standard was identified as a high-priority policy in the 2019 Climate Action Plan Update. This policy will reduce building emissions from existing large buildings – the fossil fuels burned to produce the energy used to heat, cool, and provide electricity to buildings. Retrofitting our buildings can improve energy efficiency, lower energy costs, enhance the health of our residents, and protect our climate.

Register now for the remote open house, and we look forward to seeing you on Monday, September 28 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Climate Action for Everyone Series

The Boston Public Library is hosting a seven-week learning circle, Climate Action for Everyone Series, that seeks to help participants understand, address and respond to climate change as individuals and in partnership with their communities and political leaders. This is a seven-week series will include local experts to cover the topics of food, energy, transportation, built environment, and action plans. Learn more and register here.

We hope that you are staying safe and healthy. Remember you can keep up with the latest COVID-19 information here.