Boston Releases Zero Emission Buildings Handbook
Earlier this week, Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) released the first-ever guidebook for Zero Emissions Buildings (ZEBs). The guidebook is a major part of the city’s focus on green building initiatives and Mayor Martin Walsh’s ambitious plans to make Boston carbon neutral by 2050. The guide is also meant to establish a zero-carbon design standard for affordable housing.
The agency is soliciting feedback from residential builders through June 1, 2020.
As the Boston Real Estate Times reports, other public agencies were consulted on the guidebook, including the Boston Planning and Development Agency and Boston Environment Department, as well as experts from throughout the building sector—including architectural, engineering and construction firms. Some notable names include: Placetailor, Elton Hampton Architects, Thornton Tomasetti, and Bensonwood Homes.
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