Boston University’s Center for Computing & Data Sciences Receives LEED Platinum

The 345,000-square-foot collaborative research and teaching center is the University’s first LEED Platinum building and Boston’s largest fossil fuel-free building. June 20, 2023 – Boston University’s Center for Computing & Data Sciences, Boston’s largest fossil fuel-free building to date, received LEED© Platinum, the highest rating from the U.S. Green Building Council. “Receiving LEED Platinum for […]

Mayor Wu Signs Fossil Fuel Divestment Ordinance

December 1, 2021 – Boston’s Mayor Michelle Wu signed an ordinance requiring the City of Boston’s divestment of fossil fuels by 2025. The ordinance also requires divestment from tobacco and private prison industries, signaling Boston’s commitment to a socially inclusive Green New Deal. According to the City of Boston’s website, “The ordinance prohibits the use […]

City of Boston Takes Step Toward Net-Zero Carbon Emissions

The Boston City Council passed an updated Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance (BERDO), which was signed into law on October 5, 2021. Referred to as “BERDO 2.0,” the update “sets emissions targets and reporting requirements for buildings greater than or equal to 20,000 square feet, establishes the Emissions Review Board with community representation to […]