Clean Energy Events

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Mar 23
NECEC's Emerging Trends Series: Cybersecurity & the 21st Century Electricity System

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM - Boston, MA

NECEC’s Emerging Trends Series are networking and educational events that discuss hot topics, growing markets and emerging trends in the clean energy industry. This event will discuss cybersecurity as an evolving threat to energy security, reliability and the shift to a 21st century electricity system. How can energy innovation help address this threat, how can clean energy businesses manage the risk of a cyber attack to the grid, and how does public policy play a role in the effort to enhance the cybersecurity of a 21st century grid?

Mar 23
Let’s Get Local: Attracting Capital to Local Energy Projects

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Boston, MA

Local energy empowers communities to work together to make effective investments, leveraging the support and incentives offered by utilities and the state and federal governments. Join Climate Action Business Associates (CABA) for a panel discussion on moving capital to local energy projects and building up value in the local economy. Speakers include Charlie Lord - Renew Energy Partners, Principal, Isaac Baker - Resonant Energy, Co-President & Founder, Richard Andre - Vineyard Power Cooperative, President, and Kevin Dutt - Boston Impact Initiative, Managing Director.

Mar 23
Green Drinks

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Worcester

Green Drinks is a networking event for those who are looking to make an impact in their community and the world at large. If you want to meet others with others who are similarly inspired, come down to WCTI and share ideas and energy. This month there will be live music, a chance to practice your elevator pitch for an idea or for your own skills, and of course ping pong and corn-hole.  So, if you are starting something, or looking to lend a hand to others who are trying to change the world – this is the place to be. This is a free event.

Mar 27
NEGPA Geothermal Seminar

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Boston, MA

Join the New England Geothermal Professional Association (NEGPA) for their bi-monthly Geothermal Seminars – non-members are welcome to attend as well! Topics for discussion in this seminar will include: Seasonal thermal energy storage for sustainable heating & cooling Managing the capital costs of large geothermal systems Presenters include Mark A. Worthington, Underground Energy, LLC and Anthony M. Callendrello, COO NEO Geothermal. 

Mar 27
MassChallenge Applications Open House - Final Deadline

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Boston, MA

MassChallenge, a startup-friendly accelerator, connects entrepreneurs with the resources they need to launch & succeed immediately. MassChallenge is looking for the 128 highest-impact startups from any industry for its 2017 program. This is your opportunity to explore everything MassChallenge has to offer entrepreneurs in a low-pressure, high-value atmosphere. Use our code to reduce your application fee: 2017MassCEC50

Mar 28
MassChallenge Applications

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Apply to MassChallenge -- a startup-friendly accelerator. Since 2010, 1,211 MassChallenge alumni have raised over $1.8 billion in funding, generated over $700 million in revenue, and created over 60,000 direct and indirect jobs. They accept applications for early stage startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world. If your startup has raised less than $500K in equity-based funding, generated less than $1M in revenue in the last 12 months, and are set to make a big impact in your industry or on the world, you’re their kind of entrepreneur.

Mar 28
MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge: Launch Smart Clinic with Beantown Beacons and Eumotus

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM - Cambridge

At the Launch Smart Clinic, early stage startups present their full investor presentation (not just the elevator pitch) and get feedback from both expert panelists and the audience. This is a very interactive evening, so be prepared to put your Angel/VC hat on and help these companies tighten their growth and fundraising plans!

Mar 29
USGBC: Leadership Development with Barbra Batshalom - Leading Organizational Change from Within

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM - Boston, MA

Join the leadership of change! Join Barbra Batshalom and the other warriors of sustainability. Re-arm your charge with Barbra's trade secrets and wisdom from her career of leadership in the sector. Despite lots of noise, integrative design is still a myth in most firms. Part of the blind-spot is that we keep looking at design process in the context of the project only, and not the organization – it’s culture, structure, systems, and tools. What are the firm’s expectations? How effective is accountability? Does the commitment to sustainability manifest in all aspects of the firm?

Mar 29
Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2): Why Clean Energy Will Win: Technologies That Could Change the World

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Boston, MA

Despite a tough policy landscape at the federal level, clean energy is clearly going to fuel the next wave of the global economy.  This panel discussion features CEOs of three companies whose technology could lead this transition: Jed Swan, CEO of 7AC Technologies; Ben Polito, President & CEO of Pika Energy; and Tom Pincince, President and CEO of Digital Lumens. For more information, click here.

Mar 30
USGBC: Greenbuild 2017 Networking Night

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Boston, MA

Greenbuild is getting everyone excited. Students, architects, construction workers, sustainability managers, operators, anyone with a stake in green buildings from around the world will be coming to Boston this November.  On March 30th meet other USGBC MA Chapter members, share excitement for Greenbuild, network with like-minded individuals, and most important, have fun and celebrate all things green building!

Mar 30
Greentown Labs: Beyond The Battery: The Software Side of Energy Storage

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Somerville, MA

As energy storage becomes a critical element of the modern grid, the software behind it will ensure it can operate, integrate and manage complex electricity demands on ever complex systems. Join Greentown Labs for an evening of exploration on this subject focused on how some of the largest players in energy storage innovation are thinking about software and integrating it into their businesses.   Panelists:

Mar 31
Babson Energy & Environment Conference: Zero Waste Challenge

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Wellesley, MA

Babson is hosting the 11th Energy & Environment Conference. This year’s theme is Babson Challenge: Zero Waste. Thought leader panelists will discuss the opportunity and challenges associated with attaining a zero waste existence to promote sustainable living. Their goal is to engage and empower students by connecting with sustainable companies and industries in Massachusetts and beyond.

Apr 02
Fraunhofer SunRISE TechBridge Challenge II

Sunday, April 02, 2017 - 11:30 PM

The SunRISE TechBridge Challenge II to Realize Innovation in Solar Energy is seeking innovative solutions that will reduce the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) for photovoltaic (PV) systems. Awards for successful applications are third-party validation with Fraunhofer CSE and/or acceleration with Greentown Labs and/or partnership, funding from DSM. The deadline for applications has been extended to April 2, 2017. For more information, click here.

Apr 04
MAPC & MassCEC: Clean Heating and Cooling Workshop for Municipalities

Tuesday, April 04, 2017 - 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM - Boston, MA

Please join the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) at the upcoming Clean Heating and Cooling Workshop for Municipalities. The half-day workshop will feature a range of clean heating and cooling technologies suitable for municipal facilities (air-source heat pumps, ground-source heat pumps, solar hot water, and biomass heating), and provide an overview of successful project applications, incentive programs, market trends, and opportunities for residential and commercial adoption.

Apr 05
Microsoft: Prepare to Accelerate Your Business

Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Boston, MA

This complimentary event is a networking, education and best practice sharing experience designed for small and medium sized business owners. Keynote speaker Bill Taylor, co-founder and founding editor of Fast Company, will discuss new ways to compete, innovate and succeed from his bestselling book: Simply Brilliant: How Great Organizations Do Ordinary Things in Extraordinary Ways. Accelerate Your Business has a line-up of speakers, interactive networking experiences and a showcase of the latest technology to achieve your full business potential.

Apr 06
Climate Change as a Consequence of Human Presence: A Dialogue between Anthropology and Biblical Studies

Thursday, April 06, 2017 - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM - Chestnut Hill, MA

Human induced climate change is the most serious problem confronting the ecology of our planet.  Was this an inevitable consequence of the appearance of humans in the ecosystem?  How should we think about how we got to this terrifying state, and how can we think hopefully about the future?  Anthropologists who study the emergence of homo sapiens present an account of our origins that engages in intriguing ways with the Israelite reflections on human origins in Genesis 1-11.

Apr 06
7th Annual NEWIEE Awards Gala

Thursday, April 06, 2017 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Boston, MA

The NEWIEE Awards recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of women leaders in the fields of energy and environment who have achieved professional excellence within their areas of specialty and have actively paved the way to success for other women in similar or related professional areas. For more information, click here.

Apr 10
AEE New England: Certified Energy Manager Training

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 8:00 AM to Friday, April 14, 2017 - 5:00 PM - Canton, MA

The CEM course is an intensive four and a half day seminar designed as a preparatory vehicle for the CEM examination. This course offers a thorough review of the basics of efficiency improvement as it relates to electrical, utility, building and combustion systems. It is the ideal refresher course for energy managers who want to “brush up on the basics” as well as for those seeking an additional method of preparation for the examination. For more information, click here.

Apr 11
USGBC: City of Boston: Energy Star Portfolio Manager Training

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM - Boston, MA

In 2017, BERDO requires the following portfolios to report their annual energy and water usage for January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016: Nonresidential buildings that are 35,000 square feet or larger. Residential buildings that are 35,000 square feet or larger, or have 35 or more units. Any parcel with multiple buildings that sum to 100,000 square feet or 100 units. The Ordinance also requires these buildings to complete an energy assessment or an energy action every five years.

Apr 11
Leveraging Funding Opportunties

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM - Boston, MA

Join MassCEC for an opportunity to interact with startups and academic institutions about various available funding programs. Hear a panel of principal investigators and MassCEC grant awardees discuss the following topics: Fulfilling cost sharing requirements MassCEC funding programs Letters of support / consideration For more information, click here.

Apr 12
AEE Northeast Energy Marketplace Conference

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Norwood, MA

This year's conference will feature exhibitors from the region's leading energy service companies and workshops on the latest topics and solutions for energy in New England. Also enjoy a cocktail reception (with cash bar) and dinner. Save the date of April 12th and join them for this networking opportunity!  For more information, click here. 

Apr 12
Mass Innovation Nights 97

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Boston

Mass Innovation Nights 97 is Innovation Nights' 97th event in Boston, and they will be featuring 10 new startup products at their networking event in the Seaport District. This event will be themed "Robotics" and all participating startups will be in that vein. This event is during National Robotics Week, and is sponsored by MassTLC, MassRobotics and Amazon Robotics. This is a free event. For more information, click here.

Apr 13
LEED BD+C Exam Prep and LEED v4 Refresher

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Boston, MA

With this LEED AP Building Design and Construction training, you will learn the requirements and calculations required for the following LEED credits: Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy & Atmosphere, Materials & Resources, and Indoor Environmental Quality. The class will be led by Chapter staff and guest lecturer who will be able to field both theoretical and experiential background to any question you may have. This event has been postponed to 4/14.

Apr 19
UMass Environmental Colloquium

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Boston, MA

Join UMass Boston School for the Environment students and faculty for the 5th Annual Environmental Research Colloquium. Graduate and undergraduate students conducting research on a topic related to an environmental issue are invited to present their research, which can be local or global in nature, examining an environmental issue from a single or multiple perspectives. For more information, click here.

Apr 25
Northeast Biomass Heating Conference & Expo

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 8:00 AM to Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 4:00 PM - Burlington, VT

The Northeast Biomass Heating Conference & Expo is an event for networking across industry, organizations, and government, while also building a comprehensive knowledge base of biomass thermal heating and seeing the vision for the future of the biomass thermal industry. For more information, click here.

May 13
Water for People 5K

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Winthrop , MA

Water for People and the New England Water Environment Association invite you to their 5K fundraiser. Water for people is an orgranization that wants to see communities break free from the cycle of poverty and spend time growing, learning, and thriving, instead of walking for water and fighting off illness. ​It exists to promote the development of high-quality drinking water and sanitation services, accessible to all, and sustained by strong communities, businesses, and governments.