Hostelling International Boston named Boston Business Journal’s 2013 Best of Boston Real Estate Finalist

April 25, 2013
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Hostelling International Boston was named one of Boston Business Journal’s 2013 Best of Boston Real Estate finalists, under the “Rehab/ Renovation” Category. Winners will be announced at the Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 23.

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The AIA 2013 Convention: Leadership is a Choice

April 24, 2013
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I usually write about the AIA 2030 Commitment. My focus has been architecture and climate change. And since last Monday was Earth Day, I had a rich supply of emails and RSS feeds to fuel the ever-present need for new blog material.

The best thing I saw last Monday was this 10-minute video of Dr. Amory Lovins (Hon. AIA) giving the keynote at “RMI25: Celebrating Solutions”, the Rocky Mountain Institute’s 25th Anniversary Gala.

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The AIA 2030 Commitment: Don’t Back Down, Boston!

April 12, 2013
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The Boston City Council will soon vote on a proposed building energy use reporting and disclosure zoning ordinance. If we really want to reduce our city’s energy use and associated greenhouse gas emissions, we Bostonians need the City Council to approve this “benchmarking” ordinance.

Under the 20-year leadership of Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Boston has made great progress in adopting policies designed to protect our City from the effects of climate change by reducing greenhouse … [Read More]

Hostelling International Boston wins USGBC Massachusetts Chapter’s 2013 Innovation in Green Design Award

April 10, 2013
Hostelling International,  Bergmeyer arch.

Hostelling International Boston was presented the USGBC Massachusetts Chapter’s Innovation in Green Design Award (Innovative Building or System Category) on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. The award recognizes buildings that break new ground, can be used as a model for others, and have a positive impact on the environment, social equity and economic prosperity.

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