They're Making Me Do What? BERDO 2.0 from the Building Owner Perspective

Building performance standards are no longer a theory. Programs that have been in development for years are now being implemented and building owners are being asked to improve the performance of their buildings. To make the task easier and ensure equitable outcomes, administrators are putting together tools and resources. Explore these resources, equity measures, and the building owner journey through the lens of Boston’s building performance standard: BERDO 2.0. This session will outline how Boston is helping its residents, including tools/resources and the Equitable Emissions Fund. A Boston building owner will share their experience learning and complying with the BPS.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2024 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Room / Location:
Harbor 2

CEU Information: 

BOC: 1 credit hour
BPI: 1 credit hour
MA CSL: 1 credit hour (Business Practice)
NAHB: 1 credit hour
NARI: 1 credit hour
PHI: Credit offered for full conference attendance
Phius: Credit offered for each full conference day
RESNET: Credit offered for each full conference day

Learning Objectives:

  • Outline what is required to comply with new building performance standards.
  • Take the building owner's perspective into account when developing program resources.
  • Identify tools and resources available to building owners to support equitable decarbonization.
  • Summarize the policy mechanisms behind BERDO 2.0 and consider applicability to other communities across the region.

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