Housing & Climate Forum June 8, 2023

Thursday, June 8, 2023 (5:30 PM - 8:30 PM) (EDT)


Join the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Central Massachusetts for an educational evening and chance to connect with fellow builders and remodelers. 

The event speakers are Craig Foley of Sustainable RE and Derek Briggs of MASS Save who will address the upcoming Energy Code changes and what builders and remodelers will have to consider to ensure their jobs remain profitable while meeting expected new code requirements.

With the Net Zero Energy Code changes it's important for Builders and Remodelers to know what to expect, how best to adapt, and things to consider to ensure jobs remain profitable. There is increasing data showing that real estate values are adjusting to recognize the better value of high performance homes. The industry has some catching up to do so that real estate agents, appraisers, builders and remodelers, and home owners understand the "Green and Energy Efficient Addendum" process to achieve better bank loan terms. Our speakers will talk through the process. 

5:30 Arrive, have a beverage, and get comfortable
6:30 Buffet Dinner
7:15 Presentation featuring Craig Foley and Derek Briggs:

  • Energy Code impact on Builders and Remodelers:
    • High performance building and remodeling
    • Energy retrofits
    • Impact on home values
  • Mass Saves Programs
  • Q & A - Interactive engagement encouraged!

8:00 Close

About Our Presenters

Craig Foley is the founder of Sustainable Real Estate Consulting Services, a LEED Green Associate and chief sustainability officer for LAER Realty Partners. Craig’s combination of real estate and energy management skills give him a unique perspective about sustainable energy solutions and subject matter expertise on greening the MLS and high-performance home valuation and marketing. As a real estate broker, he has sold several high-performance projects in and around Greater Boston. He is the team leader of REthink39 Group. REthink39 is devoted to lowering the 39% of U.S. energy consumption attributed to the built environment and believes they can be part of a solution with every transaction closed.

Derek Briggs is and Energy Efficiency Specialist for ICF. As such he works in the important and rewarding fields of energy efficiency and renewable energy and helps industries save money and energy at the same time. Derek promotes and supports the MASS Saves program that helps home owners save on their utility bills by providing an in depth home energy assessment and guiding them through available rebates and incentives to upgrade their home. Working with homeowners, builders, and remodelers to design and implement high performance improvements is a main objective.

Interested in sponsoring this event?
Sponsoring is a great way to gain company recognition and support HBRACM programming. There are three Sponsorship Levels Available:

Bronze @ $250 (includes 1 ticket)
Blue Sponsorship @ $500 (includes 2 tickets)
Gold Sponsorship @ $1000 (includes 4 tickets). Gold sponsors have the opportunity to deliver a 2-minute drill - a favorite!

For more information, download our Sponsorship Opportunities flyer or contact Chul Kim at ckim@bragb.org or 781-890-2434.


$45 HBRACM Members
$60 Non-members

College of the Holy Cross - Hogan Center
1 College Street
Worcester, MA 01610 United States
Event Contact
Scott Palmer
(781) 890-2439
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Thursday, June 8, 2023 (5:30 PM - 8:30 PM) (EDT)

5:30 to 6:30 Networking Reception

6:30 to 7:15 Dinner

7:15 to 8:15 Welcome and Presentations

8:30 Wrap

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