Advanced Buildings Seminars


Massachusetts program Administrators offer Advanced Buildings™ seminars. These 4-hour sessions target design and engineering staff as well as building owners and/or property managers who serve as decision makers during the design/construction phase of a building. The workshops encourage sustainable building design in new facilities so customers can reap energy efficiency benefits long after buildings are completed.

Advanced Buildings is a suite of technical resources, trainings and information to improve the way buildings are designed, built and used. Using whole building patterns, design process tools, and education, it provides designers with the resources to incorporate integrated design strategies on their next project to reduce energy usage and improve indoor environmental quality. Advanced Buildings is compatible with both LEED™ and ENERGY STAR®. The program focuses on non-residential buildings ranging in size from 20,000 to 100,000 ft2. Building types include office, educational, retail, grocery, medical clinics, commercial and industrial storage and other building types by specific systems.

Attendance at one of these sessions is $199/person, and participants can earn 4.0 AIA Learning Units (HSW) or 0.35 CSU.

Required Steps

For information or to register for an Advanced Building Seminar, contact:

National Grid 1-800-322-3223
Unitil 1-888-301-7700
Cape Light Compact 1-800-797-6699
Columbia Gas of Massachusetts 1-800-232-0120
Berkshire Gas 1-800-944-3212
Liberty Utilities 1-800-632-5947
Eversource 1-844-887-1400


New construction of office, retail and elementary/high school facilities from 20,000 to 100,000 feet. The design and construction must comply with section 2 of Core Performance requirement of the Advanced Buildings guidelines. Other facility types may be considered on a custom basis.