Massachusetts has a vibrant green building industry, and I work to connect professionals across disciplines for the advancement of sustainable design in the built environment. The USGBC promotes the LEED building rating system, and I support all the LEED AP's in the state. The Chapter is the hub for green building professionals for education, advocacy and community. We help maintain credentials, foster networking and mentorship, and push for legislation and regulations that support sustainable design. The building industry is responsible for a significant environmental impact, and by greening the buildings, we can improve the environment and our society in general.