John Dalzell | U.S. Green Building Council
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John Dalzell

  • AP-BDC Certified
  • AP-ND Certified
  • AP-Homes Certified
  • LEED Fellow

At the BRA, Boston’s planning and economic development agency, Mr. Dalzell leads Green Building and Sustainable Development initiatives including public and internal sustainable development and green building policy development such as the January 2007 enactment of Boston’s Green Building Zoning regulations which made Boston the first major city to require private developers to build green to LEED standards. Mr. Dalzell represents the BRA on the City’s Inter-Agency Green Building Committee, organizes staff green building trainings, and provides sustainability and green building guidance to internal project planning and review teams. Additionally, Mr. Dalzell focuses City resources on sustainable development through community based area and district planning initiatives and programs in Boston’s neighborhoods. In May, Mr. Dalzell launched the Mayor’s E+ Green Building Demonstration Program to test the feasibility of urban environmental, energy, and equity positive (E+) residential prototypes in Boston neighborhoods. The program will result in the redevelopment of three infill sites and construction of ten new high performance deep green residential homes that annually generate more energy than they use. Mr. Dalzell is a member of the US Green Building Council Board of Directors where he provides perspectives on urban design, city and community development to the national Board. He served as a nationally elected member of the USGBC’s LEED for Neighborhood Development Core Committee, is the co-chair of the USGBC Location & Planning Technical Advisory Group (LP TAG), and a Founding Board Member of the USGBC Massachusetts Chapter. He is a frequent speaker and has presented on sustainability, neighborhood development planning, district revitalization, green buildings and municipal policy at numerous national and local forums.