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You’re Invited to WMGC Green Night

Western Mass Green Consortium hosts a monthly Green Night at Platform Sports Bar in Northampton. Green Night is usually the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 5-7pm. Join us in the Blue Goose Meeting Room of Platform Sports Bar to grab a drink, chat with others, and learn more about what is happening in the Valley around sustainability.

  • 5:00 pm Meet in the Blue Goose Meeting Room to grab a drink, order food and chat with others.
  • 5:30 pm Share news, events and any announcements.
  • 6:00 pm The featured presentation begins with Q&A following.
  • 7:00 pm Everyone is invited to move into the bar area to continue conversations, networking, and food and drink.

NOTE: Third Wednesday This Month Only!

Green Night | February 21, 2018 | 5-7pm

Living Building Challenge: Influencing the Future of Building

 Platform Sports Bar
125A Pleasant St, Northampton, MA 01060

Join us at Platform Sports Bar to learn more about the fundamentals of the Living Building Challenge and an introduction to the Living Building Challenge Materials Petal, which is intended to “help create a materials economy that is non-toxic, ecologically restorative, transparent, and socially equitable”.

Healthy Building Materials Specialist, Irene Winkelbauer, will describe what it means to have full ingredient disclosure in building materials and how this effort aims to eliminate hazardous ingredients from the built environment. The founder of Coldham & Hartman Architects, Bruce Coldham, will share insights from the local Living Building Challenge project at Smith College, describing challenges and lessons learned while striving to achieve the Living Building Challenge standard in the Pioneer Valley.

February Green Night Presenters

Irene Winkelbauer has been involved as a founding member and board member of WMGC since 2011. She has a Masters Certificate in Sustainable Design from the Boston Architectural College and is presently working as a Healthy Building Materials Specialist for Integrated Eco Strategy.

Bruce Coldham, the founding Principal of C&H Architects, retired in 2015 with over 35 years of experience in the practice of architecture in the US and Australia. He remains active within the profession and is pursuing his love of travel and drawing. Throughout his career, his dedication to ecologically sustainable design and cohousing were well known. Bruce has considerable experience as a designer and manager of both large and small scale, public and private sector architectural projects. He has experience in environmental design research, having developed a particular expertise in energy-efficient / bio-climatic design, and ecologically benign construction and land-use practices.


February Green Night Sponsor

Valley Solar designs and installs PV systems for homes and businesses. The solar division of Valley Home Improvement, whose 25-year record of superior work and customer satisfaction, is preserved with a consistent 5-Star rating. A dedicated team, with holistic systems approach and proud member of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association’s BuildingEnergy Bottoms Lines Program.

Click here for more information about Valley Solar LLC

Upcoming Green Night Schedule | 2018

February 21 – Living Building Challenge: Influencing the Future of Building
March 14 – Approaches to Affordable, Reproducible, High Performance Homes
April 11 – Green Jobs Expo
May 9 – TBD

Green Night is always 5-7pm at Platform Sports Bar in Northampton. The Platform Sports Bar is located in the historic Union Station in Northampton, MA at 125A Pleasant Street. The bar offers a full menu and an extensive list of drinks. Parking adjacent to the bar is free. Join us in the Blue Goose Meeting Room to grab a drink, chat with others, and learn more about what is happening in the Valley around sustainability.

Other Upcoming Green Events 


 Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering
Feb 26,  Northampton