The Building Emissions Reduction and Disclosure Ordinance (BERDO) Review Board ensures the equitable implementation of the BERDO (Boston City Code, Ordinances, Section 7-2.2). Through its work, the BERDO Review Board seeks to enhance the public health and welfare of Boston residents by reducing greenhouse gasses from large existing buildings.
BERDO is one of the leading municipal Building Performance Standards across the country. The Ordinance requires non-residential buildings greater than 20,000 square feet and residential buildings with 15 or more units to report their energy usage to the City and meet declining emissions standards, with the ultimate goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. A unique aspect of the Ordinance is the BERDO Review Board. The Review Board works to ensure environmental justice communities benefit from resulting decarbonization efforts; and to ensure the Review Board reflects Boston communities, two-thirds of the nine-member board must be nominated by a Boston-based community organization. The Review Board will review applications from Building owners, decide how to grant money from the Equitable Emissions Investment Fund, recommend updates to BERDO regulations and policies, and more.
The BERDO Review Board Assistant is part of the Carbon Neutrality team within the Environment Department and will work with the Review Board, applicants, residents, businesses, and institutions to provide administrative, investigative, and technical assistance, and other services that support building decarbonization policies and programs of the Environment Department. This role will report to the BERDO Review Board Manager.
Boston Residency Required
Hours Per week: 35