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300 River Ridge Drive  Norwood  Massachusetts  02062  USA 

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Visitor's Guide: Boston

Boston

Cultural & Historic Center
  • Category: Attractions & Landmarks
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Description

Boston has a past that is reminiscent of America's glorious history. Being the largest city in the state of Massachusetts, it draws a major influence from its Irish-American residents. Though also comprising of other ethnic communities, it has nurtured a unique cuisine, culture, lifestyle and accent for itself. One of the oldest metros in the United States, Boston caters to all who seek a little fun in historic environs. Some of the interesting places to visit are the Boston Common, Bunker Hill Monument, Boston Children's Museum, Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, Isabella Gardner Museum, John F. Kennedy Library & Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Faneuil Hall and The Prudential Center.

    Events

  • Boston Restaurant Week >>
  • 2014-08-17
  • 2014-08-29
  • Foodies in Boston, Cambridge and beyond can throng to around 100 landmark restaurants all over Boston, for a couple of weeks of utter indulgence. Loosen your belts a notch, discard your diet and dive in to the special prix fixe lunches and dinners all over the city. A plethora of culinary choices await you at prices that will make you drool. Find out the list of participating restaurants and make your bookings in advance. A great way to make your tummy and wallet smile.

  • Citysolve Urban Race Boston 2014 >>
  • 2014-08-02
  • 2014-08-02
  • CitySolve is a unique urban adventure!

    Where brains beat brawn! Teams of 2-4 people solve clever clues and face fun challenges all while navigating the urban landscape via foot or on public transportation! It's a scavenger hunt, with all the thrills of the amazing race, mixed in with trivial pursuit, throw in a mini road race and add a dash of cat-and-mouse. And voila! You've got CitySolve Urban Race!

    Online registration ends at 2 pm on Friday, August 1st.  Tickets purchased in person are $60 on Friday at packet pick-up and $65 on Saturday.


    What is CitySolve Urban Race?

    Ever want to be on "The Amazing Race," but can't quit your day job? Here's your chance!

    CitySolve Urban Race returns to Boston on August 9th! Teams of 2-4 will solve clues and face fun challenges and navigate the magic city, all while posing for silly photos and making friends ... or weirding out strangers along the way.  Each registration makes a donation directly to local charity.

    The winning team gets $300, Second place gets $100, Third place gets $50!

    Start and Finish: TBA


    Saturday morning check in is from 10-11:00 AM. The Race starts at 11:30 AM Sharp!!!

    Packet Pick-up: TBA

    Friday 5-7PM

    Benefiting: TBA


    Sounds great, what should I bring?

    1. Digital camera or camera phone 
    2. Pen or pencil (we commend a pen)
    3. Comfortable clothes and sneakers
    4. Money (about $ 5-8/per person: this will cover any incidentals along the way e.g., water, light    snack; your team might have to buy something during the Adventure - nothing over $3)
    5. Water (bring it or buy it during the race)

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    You can win even if you don't finish first...

    CitySolve Urban Race will have 3 contests:

    1. Best Costume 
    2. Best Tweet (creative/funniest)
    3. Facebook RaffleSo wear your Sunday's best, or not! And get those creative juices flowing 'cause you might take home a $50 gift card to your favorite restaurant/retail store!----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------FOR MORE INFO: www.CitySolveUrbanRace.com
  • Cleanedison Bpi Building Analyst Training Ma - Boston Dec 22, 2014 >>
  • 2014-12-22
  • 2014-12-27
  • CleanEdison's BPI Building Analyst course aligns with the professional standards of excellence set forth by the Building Performance Institute (BPI). This BPI training will provide individuals with the knowledge, skills and certification needed to excel in the home energy performance industry.

    Why take this course:BPI Building Analyst certification is the nation's most widely recognized energy auditor certificationThis BPI Building Analyst course covers the fundamental knowledge recommended before taking advanced BPI Certifications that will allow your company to apply for BPI Accreditation. Most individuals take the BPI Building Analyst / Envelope Professional Combo to take advantage of BPI AccreditationThe classroom portion of the course can be taken either in person or onlineYou will gain energy auditing skills that can immediately be applied to the fieldThe home energy performance industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the nationWho Should Take This Course:

    There are no prerequisites. Our BPI Building Analyst training is ideal for:

    Home inspectorsGeneral contractorsHVAC techniciansInsulation professionalsHome buildersAnyone interested in a career in energy auditing.What You'll Learn:

    Our energy audit training incorporates BPI Training standards, which emphasize the 'house-as-a-system' approach to energy auditing. This model recognizes that all systems are interconnected, from gas and electric appliances to heating and cooling systems, to the building envelope, foundation, walls, roof, doors and windows.

    Course Objectives:

    Have an understanding of the various types systems within a home, their components and functions and how they inter-operateKnow the process of completing a BPI energy audit to Building Analyst Standards and be able to communicate this to CustomersBe able to conduct safety and performance tests to assess system condition, identify savings opportunities and prepare a "workscope" with meaningful, cost effective solutionsPass the BPI Building Analyst written and field exams

    Agenda:

    Day 1 Course Outline:

    Introductions & Paperwork

    Section 1: What is BPI?Section 2: Building Science BasicsSection 3: ExteriorAudit - (Building Shell)Section 4: ExteriorAudit - (Windows & Doors)Section 5: Exterior Audit - (Air Leakages)

    Day 2 Course Outline:

    Section 6: Insulation AuditSection 7: Lighting and Appliances AuditSection 8: Heating Systems AuditSection 9: Cooling Systems AuditSection 10: Water Heating System AuditSection 11: Health & SafetySection 12: Assessment Process - The AuditSection 13: Assessment Process - Overview 

    Day 3 Course Outline:

    AM - Field Training - Audit DemonstrationPM - Field Training - Candidate Audit Hands-On

    Day 4 Course Outline:

    8:00 - 10:00 Review for Written Test10:00 - 12:00 Online Test1:00 - 5:00 Field Test (2hr Slots)

    Day 5 (6 if necessary) Course Outline:

    9:00am - 5:00pm Field Test (2 hr Slots)What's Included:4-day course includes 18 hours of classroom instruction (live or online) and 10 hours of live field BPI trainingOnline materials for self-study before the courseCleanEdison BPI Building Analyst Essentials Textbook ($99 value)A copy of the BPI Technical StandardsLive review session with practice questionsAll scheduling and fees for both the written exam and field testCleanEdison Pass Guarantee: if you do not pass the certification exam on your first try, you may re-take the course at no additional costBPI Certification

    CleanEdison's BPI Building Analyst course prepares participants to earn the nationally recognized BPI Building Analyst certification. 

  • Cleanedison Bpi Envelope Professional Training Ma - Boston Oct 27, 2014 >>
  • 2014-10-27
  • 2014-11-01
  • CleanEdison's BPI Enveope Professional course aligns with the professional standards set forth by the Building Performance Institute (BPI). This advanced energy auditor training will provide individuals with the knowledge, skills and certification needed to excel in the home energy performance industry.

    Why Take This Course:This BPI Certification, in conjunction with the BPI Building Analyst certification, will make your company eligible to apply for BPI Accreditation. Accreditation allows your firm to take advantage of federal, state and local incentive programs that are available only to firms with accreditation.The classroom portion of the course can be taken either in person or onlineYou will gain energy auditing skills that can immediately be applied to the fieldThe home energy performance industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the nationWho Should Take This Course:

    There are no prerequisites, although the BPI Building Analyst Certification is recommended. Most individuals take the BPI Building Analyst / Envelope Professional Combo.

    Our BPI Envelope Shell training is ideal for:

    Home inspectorsGeneral contractorsHVAC techniciansInsulation professionalsAnyone interested in the energy-related aspects of a building's exterior.What You'll Learn:

    CleanEdison's 18-hour Envelope Professional course focuses on the thermal and pressure boundaries of a building as well as ways to enhance the building envelope through insulation and air-sealing techniques.

    Course Objectives:

    Have an understanding of the various types of styems within a home, their components and functions and how they inter-operateKnow the process of completing a BPI Enevelope Professional and be able to communicate this to CustomersBe able to conduct safety and performance tests to assess system condition, identify savings opportunities and prepare a "workscope" with meaningful, cost effective retrofit solutionsPass the BPI Enevlope Professional written and fields exam

    Agenda:

    Day 1 Course Outline:

    Section 1: Energy BasicsSection 2: MoistureSection 3: Thermal BoundarySection 4: Pressured BoundarySection 5: Mechanical VentilationSection 6: Pressure DiagnosticsSection 7: Forced Air Distribution SystemSection 8: Combustion SafetyRecap of BPI Standards

    Day 2 Course Outline:

    Field Training

    Blower Door testingCAZ testingDuct Blaster testingHeat loss determinationRecommendationsWhat's Included:3-day course includes 10 hours of classroom instruction (live or online) and 8 hours of live field trainingOnline materials for self-study before the courseCleanEdison Envelope Professional Student Manual ($95 value)A copy of the BPI Technical StandardsLive review session with practice questionsAll exam fees, written and field exam schedulingCleanEdison Pass Guarantee: if you do not pass the certification exam on your first try, you may re-take the course at no additional costBPI Training:

    CleanEdison's BPI Envelope Professional course prepares participants to earn the nationally recognized BPI Envelope certification.

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