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    • 02/01/2023
    • 03/22/2023
    • MVRHS Room 501

    2023 CSL Prep Course
    on Martha's Vineyard

    • Dates: February 1st to March 22nd (one class per week) 

    • Location: MV Highschool, Room 501

    • Signup at:

    • Cost: $950.00 (includes six code books) 

    • Questions: 978-939-3435

    • Email: 

    Massachusetts is in the process of making the CSL test even harder. Get your license before the change, get your license NOW!


    Construction Supervisor Training LLC is proudly partnered with MVCET to bring this training to the island.

    • 02/09/2023
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • College of the Holy Cross - Hogan Center Room 320

    HBRACM Housing & Climate Forum
    Thursday, February 9; 5:30-8:30 PM
    College of the Holy Cross - Hogan Center Room 320

    Massachusetts’ new stretch energy code is in effect and some towns are already requiring the specialized stretch energy code. These new laws will greatly impact home efficiency for new home building and remodeling. 

    What can you do about it? Get involved. Take action

    Be at the Hogan Center on the Holy Cross campus starting at 5:30 on Thursday, February 9 to participate in our second Housing & Climate Forum

    We have been forced to invest in building more efficient, “high performing” homes. These homes cost less per month for utilities; therefore, they are more valuable. The built-in benefits are there now and will still be there in the future.

    Attend this meeting to learn how to communicate the value benefit to home-owners and buyers. Learn how they can take advantage of better mortgages for energy efficient homes and appraisals that accurately reflect the energy efficiency of the home. With everyone working together, we ensure a positive effect on the home value for the benefit of owners/buyers and increased sale prices to off-set increased cost with these new requirements.

    The key to making this work? Builders must take advantage of the marketing, financing, and appraisal benefits that are already well established by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the Appraisal Institute, and the National Association of Realtors®. All we need to do is learn to utilize programs that have already been developed. There are steps we can take to make this happen. 


    • 5:30 Arrive, have a beverage, get comfortable
    • 6:00 Buffet Dinner 
    • 7:00 Presentation - see list of presenters below
    • 8:15 Close

    Registration Fees

    $45.00 members
    $60.00 non-members

    Interested in sponsoring this event? Find out more here.

    Our Presenters:  

    Dan Woznicki, Sales Manager at loanDepot, will outline the financing benefits that can be realized and what he needs to have to justify those benefits. Based on the actual requirements of the different energy efficiency mortgages they will need different information packages. There were different financing options for new homes versus efficiency upgrades to existing homes. Some packages required different upgrade levels and/or installation to be completed before they could get the loan. 


    Maria Hopkins, independent Real Estate Broker and Appraiserwill outline how the energy efficient appraisal works. Builders need to understand that the energy efficiency of a home can only be taken into consideration by an appraiser with supporting documentation and real data & statistics. Currently, the data in MLS is virtually non-existent because real estate agents are not utilizing the fields that already exist (a handout showing all these fields will be presented at the meeting). The reason they are not using these fields is because they are not educated on green energy benefits and they are not being provided info from builders and homeowners. The basics of how the values are derived and calculated will be discussed.


    Russell Cole, owner of Home Energy Remedies will wrap it up by stressing the need for builders to take advantage of this benefit by insisting that listing Realtor® be trained to handle the Green Building Addendum and have training in marketing the benefits of highly efficient homes. The listing agent cannot control the Green Education level of the buyer or buyer agent who may show the property. It is suggested that written materials be left at the property and attached to MLS listings to ensure that agents and buyers understand the materials used and the definitions of the green energy terms. 

    • 02/16/2023
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 22 Mid Tech Drive, West Yarmouth

    • 02/16/2023
    • 5:00 PM
    • Via Zoom

    Join us for a FREE and VIRTUAL presentation in partnership with Performance Systems Development, Mass Save vendor for the Massachusetts Energy Code Program


    High Level Review of Residential Energy Code Updates- VIRTUAL

    Part One of Three


    Thursday, February 16th, 2023 

    at 5:00 PM

    For One CSL CODE Credit

    This module will cover:

    ·         Prescriptive Option (Base code & Most Stretch

    ·         Stretch Code​

    ·         Requirements formerly-known as mandatory​

    ·         Appendix RB Solar Ready​

    ·         EV Ready​

    ·         Municipal Opt-in Specialized Stretch Code​

    Presenter: Bill Footer, Energy Efficiency Program Manager at

    Performance Systems Development


    This event is open to MVBA members and non-members. If you are interested in becoming a member and gaining access to ALL our events including continuing education classes and networking opportunities, visit our website.

    • 02/16/2023
    • 5:30 PM
    • Oak Bluffs Library

    Climate Conversations at the OB Library

    Beginning March 16th, at 5:30 pm, the Oak Bluffs Climate and Energy Committee will host a recurring community climate discussion at the Oak Bluffs Library. This first conversation will focus on the importance of getting people from all walks of life talking about climate change to better understand how they are impacted and how their specific interests are aligned to climate action. The committee has prepared a climate questionnaire that the library is sending out with their February newsletter for prospective attendees and is suggesting people read Katherine Hayhoe's great book, Saving Us prior to the meeting. Subsequent community conversation topics will include personal experiences people have had adding solar, buying an electric bike, buying an EV pickup truck and converting to heat pumps. For more information email Hannah Burbidge.

    • 02/18/2023
    • 10:30 AM
    • Edgartown Library

    Mending for Sustainability

    Beginning Saturday, February 18 at 10:30 am and every 3rd Saturday of the month thereafter, join the Edgartown Library to help keep clothes out of the waste stream by mending them!

    Whether you’re a stitching master or have never sewn before, come and join EPL’s monthly mending club. We are all looking for ways to extend the life of our favorite denim, to get more seasons from our coziest sweater, and to make sure our clothes don't end up piling up in landfills. There will be a large array of mending and sewing supplies available for use along with many how-to books and expertise from longtime sewers. No registration is required, but questions can be directed to the Edgartown Library.
    • 02/21/2023
    • 5:00 PM
    • The Barn Bowl &. Bistro, Oak Bluffs

    Join us for a presentation in partnership with 

    Mark Price and Marc Rosenbaum P.E, CPHC, CSL

    New Energy Code Training: Focus on Stretch Code Impacting all Six Island Towns

    For One CSL CODE Credit

    Tuesday, February 21st, 2023 

    at 5:00pm

    at The Barn Bowl & Bistro in Oak Bluffs


    Topics Covered Include:

    • Timing of the various changes from 1/1/23 through 7/1/24
    • Specific changes to the current Stretch Code for Residential 1&2 family and low-rise multi-family buildings
    • Specific changes to the current Stretch Code for Small Commercial buildings 
    • Specialized Code adoption process and timeline
    • Practical implications of these code changes for design and construction practice on Martha’s Vineyard

    This Event is FREE for Members of the MVBA

    $20 for Non-Members

    Payment will be collected at the event

    upon check-in

     Beer, wine and light appetizers will be served


    This event is open to MVBA members and non-members. If you are interested in becoming a member and gaining access to ALL our events including continuing education classes and networking opportunities, visit our website.

    • 03/31/2023
    • 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Film Center, 79 Beach Rd Vineyard Haven

    Speakers from Denmark, Maine and Washington State, will share details from the electrification of their fleet. The Steamship Authority and Eversource will talk about the possibilities for our community. Transportation is one of the largest contributors to carbon emissions, and on the Vineyard, ferries make up a significant portion of that transportation impact.  Please come in person to show the Steamship Authority that transitioning to electric ferries is important. If you cannot come, Zoom is an option. To learn more, see the full event flyer here.

    Parking is scarce. Carpool or park elsewhere and walk down to the Film Center if at all possible. 
    Sign up early so we can organize the numbers for lunch!

Past Events

02/08/2023 MVBA February Board Meeting
02/08/2023 Climate Cafe: Renewable ab=nd Sustainable Future
01/25/2023 2023 MVBA Annual Meeting
01/17/2023 Climate Cafe: Sea Level Rise
01/11/2023 MVBA January Board Meeting
01/10/2023 Are You Ready for Solar-Ready? And Other Energy Code Updates
12/11/2022 December Climate Cafe Waste Reduction
11/15/2022 2018 IECC Update
11/09/2022 Building Inspector Round Table
11/08/2022 Climate Cafe: Storm and Emergency Preparedness
11/03/2022 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
10/28/2022 Net Zero Conference
10/24/2022 MV Coastal Conference
10/16/2022 Climate Cafe: Housing and the Climate Crisis
10/15/2022 Composting and Perennial Edibles
10/13/2022 MVBA Fall Member Appreciation
10/05/2022 Managing People: The Hardest Thing We Do
10/04/2022 Bat Night at the Edgartown Library
10/04/2022 BOEM Visits Aquinnah Town Hall to Discuss Eversource Offshore Wind Project
09/14/2022 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
08/10/2022 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
07/13/2022 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
06/08/2022 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
05/24/2022 Stretch Code Overview and Compliance Options
05/19/2022 MVBA Spring Event
05/17/2022 Residential Ventilation Done Right. How and Why.
05/11/2022 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
05/04/2022 Whole House Mechanical Ventilation
04/27/2022 Burgers, Brews & CEUs
04/13/2022 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
04/06/2022 Managing Cash Flow
03/30/2022 Duct Sealing, Testing, and Design (Part 3 of 3)
03/27/2022 A step Towards Our 100% Renewable By 2040 Goal
03/27/2022 West Tisbury Energy Committee Information Sessions
03/23/2022 The Cost of Not Adapting to Climate Change
03/16/2022 Equipment Sizing: Manuals J and S (Part 2 of 3)
03/16/2022 Joint Transportation Committee Meeting
03/15/2022 West Tisbury Energy Committee Information Sessions
03/15/2022 A step Towards Our 100% Renewable By 2040 Goal
03/13/2022 Climate Cafe (Student Led) – Economic Resilience
03/09/2022 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
02/09/2022 MVBA Virtual Annual Meeting
02/02/2022 Mechanical Systems and Service Water Heating (Part 1 of 3)
01/27/2022 Preserve West Tisbury Committee Virtual Public Information Session
01/25/2022 Preserve West Tisbury Committee Virtual Public Information Session
01/19/2022 Economic Forecast 2022 - An Interactive Virtual Event
01/19/2022 Construction Supervisor's License Prep Course
01/18/2022 A Simple Tool for Your Business
01/13/2022 How Scarcity of Affordable Housing Impacts our Island Workforce and Possible Solutions
01/13/2022 BRAGB Business Practices Webinar - HR / Employment Law Issues
01/12/2022 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
01/12/2022 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
01/04/2022 Electrical Program - Code & Theory Levels 2, 3 and 4
12/15/2021 The Energy Code and Additions, Alteration, and Repairs (Part 3 of 3)
12/08/2021 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
11/17/2021 Are You Ready for Solar-Ready? And Other Energy Code Updates (Part 2 of 3)
11/13/2021 Hoisting 2A/1C Licensure Prep Course
11/10/2021 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
11/03/2021 Are You Ready for Solar-Ready?
10/13/2021 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
09/16/2021 Fall Protection in Residential Construction
09/08/2021 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
08/18/2021 Coalition to Create the MV Housing Bank
08/11/2021 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
07/14/2021 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
06/30/2021 Understanding and Reviewing Third Party Documentation (For CSL Credit)
06/17/2021 Fall Protection In Residential Construction
06/10/2021 Stretch Code Overview and Compliance Options (For CSL Credit)
06/09/2021 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
05/13/2021 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
05/12/2021 Understanding Financial Statements and Preparing your Business for Financial Success!
04/29/2021 Tisbury Online Building & Trade Permit Application Tutorial
04/28/2021 Dukes County COVID-19 Conversation Series Part 2: Vaccinations
04/08/2021 MV Commission Hearing
04/08/2021 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
04/07/2021 Understanding the OSHA Process
03/25/2021 Island Disability Coalition General Meeting
03/11/2021 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
02/18/2021 Maximizing Your Business On-Line Presence
02/12/2021 The Martha’s Vineyard COVID-19 Vaccine Community Forum
02/11/2021 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
01/28/2021 MVBA Annual Meeting
01/21/2021 Understanding the OSHA Process
01/14/2021 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
12/17/2020 MVC DRI Energy Policy Public Feedback Session
12/10/2020 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
12/03/2020 Open House on Training to be an Offshore Wind Power Technician
11/19/2020 Covid Town Hall: Stronger Together
11/12/2020 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
10/26/2020 Open House on Training to be an Offshore Wind Power Technician
10/08/2020 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
09/10/2020 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
09/02/2020 COVID Response Town Hall NEW DATE!
08/13/2020 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
07/30/2020 Personal Financial Planning
07/25/2020 Hoisting 2A/1C Licensure & Renewal Prep Course
07/09/2020 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
06/29/2020 Practical Brazilian Portuguese for Your Workplace & Our Community
06/24/2020 Map Reading: An Introduction
06/11/2020 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
06/02/2020 OSHA 10-hour for Construction (29 CMR 1926)
06/02/2020 OSHA 30-hour for Construction (29 CMR 1926)
05/14/2020 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
05/09/2020 Hoisting 2A/1C Hoisting Licensure Training
05/04/2020 Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A Training
04/30/2020 Design Related Discussion
04/09/2020 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
04/09/2020 Trench Safety Laws and Regulations Session 7
04/04/2020 Chilmark Energy Committee Discussion
03/29/2020 Vineyard Farmers & Fishermen Film, Discussion
03/24/2020 West Tisbury Energy Committee Discussion
03/23/2020 Trench Safety Laws and Regulations Session 6
03/23/2020 Trench Safety Laws and Regulations Session 5
03/21/2020 Regenerative Backyard Gardening Series
03/20/2020 Trench Safety Laws and Regulations Session 4
03/20/2020 Trench Safety Laws and Regulations Session 3
03/13/2020 Trench Safety Laws and Regulations Session 2
03/13/2020 Trench Safety Laws and Regulations Session 1
03/12/2020 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
03/10/2020 Come to Climate Solutions talk #6!
03/08/2020 ICAN Meeting!
03/08/2020 Island Climate Action Meeting
03/07/2020 Chilmark Energy Committee Discussion
03/05/2020 OB Goes Green Information Session
03/05/2020 Understanding Construction Risk presented by Jonathan Cuneo
02/22/2020 CS #5-Powering All Transportation with Electricity
02/18/2020 MVBA Forum with the MVC DRI Checklist Committee
02/13/2020 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
02/12/2020 Climate Solutions - 100% Renewable MV
02/11/2020 CS #5-Powering All Transportation with Electricity
02/06/2020 Oak Bluffs Planning Board - DRI Checklist
01/30/2020 Unrestricted Construction Supervisors Licenses (CSL Training
01/29/2020 DRI Checklist Revision Committee Meeting
01/23/2020 2020 MVBA Annual Meeting
01/09/2020 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
12/12/2019 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
12/03/2019 Smart Home-Best Practices
11/25/2019 West Tisbury Planning Board Big House Bylaw Discussion
11/23/2019 Climate Solutions for the Vineyard
11/21/2019 Construction Supervisors Continuing Education Course
11/20/2019 HiSET High School Equivalency Test Prep Class
11/19/2019 DRI Checklist Revision Committee Meeting
11/18/2019 West Tisbury Planning Board Meeting - Review of Multi-Family Housing Section of the Zoning Bylaws
11/14/2019 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
11/13/2019 (copy) HiSET High School Equivalency Test Prep Class
11/12/2019 DRI Checklist Revision Committee Meeting
11/09/2019 2A/1C Hoisting License & Renewal Prep Course
11/06/2019 HiSET High School Equivalency Test Prep Class
11/01/2019 Dance Party for Habitat for Humanity
10/30/2019 Learn How To Become an Offshore Wind Technician Open House
10/25/2019 Friday Night Bowling with the MVBA Hosted by ACE MV
10/21/2019 Discussion of Draft Revisions to the Zoning Bylaw for Multi-Family Housing
10/10/2019 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
09/28/2019 2A/1C Hoisting License & Renewal Prep Course
09/19/2019 Building Inspector Round Table Discussion
09/12/2019 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
09/11/2019 Fall Protection in Residential Construction Complying with OSHA Regulations
07/11/2019 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
06/25/2019 Passive Building Training
06/24/2019 Versatex Roadshow
06/20/2019 MVBA June 20th Social
06/20/2019 Fall Protection in Residential Construction Complying with OSHA Regulations
06/19/2019 Training on the Manufactured Buildings Program in 780 CMR and the Hoisting Program in 520 CMR
06/13/2019 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
05/09/2019 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
04/12/2019 Vineyard Haven CSL Class
04/11/2019 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
04/04/2019 Stretch Code Overview and Compliance Options
03/30/2019 Hoisting 2A /1C License Prep
03/30/2019 AceMV Offers - 12-hour CEU Workshop for Licensed Contractors
03/21/2019 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
03/14/2019 MVBA Spring Social
03/05/2019 Fall Protection in Residential Construction
02/21/2019 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
01/31/2019 Unrestricted Contractor Supervisor License Training
01/29/2019 MVBA Annual Meeting
01/10/2019 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
12/13/2018 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
11/13/2018 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
10/25/2018 It's Never too Late to Create a Financial Plan
10/09/2018 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
09/11/2018 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
08/14/2018 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
07/17/2018 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
06/12/2018 MVBA Monthly Board Meeting
05/17/2018 Best Practices for Windows and Door Installation
05/08/2018 Monthly Board Meeting
02/17/2018 12-hour CEU Workshop for Licensed Contractors
02/17/2018 6-hour CEU Workshop for Licensed Contractors (Building and Energy Codes)
02/15/2018 Annual Meeting
01/25/2018 2018 Code Changes Demystified
12/14/2017 MVBA Monthly Member Meeting
11/30/2017 Building Science Seminar with Dr. Joe Lstiburek
11/09/2017 MVBA Monthly Member Meeting
10/03/2017 MVBA Monthly Member Meeting
09/14/2017 MVBA Monthly Member Meeting
08/10/2017 MVBA Monthly Member Meeting
07/13/2017 MVBA Monthly Member Meeting
06/08/2017 MVBA Monthly Member Meeting
05/11/2017 MVBA Monthly Member Meeting
04/13/2017 MVBA Monthly Member Meeting
03/30/2017 MVBA Presents: South Mountain's Mark Rosenbaum
03/09/2017 MVBA Monthly Member Meeting
10/20/2015 Fall Conference & Legal Review


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