About the Review Board
The BERDO Review Board is a nine-member independent board of volunteers. They oversee the implementation of BERDO and work to ensure environmental justice communities benefit from BERDO decarbonization efforts. Learn more about the Ordinance on the BERDO website.
Of the nine members who comprise the board:
six must be nominated by a community-based organization,
two are openly nominated, including self-nomination, and
one is reserved for the Chair of the Boston City Council's Environmental Justice, Resiliency, and Parks Committee, or their designee.
The Review Board has authority to:
- Review, accept, or deny applications for flexibility measures
- Grant funding decisions for the Equitable Emissions Investment Fund
- Recommend updates to BERDO regulations and policies
Building Portfolios & Individual Compliance Schedules
To apply for a Building Portfolio and/or Individual Compliance Schedule, visit the BERDO Application Page. Application deadline is September 1 to be in effect the following calendar year.
Hardship Compliance Plans
To apply for a Hardship Compliance Plan, please review the PDF Hardship Compliance Plan application packet. Application deadline for long-term Hardship is July 1 to be reflected in 2025. Application deadline for short-term Hardship is October 1.
Equitable Emissions Investment Fund
The Equitable Emissions Investment Fund application cycle is under construction. Please check back in for details and application deadlines.