TM04 - Goodwill Greening at MIT

Monday, November 6 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Abstract Text:

This walking tour of the MIT Campus highlights projects that represent important architectural and high-performance milestones in the Institute’s history. Projects that are part of MIT’s Capital Renewal Program are focused on renewal of core building systems and reducing deferred maintenance in MEP systems, building envelope and IT/security systems. The planning approach is based on the development of a holistic assessment of the natural systems on the campus and a set of guiding principles that will shape facilities planning decisions to mitigate or eliminate environmental impacts. The tour will include: The Sloan School, a new certified LEED Gold home for the School of Management; The Koch Institute for Cancer Research, a certified LEED Gold lab building; The Stata Center, an iconic campus building and surrounding site that sets a precedent for stormwater reuse practices; The Main Group of historic campus buildings that illustrate innovative infill sites for high-performance new buildings and energy efficiency projects; and the tour will conclude with The Kresge Oval and MIT Chapel, an iconic area of campus where participants will discuss the significant architectural time periods represented at MIT and how the aspirational goals of high-performance buildings continue to evolve on campus.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completing this tour Attendees will be able to discuss how a college or university’s commitment to sustainability, including GHG emissions reduction and energy use goals, can contribute to enhancing the vibrancy of the community and enhance connections to campuses.

Upon completing this tour Attendees will be able to explain how high performance building strategies can enhance building performance on college campuses.

Upon completing this tour Attendees will be able to explain how energy efficiency projects that can improve the performance of large portfolios of existing buildings.

Upon completing this tour Attendees will be able to discuss how the opportunities and challenges associated with architecturally and historically significant landmark buildings can be aligned with sustainable performance goals.

Learning Level:

Level 300 - Application/Implementation


Credits:

GBCI Credit Hours:
4
AIA Credit Hours:
4 LU|HSW


Event Type: Tour > Session


 
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