TM06 - Monstah Green

Monday, November 6 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM | Tour Meet Desk (Lobby) « Back

Abstract Text:

Who can resist a walking tour of Fenway Park, the oldest and most historic baseball venue in America, including Fenway Farms, a rooftop vegetable garden above Gate 2 that supplies seasonal vegetables to the ballparks food services? A National Historic Landmark, Fenway Park, was built in 1912. The famous "Green Monster" wall, painted in 1947, is now a symbol for the Fenway Greening Initiative launched in 2008 in partnership with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to adopt environmentally sustainable practices and technologies throughout the park. Once threatened with demolition, more than $300 million has been invested in renovations, which include solar thermal panels, salvaged and repurposed materials, recycling and composting, water saving technologies and the installation of energy efficient Hand Dryers throughout. Fenway Farms, a 7,000 square foot rooftop farm, was installed and launched for the opening day of the 2015 season. The group will be able to examine the farm and hear from the designers, contractors and managers of this innovative urban agriculture program. After completing a walking tour of Fenway Park, attendees will be seated in a suite overlooking the stadium for a brief presentation. Tour restrictions: Attendees will go through a metal detector screening and all bags will be x-rayed.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completing this tour attendees will be able to apply product selection strategies in green restroom design to earn points toward LEED v4 credits.

Upon completing this tour attendees will be able to recognize how green restroom design can help address the global need to conserve water, energy and other natural resources within the built environment.

Upon completing this tour attendees will be able to discuss the challenges and limitations to growing food in an urban rooftop environment and the specific challenges at Fenway Park in terms of location, historic status, waterproofing, and load capacity.

Upon completing this tour attendees will be able to discuss the role of programming in urban farm design including how educational and production objectives may shape decision making in the design and installation of a project.

Learning Level:

Level 200 - Understanding/Comprehension


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Event Type: Tour > Session