TM08 - ReBuilding Boston

Monday, November 6 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM | Tour Meet Desk (Lobby) « Back

Abstract Text:

The City of Boston’s doesn’t just encourage sustainable design from the city’s AEC industry, it leads by example. This tour highlights three outstanding Boston Public Facilities Department projects that restores and rebuilds Boston: The Boston Latin School--a compelling example of green innovation and education for sustainability where the building and grounds provide hands-on learning opportunities everywhere you turn and student driven green initiatives such as energy audits, solar, zero waste campaigns and climate justice policies are implemented throughout the school. The Boston Public Library—the renovation of this civic icon transforms the inward facing 1972 addition into a light-filled public space that collects the most public programming at the main entrance, including an internet café and an open WGBH radio studio. And the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building-- an inspiring example of urban infill, houses the administrative headquarters of the Boston Public Schools, and the Roxbury Innovation Center, a publicly-funded start-up accelerator. The scope of this LEED Gold project included integration of three existing historic façades of the Ferdinand (1895), Curtis (1888) and Waterman (1890) Buildings into the new building.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completing this tour attendees will be able to discuss how to leverage resources and implement sustainability technologies and behavior change initiatives to help green existing buildings.

Upon completing this tour attendees will be able to discuss the role that community wide education, powerful youth leadership, and strong partnerships play in transforming schools and public buildings to be more sustainable.

Upon completing this tour attendees will be able to explain techniques for integrating 21st century building systems and sustainable design into a valued, but outdated landmarks, including how existing historic facades can be saved and incorporated into new, modern, green buildings.

Upon completing this tour attendees will be able to describe how the right flagship design and construction project can be the anchor of a larger community revitalization effort.

Learning Level:

Level 200 - Understanding/Comprehension


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Event Type: Tour > Session