TF01 - Seaport Sustainability

Friday, November 10 from 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM | Tour Meet Desk (Lobby) « Back

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Get out and stretch your legs with this walking tour of Boston's Seaport District, dubbed the Innovation District. The tour begins at Seaport Boulevard where some of the Seaport's most sought after parcels, including One Seaport Square, Seaport Common, and Sea Green, are located. These projects pioneered a new neighborhood that was once a sea of parking lots, and each parcel is a part of an ambitious masterplan to revive the city's connection to the waterfront and create a thriving new community for Boston's residents and businesses. Nearby, Watermark Seaport consists of two meticulously designed buildings (a 17-story luxury tower and a 6-story loft building) that are certified LEED. Amenities are creatively linked by outdoor spaces with ample vegetation and seating areas. The tour will finish at 101 Seaport, Seaport Square's first office tower, and Boston's first office building to achieve LEED v3 Platinum Certification. The building's design, materials, systems and floor plates yield a 40% water use reduction, and 30% energy use reduction, and allow tenant PricewaterhouseCoopers to decrease its ecological footprint in Boston by 12%.Tour restrictions: Government issued photo ID required. Please dress appropriately for an outdoor walking tour, rain or shine. Participants will need to navigate outdoor stairs (from Summer Street down to A Street and from Seaport Boulevard to World Trade Center Avenue) with potential weather conditions.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completing this tour attendees will be able to describe the role of sustainable guidelines in shaping the planning and execution of a district with a wide range of project types, including commercial office, residential, community, hospitality, and retail/entertainment uses.

Upon completing this tour attendees will be able to analyze the significance of LEED building practices in supporting the enhanced vibrancy of a city’s newest neighborhoods and influencing industry and end-user expectations. 

Upon completing this tour attendees will be able to describe how to develop a mixed-use sustainable environment from a developer’s perspective and why sustainability brings value to large residential buildings.

Upon completing this tour attendees will be able to discuss best practices that can elevate local projects to the next level and how to use repurposed materials to create unique and beautiful interior finishes.

Learning Level:

Level 200 - Understanding/Comprehension


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Event Type: Tour > Session