TF07 - Driving to be Green

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

Abstract Text:

Just 20 miles south of Boston, two sites provide unusual insights into sustainable design and the operations of large facilities. Don't think the bus time will be boring, because the presentations will start in transit. Gillette Stadium is home to one of the world's most revered sports teams, and Super Bowl Champions, the New England Patriots. Highlights of the tour include photovoltaic solar panels that supply 30% of the stadium's power, the stadium's very own waste-water treatment system used to recycle water, and high-speed, energy-efficient hand dryers. While the guides explain how the stadium was constructed with sustainability in mind, they will also provide fun facts and history of this iconic team and sporting franchise. Subaru of New England Corporate Headquarters is certified LEED Platinum, and-at 86 points-is the highest rated LEED NC v.2009 project over 100,000 SF in the United States. The tour of the facility will present the challenges and solutions developed to ensure sustainability goals in a diverse facility including office and conference space, a mechanics training lab with 6 state-of-the-art garage bays and supportive classroom spaces, and a 90,000 SF warehouse with innovations for easy retrieval of parts. Tour restrictions: Participants will be asked to sign a liability waiver at one of the facilities.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completing this tour attendees will be able to apply product selection strategies in green restroom design, which use independent, life cycle assessment studies to earn points toward LEED v.4 credits while helping to 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 recognize how energy efficeny and renewable energy systems can be utilized to enhance sustainability of stadiums and athletic facilities.

Upon completing this tour attendees will be able to identify what building components meet high-end sustainable performance criteria in all 7 categories of the LEED Rating system.

Upon completing this tour attendees will be able to implement no cost/low cost sustainable design strategies at facilities with multiple programming functions.

Learning Level:

Level 200 - Understanding/Comprehension


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Event Type: Tour > Session