TS01 - Harvard Green

Saturday, November 11 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM | Tour Meet Desk (Lobby) « Back

Abstract Text:

This walking tour provides a comprehensive overview of sustainable facilities at Harvard University. Participants will engage with state of the art offices, classrooms, laboratories and dorms while strolling along the Charles River and through historic Harvard Yard. The tour will feature presentations from the Office for Sustainability, Green Building Services, and faculty highlighting how Harvard's campus serves as a living lab putting the latest sustainability research into practice. Our Sustainability Plan (https://green.harvard.edu/campaign/our-plan) aligns Harvard's decentralized campus around a holistic vision and sets clear University-wide goals and priorities in the areas of emissions and energy, campus operations, nature and ecosystems, health and well-being, and culture and learning. It also encourages students, faculty, and staff to continue piloting sustainability solutions throughout the University by using Harvard's cutting-edge research and teaching to tackle real-world challenges on campus. Attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of the myriad sustainability issues and competing priorities Harvard weighs in developing our campus. We will weave presentations from leading administrators and faculty into the tour portions to provide a deeper understanding than a series of individual building tours would allow. Tour restrictions: Please dress appropriately for an outdoor walking tour, rain or shine. Participants will be walking approximately 4 ½ miles over the course of the day with stops for presentations interspersed.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completing this tour attendees will be able to discuss policies, guidelines, tools and strategies developed at higher education facilities help to ensure that best practices in sustainability are integrated  into capital projects and existing building operations.

Upon completing this tour attendees will be able to discuss the latest research on health and well-being and how that research is informing development of facilities at higher education institutions.

Upon completing this tour attendees will be able to explain how measurement and verification, energy management, and continuous commissioning processes can be used to ensure facility energy performance meets design goals and estimates.

Upon completing this tour attendees will be able to explain how campus-wide resources can be used to maximize sustainability beyond the footprint of each individual building and establish processes that can be replicated worldwide.

Learning Level:

Level 300 - Application/Implementation


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Event Type: Tour > Session