TS02 - Southland Science Tour

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

Abstract Text:

Take a day trip to see two projects south of Boston, one a net-zero energy academic laboratory building and the other a restored historic industrial building. The John J Sbrega Health and Science Building at Bristol Community College in Fall River, MA, is a 2017 AIA COTE Top Ten recipient, and is anticipated to achieve LEED Platinum certification.  Designed as a Net-Zero Energy building, numerous strategies were employed to reduce the building's baseline energy use intensity, and cut fossil fuel consumption.  The building realized a 67% reduction in hourly air changes and air-handling capacity.  Additional strategies triggered a number of capital cost savings ranging from less ductwork and smaller air handling units to decreased floor-to-floor height and building envelope area.  South Street Landing in Providence, Rhode Island, was an abandoned structure formerly occupied by the Narragansett Electric Company that now houses a statewide modern nursing education facility through a joint venture among three universities.  The site design features stormwater management best practices, and the 4-story dynamo block and hall where the generators churned electricity was reimagined into a commons.  The core/shell and interior fit-out of the nursing education center are both targeting LEED-CS and CI Gold certification.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completing this tour attendees will understand the key strategies necessary to achieve Zero Net Energy in a laboratory building.

Upon completing this tour attendees will be able to identify opportunities to simultaneously enhance occupant health and safety while reducing energy consumption.

Upon completing this tour attendees will be able to discuss how historic preservation and modern state-of-the-art educational spaces can combine to create unique, sustainable opportunities.

Upon completing this tour attendees will be able to explain how the site, neighborhood and structure of an historic building can impact the sustainability story of a project, including remediation, preservation and meeting the tenets of LEED certified project.

Learning Level:

Level 400 - Mastery


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Event Type: Tour > Session