TS05 - All Green on the Western Front

Saturday, November 11 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM | Tour Meet Desk (Lobby) « Back

Abstract Text:

Clark University’s newly constructed, Alumni & Student Engagement Center and the net-zero Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Field Headquarters reach far beyond baseline building standards and demonstrate that sustainable buildings can be both beautiful and designed on a conventional budget. The 37,000 sf Clark University Alumni & Student Engagement Center is an aspiring net zero design that conveys a defining image for a progressive teaching and research institution. The tour will include a stop on the roof-top mechanical gallery and a close-up view of the PV canopy.  The Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Headquarters, Massachusetts’ first net-zero public office building, occupies a bluff overlooking a wildlife management area totaling 1,000 acres. This certified LEED Platinum building accommodates 120 staff in a state-of-the- art office building with a flexible multi-purpose room, classrooms, GIS laboratory, and field research (wet-bench) laboratories.  Designed on a conventional state budget, this building features a stone veneer base, locally harvested wood, radiant floors, ground source heat pump, a 290 kW roof-mounted photovoltaic array, live indoor trout pond, and is the first known use of Structural Insulated Panels (SIP) in large scale commercial construction. The tour will include a comparison of the design energy model with two years of actual energy performance data, and discussions about local and national government initiatives to support NZE buildings.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this tour attendees will be able to discuss practical lessons learned from Large Scale Zero Net Energy Buildings (ZNEB) and how they can benefit other projects.

Upon completion of this tour attendees will be able to discuss the opportunities and challenges of high performance envelopes for NZE & LEED Buildings.

Upon completion of this tour attendees will be able to explain design strategies that can be used to enhance Daylight and Views, while reducing overall energy use and improving indoor environmental quality.

Upon completion of this tour attendees will be able to identify multiple strategies that can be used for sustainable Site Planning, landscaping and the establishment of campus and community Connections.

Learning Level:

Level 400 - Mastery


Credits:

GBCI Credit Hours:
4
AIA Credit Hours:
4 LU|HSW


Event Type: Tour > Session


 
x