TS06 - Beyond Green: E+ and Living Buildings

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

Abstract Text:

The E+ Green Buildings Program is proving the feasibility of urban environmental, energy, and equity positive (E+) residential buildings, redeveloping urban infill sites with new high performance deep green residential homes that generate more energy than they use. Beginning at 156 Highland Street, tour participants will visit a two building, four- unit project that utilizes a "Greek Revival with Carriage Barn" style in a stacked and side by side residential typology that is a replicable high performance residential construction for urban areas. The four units range from 1,400 to 1,600 SF each with two or three-bedrooms. Next, tour participants will head down the street to 226 Highland Street, an adaptable rowhouse typology that is a replicable prototype of efficient residential construction for urban areas. The building consists of four typical units, each three bedrooms of approximately 1,970 SF, in a row house configuration. Combined, these projects demonstrate the feasibility of low-cost, energy-positive, and environmentally sustainable multi-family housing and stand models of responsible, contextual residential development.  Next, participants will head to one of the city's hippest neighborhoods, Jamaica Plain, to visit the Old Oak Dojo site, a Living Building Challenge Certified project that is re-examining how communities can reconnect through the growth of local empowerment and engagement. Tour restrictions: Limited handicap accessibility at two of the tour stops. The tour includes some steps into and out of buildings.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completing this tour attendees will be able to discuss the attributes of successful net zero and net positive buildings, including key design and engineering strategies.

Upon completing this tour attendees will be able to explain how Living Building Challenge and energy positive projects can integrate emerging technologies into a range of historical and contemporary architectural styles across regulatory environments that involve strict Zoning, Code and Energy requirements and reviews.

Upon completing this tour attendees will be able to analyze Innovative and Interesting strategies to introduce high performance buildings to underserved neighborhoods through direct city and community engagement using collaborative private investment.

Upon completing this tour attendees will be able to explain how to integrate salvaged and recycled materials into a building project, including framing, millwork, fixtures, lighting, railings, decking, roofing and flooring.

Learning Level:

Level 400 - Mastery


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Event Type: Tour > Session