TS09 - High Rise Sustainability for Living

Saturday, November 11 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM | Tour Meet Desk (Lobby) « Back

Abstract Text:

This tour begins high above the Boston skyline and the Avenue of the Arts. Attendees will visit The Treehouse, the Massachusetts College of Art and Design’s (MassArt) newest high rise student residence. The certified LEED V3 Gold building is a beacon for the arts in Boston and foster’s vibrant, community centered living spaces for students. Overcoming substantial weather related construction delays, this project capitalized on close collaboration between the design and construction team using cutting edge BIM and Lean Construction processes to deliver the project on time while reducing overall project costs. Next, tour attendees will head to The Eddy, a highly sustainable, certified LEED V3 Gold mixed-use building located along the waterfront in East Boston. Standing 17 stories tall, the building consists of 258 apartment units, a suite of amenities, retail space and unrivaled views of the Boston skyline. The development of The Eddy extended the Boston Harborwalk creating nearly one acre of publicly accessible waterfront space. The proximity of the building to the water and the threats associated with climate change drove the design team to amplify the sustainable design effort to include a strong focus on resiliency.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this tour attendees will be able to identify how green buildings can connect occupants to their community, foster a sense of Identity and Place, and function as a statement for the principles of sustainable design.

Upon completion of this tour attendees will be able to explain how high performance building design processes and components including BIM, Lean Construction, envelope, energy generation and MEP systems can improve buildings.

Upon completion of this tour Attendees will be able to explain how resilient design features can combat climate change and be utilized to create cost effective long-term benefits.

Upon completion of this tour Attendees will be able to explain how buildings can be used to relationships, build community and create partnerships creating unique cultural, recreational and educational opportunities.

Learning Level:

Level 300 - Application/Implementation


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Event Type: Tour > Session