EL46 - BASF Presents: Co-creating solutions for urban neighborhoods: A look at Michigan Urban Farming Initiative "MUFI"

Thursday, November 9 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM | Booth #L446 « Back

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Hear a first-hand account of the trials and tribulations of this unique Urban "Agri-hood" and Community Resource Center project that is actively pursuing LEED Platinum certification. Companies including BASF, General Motors, Herman Miller, Catalyst Partners and USGBC are working together to reimagine how their materials, systems, and techniques can help transform structures into showpieces of innovation, and sustainability to achieve the goal.
"We're emphasizing efficiency with some of the most sustainable, progressive building products and techniques available today," said Tyson Gersh, president and founder of MUFI. "Our Community Center will serve as an example of how we must reinvent the way we plan our buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Detroit is in a unique position; we have the opportunity to think sustainably and innovatively about the future of our city."
Featuring more than 30 advanced building materials and systems, the structure will be transformed into one of the most sustainable, energy-efficient buildings in Detroit. The goal is to align with the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED v4 Platinum standards. Note: This is a 2 hour session, with the first hour taking place in the BASF Education Lab and the second hour taking place in the Materials Applied Learning Area for a lunch & learn.


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Event Type: Education Lab > Session