For the upcoming Fourth Annual MED|Ed Facilities Conference and Expo in Boston, the USGBC Massachusetts Chapter will be sponsoring a number of sessions during the event's two days. One session is W41: Designing for Net Positive Water and Energy, as instructed by Jason Forney and Jason Jewhurst of Bruner/Cott Architects.
Net positive energy is a key component in the battle against climate change. Buildings emit nearly 50% of carbon emissions, and architects can play a leadership role in moving beyond incremental reductions to regenerative design now. Net positive water design is more nuanced. Institutions of higher learning can provide thought leadership by advocating for global water awareness, even if water is plentiful on a local level. Regulatory agencies are not prepared for the conversation, but in some cases are helpful in moving demonstration projects forward.
In this session, you'll hear from architects who are designing net positive energy and net zero water systems for a 16,000 sf, two-story campus building. Topics explored: - Performance goals and philosophy behind net positive design - Design concept and construction details behind energy systems - All aspects of water systems, including rainwater collection, filtration, composting, grey water treatment, and storm water management - The regulatory and permitting processes.
Wednesday, April 5th, 4:00pm
Use the code USGBC for 20% off any of our sessions!