Tour TWO Living Buildings!
In just a month, you can join us on a free tour of the Hitchcock Center and the R.W. Kern Center!
Friday, August 12 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
893 West Street, Amherst, MA 01002
Register here or below. (It's free, but feel free to donate!)
The Living Building Challenge is the built environment’s most rigorous performance standard. Its goal is to create building projects "that operate as cleanly, beautifully and efficiently as nature’s architecture.” To be certified under the Challenge, projects must meet a series of ambitious performance requirements, including Net Zero energy, and Net Zero waste and water, and avoiding the use of any ‘Red List’ materials.
Bruner/Cott's R.W. Kern Center, an LBC project at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA and the Hitchcock Center (also in Amherst, MA) are new, low-impact flagship buildings. Read about Bruner/Cott, a Silver Sponsor of ours, here!
During the three-hour event, we will spend 90 min at the R.W. Kern Center, then transition to the Hitchcock Center for the remainder of the event. Each site will have a walking tour of the mechanical rooms, floor plan and landscape. The tour will be lead by the builders, designers and Living Building Collaborative members who contributed to the project.