WMAIA: 2030 Challenge & Bechtel Classroom Tour
May 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The 2030 Challenge/Commitment
plus Tour of Bechtel Environmental Classroom
Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 4PM
Sponsored by c & h architects
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In 2006, Architecture 2030 issued the 2030 Challenge, a breakthrough vision that calls for all new buildings, developments, and major renovations to be carbon neutral by 2030. To support this call to action, AIA created the AIA 2030 Commitment – a national framework with simple metrics and a standardized reporting format – to provide a structure for tracking progress and help firms meet the challenge. To date only one Western Mass. firm has signed on to the Commitment. Learn more about the 2030 Challenge and Commitment and how your firm can participate. Presented by members of the BSA’s COTE Committee.
In addition, enjoy a tour of the Bechtel Environmental Classroom followed by fireside refreshments in this bucolic setting.
About the Bechtel Environmental Classroom:
The Bechtel Building is a combination environmental classroom, meeting space, and field station. It was designed to meet the Living Building Challenge, in accordance with the International Living Building Institute. Supported by a grant from the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, Smith College completed the construction of a 2,300 sq.ft. building at the Ada and Archibald MacLeish Field Station in 2012. It was the 5th building anywhere to meet the world’s most demanding design and performance-based environmental building standard.