September 24, 2012
Greenbuild, the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, is less than two months away. Greenbuild 2012 will be taking place in San Francisco from November 14th to 16th. While at Greenbuild, be sure to check out the following conference tours featuring DPR projects:
- Socially Responsible by Design: The Legacy and Leadership of Green Building at Mills College featuring the Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business
- 2030 Today: Three Institutions Leading the Way featuring Sacred Heart Schools and Packard Foundation Headquarters
The good news is that anyone can attend a Greenbuild tour, even if not attending the full Greenbuild conference. Just register for Greenbuild and select the tour on the registration package page. Here's more information on the featured tours (see the full list of tours here):
HD13: Socially Responsible by Design: The Legacy and Leadership of Green Building at Mills College
Explore a legacy of green campus development and environmental stewardship at the Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business at Mills College in Oakland. Attendees will tour three buildings nestled in the historic campus designed by local design firms. The LEED Platinum Betty Irene Moore Natural Sciences Building, an early pioneer in sustainable design, incorporates rainwater harvesting, interactive energy metric displays and photovoltaic panels. The Jeannik Mequet Littlefield Concert Hall employs an underfloor air distribution system in the context of a challenging historic renovation. Finally, the first LEED Gold business school in California, the Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business, integrates cutting edge with effective green strategies, including a living green roof, rainwater harvesting, natural ventilation, and radiant heating.
FD12: 2030 today: Three Institutions Leading the Way
This full-day tour highlights four recent projects at three sites on the San Francisco peninsula that aim beyond high-performance buildings toward broader views of sustainable institutions: the Packard Foundation’s effort to reduce their organizational carbon footprint; Portola Valley Town Center’s accounting for embodied CO2 emissions in the materials and construction; and finally, Sacred Heart School’s effort to create healthy learning environments where students can conceive of a more sustainable future. The projects showcase a range of certifications and goals, including the first LEED Platinum for Schools project, a AIA Top Ten award winner, a Living Building Challenge contestant, and Net Zero Energy performance.
See you at Greenbuild!