By Alexander Landa
In just 2 more business days, it will be time for ABX 2016! The Northeast's largest architecture expo & tradeshow is going to be a monumental event, showcasing why the Northeast is such a hot spot for all things buildings. We're sponsoring multiple sessions at ABX, and we'd love to see you at a few of them. For now, let's meet the two Jasons who are presenting B68: Designing for Net Positive Water and Energy.
Jason Forney is a Principal with Bruner/Cott Architects in Cambridge, MA. He specializes in the design of high-performing contemporary architecture and the transformative reuse of historically significant structures. With over 20 years of experience, Forney has designed LEED Gold and Platinum projects on college campus across the Northeast, and is currently working on two Living Building Challenge Projects. He frequently speaks about the design of green buildings.
Jason Jewhurst is a Principal at Bruner/Cott Architects, where his passion for reconnecting with the natural environment informs his work as a specialist in sustainability and high-performance building design. With a strong technical background in building systems and technology, Jason welcomes sustainable design challenges that demand innovative solutions. His work includes projects that transform academic campuses with net-positive design, including the Regenerative Village at Yale Divinity School and the R. W. Kern Center at Hampshire College, both designed to meet the Living Building Challenge.
More on B68: Designing for Net Positive Water and Energy: 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.
Register for B68: Designing for Net Positive Water and Energy
Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm