By USGBC MA Communications

Greenbuild 2017's Green Building Tours welcome you the Harvard University Campus for a walking tour of the sustainable facilities across the campus on Saturday, November 11 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Participants will engage with state of the art offices, classrooms, laboratories and dorms while strolling along the Charles River and through historic Harvard Yard. The tour will feature presentations from the Office for Sustainability, Green Building Services, and faculty highlighting how Harvard's campus serves as a living lab putting the latest sustainability research into practice. 

Harvard's Sustainability Plan aligns Harvard's decentralized campus around a holistic vision and sets clear University-wide goals and priorities in the areas of emissions and energy, campus operations, nature and ecosystems, health and well-being, and culture and learning. It also encourages students, faculty, and staff to continue piloting sustainability solutions throughout the University by using Harvard's cutting-edge research and teaching to tackle real-world challenges on campus.

Attendees of this tour will gain a comprehensive understanding of the myriad sustainability issues and competing priorities Harvard weighs in developing its campus. Guides will weave presentations from leading administrators and faculty into the tour portions to provide a deeper understanding than a series of individual building tours would allow.
The tour will provide a greater understanding of the policies, guidelines, tools and strategies developed at higher education facilities that help to ensure best practices in sustainability are integrated into capital projects and existing building operations. In addition, attendee will be able to explain how measurement and verification, energy management, and continuous commissioning processes can be used to ensure facility energy performance meets design goals and estimates. Join in to see how campus-wide resources can be used to maximize sustainability beyond the footprint of each individual building and establish processes that can be replicated worldwide.
This tour is one of many throughout Greenbuild 2017. Check out the conference schedule here and sign up for workshops, tours and more!

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