By Alexander Landa, Outreach and Communications Manager
On Thursday, October 20th 2016, you will have the chance to take a tour at the University of Massachusetts' Boston University Hall.
Come join your green building colleagues for a tour of the UMass Boston’s new University Hall. Located at the eastern edge of campus, the four story building had a phased opening to the community in beginning in January and fully opened for fall semester.
This building accommodates academic space needs, enhances campus and student life, and serves a large cross-representation of students, faculty, and staff. The building features state-of-the-art classrooms, specialized teaching spaces, as well as lounge and study spaces for the entire campus community – and it will also include new homes for several academic programs including performing arts, chemistry, computer science, and art departments.
In support of UMass Boston’s commitment to environmental sustainability, the design of University Hall incorporates several innovative sustainable features focusing on energy use reduction. The intent is for the facility to operate at 25% lower energy use than a baseline building and will achieve 105 kBtu/sf/yr. University Hall is designed to achieve LEED Silver certification, and is currently tracking LEED Gold.
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA, 02125
October is a busy month for us here at the USGBC Massachusetts Chapter! Next Tuesday, On Wednesday the 19th we're holding a LEED workshop, and then on October 26th you can join us at Google's Cambridge HQ for Healthy Materials Summit 2016.