By Alexander Landa
Coming up November 15th to 17th will be ABX 2016! As part of the Northeast's largest building industry conference and tradeshow, Architecture Boston Expo, the USGBC MA Chapter will be sponsoring multiple panels this year. This year, we're hosting multiple panels, so let's take a look at Wednesday's panel, B25: 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. In this session, you'll hear from architects who are designing net positive energy and net zero water systems for a 16,000 SF, two-story campus building. Topics explored: – Performance goals and philosophy behind net positive design – Design concept and construction details behind energy systems – All aspects of water systems, including rainwater collection, filtration, composting, grey water treatment, and storm water management – The regulatory and permitting processes.
Jason Forney AIA, LEED AP Principal Bruner/Cott Architects
Jason Jewhurst AIA, NCARB Senior Associate Bruner/Cott & Associates
B68: Designing for Net Positive Water and Energy
3:30PM – 5:00 PM