WHAT: LEED Platinum Certification for Subaru of New EnglandCorporate Headquarters & Distribution Center, Norwood, MA (an AIA CM 2016 Design Awards Merit Winner)
WHEN: Wednesday, January 25 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
WHERE: Gorman Richardson Lewis Architects, 239 South Street,Hopkinton, MA
PRICE: Cost for attendees is $10.00 (food included).
AIA Credit: LU HSW
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Panel will present the challenges andsolutions developed to ensure that this new corporateheadquarters and distribution facility earned a LEED Platinumrating as mandated by the owner. At 86 points, this is the highestrated LEED NCV2009 project in Massachusetts and the highestrated private project over 100,000 sf in the country. To achievethis demanding goal the owner, design team, and constructionteam worked very closely from day 1 to ensure that all teammembers were focused on the Platinum Goal-failure was never anoption as clearly outlined by the owner! Topics will include: - SitePlanning Sustainable strategies and solutions - MEP systemsdesign approaches and solutions - Building Envelope designapproaches and solutions - Renewable energy strategiesimplemented - Sustainable Building products and finish systemsselected and why - Construction components including regional,recycled content and waste management - USGBC application,review and point clarification process - Cost and schedule impactof sustainable design decisions.