• AIA Central MA Workshop: WPI's Sustainable Residence Hall

AIA Central MA Workshop: WPI's Sustainable Residence Hall

  • 10 Mar 2009
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute, East Hall, 300 Boynton Street, Worcester MA 01609

WPI’s Sustainable Residence Hall: Presentation and Tour:

Tuesday March 10
4:00 to 6:00pm
WPI East Hall
300 Boynton Street
Worcester, MA 01609

Join AIA Central Massachusetts for a presentation and tour of Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s newest sustainable project.  WPI’s East Hall, a 232 bed apartment style residence hall, opened this fall to provide upper-class students much needed on campus housing.  Following WPI's commitment to sustainable development, this new residence hall is anticipated to be certified by the USGBC as a LEED Silver project.  This presentation will discuss the LEED process, the design choices made to meet the LEED certification requirements and the challenges facing the client, construction and design teams.  As part of the sustainable design process, computer modeling was used to evaluate the use of sunshades and sunscreens in the daylighting system.  Among other sustainable elements, the East Hall boasts Worcester’s first green roof.  This palette-ed or modular green roof system is an integral part of the storm water management system.   The storm water management system also includes a monitoring component for evaluating runoff. 

The presentation and building tours will be presented by

Judith Nitsch PE LEED AP, President of Nitsch Engineering, WPI Board of Trustees, Chair of the
Physical Facilities Committee, 33 years in civil engineering field

Lynne Deninger AIA LEED AP Associate Principal of CannonDesign, working with the higher
education practice with a commitment to green design

Alfredo DiMauro Associate AIA, WPI’s Assistant Vice President for Facilities

Neil Benner LEED AP of Gilbane Building Company who has managed two of WPI’s most recent
projects: the Bartlett Admissions Center and East Hall, both LEED projects

The program fee for each seminar is $15 ($10 for AIA Central Massachusetts and BSA members). 1.0 HSW Learning Units are provided for each workshop.

Advanced registration is required. Register Here or email your registration and payment information to ewhite@architects.org .

For directions and maps, go to http://www.wpi.edu/About/Visitors/directions.html. Questions? Contact Eric White at ewhite@architects.org.


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