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    • 06 Oct 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Virtual Event
    Register

    Presentation by:

    Kailash Viswanathan, CEM, LEED A.P, Director of Energy, Consigli Construction

    Steven Burke. LEED & WELL Faculty, Director Of Sustainability, Consigli Construction

    As designers, architects and engineers in the field, designing for climate change is critical today. This program will provide a basic understanding of HVAC systems, the importance of ventilation, trends in technologies, how smart buildings are important in designing buildings. The program will then cover more advanced design discussion related to decarbonization of buildings, what are larger campuses doing today to be fossil fuel free, why it is important to think about NZEB, firsts costs vs LCC and  why one should optimize buildings after they are built.

    This will be a virtual event, links and additional details coming soon.

    Learning Objectives

    The first hour of the presentation will cover:

    • Some basic terminology used in the HVAC industry
    • Introduction to HVAC today – Air systems and water systems
    • Heating Systems – Talk about different generations of heating i.e. steam, high temp hot water, medium temp hot water, and low temp hot water
    • Ventilation – What is ventilation, how is it calculated today. How does ventilation affect productivity, health, and performance?
    • New technologies – Heat Pumps, geothermal heat pumps, ambient heating loops
    • Smart Buildings – Basics, what goes into it
    • Decarbonization basics – what does it mean, how is that impacting our decisions today in how we design buildings
    The second hour of the presentation will cover:
    • Decarbonization – What it is, how are regulations changing, what should we be doing to support this
    • Dedicated Outside Air systems ( DOAS) Separating ventilation loads from internal loads
    • Geothermal Heat Pumps – What to be aware of.
    • New technologies – Heat Pumps, geothermal heat pumps, ambient heating loops
    • Air Source vs Water Source - Efficiency
    • Heating Systems – Talk about different generations of heating i.e steam, high temp hot water, medium temp hot water and low temp hot water
    • Net Zero Buildings – First cost vs Life cycle costs
    • Smart Buildings – Digital Planning for the future
    • Energy Optimization – post occupancy



    • 16 Oct 2021
    • 100 Madison St, Worcester, MA 01608

    Registration is now open!

    The 2021 AIA New England Design Awards Program, hosted this year by AIA Central Massachusetts, will be held on October 16 at Polar Park in Worcester, MA.

    The annual AIA New England Design Awards celebrates architects from, and architecture in, New England.

    About this event

    Join us for the 2021 AIA New England Design Awards Program, hosted by AIA Central Massachusetts on Saturday, October 16th at Polar Park in Worcester, MA. Register here.

    Program Details

    5:00 pm Tour of Polar Park

    6:00 pm Reception

    7:00 - 10:00 pm Dinner

    Keynote Speaker | Janet Marie Smith

    Design Awards Presentation

    About the Keynote

    Renowned urban planner and longtime baseball consultant, Janet Marie Smith is the Los Angeles Dodgers’ executive vice president of planning and development. 

    Tour and keynote credits: 2 HSW

    About the Venue

    Polar Park is a new baseball park in Worcester, Massachusetts, located in a former brownfield site adjacent to a neighborhood in transition. It serves as the new home of the Worcester Red Sox, a Minor League Baseball team competing at the Triple-A level and an affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. 

    Contact

    Email 2021neconference@gmail.com with any questions.

    Registration is now open: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-aia-new-england-design-awards-tickets-170194200435



    • 16 Oct 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Worcester Public Market

    Built between 1824 and 1828, the Blackstone Canal offered a new and convenient transportation route between Providence, Rhode Island, and Worcester, Massachusetts. Although it was in operation for only 20 years, the canal had a remarkable influence on Worcester's future, offering the previously land¬locked community a transportation link to the seaport in Providence.

    This two-hour walking tour will cover the history of the development and subsequent abandonment of the Blackstone Canal, including descriptions of the Canal District’s streets, buildings, people and events.

    Cost: $25

    Credits 2.0 LU/HSW
    Register here: Eventbrite

    We will learn how decisions made long ago shape and impact the future of this historic area. The tour will cover the past, present and future, including the advantages that the historical buildings offered as a framework for adaptive reuse, discussions of recently completed work such as the Worcester Public Market and the urban-oriented Polar Park ballpark, along with details of other significant new projects spurred on by these developments. Stops will include the Worcester Public Market, Crompton Loom Works, Heywood Boot & Shoe Company, W.H. Hill Envelope Company and the Ash Street School.

    The tour guides are JoAnn Mills, Preservation Worcester Docent and Allen Fletcher, long-time Canal District advocate and creator of the Worcester Public Market.

    Learning Objectives

    Discuss the development of the Blackstone Canal district, the development of the canal and creation of the locks which were a catalyst for industrialization, resulting in the creation of a lively, densely settled, multi¬ethnic, urban neighborhood.

    Analyze the advantages of the preservation of existing historic structures and features and how the reuse of historical buildings can bring multiple benefits including the conservation of resources and the preservation of historical context, providing vital links to the past.

    Discuss how environmental decisions – in this case, the construction of the canal locks, the industrial pollution that ensued, and the covering of the canal to hide this problem - can have long-term social and environmental impact.

    Explore how a 7-way traffic intersection which was originally constructed during the era of horse, buggy and pedestrian traffic was redesigned to improve traffic flow and increase vehicle, cycle and pedestrian safety in one of the busiest intersections in the city.


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