Hitchcock Center Living Building Tour, March 20, 12-1 pm, Amherst, MA

  • 20 March 2019
  • Start time : 12:00 PM
  • End time : 01:00 PM
  • Event Host : Hitchcock Center for the Environment
  • Event Location : Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street, Amherst, MA, 01002, United States
Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Event Description

Did you know the Hitchcock Center is a Living Building? It is designed to model systems in nature, it’s net zero energy and water, has composting toilets, and has been made with responsibly sourced non-toxic materials.

The Hitchcock Center received the 2018 Honor Award for Sustainable Design form the Boston Society of Architects (BSA) and the BSA jury had this to say about our project:

“Hitchcock Center for the Environment is a strong example of architecture’s power to educate. This center doesn’t merely talk the talk by housing an environmental educational program; it walks the walk. Living Building Challenge designed, the structure  is thoughtfully integrated with its site and existing systems. Its formal qualities, its graphics, and its performance achievements combine to tell a complete and compelling story about design.”

Come find out what makes our building a special teaching tool empowering visitors to ask, "what does sustainability look like in the built environment and in my community?”. Bring your questions so we can learn together. Tours typically last from 1-1.5 hours.

Regisrtation appreciated:

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Hitchcock Center for the Environment
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Jessica Schultz, LFA
  • Logistics / Parking
    • Parking available on site.
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Green Building Tour

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