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Design Talks: Green Buildings

Roof Garden

Roof Garden

© Halvorson Design Partnership

  • 10/29/2013

  • 4:30 PM  - 9 PM

  • 1st Floor Meeting Room

    Boston Architectural College

    320 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

  • pce@the-bac.edu

  • $75 for One Session and $125 for for Two Sessions. A light dinner is included!
  • BAC Events

If you are interested in developing green buildings in a practical, yet forward way of thinking, this talk is for you!

Session 1:
Green Roofs/Green Walls with Bob Brooks
4:30 - 6:30pm

Join us for a presentation on green roofs and wall design that will prepare you to discuss related design problems and solutions. Participants will gain knowledge to assess the potential of an existing or proposed structure to support a successful green roof or wall, match client programs with appropriate systems, design and develop documents for a basic installation, and provide approximate cost information based on current prices.

Bob Brooks has degrees in geography and landscape architecture and has been a practicing landscape architect for 29 years. Bob has been involved in several green roof projects and in 2006 worked with Green Roofs for Healthy Cities in development of their 200-level course, first offered at their 2006 International Conference. He has been a LEED Accredited Professional since 2003, and was instrumental in forming the Massachusetts Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, where he currently serves on the Board of Directors. He has taught at Roger Williams University as well as the BAC.

Session 2:
Greening Existing Buildings: Challenges and Opportunities with Susan Pranger
7:00 - 9:00pm

Greening an existing building requires occupants to rethink how they use and operate the space. This workshop examines challenges and opportunities in developing a forward thinking Green O&M plan that is both economical and practical. Using the USGBC LEED EBOM system as a framework for discussion and activities, participants will apply knowledge to their own building by completing a LEED EBOM check list for an existing building. Join us to learn about energy, sustainable materials, water and site management and mitigating factors, and engage in a discussion on how to apply these elements to your own projects.

Susan Pranger Susan Pranger AIA, LEED AP BD+C is a Senior Architect with Viridian Energy & Environmental, providing sustainability and LEED consulting. With 35 years experience as an Architect and Project Manager for renovations and new construction, Susan has extensive experience in project management, programming, strategic planning, preservation, adaptive reuse, and sustainable design.