March 13, 2024

Building Sustainably: Trends in Green Architecture

Erik Ruoff, LEED AP
March 24, 2024 5:00 PM
March 24, 2024 5:00 PM
HarborPoint at Root, Shetland Park, 35 Congress Street, Suite 2350, Salem MA 01970
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Join us on Wednesday, April 24th from 5-7pm @ HarborPoint at Root in Salem MA! The evening will consist of a presentation & panel discussion by Jones Architecture, Bond Building Construction, and The Green Engineer. They will highlight the C. Gerald Lucey Building for Massachusetts’s Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA), an award winning project in which all three companies played a role in building & designing.

Featured Speakers:

Marc Perras, Associate Principal, Jones Architecture

Sarah Tarbet, Senior Associate, Jones Architecture

Jonathan Rossini, Project Manager, Bond Building Construction

Erik Ruoff, Principal, The Green Engineer

Schedule of Events:

5-5:30pm: Networking, food, drinks

5:30-6:30: Presentation & Panel Discussion

6:30-7pm: Questions, Networking

About the Project:

The C. Gerald Lucey Building in Brockton Massachusetts was one of the most sustainable buildings in the Commonwealth's inventory when it was completed in 2022. Several design features led to this distinction and to substantial energy savings including a finely tuned building envelope to advanced mechanical systems. One element that stands out above the rest due to it's rarity in the New England region is the use of Mass timber. Building with wood has several advantages from both a design and construction perspective, but is not without its challenges. With this discussion we will shed light on both.

The Green Engineer:

Massachusetts is targeting Net Zero Carbon by 2050. As the electric grid gets cleaner, all electric buildings will reduce their emissions, while fossil fuel-based heating systems will become an albatross around their owner’s neck. For this reason, we’re seeing a push for electrification of building systems by owners and by industry regulations such as the new MA Stretch Energy Code. And with the promise of clean electricity reducing operational carbon, there is increased emphasis on reducing embodied carbon in construction. In this session we will explain the changes we’re seeing in the industry, and what this means for existing buildings and new construction.


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