Spring 2007: Sustainable Design: Why and How?

Spring 2007: Sustainable Design: Why and How?


All Day

Event Type

Presented by HKT Architects Inc. and The Green Roundtable
Co-sponsored by the Natural Resources Commission, SMART Wellesley (Sustainable Management of Appropriate Resources and Technology) and Green Waves.

Sustainable design in your home saves energy and protects health. For these same reasons, municipalities, states and the federal government have adopted policies around sustainable design and construction. Colleges and universities, non-profit organizations, and corporations also have sustainable policies that govern how they build and operate buildings. Why is sustainable design important, even imperative? In this program, Barbra Batshalom from The Green Roundtable discussed ways that green residential design can make a difference by reducing energy costs and increasing quality of life. Bill Hammer and Eric Kluz (HKT Architects) presented case studies of green municipal buildings in Boston, Cambridge, and Lexington, as well as the green Doyle Conservation Center in Leominster built for The Trustees of Reservations.

HKT Architects is a planning and architecture firm specializing in sustainable design for municipalities and state agencies, educational institutions, and non-profit conservation and cultural organizations.

The Green Roundtable is a non-profit organization whose mission is to mainstream sustainable development through strategic programs in education, policy and technical assistance.