Building as Teacher: Education, Resilience, and Sustainability from the Inside Out

Franklin Cummings Tech is transforming from a technical/vocational post-secondary school into a 21st-century hub for workforce development, offering technology-focused, vocational, and green economy-driven higher education. The panel will present a case study of an all-electric and resilient building as a teaching lab, minimizing the school’s environmental impact and demonstrating hands-on education to provide equitable workforce opportunities for an underserved community.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Harbor 3

CEU Information: 

BOC: 1 credit hour
GBCI: 1 credit hour (BD+C, WELL)
MA CSL: 1 credit hour (Energy)
NAHB: 1 credit hour
NARI: 1 credit hour
PHI: Credit offered for full conference attendance
Phius: Credit offered for each full conference day
RESNET: Credit offered for each full conference day

Learning Objectives:

  • Draw on lessons learned by the project team revisiting the project's energy performance and envelope design using the Relative Performance Pathway.
  • Describe how all-electric building systems can comply with the 2023 MA Energy Opt-in Specialized Code and Boston’s carbon neutrality initiatives.
  • Use a regenerative approach to projects that centers justice and equity and engages the local community.
  • Use responsive-design strategies to meet the needs of current academic programs while future-proofing buildings with ‘loose-fit’ spaces to support future academic programs.

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