Commitment to Learning: A Case Study of Three Public Schools

Public school projects are a highly visible commitment from a community towards future generations, serve a wide range of students from diverse backgrounds, and are a valuable resource to the surrounding community. This case study will show three projects that aimed to fit within the goals and budget of a public institution while focusing equally on energy, carbon, water, and waste. Linking the strategies for each goal to impacts on the health and well-being of students provides a new framework for evaluating the impacts of design.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2023 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

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Harbor 1

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Approved for 1.5 credit hours toward AIA (LU|HSW), BOC, BPI, GBCI (BD+C, WELL), and NARI certification. Credit is offered for each full conference day toward MA CSL, PHI, Phius, and RESNET certification.

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  • Facilitate a visioning charrette to gather input from stakeholders and community members about their priorities regarding health and wellbeing, and then translate these goals to targets with trackable metrics.
  • Explain the links between water use, carbon and material health to human health and wellbeing.
  • Examine project specific data on water use, embodied and operational carbon and material health and use this information to design lower impact buildings.
  • Adopt an approach to designing budget conscious buildings which are a demonstration of both community values and sustainability goals.

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