Pro Tour: LBC Environmental Center in Collaboration with Voch/Tech School

Event Date: 

Friday, June 21, 2024

Time: 

12:30pm-5pm

Location: 

South Dartmouth, MA 02748

CEU Information: 

AIA (pending)

Cost: 

$25 Members/$35 Non-Members

Join us for a summer Pro Tour of a recently-completed Living Building Challenge project, situated on an 85-acre nature preserve in southeastern Massachusetts.

The new 1500 square-foot building will serve as the welcome center for the Lloyd Center for the Environment, providing conservation, recreation, and environmental education for the community in and around South Dartmouth. The welcome center was built in pursuit of Living Building Challenge (LBC), a stringent certification that will result in a building where all materials have been vetted to be “red-list chemical free,” and net positive for energy, water, and waste.

Something that sets this particular building apart is the story of collaboration between the owners, project team, and the local vocational school: the project was largely completed by students who were applying the trades they were learning in school directly to this real-world project to benefit their community: more than 1200 students have contributed to this project in some way. The Pro Tour will not only feature building details, but will tell the story of this partnership from the perspective of representatives from the school.

While the new LBC building will be the highlight of the Pro Tour, this event will also include the chance for attendees to learn about a retrofit of an existing campus building, within the larger context of the nature center’s sustainability plan.

The event will open with a presentation from our hosts, will include small group time with various members of the project team as we move through the site, and will conclude with a reception and time for questions. We hope you will join us!
 

Schedule

12:30 PM

Doors open, registration, networking and coffee

1:00 PM

Welcome by NESEA

1:10 PM

Overview of the project by the host

2:00 PM

Tour of project begins; attendees travel to site and rotate through content-specific stations

3:45 PM

Group reconvenes and travels back to initial meeting point

4:00 PM

Reception with light refreshments

4:15 PM

Q&A panel with members of project team

5:00 PM

Event concludes

If you have questions about this event, you can contact us via protours@nesea.org.

2024 Pro Tour Series Sponsors:

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