The New England Living Building Collaborative is presenting a series of webinars on how water management, water efficiency, and water and energy nexus concepts can be incorporated into project planning, design, construction and operation. The series has a working title of: “Deep Dives in Design – Towards Net Zero Water” and is currently proposed to have the following three webinars:
- Deep Dive into Net Zero Water at the R.W. Kern Center
- Deep Dive into Onsite Water Reuse in New York City
- Deep Dive into Net Zero and the Water-Energy Nexus
The first webinar of the series, will focus on the R.W. Kern Center at Hampshire College as a case study. The R.W. Kern Center received Living Building Challenge (LBC) certification, with a very robust means of addressing the LBC’s water petal needs, without connection to the municipal sewer.
Meet the Speakers
- Sara Draper is the Director of the R.W. Kern Center at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. Sara showcases the RWKC as a powerhouse of educational innovation and model for positive environmental change through building tours, research partnerships, courses, community events, and outreach to building and design teams.
- Chris Chamberland is a principal civil engineer at the Berkshire Design Group in Northampton, MA
- Christopher Nielson is an architect at Bruner/Cott in Boston, MA
- Bruce Douglas is a Vice President at Natural Systems Utilities in Fall River MA. Bruce is a professional engineer with over 40 years of experience in water resource management, focusing on responsible water resource management in rural, suburban, and urban contexts; working on projects spanning watershed, district and building scales.
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