Deep Dive into Net Zero Water at the R.W. Kern Center

Community Event

Hosting Organization: 

Built Environemnt Plus

Event Date: 

Thursday, October 15, 2020








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:

  1. Deep Dive into Net Zero Water at the R.W. Kern Center
  2. Deep Dive into Onsite Water Reuse in New York City
  3. 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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