Thinking Big and Small: A 2030 Municipal Buildings Improvement Plan

Planning for big goals, like becoming a Net Zero community, while attending to the smallest details of managing a diverse building portfolio is hard. This session will explore how the City of Cambridge, MA is doing just that, using a long-term, integrated capital improvement plan. Implemented in 2015, the Cambridge Municipal Facilities Improvement Plan (MFIP) is a 43-building, 16-year program designed to achieve a low-carbon, resilient, healthy, and inclusive building portfolio, while simultaneously attending to short-term emergency and deferred maintenance needs.

Representatives from Cambridge’s Department of Public Works, Arup Engineering, and ICON Architecture will discuss processes used to build consensus around the MFIP and its multi-faceted goals. They will share insight into data collection and visualization methods, tools developed, initial projects implemented, and lessons learned.

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Event Time: 

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Room / Location: 

West Village

Experience Level: 

2 (some prior experience/knowledge helpful)

CEU Information: 

BENYC-1816: AIA 1.5 LU/HSW

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