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Thursday, June 20 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Living Building Tour: The Hitchcock Center for the Environment - Educating for a Healthy Planet

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The Hitchcock Center for the Environment is home to the 23rd Certified Living Building in the world and the 4th in Massachusetts. It is a powerful teaching tool that supports a new approach to achieving environmental literacy in the 21st century. The net zero energy building harvests and recycles its own water and is designed to model systems in nature. It uses composting toilets, and was constructed with responsibly sourced, nontoxic materials. Come find out what makes the building a special teaching tool empowering visitors to ask, “what does sustainability look like in the built environment and in my community?”

Speakers
avatar for Julie Johnson

Julie Johnson

Executive Director, Hitchcock Center for the Environment
For the past 17 years, Julie has worked to strengthen the impact and reach of the Hitchcock Center for the Environment’s mission to foster a greater awareness and understanding of our environment and to develop environmentally literate citizens. She has kept the Hitchcock Center... Read More →
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Jessica Schultz

Communications and Living Building Coordinator, Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Jessica Schultz is Living Building Coordinator for Hitchcock Center for the Environment. She developed and leads the Center’s Living Building tour program and manages building system operations. She is a Living Building Challenge Ambassador, is Living Future Accredited, and lead... Read More →
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Sam Batchelor, AIA

Partner, designLAB Architects
Sam Batchelor's work is founded in a responsibility to the importance of craft and community. He maintains a hands-on involvement in designLAB’s projects from schematic design through construction and post-occupancy. Sam is an artful communicator, facilitating collaboration between... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Ard Haigh, AIA, IIDA, LEED

Kelly Ard Haigh, AIA, IIDA, LEED

Partner, designLAB Architects
Kelly Haigh is a partner at designLAB architects. She served as project architect for the recently completed Delbridge Family Center for the Arts at the Walnut Hill School for the Arts and the Hitchcock Center for the Environment. Her previous collaborations include the Emery Community... Read More →


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