The Hitchcock Center for the Environment is home to the 23rd Certified Living Building in the world and the 4th in Massachusetts. This net zero energy building harvests and recycles its own water, uses composting toilets, and was constructed with responsibly sourced, nontoxic materials. Designed by designLAB Architects, it is a powerful teaching tool that supports a new approach to achieving environmental literacy in the 21st century. The R.W. Kern Center is the 17th certified Living Building in the world, an embodiment of Hampshire’s sustainability values in practice. Designed by Bruner/Cott Architects, it generates its own electricity, collects and treats its own water, and is built with local, non-toxic, and low-carbon materials. We will bus to Hampshire College and tour both the Hitchcock Center and the R.W. Kern Center with the project architects.
What: Living Buildings Tour
When: Saturday, October 21, 2023 @ 2:00-5:00pm
Where: Hampshire College