Buildings like our homes, offices, and schools are responsible or over 40% of energy use and carbon emissions. Fortunately, there is an opportunity for change as we renovate and remake our built environment. This session will introduce various design & construction methods for created low-carbon buildings, including Passive House, Living Building, and Net-Zero, as well as strategies for communities to encourage low-carbon development. This course meant for homeowners, town planners, neighborhood councils, school boards, and all interested community members
Join other carpenters, builders, and construction professionals for an evening of networking, presentations, and discussion on building science and construction techniques for high-performance building. Each month, we will have short presentations from guest speakers around a chosen topic and then open discussion among the group. Drinks and snacks are provided and attendance is open to all.
Building Science for Carpenters is an ongoing series co-sponsored by the Studio for High-Performance Design & Construction (StudioHPDC), the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston (BRAGB), and Passive House Massachusetts (PHMA).
This event is free and open to the public, though reservation is required.
This month, a panel of three seasoned architects specializing in high performance design will discuss what they love most about working with good carpenters — and what they love least. Join us for a lively give-and-take and an opportunity to gain some empathy, learn some useful tips, and benefit from hard-won wisdom about cultivating better project teams.
What does it mean to run a sustainable business? Is your company making a profit? Are your employees and clients happy? Do you have a good work/life balance? Is your business doing its part to fight climate change? Are you active in your community? This workshop will cover what it means to have a triple bottom line business, touching on how our businesses can address the 3Ps of People, Profit and Planet.