What: Thornton Tomasetti’s Gunnar Hubbard, AIA, USGBC® Faculty™, is scheduled to present at the upcoming +2030 Professional Series, hosted by the Maine chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Hubbard will be joined by William Reed, AIA, LEED, a founding board member of the U.S. Green Building Council and co-author of the “Integrative Design Guide to Green Building,” as they lead the session, “2030 Challenge – Setting + Achieving Energy Goals with Integrated Design.”
The session is organized by Thornton Tomasetti, and sponsored by Maclay Architects, Scott Simons Architects, Allied Engineering and the HP Cummings Construction Company.
Where/When: Friday, September 14, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the LEED platinum certified Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Bosarge Family Education Center, located at 132 Botanical Gardens Drive in Boothbay, ME. Thornton Tomasetti/Fore Solutions served as the LEED consultant and Owner’s Sustainability Representative on this building project. For more information about the Series or to register, please visit their website.
Who: Gunnar Hubbard, a principal in the Portland, ME office of Thornton Tomasetti, has more than 23 years of experience as a green building consultant. He has played a key role in a wide variety of sustainability projects including hotels, educational facilities, sports facilities, high-rise buildings, residential buildings, government buildings and retail facilities. Mr. Hubbard’s experience as a LEED consultant encompasses rating systems including LEED for schools, retail, healthcare and homes, and he has experience with Net Zero Energy buildings.
Why: The AIA +2030 Professional Series, sponsored by Allied Cook Construction, Mechanical Services and SMRT, consists of ten workshops over several months. Today’s buildings account for 50 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. The workshops are meant to educate architects with the information they need to create carbon-neutral buildings by the year 2030, an initiative of the 2030 Challenge. This is the first national program designed to provide the tools architects need to make a direct impact on the effects of climate change as it relates to integrative building design and energy-efficiency.
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Thornton Tomasetti is a leader in engineering design, investigation and analysis serving clients worldwide on projects of all sizes and complexity. With practices in building structure, building skin, building performance, construction support services, property loss consulting and building sustainability, Thornton Tomasetti addresses the full life cycle of a structure. We have supported clients working in more than 50 countries, with projects that include the tallest buildings and longest spans to the restoration of prized historic properties. Founded in 1956, today Thornton Tomasetti comprises more than 650 engineering and architectural professionals who collaborate from offices across the United States and in Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.
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