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Virtual Green Building Construction Tour: University of Pittsburgh Hillman Library
October 27, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 amFree – $5
About this Event:
Join Green Building Alliance, University of Pittsburgh, and GBBN for a virtual tour of the university’s Hillman Library reinvention. The project is being undertaken in four phases, and two have been completed so far. Built in 1967, the Hillman Library is the principal hub of intellectual activity on campus and additionally serves as the bridge between the academic world and the surrounding community – it’s a center for knowledge creation and social engagement and an incredibly important part of the campus. Aligned with the university’s master plan and sustainability goals, the project includes five interior levels along with two key outdoor spaces.
With a footprint as big as New York’s Grand Central Station, the library was originally constructed as a place to house books. Now it’s being re-imagined as a place for people to connect, create, and consume knowledge. The building’s floors are separated by a variety of uses: quiet space on the fourth floor, an interactive showcase of the university’s special collections on the third floor, and gathering, collaboration and digital scholarship spaces on the lower levels, terrace, and green roof.
University of Pittsburgh’s Adrienne Spallone and Anastasia Dubnicay will provide an overview of the project’s goals. Project architect Anne Chen will showcase the completed phases of the project, and share plans for the next two. She’ll describe a variety of sustainability techniques being used in the project, including an appealing and accessible stairwell, HVAC zoning, building material reuse, and biophilic design elements. The university’s Aurora Sharrard will also provide insight on the school’s sustainability master plan. Join us for this inside look at an amazing project in progress!
- Discover insights into decision making which prioritizes health and high performance, unique to a university atmosphere
- Understand why the LEED ID+C v2009 credit Optimize energy performance: Lighting Power was important to the project team and what strategies are being used to pursue it
- Understand why the LEED ID+C v2009 credit Optimize energy performance: HVAC was important to the project team and what strategies are being used to pursue it
- Understand why the LEED ID+C v2009 credit Low Emitting Materials was important to the project team and what strategies are being used to pursue it
This virtual tour is free for GBA members and $5 for non-members. You provide critical support for the continuation of GBA’s education programs and help us grow our ability to provide scholarships for events and in-depth trainings for those who need them. Additional donations are made possible during the registration process if you wish to contribute. There is an option to add a suggested contribution of $20 to your registration. If you wish to contribute any other amount, you are welcome to do so on our Donations page. Any contribution helps advance community’s work to create healthy and sustainable places where everyone can thrive. Thank you!
This tour features women+ in green building.