It’s that time of year again where some of the greatest minds gather in Massachusetts for The Westford Symposium on Building Science, or better known as Building Science Summer Camp. This event is hosted every year by Joe Lstiburek, PhD. PE and his wife Betsy Pettit, FAIA. This camp is an all-out building science geek fest where some of the top researchers present studies and new building products and systems in an effort to help design and build more energy efficient and healthier homes.
As this is an invitation only event, I am left glued to my seat to follow and decipher the presentations live, 140 characters at a time from its 430 attendees by following the twitter hashtag #bscamp. However social media has increased access to this event yet again. A big shout out goes to Michael Anschel and Stephen Davis for broadcasting live the now famous tweet chat in Joe’s crawlspace via Ustream. Follow their channels here & here. Thus if you have any interest in the latest building science research, I encourage you to watch last nights crawlspace interview of Joe and to follow the #bscamp twitter chat as today is the last day of the symposium.
I had the great pleasure of spending some time with Edward Mazria from Architecture 2030® last week at the AIA Ohio Valley Regional Convention. Architecture 2030 was a major sponsor of the AIA Ohio Affordable Green Home Design Competition, and Ed Mazria sat in on the Best of Show jury, along with presenting, “Architecture: On the Brink of Greatness” to the convention attendees. Therefore as I start posting season two of the e2 series, I am going to skip to the last episode on Architecture 2030 and hope you get inspired as I did.
Well our client, Columbus State Community College decided to create a video of their first LEED building on their new campus. It has been an interesting ride so far during the construction process and keeping our contractors in line with all of their LEED paper work.
At this point we are still targeting a Gold certification. Unfortunatly we still have a year of construction ahead of us to even determine if that will happen. So periodically I will post some construction photos as well as other updates as it may relate to LEED and share some of the things that I have learned along the way.