At the Greenbuild 2023 Conference in Washington, DC. on September 26, Erik Olsen and representatives from Boston University, KPMB Architects, and BR+A Consulting Engineers come together to describe how the complexity of our climate challenges require deep collaboration to translate inputs and insights into precedent-setting solutions for the design and delivery of a high-performance institutional building.
In 2017, Boston University’s Climate Action Plan set a goal to achieve net carbon neutrality by 2040, 10 years ahead of the city’s goal. Shortly after the plan’s approval, construction began on the University’s newest project–the Center for Computing & Data Sciences. What is now the largest sustainable, operationally fossil fuel-free building in Boston, this 345,000-square-foot vertical campus rises over the banks of the Charles River dramatically re-shaping the city’s skyline.