Tour: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center

Session Title: Tour: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
Session Code: TR0219
Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019
Time: 2:45 PM – 5:45 PM
Fee: $40 per person

Designed by Envision Architects and GPI, Five Rivers Environmental Education Center is the gateway to the 450-acre site owned and operated by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. This building integrates many sustainable features such as optimized building solar and view orientation, structural insulated panels, geothermal ground source heating and cooling, photovoltaic panels and solar thermal, vegetated roof, low emitting materials and more. Tour of this LEED Platinum facility will focus on energy efficient design, accessibility, and materials and methods.

Learning Objectives: By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Explore the technologies and design tools used for Optimizing Energy Performance; renewable energy and exemplary performance,
  • Discuss sustainable, low emitting, high-performance material used in the facility promoting Indoor Air Quality and Regional sourcing with exemplary performance,
  • List sustainable Features and technologies for Innovative Wastewater Technologies and Water use Reduction,
  • Apply lessons learned during design and construction plus Innovation in design for educational programs and Green Cleaning.

Tour Guide:

Thomas A. Lamb

Assistant VP/Project Manager, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.

Michael Collard, AIA

Associate, Envision Architects