PRATT Sustainable Design Tour <BR>SAT DEC 13TH 1-3PM

PRATT Sustainable Design Tour

21 Nov 2014, Posted by admin0 in Events

We’re hosting our last tour of the season in honor of graduates of Pratt’s Center for Continuing and Professional Studies, (CCPS) Sustainable Building, Infrastructure Design & Management program. Architect Robert Scarano, Tony Gelber – Director of Administrative Sustainability at Pratt Institute, and graduates will tour and discuss Bright ‘n Green, the direction of the “Green” Industry, how to increase demand for green design services, and what standards are clients willing to follow, amongst other things. We invite the public to join in as well!

1 PM Tour of Bright n Green
3 PM – Student Presentations and Refreshments

When: Saturday December 13TH 1:00PM to 4:00PM
Where: 67 Brighton 1st Lane (off Brighton 1st Street) Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, NY 11235
Recommended Audience: Architects; Engineers; Interior Designers; Urban Planners; Facilities and Construction Management Professionals; Contractors; and Government Agency Professionals.


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“Pratt Institute has established itself as leader in sustainable practice and education among colleges of art and design nationwide. We are committed to integrating sustainability into both campus facilities management and into our educational curriculum so that all students who graduate from Pratt fully understand sustainability and their role as socially and environmentally responsible citizens.”
– Dr. Thomas F. Schutte, 11th President of Pratt Institute

For over a century, Pratt Institute has combined the practice of art and practicality by educating artists and designers in its traditional art, design, and architecture classes at the graduate, undergraduate, and professional levels. The school participates in the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through a series of academic initiatives designed to educate faculty, students, and the local community on issues related to sustainability. Dr. Schutte also accepted Mayor Bloomberg’s 30/10 Challenge to reduce greenhouse gases by 30 percent by 2017.

As Director of Administrative Sustainability at Pratt Institute, Tony Gelber’s work doesn’t stop in the classroom. Gelber is the driving force behind ensuring that the campus facilities operate to the highest efficiency with a campus-wide energy and greenhouse gas reduction project. Pratt’s fundamental greenhouse gas mitigation strategies include: a sustainability campaign that promotes energy-conscious daily living, achieving Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design silver-certified low energy use guidelines for new construction and major renovations, retrofitting all existing buildings to meet the reduced greenhouse gas objectives, developing renewable energy projects on campus, and purchasing green electricity and carbon credits.

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