Over the past weekend of November 8 – 10, Minnesota-based Andersen Corporation explored the unique relationship between architecture and sustainability at the 2017 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. This was held in conjunction with Architecture Boston Expo (ABX) at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, and was the 15th year in a row that Andersen presented an exhibit.
The company highlighted how they are working to redefine the boundaries across multiple green building categories, and had experts on hand to discuss green and sustainable building practices, ENERGY STAR, and net-zero energy for new construction.
Eliza Clark, Andersen’s Director of Sustainability and Environmental had this to say prior to attending the expo, “Greenbuild is the perfect platform for Andersen to showcase our own thought leadership around sustainability and to engage in meaningful dialogue with industry partners about challenges we have yet to overcome. We’re excited to share some of the dynamic trends we’re advancing through our products and programs in the categories of smart home, indoor-outdoor living, historic preservation, net zero buildings and more.”
During Greenbuild’s Applied Learning Area Lunch and Learn Program, Andersen Windows presented a session titled, “Overcoming Obstacles for Net Zero Buildings in Unique Applications.”
During this session, two case studies were presented: Yellowstone National Park’s Yellowstone Youth Campus, and Belle Luce. The Yellowstone Youth Campus is a Living Building Challenge concept/design slotted for 2018 construction, and Bella Luce is a 107 year old Minneapolis, MN net zero Victorian residential remodel.
Both structures embrace not only forward-thinking design and building in their models, but also sustainability, and how these buildings usher in a cleaner, greener future.
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