R.W. Kern Center Tour

Fri, Dec 6 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Location: 
R.W. Kern Center Atrium

Come explore the R.W. Kern Center, one of just 17 certified Living Buildings in the world- right on Hampshire's campus!

See how rainwater is collected, filtered, and treated to supply the building's potable water. Check out the greywater system to learn how wastewater is filtered via the building's indoor plants and constructed wetlands. We’ll lift the hood on the composting toilets, kick the tires on the rooftop solar, and see how we keep tabs on where the electricity goes. We'll also take look at the finishes and materials that make up a Living Building, and some clever and puzzling details you might miss on a casual walk-through.

For more Living Building fun head over to the Hitchcock Center for the Environment at 4pm!

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Hampshire College
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