This Way to Sustainability Conference | CSU Chico
This Way to Sustainability Conference XIII at CSU Chico, hosted by The Institute for Sustainable Development and the Associated Students of CSU, Chico, seeks to address the new global socioeconomic and environmental challenges through a two-day symposium of interdisciplinary speakers presenting on a variety of factors affecting climate change. This year’s conference will be held on March 15-16, 2018 at Bell Memorial Union (BMU) located at 2nd and Salem Streets. The theme for this year’s conference is:
When Will Climate Neutrality Become Our Climate Reality?
Integral Group Principal, Joseph Wensich, will be co-presenting with SmithGroupJRR Associate, Sustainability, Kim Swanson in the Infrastructure & Transporation track on:
Designed to Lead: Teaching Science through Sustainable Building Strategies
Thursday, March 15, 2018 | 1:15pm – 2:00pm | BMU 204
Learn about the design of Chico’s new Science Replacement Building, which aspires to put CSU’s climate commitment on display. The design utilizes strategies such as integrating stormwater management, targeting aggressive reductions in energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, and by providing an active, healthy environment for learning and teaching.
CSU’s climate commitment will be on display in the new Science Replacement Building at the center of CSU, Chico campus. The design of the new building utilizes strategies such as integrating stormwater management, targeting aggressive reductions in energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, and by providing an active, healthy environment for learning and teaching. Both building and site incorporate stormwater management and rainwater catchment into the science curriculum, allowing for opportunities to test run-off and pre-and post- bio-swale filtration water. Progressive building planning and mechanical systems design reduces GHG emissions and energy use. In addition, natural light and views, healthy materials, and inviting public spaces encourage active bodies and minds. Learn about the development of this sustainable hub for educating our planet’s future scientists and citizens.
Time: 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Speaker: Joseph Wenish, Principal