Gain insight -- and inspiration too -- about the sustainable design of Wellesley's 2 new public school buildings at January 19th Wellesley Green School Meeting at 10am in the Wakelin Room at the Wellesley Free Library. The Town of Wellesley voted on a greenhouse gas reduction (GHG) goal and has a Climate Action Plan (CAP) to meet that goal. Part of reaching that goal means reducing the energy use in buildings - at 61% they are the largest contributor to GHG emissions in Wellesley. Thus, the way new buildings in town are built is very important.
The Hunnewell and Hardy Schools are Wellesley’s newest school buildings being built and they have many sustainability measures included in the electric buildings. They have been designed to not only lower energy costs and make the buildings more comfortable and healthier for occupants, but to offer a welcomed connection to the outdoors.
Fred Bunger, Wellesley Climate Action Committee member, will discuss the sustainability elements of design for both schools, what will be included in the finished project, as well as plans for occupant training and behavior to maintain the environmental goals.
Learn more about the thoughtful designs that will inspire you for your home.
All are welcome to the January 19th Wellesley Green School Meeting at 10am in the Wakelin Room at the Wellesley Free Library.
This event is brought to you by Wellesley’s Climate Action Committee and Wellesley Green Schools. A goal to reduce emissions to net-zero by 2050 has been established by the United States, the state of Massachusetts and the town of Wellesley. There is something for everyone to learn and do to help Wellesley reach its GHG emissions reduction goal and save money, while lowering your heating and cooling costs.
"Quest for Quiet"
Join a Lunchtime Conference Series presented by Quiet Communities
Environmental noise threatens the health of millions of Americans, especially those in low income and minority communities. Harmful noise emanates from sources including air, road, and rail transportation, construction, land care, industry and even recreation and entertainment venues. Often it is associated with harmful pollution.
The lack of effective federal and state programs to help abate noise makes it critical for communities to work together to share ideas, resources, and success stories and encourage our governments to re-establish noise abatement and control programs.
In this conference you will learn as well, as help build a community network that can work together to reduce noise in our communities. Brief speaker presentations will be followed by an interactive discussion.
Part 1 - Setting the Stage
Join the meeting if you are interested in making our communities quieter and healthier.
Yes; Quiet Communities -- the Mass. non profit -- are the ones that led Wellesley's Quiet, Healthy Yards, A Regional Residential Land Care Workshop last spring.