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A Better World by Design Conference

Brown & RISD’s “A Better World by Design” conference is coming up this weekend. It will be great to hear¬†Camron Sinclair,¬†from Architecture for Humanity, speak. I am giving a tour of Downtown Providence Saturday and will be on the Sustainable Architecture panel Sunday. You can follow the conference blog here. Quite a green weekend ahead.

Successful Concentric

Last night’s concentric showed off Providence’s first net-zero energy building. The interest in this unique project brought folks from all sectors and industries together. With our goal for Concentric being to break down silos and encouraging collaborative innovation, this event was clearly a success. We are looking to hold another Concentric at the Black Rep later this winter. Stay tuned for more details.

“Formerly a jewelry factory built in 1890 which became an electronics supply warehouse in 1941, the building has undergone a complete transformation at Jacobson’s hand, to become the first and only commercial building in the state to be fully self-sustainable, powering its total energy needs from its own energy sources.”