Tour UC Berkeley’s Chou Hall and Zero Waste System!
Thursday, August 9th
11:00 am – 2 pm, including no-host lunch on campus
Join a tour of Connie & Kevin Chou Hall, UC Berkeley’s newest—and greenest--addition to campus. The 80,000 square foot structure features such as efficient heating, cooling, and lighting systems, rainwater cisterns, and 24,300 square feet of exterior windows make it the first academic building in the US designed for LEED Platinum certification and WELL certification (given to buildings that promote user health and well-being). Not only is the infrastructure set up for a smaller environmental footprint, building is striving to be the first academic building to be USGBC TRUE Zero Waste certified and is one of the first buildings in the country to have no public landfill bins and only compost and recycling bins. Our hosts will be Haas Staff Lead for the Zero Waste Initiative, Danner Doud-Martin and Cal Zero Waste Manager, Lin King.
Meet at the Cronk Gate (2220 Piedmont Ave). This is the upper part of Haas School and right across from the Maxwell Fields/Stadium Parking Garage. You can park at Stadium Garage and then cross the street to Haas, and we will meet you there.