Charrettes & Workshops

From concept through design, the project team engaged a broad array Berea College stakeholders through series of on‐campus design charrettes and workshops.

These meetings involved a broad cross section of campus participants, along with Berea’s Building Team and representatives of both architects Hellmuth + Bicknese and Hastings + Chivetta.

Campus Engagement and Discussions:

  • On‐Campus design charrettes and workshops
  • Social Media to solicit input from across campus
  • Campus wide surveys to students, faculty and staff
  • Engage campus sustainability groups such as SENS
  • Engage Student Life and Resident Hall groups
  • Interview various campus stakeholder groups

Establish Sustainability Goals and Objectives

  • Evaluate Berea College’s Current Sustainability Commitment

Climate Action Plan
Demand side Energy Reduction
Sustainable Initiatives on Campus

  • Present and discuss “Deep Green” Initiatives
  • Pursue Multiple Certification Levels such as:

Living Building Challenge
LEED Certification at both a Silver or Gold level as well as a higher level of achievement; Platinum and beyond
Energy Star Certification

  • Prioritize Initiatives to be included such as:

Traditional green components/criteria
Practical green components/criteria
Innovative ideas and components – may be future projects

  • Create written mission statement for addressing Green/Sustainable design issues related to student housing
  • Document initiatives to be included in future projects

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