[I wrote this for the "Sustainable Design as a Way of Thinking" class at the Boston Architectural College.]
When natural systems are destroyed in the process of creating a building, it is important to replace them by incorporating them, or a reasonable replacement, as much as possible into the building’s design. This is the only way [...]
Ideas for future field trips:
Easy Care green walls (?). Mentioned in the meeting, but my searching is turning up nothing online.
Brockton Brightfields, the largest solar array in New England, turning a brownfield site into solar energy generation.
Konarka thin film organic PV. It does not use silicon, but a "photo-reactive polymer material invented by Konarka co-founder [...]