Today we visited the Source in the River North Area of Denver - an interesting example of adaptive reuse.
We played SimCity to learn about how cities develop, the pressures on development and what makes citizen's happy. Here's one of our cities, burning to the ground...
We took a hour of The Hill in Boulder with Carol Taylor from the Boulder History Museum.
Prof. Georgia Lindsay came to the class and discussed the history of the development of the bungalow.
We visited NREL's Research Support Facility, which has a lot of interesting green features.
Two guest speakers visited our class. Ron Flax, Boulder County's Sustainability Examiner, talked about Boulder County's sustainability initiatives. Simone Nicolo showed us some of the cool capabilities of SketchUp.
Our class is held in Williams Village North, which was rated LEED platinum at the time of its construction (and the first LEED platinum dorm in the U.S.). We spent time today evaluating which LEED credits the building earns.
This week we met with Amy Danzl at the Boulder Office of Emergency Management. She told us about how they responded to the Sept. 2013 flooding events, and introduced us to their operating protocols.
This week we will be testing a model of the Eiffel tower under wind and gravity loads. Thank you Sarah and Yolanda for building the model!
We made presentations of our favorite buildings.