Frisina Presents Virtual Reality for Sustainability at NYS Green Building Conference

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Architectural Designer and Design Technology Manager Michael Frisina  presented "VR for Sustainability" at the 16th Annual New York State Green Building Conference on Thursday, April 5. He co-presented with Amber Bartosh, Architect and Assistant Professor at Syracuse University.

This presentation will highlight the application of VR as a visualization and simulation tool to support the design process and educational outreach of Nuthatch Hollow, a Living Building Challenge project designed by Ashley McGraw Architects. Currently under design, Nuthatch Hollow is a certified environmental classroom and research facility on the grounds of Binghamton University. Once constructed, the 2500 square foot facility will be used for teaching and research of Environmental Studies and available for gatherings and community-based educational programs.

The presentation will demonstrate how an immersive VR representation of the project that included environmental analysis and interactive educational content supported the understanding of the sustainable quality of the built environment. It will also introduce critical aspects of the Living Building Challenge criteria and how the Nuthatch Hollow Project design team met them. 

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Derek Goodroe