Broderick and Angarano Present at State of New York Sustainability Conference

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On Thursday, November 16, Principal Matthew Broderick and Principal/Senior Interior Susanne Angarano presented "Magnify the Impact: Engaging Faculty and Students in the Living Building Challenge Design Process" at the 2017 State of New York Sustainability Conference at SUNY Cortland by the New York Coalition for Sustainability in Higher Education. They were joined by Pamela Mischen, Faculty Advisor to the President and Associate Professor at Binghamton University and Danielle Moyer, a Sustainable Communities Master's student at Binghamton University.

The Living Building Challenge has great power to transform thinking. Meaningfully involving more people in the design process deepens the impact. For Nuthatch Hollow, a Living Building in design at Binghamton University, students and faculty play significant roles, including taking primary responsibility for materials research. Through classroom curriculum and associated internships, students received extensive training on materials research then broke into teams under the direction of a student “CEO” to research materials. This involves contacting hundreds of manufacturers, reviewing extensive chemical ingredient lists, searching for alternatives, and advocating for change in manufacturing processes.

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Derek Goodroe