September 30
3:30-5 PM

18 Knowles St., Providence
street parking available
Fee: Free
Refreshments: No
Recording Allowed: No

Climate Smart House Renovation

A presentation and discussion on net-zero ready house design and construction, hosted at the site of recently completed house rehabilitation/addition in Providence. This event aims to provide inspiration and insights into sustainable design for both design professionals and curious non-professionals. The event will include a project tour as part of the presentation. Presentation/discussion points to include: strategies for reducing the carbon impact of residential architecture; balancing new construction with restoration and material salvage; energy efficiency and the carbon costs of construction; project successes and lessons learned.

The house design also features custom metalwork fabricated in collaboration with the local industrial arts shop, The Steel Yard. Through this project element, the discussion will also explore the value and cost of hand craft in architecture.

Brendan Rose

Providence based architect and artist, Brendan Rose, is a multidisciplinary designer, working in the fields of green architecture, public art, and custom fabrication. Driven by his desire to work in the community on hands-on projects, Brendan practices public art and place-making as a means for building collective, place-based identity through design. In addition, his architectural work focuses on sustainable design and community. Brendan is a founding partner of the multifaceted design studio, Echo, based in Syracuse, NY. He is committed to finding delight in both the process and product of design, and believes that the arts strengthen our affection for life.