Victoria Meyers architect's (hMa) first project to receive national attention was the Chattanooga Nature Interpretive Center, which featured green design way ahead of its time in 1990 click here to see more of Chattanooga Nature Interpretive Center on hanrahanmeyers.com
Greenwich Connecticut is finally giving meaning to the GREEN in its name with its first energy forum: The Energy Conscious Home www.GREENGreenwich.com on Saturday, April 2 from 10AM - 3PM at the Greenwich High School. Victoria Meyers architect (hMa) has been invited as an expert to participate. Ms Meyers will consult on accessible emerging technologies.
Steven Hall of Chandler www.chandlerllc.com in Greenwich and also a resident extended the invitation as a member of the program committee for the Energy Task Force. Mr. Hall will deliver the opening remarks for the event. He will point out that every home matters. If all homes 10 years or older reduce energy use 30%, it would release more energy annually than from all the oil pumped from the Gulf of Mexico. The 30% reduction is considered a reasonable and very doable goal that significantly reduces homeowner costs, is a large cut in carbon emissions and perhaps most importantly is a big move towards U.S. energy independence. The recent events in Japan and the Middle East are exclamation points to the urgency of action.
Chandler managed the development of this “Green” home started in 1995, 5 years before the first LEED projects and 14 years before the launch of LEED for Homes. The house uses orientation, fenestration, shading, thermal mass and a ground source heat pump system and an early incentive program as well as local materials. A prefabricated wooden bridge (pictured below) was selected for site access over a pristine stream to avoid damage by mass grading and featured on the cover of the magazine, Bridge Builder. It was applauded by the local conservation commission and has become a local landmark click here to see more of this home on Chandlerllc.com. Mr. Hall was also responsible for retrofitting the Princeton Club in NYC to meet LEED standards.