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Living Building Tour: HMTX Headquarters

May 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Addressing the growing issue of climate change and its continued commitment to sustainability, HMTX Industries unveiled its new World Headquarters in Norwalk, CT in October, 2022. Working with McLennan Design and its founder Jason F. McLennan, one of the world’s most influential individuals in the field of architecture and the green building movement, the 24,000 square-foot building, which broke ground in April of 2021, is among the greenest in the state of Connecticut, and was awarded by BuildGreenCT’s former component, CT Green Building Council, for exemplary performance in both Energy and Health.

Among the structure’s unique features, it is designed to sit above the ground in an effort to preserve as much of the existing landscape as possible. Built using only the healthiest non-toxic materials available, it will generate more energy on-site than it uses, produce zero carbon emissions, and will capture and re-use rainwater. The ecologically conscious facility also provides spaces for artists-in-residence design studios.

The new HMTX World Headquarters is in its performance period and poised to be the first petal-certified Living Building in Connecticut. This system promotes the concept of regenerative design to create spaces that give more than they take. As a living building, the HMTX facility is intended to be largely self-sufficient while creating a positive impact on the people and natural systems that surround it.

Presenters via Zoom: Jason F. McLennan, AIA, LEED Fellow Perkins & Will and Galen Carlson, Perkins & Will

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the process for Living Building Challenge Certification.
  • Learn strategies for incorporating Biophilia in building design and experience them in person.
  • Learn how this project was able to specify and source nontoxic materials.
  • Learn how this project is able to achieve zero energy, all-electric design.

Continuing Education Credits:

1.5 AIA HSW pending

You can self-report general CEUs for:

WELL Building Standard
LFA Living Future Accreditation