The Boston Architectural College's Green Alley project demonstrates that immediate and long-term environmental challenges facing the City of Boston can be met through creative partnerships between experts and institutions.
Its success extends beyond the intelligent beautification of a single area of the campus. It is a replicable design with potentially far-reaching effects. Click the image above to watch a great video about the geothermal heating and cooling system.
On Friday, October 18, 2013, The BAC hosted a ribbon cutting for the Green Alley. The ribbon cutting was a celebration of the project's initial success in reducing storm water runoff by encouraging infiltration to the groundwater layer, and the creative partnerships that made it possible.
More than 200 members of the BAC Community, neighbors and supporters were in attendance for the celebratory ribbon cutting and presentation by Congressman Michael Capuano, Chief of Environment and Energy Brian Swett, and BAC President Ted Landsmark. Click here to see photos from the great event, or here to see a video of the speeches given.
Click here to see a real-time display, that shows various environmental conditions through data derived from a monitoring well installed on BAC campus.