“A building is a physical structure, but there’s no reason why a building as a physical structure can’t embody the vision of the organization.” – Chris McEntee, AGU Executive Director and CEO.
Interior demolition of AGU’s headquarters has begun and AGU Executive Director and CEO Chris McEntee reflects on the reasons why the organization is undertaking a net zero energy building renovation and outlines some of the top net zero strategies being used. AGU hopes to inspire other organizations and companies, and is committed to sharing their approach and lessons learned to encourage others to move to net zero energy and sustainable design.
When completed, the building will not only be a physical representation of AGU’s values, but will also serve as a home-away-from-home and work space for members, include a state-of-the-art conference center, and feature a public exhibit that showcases the value of Earth and space sciences and engages the community.
Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared on AGU’s Building blog here.