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VGBN & ASHRAE Waterbury State Office Complex Tour + Light Dinner

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Waterbury State Office Complex, Agency of Human Services Building

280 State Drive

Waterbury, VT 05671

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Join the Vermont Green Building Network (VGBN) and ASHRAE Champlain Valley Chapter for a special building tour of the Waterbury State Office Complex. Afterwards, we will gather at ZenBarn to enjoy a light dinner with an assortment of passed and stationary appetizers and dessert, along with members and friends.

The event will begin at the Waterbury State Office Complex, Agency of Human Services Building at 280 State Drive in Waterbury!

Event agenda:

5:00pm - Registration and check-in for building tour

5:05 to 6:35pm - Presentation and tour of the Waterbury State Office Complex

After the building tour, we will gather for a light supper at the ZenBarn (179 Guptil Road in Waterbury Center)

6:45pm - Light dinner at ZenBarn with an assortment of passed and stationary appetizers, dessert and cash bar

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Pre-registration is required by 2:00pm on Friday, February 16

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to security requirements at the Waterbury State Office Complex, all attendees must pre-register using their name as it appears on a valid and official government ID card and bring that ID (Passport, Driver’s license, non-driver ID, etc) with them to the event.

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$40 - Registration fee (tour + light dinner) - VGBN or ASHRAE member

$45 - Registration fee (tour + light dinner) - non-member

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More details on Waterbury State Office Complex building tour:

Originally built in the 1890’s as the “Vermont State Hospital for the Insane”, the Waterbury State Office Complex (WSOC) had been mostly converted to office space for the Agency of Human Services and the Agency of Natural Resources when it was damaged by flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Irene on Labor Day Weekend in 2011. In early 2012, the state Department of Buildings and General Services and Freeman, French, Freeman began a comprehensive planning effort to determine the best approach to replacing the lost office space, exploring several options on the WSOC campus and offsite, and involving a broad team including civil, mechanical and structural engineers, a river scientist, and more. The study led to a decision to demolish the most damaged and vulnerable buildings, restore the most historic buildings, and add new construction on the Waterbury site.

The resulting project is built of enduring materials, above the floodplain, and with a strong emphasis on energy efficiency and an airtight and well insulated building envelope. Heated by a biomass (wood chip) boiler plant, the project provides a secure yet open, bright, and space efficient workspace for Vermont’s Agency of Human Services. The sustainable design efforts were recently recognized with a LEED Platinum rating for the Office Building and a LEED Gold rating for the Central Plant from the US Green Building Council.

The tour will begin in the Sally Fox conference Center with a brief overview of the history of the project, including some construction phase photos that show the extent of renovations. The tour itself will include office spaces in both the new and historic office buildings and the power plant, and will conclude with Q&A.

Presentation and tour leaders:

John Ostrum is a senior project manager with the Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services. John managed the A&E Team selection process and was the project manager for the 13-building “Historic Core” renovation, the Building Envelope Commissioning project, the campus Fit-up contract, and the Art in State Buildings project. John is a licensed architect and has a deep knowledge of the history of the WSOC site.

Jesse Robbins is a project manager at Freeman French Freeman, Inc, in Burlington, VT, the lead architecture firm for the WSOC project and oversaw the “New Office Building” scope of the project, and also served as LEED coordinator for the project.

Ted Lempka is a project manager for Rist-Frost-Shumway engineers in Laconia, NH, and was the MEP team leader for the project.

A special thank you to our event sponsors:

Efficiency Vermont | Hallam ICS | PC Construction

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Waterbury State Office Complex, Agency of Human Services Building

280 State Drive

Waterbury, VT 05671

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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