Green Buildings Walking Tour
Date: Sunday April 21, 2013
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Self-guided tour of select green buildings in Hoboken
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Guided tour of energy systems at Stevens Institute of Technology
3:00 PM – Green Drinks networking event
Cost: Free! Please register by April 20 at www.hobokennj.org/GreenTeam
The inaugural Hoboken Green Buildings Walking Tour will showcase sustainability in building design and function, from LEED® certified residential and commercial buildings, to composting at Hoboken Community Church and renewable energy production at Stevens Institute of Technology. On the tour you will experience Hoboken’s vibrant community, innovative architecture and see some of the hottest new properties in town. Plus, you’ll learn how your neighbors are saving money and making our city greener!
The tour includes two parts:
- A. 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Self-guided tour of select green buildings in Hoboken
The self-guided tour will begin at 10:00 AM at Hoboken City Hall, 94 Washington Street, where you can pick up a Hoboken Green Buildings Guide with descriptions of each building and an easy-to-follow walking tour map to each address. Tours should take approximately two and a half hours to visit all the buildings, which can be seen in any order at any time throughout the tour hours, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. At each tour site, a property representative will be present to answer questions about green building.
- B. 1:00 PM – 3: 00 PM Guided tour of energy systems at Stevens Institute of Technology
The guided tour will begin at 1:00 PM at the Babbio Center, Corner of 6th and River Streets. The tour will begin with a brief overview of Sustainability Programs at Stevens, including solar energy and cogeneration systems, a planned Green Roof, and the award-winning 2012 Stevens Solar Decathalon House. Mark Byrd, Stevens HVAC Manager, will then guide you through Stevens facilities, highlighting green building design features. The tour will conclude at the Ecohabit House, under construction for the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2013 Solar Decathlon.
Hoboken is a very pedestrian-friendly city and walking the tour is encouraged; however, a shuttle will be available courtesy of the City of Hoboken Department of Transportation and Parking for the suggested donation of $1.00.
Please join us at the conclusion of the tour for an informal Green Drinks networking event. We encourage you to dine at any of Hoboken’s excellent restaurants for lunch, and welcome you to extend your trip by shopping local in any of the City’s great small businesses.
Transit: Hoboken is easily accessible by a variety of mass transportation options, including NJ Transit Bus, Rail, and Light Rail service, as well as PATH and NJ Waterways. The City is also bike-friendly, with bike lanes and bike racks throughout the City. Please visit http://www.hobokennj.org/visit/how-to-get-here.
Parking: Street parking is available in metered spaces; parking meter regulations are not in effect on Sundays. Garage parking is also available in municipal or commercial parking facilities. Please visit http://www.hobokennj.org/departments/transportation-parking/.