COST OF ZERO NET ENERGY IN K – 12 SCHOOLS
Nicole Voss AIA, LEED GA
This presentation will address to costs associated with lowering a building’s energy use throughout each phase of the design process. Two case studies will be reviewed as examples: the King Open and Cambridge Upper Street Schools, in Cambridge, MA, as well as the Douglas Gates Elementary School, in Acton, MA.
Nicole Voss is a designer with diverse experience across healthcare, residential, and commercial projects. She is skilled at balancing a project’s conceptual design goals with the pragmatic needs of structural and MEP coordination. Nicole’s interest in architecture as a communicative form between designer and public has led to her participation with the Boston chapter of the USGBC; her involvement focuses on raising awareness and developing collaborative strategies for addressing resiliency in coastal Massachusetts. Nicole received her Bachelor of Arts with concentrations in Philosophy and Painting from Boston University in 2003. She received a Master of Architecture from the Boston Architectural College in 2013, and was the recipient of the AIA Henry Adams Medal. She enjoys exploring Boston, and all destinations, through running and cuisine.