4-5 PM (Esther Barazzone Center): Sustainability tour of award winning Eden Hall campus. Gather at the Esther Barazzone Center and park in the nearby lot next to solar array. See campus map.
5-5:30 PM (Esther Barazzone Center): Presentation on Green Stormwater Infrastructure by Dr. Sam Shamsi, PE, F.ASCE, Chair ASCE-Pittsburgh Continuing Education Committee
5:30-6 PM: Panel discussion by industry experts
6-7 PM (Dining Hall): Sustainable Dinner
Chatham’s Eden Hall Campus Stormwater Management is the Recipient of the ASCE-Pittsburgh 2015 Sustainability Award. This seminar provides an opportunity for you to see those sustainable facilities. The Eden Hall Campus is situated on 388 acres in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania. Originally a farm and retreat for working women of Pittsburgh, Eden Hall was gifted to Chatham University in 2009 by the Eden Hall Foundation. The 20- to 25-year development plan for the residential campus calls for it to be self-sustaining in every way; housing 1,500 students, achieving zero carbon emissions, producing more energy than it consumes, and managing all stormwater and wastewater on site. At Eden Hall, the campus doesn't just house classrooms, but is a classroom.
Stormwater is managed by five rain gardens that collect and direct water flow, gravel walkways that make it easier for rainwater to get to the soil below, and a rainwater harvesting system that gathers and cleans the water, and then uses it for crop irrigation. Eden Hall also treats wastewater onsite through a six-step process that mimics nature. The system can handle up to 6,000 gallons each day. Read More
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For questions please contact Sam Shamsi at 412-298-7932 or firstname.lastname@example.org