Technical Tours

Green Infrastructure In Action

Genzyme and Wind Technology Testing Center

Date: Monday, July 9, 2022
Maximum Capacity: 25 participants
Restrictions: All participants will be required to provide a government issued picture identification that includes the participant’s birth date and an expiration date (e.g. valid passport) upon arrival at the Wind Technology Testing Center location.
Tour Cost: $25.00 per person
The Green Infrastructure tour will provide attendees with the opportunity to see two cutting-edge facilities that are addressing sustainability in different fashions.

Genzyme: With core values in innovation, collaboration, transparency and entrepreneurial spirit, Genzyme Corporation, a Sanofi company and one of the world leaders in biotechnology, is committed to helping patients by developing breakthrough treatments for rare genetic diseases, multiple sclerosis, cardiovascular disease and endocrinology. The Genzyme Center, headquarters for the company, reflects these values through its unique design that brings light and greenery into the building in an environmentally friendly way. In this guided walking tour of the twelve-story, 350,000 square foot Genzyme Center, participants will go in-depth to see not only the green design of the building (a LEED platinum structure), but how all of the support systems contribute to its success. From the Warema Blinds, controlled by the location of the sun and the Milieus of light, to the cutting-edge control room (where literally any door in the building can be opened and closed), this is a unique opportunity to see modern design and engineering at its finest.

Wind Technology Testing Center: To maintain high levels of reliability and meet international certification standards it is critical to test wind turbine blades. The Large Blade Testing Facility, operated by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and the largest of its kind in the world, offers a full range of certification tests for blades up to 90 meters in length. The Wind Technology Testing Center offers a full suite of static and fatigue tests per the IEC61400-23 standard. This tour includes a guided visit of the center’s premises at the deep-water port in Charlestown, MA.
Monday, July 9, 2022
2:45 pm Depart from Hynes Convention Center
3:00 pm Arrive at Genzyme
3:00 — 4:00 pm Tour of Genzyme
4:00 pm Depart Genzyme
4:15 pm Arrive at Wind Technology Testing Center
4:15 — 5:15 pm Tour of Wind Technology Testing Center
5:15 pm Depart Wind Technology Testing Center and return to Hynes Convention Center
The George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation National Science Foundation Northeastern University

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