2008 Greenlight charrette: February 1-2

The Hennepin County Energy Recovery Center produces enough energy annually to power 25,000 homes. The waste-to-energy facility also separates recyclables from solid waste, saving 11,000 tons of ferrous metals annually.

With new development including the new Twins ballpark and lightrail, the area adjacent to the energy recovery center will likely become a new public pedestrian destination.

The College of Design and the Hennepin County Energy Recovery Center, through the college's greenlight student group, have initiated a collaborative design workshop to involve local designers in envisioning a more sustainable image for the county's Energy Recovery Center.

The charrette is free but pre-registration is required. RSVP to grnlight@umn.edu by January 29 with your full name and contact information, experience level, and any food preferences.

Friday, February 1:
Introduction of project background and scope, team preferences and divisions, reception to follow.

Saturday, February 2:
8-9 a.m. Breakfast
9 a.m.-12 p.m. Work in subgroups
12-1 p.m. Lunch
1-4 p.m. Prepare presentations
4-5 p.m. Presentations to faculty and county, reception to follow