Etsy Headquarters Tour

Where: 
Etsy Headquarters, 117 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
When: 
Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Join us for a tour of Etsy’s Living Building Challenge Petal Certified Headquarters in Brooklyn, NY, coordinated by DVGBC's volunteers from Delaware. Etsy envisioned its new global headquarters as an opportunity to instigate change, to set a new standard for sustainable construction and design in a renovation project, and to create a space that reflected its values, especially those related to community, craft, and sustainability. They approached each decision with careful consideration of the long-term health of both the project’s and the surrounding community’s ecosystem. These five principles guided the project from concept to ribbon-cutting:
  • ASPIRE TO BE A FULLY INTERDEPENDENT, REGENERATIVE ECOSYSTEM: Carefully consider the long- and short-term effects of design and materials selection on all stakeholders.
  • CELEBRATE THE HANDMADE: Design a reprogrammable work platform that is committed to working with and engaging makers and local artists on a large scale.
  • CREATE POSITIVE COMMUNITY IMPACT: Support local businesses and the responsible use of local, natural resources.
  • IMPLEMENT RESILIENT, MISSION-ALIGNED INFRASTRUCTURE: Use resilient and efficient materials and systems.
  • MAKE SPACES THAT EMBODY ETSY’S VALUES: Integrate local, sustainable materials from makers and artists, with an emphasis on inspiration from the natural world.
Event Cost 
  • DVGBC Members*: $10 
  • Non-Members: $25 (Want to become a member? Join now!)

Space is limited to 24 people.

Travel and Food  
 
Travel and food is not covered in registration. After registration is closed attendees will receive an email to coordinate travel to and from New York. The plan is to organize car pools throughout DVGBC's geography, starting in Delaware and moving northward. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase lunch after the tour at one of the many nearby restaurants.