Topia Arts Center is committed to building and operating with as much environmental consciousness as possible and has set our goal at the highest level – Platinum Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. There are very few arts centers that have achieved this, but the time is right to lead the way toward this very important part of our mission. To accomplish this, we are committed to fostering a creative community of interested parties and believe that where there is a will, there is way.
Adams as a Nexus for Environmental Consciousness
The Berkshires has a unique mix of cultural and natural landscapes that Topia Arts Center wants to honor. Adams, MA has a proven history of environmental dedication. It is already a nexus of environmental consciousness with its network of trails amidst the natural beauty of the Greylock Reservation, the proposed Environmental Education Center at Greylock Glen, the 20-year old local photovoltaic company Berkshire Photovoltaic Systems, and the green Bershire Visitors Bureau. Topia Arts LLC built the ultra green Topia Inn according to the highest standards for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED Platinum guidelines) and construction. The Inn has been part of the 2006, 2007 and 2008 National Solar Tour and has been featured in articles in the New York Times, New York Magazine, New Jersey Life, Berkshire Living, Hill County Observer, and more. Yankee Magazine named Topia Inn their Editor’s Pick for Best Green Friendly Stay in New England. The Berkshire Visitor’s Bureau gave the Inn the 2007 Outstanding Achievement in Innovation and Renovation Award. Topia Arts Center has identified this strength in Adams of promotion in the Green field.