Coming to Greenbuild?

It seems like Greenbuild is sneaking up on me this year. Maybe it’s because it’s earlier this year or maybe it’s because I’m a presenter this year and I feel like a still have a lot of work to do. Either way, I am very excited about the expo this year, its Toronto location, and the presentation I’m working on! If you are making the trek, I wanted to fill you in on the details of the presentation I will be giving and invite you to check it out.

Reinventing Habitat for Humanity: How sustainability can be affordable for everyone (Session RD04)

Date: Wednesday, October 5

Time: 8:30 am

Description: We’ll explore how a competition for young professionals created an affordable housing solution for an entire state. We’ll learn about the design strategies and environmentally friendly materials used to create the home. We’ll hear first hand how this design standard is serving Habitat for Humanity’s future, identify opportunities to use a building as a teaching tool and analyze the social responsibility connection and how young professionals are not only influencing, but changing the industry.

Co-presenters: Andy Corn, RWA Architects and Adam Nelson, Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity

This presentation covers the journey of the Homeside house, a new sustainable home model for Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity which I designed and have blogged about several times here on Building My Green Life. I think it’s going to be a great presentation about how non-profits like Habitat for Humanity can contribute to the sustainable design movement and how sustainable strategies don’t have to be expensive. It would be great to see you in Toronto, so if you’d like to check out the presentation, just use this link to take you to the Greenbuild session catalog and select our session (RD04).



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