US Green Building Council's Top Official to Speak In Connecticut
March 15, New Haven – Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO and Founding Chairman of The US Green Building Council will be speaking at Yale in late April. Fedrizzi will be the keynote speaker at Emerging Green Buildings: The Imperative, a program presented by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) CT Committee on the Environment and sponsored by Antron.
Fedrizzi will discuss the progression of green building, from its beginning as a fringe movement to a position in the mainstream today, and his vision of where it is going. Fedrizzi, who has been at the helm since 2004, has been credited with implementing measures that have allowed the Council to become a valuable resource for the building industry. As buildings.com posts on it’s Web site, “Rick has spearheaded a number of critical initiatives, including a major refinement of the LEED Rating System, the Council’s chief tool for market transformation; integration and capacity building for the Council’s 60+ local Chapters, to speed regional market transformation; and an internal reorganization to align the Council’s resources with its strategic goals.”
After Fedrizzi’s presentation, Ross Spiegel, AIA, FCSI, LEED AP of Fletcher-Thompson in Shelton, will lead a panel discussion that responds to topics raised by Fedrizzi, focusing on how they relate to what is going on in Connecticut and what green building means to Connecticut practitioners. Other panel members include Gwen Emery, IIDA, LEED AP, of Herbert S. Newman and Partners, New Haven; Stephen R. Kellert, Tweedy Ordway Professor of Social Ecology at the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; and Lindsay Suter, AIA of Lindsay Suter, Architect, North Branford.
April 27, 2006, 2 – 5 p.m.
Niebuhr Room, N123, Yale Divinity School
409 Prospect Street, New Haven
For a registration form, click here.
Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity to Build Green Home in Hartford
Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity is partnering with two families in Hartford’s North East neighborhood by providing an opportunity for them to build and own their own homes.
Starting in April 2006, Hartford Habitat will begin constructing a duplex home on Risley Street using green building products and technology. The project is made possible with consulting support provided by United Technologies and Global Green USA and sponsorship support by Carrier Corporation and Nationwide.
Habitat will use this project as a template for future homes and hopes to have the opportunity to try many new technologies. AuctorVerno, LLC has signed an agreement to assist in marketing and project coordination and diary the project on buildingctgreen.com.
For more information on this project, contact Habitat at 860-541-2208 or check their website at www.hartfordhabitat.org.