Past Event

The Illusion of Building Green: How our Fight for Responsible Building Design is Falling Short

Tue, Aug 28 2012 - 6:00pm

The Illusion of Building Green: How Our Fight for Environmentally Responsible Building Design Is Falling Short

Rick Chitwood, BSME, HVAC: Insulation Contractor, Field Researcher; Code Writer; Author
Frank Bergamaschi, California Registered Architect, LEED Accredited Professional

The way we approach the marketing of environmental design and technology rarely includes practical, cost saving methods. Often the marketing message is: more money = best energy practices. Today, the way we construct and operate our buildings, including our homes, uses a tremendous amount of energy, contributing to environmental harm. Two practitioners and on-the-job experts demonstrate that we have the technology now to make tremendous reductions in energy and installation costs for businesses, buildings and homes. Join us for a fascinating program of changing how we can use the technology we have today for money savings, economic impact and environmental protection. After the program, Rick Chitwood will sign copies of his book Measured Home Performance; Guide to Best Practices for Home Energy Retrofits in California.

MLF: Environment & Natural Resources
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. book signing
Cost: $20 standard, $8 members, $7 students (with valid ID)