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CALENDAR ALERT: Tuesday, “The Illusion of Green,” Commonwealth Club SF

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I enthusiastically encourage one and all to attend this event TOMORROW! With apologies for short notice — 

~ Ann V. Edminster

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

The Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, San Francisco

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: Tuesday, August 28th, 2012, 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)


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About the author

green building consultant; owner/founder, Design AVEnues LLC

Ann V. Edminster, M. Arch., LEED AP, is a leading green building consultant, speaker, teacher, and author. Her recent work and award-winning book, Energy Free: Homes for a Small Planet, focus on net-zero energy homes. Ann has taught for groups including AIA, USGBC, Pacific Gas & Electric, and Southern California Edison. Ann’s consulting clients include major builders, software companies, design firms, developers, public agencies, utilities, investors, and homeowners. She has held key roles on numerous award-winning residential projects of all types.

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