'Green' Event to be Held at Edison College

Feb 5, 2008

The Florida Southwest Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute in association with Edison College - Drafting and Design Technology program, will hold a "green" conference, the first of its kind in Southwest Florida. The event will be held on Thursday, March 6, at the Lee campus of Edison College in Fort Myers. The event, called "Planning for Future Sustainable Development," will provide a unique opportunity for local engineers, architects, designers and conservationists to learn how various organizations are planning for the future. The theme is "What is Next in Sustainability" and will include topics discussing new "Green Standards," green power, alternative energy, Florida-friendly landscaping, the future of LEED, future trends in green building, and other emerging sustainable developments.

Seminars will be held on March 6th, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. in Room 105 of Walker Hall. The event is sponsored by the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Construction Specification Institute [CSI]. The conference is $35 for CSI members, or $45 for non-members, and includes all workshops, lunch and snacks. Seating is limited to 150 and the event is open to people in industries associated with green design and manufacturing.

For more information or to register for the event, please visit www.csifloridasw.org. Please contact Ron Melvin at Ron@AvalonEng.com, Ken Buschle at KBuschle@gora-mcgahey.com or Professor Albert Dambrose at dambrose@edison.edu for more information.