|Green Building Show||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred H Olson (fholsoncohousing.org)|
|Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 19:41:40 -0800 (PST)|
Joel Plotkin <joel.plotkin [at] sunyit.edu> is the author of the message below. It was posted by Fred the Cohousing-L list manager <fholson [at] cohousing.org> after reformatting it from the html only format. -------------------- FORWARDED MESSAGE FOLLOWS -------------------- Listfriends: I went to the Green Housing Show at the National Building Museum in DC back in January and enjoyed it very much, mainly for the opportunity to see and touch many green materials for counters, cabinets, flooring, wall coverings, etc. The Sustainable house that is partially assembled on site is interesting, and some of the structural choices were nicely described. It presents a nice overview of many of the materials available, with little real pricing information (I felt envious of all the upscale green options that had been donated by manufacturers; our eco-friendly coho project has received no such grants or perks). The Resource Guide is quite useful. Check out the website before you go; much of the information available at the exhibit can be obtained there (for folks who can't make it to DC) though tactility is invaluable. Some luscious pictures and descriptions of architect-designed buildings (way beyond our means) , and (comparatively) few affordable options, including a 13,000 population Green Village in Finland. Joel Plotkin Hundredfold Farm Cohousing Orrtanna, PA
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