On Thursday July 18, 2013 from noon to 1 p.m., the South Carolina Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council will host the workshop “1 GBCI Credit: Beyond the Building, Sustainable Site Applications for LEED Credits” at the Innovate Building Rooftop Conference Room, 148 River Street in Greenville, South Carolina 229601. The program will be presented by Rick Huffman from Earth Design Inc. and Joshua Runion from North American Rain Systems.
“This program will introduce sustainable site design tools that help earn LEED Sustainable Sites (SS), Water Efficiency (WE), and Innovative Design (ID) credits. Through applied ecology, buildings connect with the land and landscape in a manner that conserves natural resources, reduces heat island effects, mitigates storm water, improves water efficiency and restores habitat. The program will demonstrate how rainwater harvesting fits into integrated stormwater design and management.
View the website to register online, to see who else has signed up for the class, and for detailed costs which range from $10 for the program only to $20 for non-USGBC members with lunch included plus a small fee. Vegetarian lunch is also an option. Network with others interested in green building in the Greenville, S.C. area.
Rick Huffman is “principal and founder of Earth Design Inc. with over 36 years of experience in nursery management, campus management, landscape design, horticulture, bioengineering, and ecology. He has particular expertise in native plants as they occur in natural models by surveying regional eco-types across the northeast and southeast.” Read the suggested article below about some of the projects that Earth Design Inc. has done.
Joshua Runion is principal and founder of North American Rain Systems. Read the suggested article below about North American Rain Systems.