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Posted Sunday, March 28, 2004
Green or environmentally friendly building is the subject of a one-day workshop at Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) in Chatham County. "Green Building Design and Construction for Homes" will focus on environmentally friendly home construction.
"Building with the environment in mind is a trend that has emerged in recent years," said Alicia Ravetto, a local architect who is one of the workshop's facilitators. "Planning for a green building project involves a whole house approach."
That approach involves planning in five main areas: site, energy, water, indoor environmental quality and materials. Each category, in turn, involves techniques that impact traditional building methods.
According to Ravetto, constructing a home using green methods is healthier and will cost less to maintain and operate than a traditionally built home.
During the workshop, facilitators will teach techniques and principles that can be easily incorporated into more traditional construction projects. Session topics include the benefits of building green, how to plan and start a green building project, and the long-term cost savings of green building.
The workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 17 at CCCC's Chatham County campus in Pittsboro. Registration is $50.
To register, contact Margaret Roberton at (919) 542-6495, ext. 224.
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