Sunday, December 2, 2007

 

"De-Confusing Green"

An Open-house Event to Offer Explanation of Often Complex
Practices of Sustainable Building and Landscape Design.


When: Decemeber 1, 2007. 11:00am-3:00pm
Where: 1937 Seventh street (at Daneel)
Food: Yes! BBQ

The Tulane City Center and Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) will host an open-house event on Saturday, December 1. The event takes place on the Central City site of the GREENbuild house, designed and built by Tulane architecture students under the guidance of Professor Coleman Coker, principal of Buildingstudio NOLA. The home was built from three prefabricated modules, which have the ability to be reconfigured to fit varied site conditions or alternate space requirements.

The construction of the home was financed by the local non-profit developer, Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS.) "Working with Tulane university students, local non-profits and neighborhood associations has enabled us to develop a sustainable home at an affordable cost" says Lauren Anderson, Executive Director of NHS. The home, which has yet to be sold, was designed with innovative active and passive green building techniques. The terms "green" and "sustainable" are often used intermittingly, however, the Tulane City Center believes sustainability as an approach to design more than the outcome of it. Dan Etheridge, Assistant Director of the Tulane City Center reports "in taking this approach we can ensure that our students do not make the mistake of focusing just on energy efficient technologies, or renewable materials, but they instead place their design work in a larger ecological and social context."

Although the house was nearly complete by the end of the summer, continued activity on the site over the past few months has encouraged continued collaboration with local groups, including Groundwork, a landscape-focused non-profit. "This open-house event brings together community groups that are committed to finding ways to assist New Orleans in becoming a model for environmentally responsible and respectful rebuilding practices" says Groundwork Executive Director, Pamela Broom.

Members of local organizations, such as the Alliance for Affordable Energy, EcoUrban, FutureProof, the Green Project, American Institute of Architects and the Home Builders Association will be present to explain that the benefits of green building techniques extend far beyond reducing human environmental impact. Forest Bradley – Wright, Sustainable Build Director of the Alliance for Affordable Energy explains, "in New Orleans today, there are many effective and affordable products and techniques that can help people reduce their utility bills. At the De-Confusing Green event, participants will get the basic information they need to capture energy savings." Visitors will have the opportunity to see first-hand how individual systems within a home can help reduce its emissions. "Using a cistern, for example, runoff from the roof of the GREENbuild home will be used to water the garden, reducing tap water use and the energy used to pump water from New Orleans storm drains, which lowers both individual and municipal utility bills," says Demetria Christo, co-founder of EcoUrban. "A model such as this GREENbuild house and surrounding landscape will help define the future building practices of New Orleans."

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