Saturday, November 17, 2012
The EcoCenter is Part of GreenBuild
This year, the U.S. Green Building Council hosted Greenbuild 2012 in San Francisco. Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. Building professionals came together from all over the world for educational workshops and seminars, to hear renowned speakers, network, and attend green building tours.
Green building tours allow visitors the opportunity to see first hand the best of the city’s sustainable buildings and neighborhoods. The EcoCenter was selected as a tour site together with the Hunter’s View Development Project. On Saturday, November 17th from 9:30 am to 1 pm, LEJ Board Chair Milton Reynolds, CCSF students and instructor/LEJ staff Peggy Lopipero-Langmo hosted building professionals from as close by as Bernal Heights and as far away as Brazil, Japan, Iceland, Italy, and Trinidad. Tour attendees first visited the Hunter’s View Development Project and then made their way to the EcoCenter. Milton introduced the visitors to the history and mission of LEJ and the EcoCenter followed by a detailed explanation of each sustainable design feature of the facility by CCSF students and faculty. Attendees were also given time to roam the facility and ask questions regarding research, operations and maintenance, and environmental education efforts. Feedback from visitors was overwhelmingly enthusiastic. Click on this link to see a slideshow for photos of the event.