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ETSU to host Holston Valley Green Building Coalition meeting

Wednesday, January 14, 2009JOHNSON CITY—East Tennessee State University will host a meeting of the Holston Valley Green Building Coalition on Thursday, Jan. 29, from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Forum Room of the D.P. Culp University Center. The topic “Green Products . . . or Green Houses” will be presented by Isaac Savage, founder and president of Home Energy Partners, an Asheville, N.C.-based building performance consulting and contracting company.

With increasing attention on “green” building construction, manufacturers tout their products as environmentally sound. However, such products do not guarantee that the resulting structures are green ones.

A green building is healthy, safe, efficient, comfortable and durable—in addition to being good for the environment. The presentation will look at the most common building mistakes in new and existing homes and provide ways to avoid wasting resources and energy, as well as methods to carve out a marketing niche and address liability issues.

The ETSU construction technology program within the Department of Technology and Geomatics is assisting with the free public event. For further information, or to arrange special assistance for those with disabilities, contact Kathleen Moore, director of ETSU’s landscaping and grounds, at (423) 439-7766 or moore@etsu.edu.

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