VBSR Spring Conference
by TruexCullins, May 9, 2011
Coming up this Thursday, May 12th, TruexCullins will be participating in the VBSR Spring Conference. This is the 21st annual spring gathering for the VBSR: Vermont’s non-profit business organization, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility. The topic for this year’s conference is: Building on Our Strengths: What Makes a Great Place to do Business? It is an all-day event with workshops, panel discussions, and exhibits, held at the UVM Davis Center.
One such workshop will be led by Diantha Korzun, AIA, an architect with TruexCullins. Diantha was the LEED Coordinator for the Heritage Flight Aviation project and is currently the project manager for the King Arthur Flour expansion project. Diantha will be joined by some of our clients and fellow team members from these 2 projects to discuss how those sustainable design strategies came to be:
Pre-Construction Services: The Path to a Sustainable Construction Project
John Caulo, King Arthur Flour Company
Diantha Korzun, TruexCullins Architecture and Interior Design
Chris Hill, Heritage Aviation
Chris Yandow, Engelberth Construction
The path to a socially responsible construction project can seem challenging at best. Building “green” requires an understanding of building science and the techniques, materials and systems that can deliver a high performance building. It can also require additional upfront costs. Many wonder where they should start, or better yet, how do they decide what sustainable construction features are a good match for their project. In this session, you’ll learn how the pre-construction process can be used to explore which environmental options are most appropriate and cost effective for your building program, including the main elements of green building–energy, water, materials and waste. Panelists will share a variety of specific examples from their own sustainable construction practices.
TruexCullins will also have a table at the event, so if you’re a member of VBSR and plan to attend, please stop by and say hello! More information about the conference can be found at VBSR.org.