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[Cob] Green Building and Beyond News Release

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Tue Oct 7 21:44:43 CDT 2008

Quail Springs /Natural Building Network - NEWS RELEASE    


October 7, 2008

For Immediate Release

Event / Story Idea



Carolyn Hernandez  (805) 272-8092

Natural Building Network - Board of Directors


Is Green Building Sustainable?  

Hear from David Eisenberg, Internationally Acclaimed Ecological Building Advocate 


WHAT:   Forum and Panel on "Green Building and Beyond" with Local, National, and International Authors and Leaders

David Eisenberg, the keynote speaker, will focus on how a new dialog is needed to create a regulatory system that is as comprehensive in balancing risk and innovation as the leading edge projects that are being planned and designed.  "Faced with the realities of a lower-carbon future and growing concerns about the supply of critical resources, we need to look beyond the old assumptions," says Eisenberg. 


The keynote speaker will be followed by a panel discussion including an impressive lineup:

.                  Brandy Gallagher, founder and developer of O.U.R. ECOVILLAGE

.                  Paula Baker-Laporte, FAIA author of "Prescriptions for a Healthy Home"

.                  Robert Laporte, Natural Builder, co-founder and steward of the EcoNest Company

.                  Jim MacDonald, CBO Director of Building and Safety for the County of Ventura

.                  Brenden McEneaney, Green Building Program Advisor for the City of Santa Monica



WHEN: Wednesday, October 29th, 6:30 p.m.


WHERE: Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Road, Ventura, CA 93003


WHO: This event is intended to bring the building industry, policy makers, and engaged citizens together to explore solutions that support sustainable building practices. There will be no charge for admission.



Quail Springs Learning Oasis

Natural Building Network

USGreen Building Council C4

Ojai Vally Green Coalition.


Supporting Sponsors:

Development Center for Appropriate Technology
Ecologic Life 
Community Environmental Council (CEC) 
Prelitz + Partners, LLC 
Collaborative Project Consulting 


BACKGROUND: Fresh from his congressional briefing in Washington D.C., David Eisenberg, who has led the national effort to create a sustainable context for building codes, will be giving the Keynote Address. David Eisenberg has three decades of building experience, is the co-founder and director of the Development Center for Appropriate Technology ( <> ) and is a two-term member of the Board of the U.S. Green Building Council and founded and chairs the USGBC Code Committee.       


Go here to print or view the flyer <>  

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