GORGE GREEN DRINKS
May 22, 2012
6 - 8 p.m.
The Dalles, OR
[Hood River, OR] The Gorge Owned Business Network (GO!) and the Gorge Technology Alliance (GTA) are teaming up on the next Gorge Green Drinks, set for Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at Water’s Edge Health and Wellness Center at Lone Pine Village in The Dalles. The event will focus on Emerging Trends in the Commercial Green Building sector and feature a panel of local green building experts, including Mike Zingg of Design Structures, Mark Cherniack with New Buildings Institute, and Gary Fox and Robert Gilham of Lone Pine Village.
The green building industry has seen extraordinary growth over the last decade, thanks in large part to more stringent energy codes and the US Green Building Council’s LEED rating system. Here in the Gorge, green building trends are not as common in the commercial and industrial building sector as in the residential sector. What is the business case for green building and what are some of the factors keeping businesses from investing in energy and water efficiency, more ecological building materials, and other aspects of “green” buildings? Our panel of local experts will attempt to shed light on these and other questions.
In 2011, Water’s Edge was Gold-certified by the US Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating program and is one of only two buildings in the entire Columbia River Gorge to achieve such status. Join Gorge Green Drinks and enjoy this great networking opportunity while enjoying views of the Columbia River and excellent food, beer and wine. GO! and GTA would like to thank Lone Pine Village and Mid-Columbia Medical Center for donating the space and food for this event.
Event Details: What: Gorge Green Drinks Featuring: A discussion on Emerging Trends in Commercial Green Building - Mike Zingg of Design Structures, Mark Cherniack of New Buildings Institute, and Gary Fox and Robert Gilham of Lone Pine Village
When: Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 6 – 8 p.m.
Where: Water’s Edge Health and Wellness Center, 551 Lone Pine Blvd, The Dalles, OR 97058
Cost: Free to GO! and GTA members and $5 suggested donation for the general public. There will be a no-host cash bar.
About Gorge Owned Business Network
The Gorge Owned Business Network (GO!) aims to advance Gorge-owned businesses with a commitment to a sustainable and prosperous community. With more than 100 members, GO! is the only Gorge-wide business network focusing on local ownership and sustainability. Gorge Green Drinks is a monthly networking event that moves from business-to-business around the Gorge. It has become THE place to connect with professionals and citizens interested in creating positive change through economic tools, business practices and collaboration. More info: www.gorgeowned.org
About Gorge Technology Alliance
The Gorge Technology Alliance seeks to promote the technology business sector of the Gorge by helping start, grow, expand, and sustain high tech companies. It meets each month with networking opportunities and learning events about technology business resources in the area. For questions about the GTA, contact Executive Director Jessica Metta at (541) 296-2266 or email@example.com.
Photo: Water's Edge Health and Wellness Center at Lone Pine Village
- Water's Edge - Website
- 551 Lone Pine Blvd
- The Dalles
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