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Green Building: The New Revolution is Here

Nationally recognized green-building expert Jerry Yudelson will speak about the rapidly emerging green building revolution in a free lecture Thursday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. in Paulus Lecture Hall at the Truman Wesley Collins Legal Center at Willamette University.

Yudelson will present a compelling business case for green buildings, both residential and commercial, and share dozens of building projects that demonstrate environmental excellence, many within conventional budgets. A dynamic speaker with an urgent sense of purpose, Yudelson will explain why thousands of individuals and corporations across the U.S. are choosing green over conventional design for their homes and businesses, and how the market for green buildings is likely to evolve over the next several years.

Green building has emerged as a proven strategy to improve the health of a building's occupants, combat global warming, enhance public relations, and save money for businesses and home-owners, Yudelson says. Attendees will learn how to take advantage of opportunities in green building.

The event is sponsored by the Friends of Straub Environmental Learning Center, the Center for Sustainable Communities at Willamette University, the Marion County Soil and Water Conservation District, the Pringle Creek Community, and the Salem American Institute of Architects.

For more information call Nathan Good at (503) 370-4448 or Andrea Foust at (503) 370-6654.

09-21-2008