RESCHEDULED! Ferrum College to Host Passivhaus Design Program at CEED in Rocky Mount
*** Due to the impending weather, this evening's Passivhaus Program at the CEED Center has been rescheduled until Tuesday, January 22 - same time (6:30 p.m.) and same place (Gereau Center in Rocky Mount.) Hope to see you there next week! ***
Award winning green architect Adam Cohen and adjunct professor John Richardson will discuss energy efficient design during the program co-sponsored by the Gereau Center.
Ferrum, Va. (January 11, 2013) – On Thurs., Jan. 17, Ferrum College will host its first event at the Gereau Center for Applied Technology and Career Exploration Center for Energy Efficient Design (CEED) in Rocky Mount. During the 90-minute program beginning at 6:30 p.m., award winning green architect Adam Cohen and College adjunct professor John Richardson will discuss how Passivhaus design was incorporated into CEED. The event is free and open to the public but reservations are requested (see below). Refreshments will be served.
Pioneered in Europe, Passivhaus design is among the least expensive and most elegant means of achieving low energy and zero energy buildings. CEED, a part of the Franklin County Public School system, is the first public school in the country to use the energy-efficient Passivhaus technology. During their presentation, Cohen and Richardson will review the building’s performance and show the components of the innovative structure that led the Department of Education to designate the Gereau Center as one of the 79 Green Ribbon Schools in the country.
Richardson, who taught at the Gereau Center for many years and was part of the effort to develop the CEED, and his special topics class on sustainable energy (ESC 390) will host the event. College Professor Dr. David Johnson and Gereau Center Principal Dr. Kevin Bezy developed the program as part of the College’s “Sustainability: More for Less, for All” annual theme programming.
Cohen, who designed CEED, owns Structures Design Build and is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certified architect, a certified Passivhaus Consultant and the 2012 Virginia Sustainable Building Network Green Designer of the Year.
To make a reservation or request additional information, contact Dr. David Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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