Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Building Green in Salinas

Sustainable Salinas - an Action Group of Citizens for a Sustainable Monterey County (CSMC) - and the City of Salinas present:
“Building Green in Salinas”

Wednesday, October 28, 2009
6:30 to 8:00 PM
Sherwood Community Center

Panel presentation on Salinas LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green buildings and guided tour of the new LEED-certified community pool.


Joe Piedimonte, Chairman of the Environmental Management and Sustainable Design Advisory Group for Hartnell College, and Green Building Consultant for Ausonio will discuss the LEED certification process and the benefits of green buildings.

Jeff Oberdorfer, Executive Director, First Community Housing (F.C.H.) will present FCH’s Salinas Gateway Development, 100% affordable rentals with a green, vegetated roof with all rainwater recycled back into irrigation.

Carl Niizawa, Deputy City Engineer for the City of Salinas, supervised the design and construction of the newly opened LEED Gold certified (pending) Salinas community pool. Mr. Niizawa will give a brief overview of the project, followed by a guided tour of the facilities.

CSMC is a local nonprofit organization whose mission is “to meet the challenges of Climate Change and Peak Oil by helping our communities to transition to sustainable uses of energy and resources.” Sustainable Salinas, along with the other Local Action Groups formed by CSMC, provides community education, promotes “green” building codes and ordinances to conserve water, reduce waste, create community gardens, offset carbon emissions, and many other projects. Join them for this informative free presentation. For more information about this presentation, Sustainable Salinas or CSMC, please contact Virginia Jameson at sustainablesalinas@gmail.com.