with David Adamson, EcoBuild, Leed AP
When: January 22nd, Tuesday 5:30-7:00
Where: Sweetwater Grill, Steamboat Springs
1. Battle of the Paradigms: EcoEfficiency (doing less of a bad thing) vs EcoEffectiveness (doing no harm or restorative impact)
2. Brief overview of green product rating systems (Green Spec, BEES, Pharos, LCA-EPD’s, LEED/Living Buildings)
3. A few examples of their application from my experience as a eco zealot and factory rep: cork, bamboo, St Astier Natural Hydraulic lime, SIP’s, PV panels
4. Discussion: Learning from each other’s experience
See the Rocky Mountain Institute case study on the Adamson house/office: http://greenfootstep.org/ (click Case Study and Adamson)
David Adlai Adamson is the founder and manager of EcoBuild Inc, a green building material broker, manufacturers representative and consulting firm. The firm’s goal is to facilitate the creation of very low environmental impact buildings and developments and to help their owners maximize financial, marketing and personal benefits.Past consulting clients include the City of Aspen, Land and Structure (a Telluride based architect and developer), H & L Architecture Ltd., Chamberlin Architects and the U.S. Department of Interior, Continuum Partners, and McStain Enterprises.David helped to create and is part owner of Planetary Solutions Inc. a retailer of environmentally sound interior finishes (1992-1995). He was co-founder and general manager of the Building Products Division of Eco-Products (now Ellie’s), a building materials retailer (1996-1999). Both companies are based in Boulder, Colorado.
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