What makes a building green?

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

What does it really mean to build green today?

21AbuildingnorthfaceGet the insiders’ perspectives on the challenges and benefits associated with creating a building designed to meet ambitious environmental and energy targets.

21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living sets a purpose-driven standard in sustainable design by communicating the goals of local food production and thriving communities.

Attend the forum, “What Makes a Building Green?” on Saturday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to noon, and hear from the architectural, structural, and site environmental consultants, as well as the green roof and solar photovoltaic installers, as we co-construct an understanding of what it means to achieve green-built status.

The Center will serve as the “laboratory” for the forum and be the subject of discussions about the site and structural design, the building’s energy and water systems integration, and how energy and material conservation can provide a building with lasting value.

The 21 Acres green building team and forum participants include: Allen Wycoff, Terracon; Bart Balko, Coughlin Porter Lundeen, Inc.; Brian Heather, Solterra; Howard Lamb, Sunergy; Michael Nouwens, Michael Nouwens Structural Consultants; Nancy Henderson, ArchEcology, LLC; and coordinated by Michelle Rosenberger, ArchEcology, LLC.

Prior to the forum, a tour of the Center begins at 9 a.m. for pre-registered guests only. Please register for the tour, the forum, or both, as space is limited. Tickets are free with advance registration or available for $10 at the door. Register at

21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living is a comprehensive campus with a farm and green-built facility containing a school, commercial kitchen and market located at 13701 NE 171st Street, Woodinville, WA 98072. Limited free parking is available but please consider biking, carpooling and public transportation. Call for more information: (425) 481-1500. Or, on the web at

21 Acres Green Building Forum set for March 23

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