Within minutes of Downtown Orlando’s Creative Village, the 1948 Washington Shores Shopping Center will receive a strategic insertion of a 2-story business incubator powered by photovoltaics. The shopping center’s original canopy was hurricaned, and will be replaced by a green-roof solution that provides much-needed shade and color on this south-facing storefront.
The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Orlando Chapter is presenting Energy Efficient Remodeling for Homeowners and Builders at OUC Plaza Downtown Orlando beginning at 5:30pm Tuesday evening. Richard Reep will be on the panel of experts to review the latest strategies for energy efficient residential construction.
“The homeowner’s vested interest in energy efficiency is clear, because the same person paying for construction will usually also be paying the power bill,” stated Richard Reep. “Unlike the commercial market, where ownership, use, and tenancy is fragmented, the homeowner benefits greatly from energy-efficient construction measures.”
Mr. Reep will detail a case study of a recent residential project incorporating design strategies and technology to reduce energy efficiency and increase the long-term environmental value that the home contributes. As President-Elect of the Orlando chapter of the American Institute of Architects, Mr. Reep’s participation in the panel brings the architect’s perspective to the discussion.
For more information on this event, click on http://www.aiaorlando.com/weeklynews/2010/01-29/usgbc-central-florida-chapter-event-020210.shtml.