Thursday, March 27, 2008

'Green' Industry Initiatives Explored at Washington College

Chestertown, MD — Washington College's Center for Environment and Society will explore ways in which the building industry is becoming more environmentally conscious with "Geothermal Energy & Zero Waste," a lecture by Dave Hoffman, Senior Vice President of Gipe Associates Inc., and Ruth Newell, Director of New Millennium Development, at Litrenta Lecture Hall on Wednesday, April 9, at 7 p.m.

The event comes during "George Goes Green" Month at Washington College, a reference to the College's sustainability program now entering its third year.

Gipe Associates is a mechanical/electrical/plumbing consulting and engineering firm with a 28-year history of providing cost-conscious designs. The firm has offices in Baltimore and Easton, allowing it to serve the entire Mid-Atlantic region.

Gipe Associates serves an array of clients, including architects and engineers, universities and colleges, public and private schools, health-care organizations and all levels of government, as well as industrial and commercial concerns.

Centreville-based New Millennium Development (NMD) specializes in sustainable project assessment and development, inspired by and adhering to goals set forth in the Sustainable Development Initiative promulgated by the United Nations in 2000. NMD's mission is to expand the market demand for zero-waste technologies, particularly those utilizing rapidly renewable resources and waste byproducts. NMD's stated goals are "to educate, enable and empower multiple industry sectors, one community at a time by providing high-impact learning experiences."

Litrenta Lecture Hall is located in the John S. Toll Science Center. Admission to "Geothermal Energy & Zero Waste" is free and open to the public. For more information, call 410/810-7162.

March 26, 2008

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