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News - November 14, 2012

Building green and why it matters

Saving natural resources in home construction is an important consideration for "organic architect" and author Eric Corey Freed, who will talk about the topic at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Portola Valley Community Center, 765 Portola Road.

The public is invited to the free talk, entitled "We Can't Afford NOT to Build Green Buildings," will "explore a new paradigm" on building sustainably, and address the politics and pessimism around this topic, according to a town announcement.

Mr. Freed is the author of four books, including "Green Building & Remodeling For Dummies," 2008, by Wiley Publishing Inc., and is a principal at the San Francisco-based firm organicARCHITECT. Among the catch phrases on the firm's website: "Architecture, meet biology."

The program is part of the Tuesday Harvest series of environmental talks. The town of Portola Valley does not endorse speakers in the series or the information they disclose.

For more information, contact Brandi de Garmeaux at 851-1700, ext. 222, or bdegarmeaux@portolavalley.net.

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