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February 19, 2013
Contact: Kevin Coburn
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Green Building Expert Pliny Fisk III to Speak at Green Mountain College February 25

POULTNEY--Pliny Fisk III, co-director and founder of the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, the oldest architecture, research and planning office in the U.S., will give a series of lectures and classes at Green Mountain College including an evening keynote at 7 p.m. in the East Room (Withey Hall) on Monday, February 25. The program is free and open to the public.

The lecture will cover 37 years of groundbreaking work including prototypes, materials, buildings, a state demonstration green building, a state demonstration integrated farm, carbon balanced design of furniture to buildings, and protocols.

He will touch on ten different planning methods that have been tailored to a wide range of clientele, from revolutionary governments to the U.S. EPA.

Fisk has been instrumental in establishing the first green building program in the US, the first restructuring of State Architecture and Engineering Guidelines using sustainable design principles as direction, was on the first American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment, and co-chaired the Environmental Resource Guide.

The event is sponsored by the College’s Renewable Energy and EcoDesign (REED) program, an undergraduate major which prepares students for the renewable energy and green building fields.

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