The Infrastructure & Resources Sector focuses on urban, suburban, and rural landscapes, homescapes, facilities, and byways. This Sector develops our neighborhoods and builds our homes, incorporating novel ideas like “tiny houses.” This Sector also designs and maintains the “Commons,” the open and public space we all enjoy. From an holistic standpoint, architects and engineers of the New World now consider the five classic elements during their design process: solar (fire); hydro (water); wind (air); geothermal (earth); and the needs/realities of the surrounding environment, including green, recycled, and affordable materials (spirit).
Engineers Week is a time to celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world. Increase public dialogue about the need for engineers and bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents.
Date: Activities throughout February
U.S. Green Building Council meeting of local professionals will provide an update on net-zero energy and net-zero water schools in Virginia and Maryland. Lunch is provided.
Date: February 14 @ 11:45
Cost: FREE for GVGBC members
$10 for non members.
U.S. Green Building Council presentation that will provide insight into the integrated design process and methods to create high performance buildings. Lunch is provided.
Date: February 28 @ 12:00
Cost: $10 for members and students;
$25 for nonmembers
|Aug 27, 2016||
Oracle Institute: Pachamama Class
Please join us for the Pachamama Symposium: Awaking the Dreamer on Saturday, August 27, 2016. This workshop is a dynamic and uses video, personal reflection, and group activities to engage attendees as co-creators of an environmentally sustainable, socially just, and spiritually fulfilling world. This transformative learning experience features insights from inspiring philosophers, scientists, community leaders, and more.