Saturday, January 18, 2014

Cape Cod Materials Dinner: Cost Effective Selections For Everyday Construction Projects

The USGBC MA Cape & Islands Interest Group (USGBC MA Cape) co-hosted an event last night in Hyannis with the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Cape Cod (HBRACC) where a panel of founders from USGBC MA Cape presented "Cost Effective Green Materials for the Everyday Construction Projects". 

The event drew the largest crowd HBRACC had seen in years with over 110 attendees. The crowd network for the first half hour, and then sat down for the full dinner and presentation.

After a preliminary introduction to USGBC MA Cape and its goals from Adam Prince, the expert panel of material suppliers discussed what defines green materials, how they are beneficial, and easy opportunities for integrating green materials into typical construction projects.

Presenters included:
Craig Fischer, Shepley Wood Products Architectural Window Specialist, provides Andersen window expertise to builders and architects from design to project completion on Cape Cod.  Shepley Wood Products has been providing quality lumber, building materials and services to building professionals since 1978.  Shepley is a certified FSC material supplier for Southeastern Massachusetts.
Nicole Goldman, founder of 'g' Green Design Center, has been an entrepreneur in the design industry for thirty years, now serving a growing community throughout the Cape, Islands and Southern coast of Massachusetts providing interior design, green materials and a vast array of healthy products for residential and commercial renovation and construction.
Richard McLaughlin, owner of Fresh Interiors in South Yarmouth, has been working to provide design oriented interior finish options for kitchens, baths, flooring and finishes that promote a healthy living environment for residential and commercial projects, working from Boston to Provincetown, for the last 5 years.

USGBC MA Cape is working now to plan future events, content, and tours, which typically happen every two months. Be sure to visit our website for notifications or contact to request to be on the Cape & Islands mailing list. You can read more about the group at their webpage.

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