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Films for a Future: Passive House Revolution

  • Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center 525 Kumquat Ct Sarasota, FL, 34236 United States (map)

6:00pm: Green Drinks

Every month people who work in the environmental field meet up at informal sessions known as Green Drinks. We have a lively mixture of people from NGOs, academia, government and business. Come along and you'll be made welcome. Just say, "are you green?" and we will look after you and introduce you to whoever is there. It's a great way of catching up with people you know and also for making new contacts. Everyone invites someone else along, so there’s always a different crowd, making Green Drinks an organic, self-organizing network.

SRQ Curbside Cafe will be serving authentic Latin and American cuisine, and Jon F. Swift Construction will provide one free drink ticket for the first 100 people to come through the door.

7:00pm: Film Screening

Passive House Revolution takes you on a journey through the most important development in building design, construction and retrofitting in a generation. For 20 years the Passive House standard has been quietly spreading across Europe, applied both to residential and commercial buildings.

Now, leading-edge architects and builders are bringing this standard to the United States and Canada in order to realize the benefits of creating buildings that use 80 percent less heating and cooling energy – a reduction far greater than any other available construction standard can deliver. Lifecycle costs of a passive house building are less than any other “green” method of construction. Owners recapture their initial extra outlay relatively early in the life of the building.

Buildings use almost 50 percent of all the energy consumed in North America today. Dramatically reducing building heating and cooling energy needs will address climate change in a way that few other strategies can. Watch Passive House Revolution to find out more about how that revolution can come to your community and communities around the globe.

8:00pm: Panel Discussion

Panelists will include green architect Tony Stefan, award-winning custom home builder Josh Wynne, and Sean Williams, Ambassador for the Living Building Challenge.

This is a free event. For more information, please email or call (941) 408-3374.

Presented by Transition Sarasota, the Myakka River Branch of the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), and Sarasota Green Drinks. Sponsored by Region Solar