SIBA and the Resource for Sustainable Building partner for informative May 13 session at the Backcountry Brewery focusing on green building
By Bob Berwyn
SUMMIT COUNTY — Two local builders will give pointers about building green and saving money by going green, and explain how they have benefited by establishing relationships with like-minded vendor vendors at this week’s eco-forum at the Backcountry Brewery in Frisco (May 13, 5:30 P.m. to 6:30 p.m.)
The session is billed as refreshing opportunity to learn about sustainability and how it relates to building, development and the greater good of Summit County. The event is open to all local residents and business owners.
It’s also an excellent networking event, with local beer and a chance to talk about a green vision for Summit County after the half-hour presentation by the Summit Independent Business Alliance, this month’s eco-ambassador for the Resource for Sustainable Building.
“We’re very excited to have SIBA hosting this upcoming Eco-Forum, which is the third forum that’s been sponsored this year by The Resource for Sustainable Building,” said board member Lindsey Shorthouse.
“The goal for the May forum is to have two Summit County construction company owners share their personal experiences and expertise with the public, and spark conversations around what‘sustainable building really entails. There are some myths, and we’re gonna bust them by disclosing some misconceptions around what’s green and what’s not. It should be a lot of fun.”
Summit Independent Business Alliance director Katie Roberts will start the evening with talk on how to green business relationships and how entrepreneurs can play in supporting sustainable building and earth-friendly practices.
Then, Todd Gourley, of Powder River Construction, Inc. and Ryan Evanczyk, of Arapahoe Construction, will offer pointers about building green and saving money by going green.
Roberts will wrap up the happy hour get-together with words about SustainaBiz, a one-day business and leadership conference taking place June 2 and featuring an impressive lineup of local and regional speakers.
Anyone interested in sustainability, progressive professional practices, building/remodeling a green home or business, or just networking for the sake of generating possible leads is invited to attend The Resource for Sustainable Building’s monthly Eco-Forums. No RSVP required — just an interest in “keeping it green.”
For more information or to join The Resource’s mailing list, visit www.TheResourceSummit.com.