January 2013 Green Eggs – The US Land Port of Entry in Calais, ME
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$15 for members and $20 for non members
Beautiful, Green and Secure: The US Land Port of Entry in Calais, ME
The LEED Gold certified US Land Port of Entry building in Calais, ME is, in the words of the US General Services Administration Chief Architect, Les Shepard, “compelling: the subtle undulations and transparency of the facades; the echoes of the glacial terrain in the boulder-strewn open space between the two buildings; the strong horizontal lines and the field of weather vanes that embrace the landscape. This is design excellence at its best!” Indeed, the building has won several design awards in addition to it’s prestigious LEED certification.
Architect Robert Siegel of Robert Seigel Architects and Pamela Galeota of J&J Contractors, the project’s General Contractor, will present on the building’s unique features, innovative ways in which the LEED requirements were met and how they were met in a rural area. We’ll also hear about how the project achieves a balance between green building and high-security. Be prepared to be wowed by the stunning images of the building and its environs.
About Green Eggs and to Register
Green Eggs is the Chapter’s monthly breakfast forum featuring a speaker and topic relevant to green buildings. Networking and breakfast, featuring a full breakfast – local, organic, creative – prepared by Local Sprouts Cooperative, will take place from 7:30 – 8:00 followed by a 45 minute presentation and a 15 minute question, answer & discussion period. Attendance is limited and pre-registration with payment is recommended. Attendance is $15 for members and $20 for non members. Please note that a modest increase has been made to the registration fee effective September 2012 to help us cover the costs of this great program. To register for the event, register via the Maine USGBC website.