Fifty ways to green your louvers

The Asheville chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the WNC Green Building Council will present a lecture on sustainable design and building at the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. Award winning architect Mike Nicklas will offer a talk titled 50 Ways to Build Green.  A reception sponsored by the Green Building Council will follow the lecture.

Nicklas is president and co-founder of Innovative Design, founded in 1977. The firm is a national leader in sustainable design and is currently involved with two Asheville projects: the Zona Lofts, a mixed-use building on Coxe Avenue, and Altura Town Center in Woodfin. To date the firm has completed more than 4,750 projects – all of them incorporating renewable-energy technologies as a significant aspect of their design.

Nicklas has served on the board of directors of either the NC Solar Energy Association, American Solar Energy Society or the International Solar Energy Society every year since 1979. In promoting solar energy, he has met with heads-of-state of eight countries. He has presented lectures and organized conferences around the globe to educate and encourage sustainable energy. Nicklas is a fellow of both the American Institute of Architects and the American Solar Energy Society.

The event will be held at Coleman Place, located at the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce (36 Montford Ave.) Tickets are $10 per person and may be purchased at the door. For more information click here.

— Cecil Bothwell, staff writer


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About Cecil Bothwell
A writer for Mountain Xpress since three years before there WAS an MX--back in the days of GreenLine. Former managing editor of the paper, founding editor of the Warren Wilson College environmental journal, Heartstone, member of the national editorial board of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, publisher of Brave Ulysses Books, radio host of "Blows Against the Empire" on WPVM-LP 103.5 FM, co-author of the best selling guide Finding your way in Asheville. Lives with three cats, macs and cacti. His other car is a canoe. Paints, plays music and for the past five years has been researching and soon to publish a critical biography--Billy Graham: Prince of War:

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