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Discussing Environmentally Friendly Construction Projects

Kevin Stack, president of Kevin Stack Homes—Northeast Natural Homes, based in Syracuse, will speak on “Seven Generations Sustainability; Building in Nature’s Image, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 19 in the FLI Classroom on South Main Street.

His philosophy for home building is based on years of experience in constructing custom homes and offices. The presentation will explain how the firm designs, constructs and maintains sustainable homes and buildings, aspects of sustainability in the built environment, and how to identify and implement ecological performance standards. These principles can be used in a cost-effective, practical whole systems approach to co-adapt a building to the surrounding natural world.

Ecological performance standards to be discussed emphasize technologies, design and construction strategies that help purify air, earth and water, restore human and ecological health and rebuild biodiversity.

Those attending his talk will leave with a better understanding of the sustainable building principles used by Stack’s company toward achieving an environmental friendly building process.

Stack holds degrees in biology and forestry from the State University College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse University. He is a member of several professional organizations and the advisory board for the construction management curriculums at his alma mater and Onondaga Community College.

A story on the talk was included in the Monday, June 18 issue of the Finger Lakes Times. Read Builder to speak at FL Institute.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration requested by calling ext. 4382 or e-mailing fli@hws.edu.