Friday, March 07, 2008

UT architect to explain Petroleum Tower's solar future as the National Center for Community Renewal; talk Thurs, Mar 13, 2 pm in Regions Tower

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Community Renewal International and the U.S. Green Building Council's Louisiana Chapter are teaming up on one of the most innovative projects in the history of downtown Shreveport, says David Westerfield. It is the development of the National Center for Community Renewal.

Plans for the former Petroleum Tower will be discussed at 2 p.m. Thurs, March 13, in the Regions Tower, 333 Texas St.. The National Center will be a Platinum LEED Certified building.

Michael Garrison, professor of architecture at the University of Texas, a leading authority on green technology and Shreveport native, will speak at the program. Those attending will learn how solar power, photovoltaic cells and sustainable building materials will help this facility produce more energy than it consumes – and how they can make a difference with their own energy choices.

Free reception at 5 p.m. RSVP
Dianne Loridans, Project Coordinator, Center for Community Renewal,

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