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SBSE Retreat 2015

The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center
Highlands, North Carolina 
Tuesday, June 16óFriday, June 19, 2015

Green building design is a global activity, and itís the responsibly of architects and engineers to understand green strategies for many climates and users. The 2015 SBSE Retreat theme, REGIONS and LOCALITIES, focuses on the strategies, tools, and ideas that members of SBSE are using to teach and practice appropriate building design for region and place. Systems, energy, materials, and know-how are all subject to REGIONS and LOCALITIES. How do we teach appropriate strategies for many locations, and how can we continue to value place while working globally?

In the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina weíll share ideas, discuss solutions, and learn from otherís experience. As a traditionally difficult climate to contend with passively, the humid climate of North Carolina will be tempered by the elevation of our camp at 4,118 feet above sea level. The rolling beauty of the nationís oldest mountain chain will be the natural centerpiece of the retreat.

Participants will stay in comfortable lodge rooms or cabins and take buffet-style meals in the community dining room. Meals will be carefully prepared from regionally grown food and seasonal produce from The Mountainís farm.  The retreat schedule is organized with morning walks or hikes, formal presentations, evening programs, a possible visit to the UNC Institute for the Environmentís Highlands Biological Research Station, and plenty of open time for informal networking and impromptu gatherings.

If you are interested in coordinating or presenting in a session, please see the Call for Participation.
The retreat is now fully subscribed!!

Critical Dates:

  • December 2014 Call for Proposals

  • March 2, 2015 Proposal Deadline

  • March 16, 2015 Acceptance of proposals

  • May 1, 2015 Registration deadline

  • June 16-19, 2015 Retreat

Program Committee:
Alison Kwok, University of Oregon, <akwok@uoregon.edu
Erik Herman, Mississippi State University, <eherman@caad.msstate.edu
Alexandra Rempel, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, <rempea@rpi.edu
Seth Holmes, University of Hartford, <sholmes@hartford.edu
Emily McGlohn, Mississippi State University, <emily.mcglohn@gmail.com>

Site Coordinator:
Emily McGlohn, Mississippi State University, <emily.mcglohn@gmail.com

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