Cascadia Forum on the Sustainable Northern Shelter Project 

*March 4
Cascadia Region Green Building Council presents ENVIRONMENTAL and CULTURAL SURVIVAL in ARCTIC COMMUNITIES – THE SUSTAINABLE NORTHERN SHELTER PROJECT with JACK HEBERT, President/CEO, Cold Climate Housing Research Center, from 7 to 9pm in Room 101, UAA, Rasmuson Hall. Northern communities face serious challenges, including climate change, accelerated resource development, and a dramatic increase in energy prices. The Sustainable Northern Shelter project links environmental and cultural sustainability as an essential aspect of the green building movement. In addition to highlighting the important cultural aspects of the design, through the use of community design charrettes, the presentation also explores technical considerations including materials and transportation, building envelope design, heating and ventilation, energy modeling and monitoring, and community workforce training. By fostering a sense of inclusiveness in the design process these projects are resulting in solutions that are healthy, affordable, sustainable, and a natural fit for the people who call them home. Cost: free for Cascadia members, University faculty/staff/students; Other $5 (advance sale online), $10 (at the door). To RSVP and get a ticket, go to For more information, contact Mark Masteller at

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