SOURCE: Scranton Gillette Communications

October 15, 2014 15:00 ET

Launch Announcement: Building Design+Construction Brings GreenZone Classroom/Community Center to Greenbuild 2014

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL--(Marketwired - Oct 15, 2014) - SGC Horizon's Building Design+Construction magazine has partnered with building product manufacturers and the Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development (CSED) to create a modular classroom/lab/community center, on display at the GreenZone exhibit during Greenbuild 2014 in New Orleans, October 21-23.

At the conclusion of Greenbuild, the Environment Education Classroom will revert to the possession of the CSED and move to its permanent Lower 9th Ward home in a residential block south of the Bayou Bienvenue Wetlands Triangle viewing platform. It will serve as a community center and K-12 classroom for educating students on water quality, water conservation, storm water management, and resiliency.

Designed by New Orleans firm Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, recipient of the 2014 AIA Architecture Firm Award, and built by local design-builder Broadmoor LLC, the structure targets net-zero energy use. Sustainable design elements include a pitched butterfly roof to collect and transport rainwater to polypropylene tanks underneath the building. The water will be reused to irrigate wetland beds. The building is 100% daylit per LEED v4 requirements, enhanced by a triangular piece of glass around the entire façade that allows further daylight penetration.

For more information on Building Design+Construction and GreenZone, visit www.BDCnetwork.com/greenzone2014, or contact John Rogier at jrogier@sgcmail.com; 847.391.1053.

GreenZone Sponsors: Access Lighting, Accoya, ASSA ABLOY, Bayer MaterialScience, Carlisle Syntec Systems, CENTRIA, LG, Mecho Systems, and Modular Building Institute.

SGC Horizon serves the infrastructure, equipment, residential and commercial construction markets with award-winning publications, websites and events. SGC Horizon's brands include Professional Builder, Professional Remodeler, Custom Builder, Building Design+Construction, Construction Equipment, HousingZone, Show Village, and GreenZone. Scranton Gillette Communications (SGC) is a privately owned company with more than a century of business-to-business media experience. Combined, SGC/SGC Horizon's print, custom and digital products serve 16 diverse industries.

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