Green building expert to speak at local college

An expert in developing energy-efficient buildings will speak at Paul Smith's College this week.

Greg Pedrick is project manager in the Building Research and Development sector at the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority.

Pedrick will be at Paul Smith's College tomorrow morning to discuss sustainable energy use and green construction. He'll focus on residential construction techniques for new and existing buildings.

Pedrick was central to the development of NYSERDA's Advanced Buildings Program, which aims to help contractors and builders create high-performance residential housing units. He has 23 years of experience as an engineer and has designed and managed the construction of a high-efficiency, 1,600-square-foot timber-frame home in the Adirondack Park.

Most recently, Pedrick has worked on high-performance building shells and dehumidification systems that don't require compressors.

The discussion is being sponsored by the college's Natural Resources Sustainability program, as well as the School of Forestry and Natural Resources.

The event is open to the public and begins at 10:10 a.m. Friday in the Pine Room of the Joan Weill Student Center.

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