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Life Explorers Series: The Sustainable Residential Environment

March 14 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am

Topic: The Sustainable Residential Environment – Suggestions for Creating a More Healthful and Economical Interior and Exterior Residential Environment

Speaker: Ron Blair

Date: Thursday, March 14, 2024

Doors open: 9:45 A.M.

Program Time: 10:00 – 11:30 A.M.

Location: Azalea Lodge, Mead Botanical Garden, 1300 S. Denning Drive Winter Park, FL

Cost: Free – Join us for refreshments and conversation

Ron will discuss concepts you may wish to implement as we all move forward in these changing climate and economic times. How can you develop a residential landscape that conserves energy and is healthier for you, your neighbors, and for the planet? Ron will also talk about some ways that you can start making changes to you home, such as the residential building envelope, solar orientation, heat gain and loss, and other tips for making your home more comfortable and efficient.

Ron is a senior architect, an ecological consultant, and LEED accredited professional. He has a Bachelor of Design and a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Florida and is a licensed Florida Architect (AR0010185). His work as an architect includes federal sector work with projects for the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security, functioning as lead project architect and manager. Ron has been recognized as a Design Quality Control Manager by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Naval Facilities Engineering Command. As a staff architect for the Florida Park Service, Ron was involved in development and redevelopment at various State parks and designed numerous building types for these unique resources. He was also engaged in new park planning. His additional education includes a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from Rollins College and a Certificate in Natural Lands Management from the University of Florida IFAS, which supports his varied ecological work which includes wetland delineation and assessment, upland and wetland habitat restoration designs, gopher tortoise surveys, and bald eagle monitoring. Ron spends a portion of his working life as an ecological consultant, providing AutoCAD, GIS, and graphics for ecological services and architectural projects.

The presentation is free of charge and coffee and light refreshments are served. There is a Q & A time following the presentation and Kirsch will be on hand to sign copies of this special book.

The Life Explorers Speakers Series is held in the Azalea Lodge of Mead Botanical Garden from 10-11:30 a.m. The program is free of charge with light refreshments and coffee served.