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CCUs Sustainability Initiative offers workshop on green construction

January 3, 2006

Developers, architects, landscape architects, engineers, planners and those with conservation interests are invited to register for a Coastal Carolina University workshop on Wednesday, Jan. 25 about how to construct commercial buildings that are both environmentally friendly and economically viable.

Coastals Campus and Community Sustainability Initiative in partnership with the North Inlet-Winyah Bay Coastal Training Program (CTP) and the ACE Basin Coastal Training Program will offer the workshop at the Waccamaw Higher Education Center in Litchfield from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

There is no fee for registering, but seating is limited, and registration will be on a first come, first served basis. The deadline to register is Jan. 18.

The workshop will provide design, development and construction professionals with practical strategies for designing and building commercial edifices that balance the complementary goals of environmental sustainability and economic viability.

The training is part of a southeast regional training initiative within the National Estuarine Research Reserve.

A box lunch from Kudzu Bakery will be available for $6, or attendees may bring their own lunch.

The Waccamaw Center is located at 260 Willbrook Blvd., west of S.C. 17 next to the Hampton Inn in Litchfield. For more information or to register, call 349-2257, or e-mail Dan Abel at