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Virtual Green Building Tour: Sustainable Energy Fund’s Net Zero Headquarters
January 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am$5 – $10
About the Event
Sustainable Energy Fund’s (SEF) new 15,000 square foot net-zero office building located in Shnecksville, PA, was conceptualized as a way for SEF to more fully live their mission. Now complete, this building, which is the first of its kind in the region, offers an example to the community of how to improve the built environment at market rate. This presentation will include a virtual tour of the Net Zero Energy Building and a deep dive into the design and build process as well as perspectives from the Sustainable Energy Fund and the project team.
This event will be hosted on Zoom, but advanced registration is required. Registered participants will receive the Zoom link and details on the day prior to the event.
About Our Speakers
John Costlow, Sustainable Energy Fund
John Costlow is the President of Sustainable Energy Fund (SEF). He previously served as Director of Technical Services. Prior to joining SEF, Mr. Costlow has been employed as Vice President of Operations for Energy Control Companies, Marketing and Energy Conservation Manager for Florida Public Utilities, Technical Support Manager for Johnson Controls, and Nuclear Reactor Operator. Mr. Costlow has a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management from Palm Beach Atlantic University, is an honor graduate of Naval Nuclear Power School, a Certified Sustainable Development Professional, a Certified Carbon Reduction Manager, a Certified Performance Contracting and Funding Professional, a Certified Renewable Energy Professional and a Certified Passive House Consultant. Mr. Costlow is a member of Association of Energy Service Professionals, Association of Energy Engineers, United States Association of Energy Economics and Alternative & Renewable Energy Development Institute.
Andrew Schuster, Ashley McGraw Architects
Andrew is a partner at Ashley McGraw Architects. Andrew’s wide-ranging experience in local and international projects, from housing & schools to urban design, brings a fresh perspective to his work. He has extensive experience in sustainability and ecologically-driven architecture, with a particular passion for how natural materials can enhance the quality of life for a building’s occupants while reducing its environmental impact. Noted projects include the net zero energy Sustainable Energy Fund office building, new net zero energy fire station and community hall for the Onondaga Nation; 30-room net zero energy hotel in Cloughjordan, Ireland; and 42 net zero energy apartments and townhouses in Dublin, Ireland. Andrew has been featured as an “Architect to Watch” by Green Building & Design magazine and was a contributor to CNN’s “How Office Buildings are Reducing their Carbon Footprint.”