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“Holistic sustainability” is the focus of a lecture by eco-architect Norberto F. Nardi, who will speak at UCR Palm Desert at 6 p.m. Monday, March 25 as part of the Green Living Lecture Series.
Nardi’s philosophy is based on the idea that good architecture enhances quality of life while preserving a commitment to sustainability.
Through this presentation, Nardi's will explain the concept of holistic sustainability and the complex interaction of all its components (legal, political, social, financial, nature and design strategies). Nardi will also show case studies and examples from around the world.
Green architecture is going to be addressed by discussing how design concepts, utilization of sustainable materials, alternative sources and respect for the natural environment should contribute to human habitat. The Heckmann building at UCR Palm Desert, a Nardi design, will be used as an example of this process.
Mr. Nardi is the principle partner of Nardi Associates, LLP, an international architecture and urban design firm. He has more than 40 years of design experience and hundreds of varied projects to his credit including historic renovation, multi-family and custom housing, skyscrapers and offices, manufacturing facilities and educational institutions with a special emphasis on sustainable design.
This free event will take place in the auditorium at UCR Palm Desert, 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive. Seating is limited, so RSVPs are recommended here: http://palmdesert.ucr.edu/programs/Green2013.html
Call (760) 834-0800 for more information or to reserve a seat.