Should we demolish existing buildings in the name of sustainability?
Join us for the last salon of 2018 on Friday, December 14th for a showing of the documentary “The Greenest Building.” This film, which is just under one hour in length, addresses the possibility that over the next 20 years, Americans will demolish over one third of our nation’s existing building stock (over 82 billion square feet) in order to replace seemingly inefficient buildings with energy efficient “green buildings.” And it asks whether demolition in the name of sustainability really the best use of natural, social, and economic resources. Or, perhaps like urban renewal programs of the past, is this well-intentioned planning with devastating environmental and cultural consequences?
The showing of this documentary will be followed by a discussion animated by Meg Dunn, chair of the Landmark Preservation Commission and by Alan Braslau, member of the Fort Collins Energy Board.
Salon duc Tape, a public forum sponsored by the Fort Collins Community Action Network (FCCAN), usually meets on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month from 7:00 — 9:00 p.m. at the FoCo Café, which is located at 225 Maple Street. Light refreshments will be available. The formal program will begin at 7:10. For more information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 419-8944.