Simon to Lead Arts and Ideas Festival Tour

June 22nd, 2011

Centerbrook Partner Mark Simon will lead a tour of Kroon Hall, the new ultra “green” home to the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, as part of the International Festival of Arts and Ideas on Wednesday June 22 starting at noon. Simon also will make an illustrated presentation on the innovative design prior to the tour.

Certified LEED Platinum by the U.S. Green Building Council, the building was voted in 2010 by the American Institute of Architects and its Committee on the Environment as one of the top ten examples worldwide of “sustainable architecture and green design solutions that protect and enhance the environment.” Kroon Hall was designed to use 81 percent less water and 58 percent less energy than a comparable baseline structure and to generate 25 percent of its electricity onsite from renewable sources.

The tour is free and registered attendees (limited to 50) will gather in front of Kroon Hall, at 195 Prospect St. in New Haven.

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