Thursday, May 07, 2009

Tom Butt, FAIA of Interactive Resources is Featured Speaker at "Green is Gold" Expo in Richmond

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The Richmond Chamber of Commerce and the City of Richmond will host the “Green is Gold Expo” at the award-winning historic Craneway Pavilion at the Richmond waterfront on May 14, 2009, with events from 9:30 AM to 7:30 PM.

Three speakers, including Tom Butt, FAIA, of Interactive Resources, will address green subjects between 12:00 noon and 2:00 PM:

"Green Buildings and Energy Efficiency"

Speaker Tom Butt, founder and President of Interactive Resources, a multidisciplinary architecture and engineering firm. A writer, researcher, and lecturer in the field of applied technology and building performance, Tom also serves on the Richmond City Council. (

"Green Jobs and Careers"

Speaker Jim Cassio, career information and workforce development consultant, author, and trainer. Specializing in green workforce issues, Jim's most recent book is "Green Careers: Choosing Work for a Sustainable Future". (

"Sustainability Issues, Approaches, and Payoffs"

Speaker Gil Friend, President and CEO of Natural Logic, a strategic sustainability consultancy. Gil's firm delivers advisory services and implementation systems that make exceptional environmental performance a source of innovation and profit. (

Interactive Resources has been a leader in energy-efficient design from the day it was founded in 1973. See the attached files for current work involving engineering for large solar PV arrays.

See information below about the expo.

Green is Gold Expo

The tour itineraries are subject to change but here are some of the stops we will be making along the way:
Richmond Build / Solar Richmond - pioneering non-profits
paving the way for a future in solar energy
The Richmond Greenway, a project of Urban Tilth - converting
old railroad tracks to a scenic parkway
Belle Aire Displays - one of the pioneering sustainable stadium
banner producers in the country
Sims Metal - the hub of recycling and reclamation in Richmond
West County Solar Farm - treating the water and waste water
for the entire city with the power of the Sun!

Vetrazzo - making dazzling surfaces and countertops from
recycled glass
SunPower Corp - operating solar panels across the globe from a
geo-tracking device in Richmond

Plus, we'll visit many sustainable topics, highlighting the pivotal issues and showing you “Sustainable Solutions in Action!” It will be a day packed with information and fun!

For more information: Join us for ALL or PART of these exciting events.

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