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Yale author Austin Troy in conversation with Ed Begley Jr. and LivingHomes CEO Steve Glenn!
Interested in Green Building, Clean Transportation or How Energy Efficiency Impacts Urban Economies? Then Join Us at Steve Glenn’s LivingHome on March 3rd!

Yale Blue Green and the Yale Club of Los Angeles are proud to host Yale graduate Austin Troy (BA ’92, MF ’95), author of the newly released book “The Very Hungry City” (Yale University Press), in conversation with actor and environmental icon Ed Begley, Jr. and Steve Glenn, owner and CEO of LivingHomes, LLC. The three will discuss energy efficiency at all levels, from individual green buildings to entire cities. They will talk about these issues in the context of Austin’s upcoming book, which looks at how cities consume energy and explores how cities can significantly reduce their “energy metabolism” in order to create a competitive advantage in attracting firms, investment and residents as energy gets more expensive in the future.  The LivingHome designed by Ray Kappe, FAIA, is a prefabricated home that was assembled in eight hours.  It was the first home ever to be certified LEED Platinum.

A variety of “green” books will be available for sale (and signing by Austin, Ed and Steve) at the event through Diesel Bookstore.  To top it all off, we will be serving eco-friendly, vegan snacks from Veggie Grill!

Date:  Saturday, March 3rd  
Time:  3 to 5pm
Location: Steve Glenn’s LivingHome
2914 Highland Ave., Santa Monica
Price FREE to Yale Club Members and Yale School of Forestry alumni; $10 non-members

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Ed Begley, Jr. has been considered an environmental leader in the Hollywood community for many years. He serves on the boards of The Coalition For Clean Air, The Thoreau Institute, and the advisory board of the Union Of Concerned Scientists, among many others.  His work in the environmental community has earned him a number of awards from some of the most prestigious environmental groups in the nation, including the California League of Conservation Voters, the Natural Resources Defense Council, The Coalition for Clean Air, Heal the Bay, Santa Monica Baykeeper, and the Cesar E. Chavez Foundation.  He currently lives near Los Angeles in a self-sufficient home powered by solar energy. He has his own website at www.edbegley.com.

Steve Glenn is Founder and CEO of LivingHomes, a premier developer of modern, prefabricated homes that combine world-class architecture with an unparalleled commitment to healthy and sustainable construction.  LivingHomes offers two lines of single and multi-family designs, one created by Ray Kappe, FAIA, the founder of the Southern California Institute of Architecture, and the other by KieranTimberlake, the AIA 2008 Firm of the Year.  Nine LivingHomes have been certified LEED Platinum.  LivingHomes are available in standard or customized configurations to builders, developers and individuals. More information can be found at www.livinghomes.net.

Austin Troy, PhD is Associate Professor at the University of Vermont’s Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources. He addresses issues around urban and regional planning and sustainability using tools such as Geographic Information Systems and spatial modeling.  He is principal and co-founder of Spatial Informatics Group, LLC, an environmental consulting firm in operation since 1998.  Educated at Yale College (B.A.), Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (M.F.), and University of California Berkeley (Ph.D.), he also is Director of UVM's Transportation Research Center and its Spatial Analysis Lab.  In addition, he served for four years as a planning commissioner for the city of Burlington VT.  The Very Hungry City, (Yale University Press) is his first book.  For more information about the book, please see www.theveryhungrycity.com.

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Event Information
Saturday, Mar 3 2012 at 3:00pm [ iCal ]
2914 Highland Ave.
Santa Monica, CA

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