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HVB - Noteworthy Green Buildings in the Hudson Valley - A Virtual Tour, Review, and Critique

  • Wednesday, March 20, 2013
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • New Paltz - Gomen Kudasai - 232 Main Street


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Please join us for our March presentation:

Noteworthy Green Buildings in the Hudson Valley - A Virtual Tour, Review, and Critique
Presented by: Gail Beverly and Barbara Z. Restaino
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Gomen Kudasai
232 Main Street
New Paltz, NY


Green building in the Hudson Valley holds promise to mitigate or solve many of the pressing development issues in the region, from stormwater management to greyfield reclamation. The USGBC is pleased to present a seasonally- appropriate (for those who enjoy staying warm in winter) virtual tour of noteworthy green buildings in the Hudson Valley. Gail Beverly, a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor, LEED GA and Green Roofs Professional, will provide a presentation on sustainably designed and built structures in the Valley. These include buildings with living roofs, restored industrial structures, new construction, zero/net-minus residential developments and those which demonstrate living infrastructure applications and daylighting. These types of sustainable approaches are models for future development and a reproach for the continuation of careless development practices in the region. The projects overviewed are an amalgam of public, private and governmental developments and, as such, represent the full range of the possible in the region.  

Learning Objectives:

  • Name 5 examples of significant green buildings in the Hudson Valley area
  • List 5 aspects of sustainability illustrated by the profiled projects
  • Discuss 3 instances of lessons learned; list ways that 3 projects could be improved
  • List 5 sustainable methodologies exemplified by the profiled projects that could be applied widely through the Hudson Valley to alleviate pressing land use and management issues


This course has been approved by the AIA for 1.5 LU/HSW/SD.


Register via the link to the left.  You will need to log-in with your email address and create a profile if you have not already done so.  You must use the email address associated with your Chapter membership account in order to receive the member's rate for registration.  Advance registration fees: $10 for Chapter members and $15 for the general public.  At the door: $15 for members and $20 for the public.  Non-member students can pay $15 at the door with a valid school ID. 

About the Presenters:

Barbara Z. Restaino, RLA, Leed AP BD+C - President of Restaino Design Landscape Architects, PC, Grahamsville, NY

Barbara lives and practices in the Catskill Mountain and Hudson Valley Region of New York where she established her landscape architecture firm Restaino Design in 1992.  Barbara is a registered landscape architect and combines her sculpture background and landscape architecture experience with a commitment to environmental concerns.  As a member of the Upstate NY US Green Building Council and the American Society of Landscape Architects, she seeks to promote teamwork to institute 'green' alternatives and creative approaches to regenerate the landscape. Her primary interests lie in the use of native plants in a variety of settings from residential to restorations as well as attractive solutions for stormwater management and site design.

Gail Beverly, CSBA, LEED GA, GRP - Founder and Principal of Fiddlehead Crosier Advisors, LLC

Gail Beverly has been a resident of the Hudson Valley since the early-1980s.  She has served as a sustainability consultant on design and development projects since 2010.  Prior to that she served as a global marketing and channels program manager in IBM. Ms. Beverly is a regular environmental columnist for the Poughkeepsie Journal, teaches as a guest instructor in SUNY Ulster’s Sustainable Building Advisor program, and is an avid proponent of living infrastructure design approaches. She has served on various leadership committees in the US Green Building Council New York Upstate Chapter Hudson Valley Branch since 2010 and has been instrumental in developing the Southern Dutchess/Putnam county programming for the organization. Ms. Beverly holds a B.S. in Conservation and Natural Resources from University of California, Berkeley.   She can be reached at www.FiddleheadCrosierAdvisors.com .

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