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Thursday, July 14, 2011
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Seiberling Nature Realm Center LEED Site Tour

Seiberling Nature Realm Center LEED Site Tour The F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm is 104 acres of nature to study and enjoy. Located within the Sand Run Metro Parks, it features a 10,000 square foot visitors' center, hiking trails, three ponds, several gardens, tall grass prairie and an array of special programs throughout the year. Join Lisa King, LEED AP and landscape architect for the Akron Metroparks as she discusses and tours this renovation project which began in December 2008, reopened in March 2010 and now boasts being one of only three LEED platinum certified projects in the region. During the Nature Realm renovation, crews designed and fabricated new indoor exhibits, built a program deck overlooking Seneca Pond, rebuilt the parking lot, added a new welcome kiosk, rerouted the entrance walkway and incorporated numerous green features, including solar panels, rain barrels, porous pavement and building materials made with recycled content.Date: Thursday, July 14thTime: 5:30pm - 7:00pmLocation: Akron Metroparks 1828 Smith Road in Akron 44313Cost: Free to local NEO Chapter members / $10 for all othersTo register, go to the Events page at www.neogreenbuilding.org._______________________________________________________________Seiberling Nature Realm Center LEED Site Tour The F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm is 104 acres of nature to study and enjoy. Located within the Sand Run Metro Parks, it features a 10,000 square foot visitors' center, hiking trails, three ponds, several gardens, tall grass prairie and an array of special programs throughout the year. Join Lisa King, LEED AP and landscape architect for the Akron Metroparks as she discusses and tours this renovation project which began in December 2008, reopened in March 2010 and now boasts being one of only three LEED platinum certified projects in the region. During the Nature Realm renovation, crews designed and fabricated new indoor exhibits, built a program deck overlooking Seneca Pond, rebuilt the parking lot, added a new welcome kiosk, rerouted the entrance walkway and incorporated numerous green features, including solar panels, rain barrels, porous pavement and building materials made with recycled content.Date: Thursday, July 14thTime: 5:30pm - 7:00pmLocation: Akron Metroparks 1828 Smith Road in Akron 44313Cost: Free to local NEO Chapter members / $10 for all othersTo register, go to the Events page at www.neogreenbuilding.org._______________________________________________________________

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