Lunch and Learn Sustainability Lecture Series to discuss how to design buildings to stand the test of time and the elements

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - How do we design buildings to survive severe weather and natural disasters and ensure that they remain durable over time?

Resilient Building Design is the topic of the upcoming Lunch and Learn Sustainability Lecture Series, presented by Marshall University and Aetna Building Maintenance. The luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25 in Room BE 5 on the lower level of the Memorial Student Center on the Huntington campus.

The event is free and open to Tri-state businesses and organizations as well as students. Pre-registration is required at http://www.marshall.edu/calendar/index.php?eID=71099 by Saturday, Feb. 22.

The keynote speaker will be Jill M. Watkins of Watkins Design Works, a Charleston, W. Va.-based commercial interior design and green building consulting firm. Her firm focuses on the triple bottom line of sustainability: environment-equity-economy. She is an NCIDQ-certified interior designer with more than 20 years of experience in commercial interior design, and more than 16 years devoted to sustainable design.

The Lunch and Learn Sustainability Lecture Series offers periodic lectures on a variety of sustainability topics and are presented throughout the year. All lecture luncheons are free and open to tri-state businesses and organizations. Typically, more than 40 area businesses and organizations are represented at the luncheons.

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