Alfred Vick to Present at Sustainable Forestry Symposium on October 4

Alfred Vick, Principal at Solidago Design Solutions, Inc. and Associate Professor at the University of Georgia, will present an educational session titled The Future of Green Building Rating Systems on October 4th, 2013.

His lecture is a part of the Sustainable Forestry and Green Building Symposium, hosted by the Athens Branch of USGBC-GA.  This one-day event will provide a balanced perspective on the sustainable forestry certifications available in the Southeast, and the opportunities and challenges related to each of them.

Specifiers of sustainable forest products will gain insight into the best options for their green building project.  Landowners and foresters will gain insight into the goals of the green building market and how to best meet the growing demand for sustainable forest products.  More information is available at:


Alfred Vick to Present at Greenbuild 2013 on November 21

Alfred Vick, Principal at Solidago Design Solutions, Inc. and Associate Professor at the University of Georgia, will present an educational session titled  Rainwater Management: Design and Policy Changes  at Greenbuild 2013 on November 21 at 3:30pm.  He is co-presenting this 2-hr session with Steve Benz of OLIN, Michele Adams of Meliora Design, and Stew Comstock of the Maryland Department of the Environment. 

This session will provide an overview of the approach to rainwater management in LEED V4, followed by specific case studies that implemented this strategy, including the technical, social, or regulatory hurdles that were encountered in changing design practice.

Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building.  Hosted by the US Green Biulding Council, the event draws approximately 30,000 attendeees from around the world.  Greenbuild 2013 will be held November 20-22 in Philadelphia, PA.

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Alfred Vick to Present to ASHRAE Student Chapter

Alfred Vick will present a lecture to the ASHRAE Student Chapter at the University of Georgia on September 25th, 2013 about becoming  a green building professional.  He will discuss the role of green building professionals in practice, as well as the process for preparing for and taking the LEED Green Associate exam.

Liza Taylor, a current graduate student in the Masters in Landscape Architecture program and instructor in the College of Engineering, will co-presented and discuss the impact of green building credentials on her career.

Alfred Vick to Speak at Environmental Ethics Seminar

Alfred Vick will present Retracing the Trail of Tears: Discovering Strategies for (Cultural) Sustainability on Tuesday, September 24th, at the University of Georgia Founders House. 

Professor Alfie Vick is the Georgia Power Professor of Environmental Ethics in the College of Environment and Design, where he teaches many of its ecology-based courses. During Maymester, he also teaches a three-week field course studying native plants of the southern Appalachians, Cherokee ethnobotany, and Cherokee history and culture. As the course progresses, he and his students move west along the northern route of the Trail of Tears, visiting significant sites, meeting with a variety of scholars, and camping along the way. For this seminar, he will discuss how this field course touches on many topics of environmental ethics: interpreting cultural history, tourism, land management, ethno-ecology, and climate change vulnerability

Alfred Vick Presents to Athens Clarke Heritage Foundation

Alfred Vick will be presenting a lecture discussing the design of Diligwa, a 1710 Cherokee village in Park Hill, Oklahoma on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 3:00 pm at the Athens-Clarke County Library.  His talk will present some of the principles of traditional Cherokee land use / town layout and ethno-ecology, as documented in archeological evidence, historical accounts and oral traditions.  An understanding of these principles has been critical in the planning and construction of the village, which is the most historically-accurate representation of an early 18th century Cherokee town ever constructed.