Thursday, March 19, 2009
At last night's US Green Building Council's Second Annual Gala, table #36 was definitely creating an alternative energy of its own. Needless to say, tables 35 and 37 may have wished we were a little less exuberant, but with the Oak Beach project moving along so well, we had reason to celebrate. James, Ron LaBarbara, the builder, and the client, who was one of the sponsors of the evening's festivities, even shared recent pics of the house on their phones at the cocktail hour. The night honored Babylon Town Supervisor, Steve Bellone, who has established innovative incentives to encourage the use of green energy. Also honored was the Blumenfeld Development Group, whose Tanger outlet project in Deer Park, LI used a variety of eco-friendly technologies to offset its carbon footprint. It was impressive to see such a large room full of people who were all committed to the same cause: the future of our planet.