PORTLAND – The Maine Real Estate & Development Association will host its next breakfast seminar titled “Going Green: Developing for Tomorrow.” It will be held from 7:45 to 9 a.m. Thursday, March 23, at the Holiday Inn By the Bay, 88 Spring St.

Panelists will address the national and international trends in sustainable design, especially as they relate to energy and water use and site disturbance, short-term costs versus long-term savings, and the relationship between risk and corporate responsibility. They will summarize the progress being made in Maine, the individuals and organizations that are stepping forward to pioneer sustainable practices, and specific cost-effective steps developers can implement today.

Panelists include Ann Archino Howe, senior project engineer with SYTDesign Consultants, is a project manager with SYTDesign Consultants, an established civil engineering and landscape architecture firm with offices in Cumberland and Brunswick; Alan G. Kuniholm, project architect with PDT Architects, has been a principal with PDT Architects since 1994, specializing in education, auditoriums, court facilities and historic preservation; and Tom Wright, president of Wright-Ryan Construction founded the general contracting firm in 1973 which was later incorporated as Wright-Ryan Construction Inc. in 1984.

Register by calling the MEREDA office at (207) 874-0801, or register online at www.mereda.org. Please RSVP on or before March 16. MEREDA members pay $30; nonmembers $40.

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