'Green building' workshop to be held Feb. 1 in Bellingham

Bellingham Green Drinks and Sustainable Connections’  Green Building Program are holding a free green materials networking and workshop event from 4:30 p.m. to  6 p.m. on Feb. 1, at Bellingham Bay Builders Studio, 824 State St.The event is a networking opportunity for architects, contractors and designers of all disciplines to explore materials through the intersection of art, science, industry and product design, according to an event announcement.

Participants will hear from six regional material providers as they explain how building material choices can impact the environment just as much as a structure’s design.

Representatives from The RE Store will showcase new green-material projects including sustainably harvested lumber, flooring, paneling and siding from Local Source Forest Products, as well as high-quality recycled Metro Paint.

Free beverages will be provided.

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