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Judson University's LEED Gold-Certified Building on Display for "Green" Elgin Tour

(Elgin, IL - November 2, 2012) Judson University's Harm A. Weber Academic Center will be one of the tour stops for guests of the Gail Borden Library "green" Elgin tour on Sunday, November 18 at 1 p.m. The tour will explore four sites in Elgin that have specific energy-efficient design elements to qualify them for LEED certification. Judson Professor Keelan Kaiser, Chair of the Department of Architecture, will host the tour.

The Weber Center, a state of the art LEED Gold building designed by international architect and Cambridge University professor C. Alan Short, houses Judson's School of Art, Design and Architecture, as well as the Draewell Gallery, the Benjamin P. Browne Library and Jerry's Cafe. View a virtual tour of the Weber Center at www.JudsonU.edu/HAWAC.

The Gail Borden Library "green" tour of Elgin will also stop at the Fox River Water Reclamation District Building, Sherman Hospital and Gail Borden Library’s Rakow Branch. The tour is free, but registration is required.

The tour is part of the library's month-long examination of the Green Movement, beginning with the an exhibit that will be on display at the library from November 5 - 30. Curated by the Northern Illinois University Museum Studies Program, "Green Scale: Weighing in on the Green Movement" asks if the benefits of being “green” outweigh the disadvantages and invites visitors to examine both sides of the scale through the evidence provided. An opening reception for the exhibit will take place Monday, November 12 at 10 a.m. in the library's rotunda.

Other "green" events complementing the exhibit will include an electronic recycling event, a large demonstration model of a wind turbine on loan from Elgin resident Casey Panichi, an art exhibit created from found objects by 5ive Outside and other local artists, and a film by Einstein Academy students about Elgin’s LEED buildings.

For more information, contact Denise Raleigh, Gail Borden Public Library Division Chief, Public Relations & Development, at 847-429-5981.

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