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Want to learn more about the latest technologies and trends in sustainable home building? Join us at the IDS Environmental Design Conference: Green Building, Healthy Lives!, Sept. 22 and 23, at the Harry Sudakoff Conference Center, New College of Florida, 5845 General Dougher Place, Sarasota.

Co-hosted by New College and the Interior Design Society Sarasota Chapter, the public Conference will bring together local and national green building experts, and attendees can participate in three panel discussions.

Sarah Boren will be the featured speaker, sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Boren has more than 25 years of professional experience in the environmental sustainability field, having served in numerous roles at the Smithsonian Institution and on Capitol Hill; in the green business consulting industry in California; as an executive director of two nonprofits; and in various positions with the USGBC Florida and the USGBC headquarters in Washington, D.C.

New College of Florida will also host a session on the environmentally conscious process of home building and design.

“Green Building, Healthy Lives! promises to be the most significant consumer-facing environmental gathering of 2022,” said Jesse White, the conference organizer, a New College alum and the owner/founder of Sarasota Architectural Salvage. “This conference will inspire participants to build better structures, empower attendees to implement change, and give influencers tools to help their customers achieve healthier and more sustainable lifestyles.”

Tickets are available at (the fee includes breakfast, coffee, lunch and an evening vendor/trade show reception).

Key conference sponsors include the Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Florida Design Works and Sarasota Architectural Salvage. Community sponsors include the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, the Sarasota County Green Business Partnership, the American Society of Interior Designers, the Interior Design Society Sarasota Chapter and New College of Florida.

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New College of Florida:

Sarasota County Green Business Partnership:

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For more information, visit or contact Jesse White, president of the Interior Design Society Sarasota Chapter and owner/founder of Sarasota Architectural Salvage, at 941-358-7730 or visit