Documentary explores green building


By Margaret Gallegos
Special to The PREVIEW

“The Greenest Building,” an hour-long documentary, presents a compelling overview of the important role building reuse plays in creating sustainable communities.

The documentary explores the myth that a “green building” is a new building and demonstrates how renovation and adaptive reuse of existing structures fully achieves the sustainability movement’s “triple bottom line” — economic, social and ecological balance.

The film focuses on the partnership between the built environment and natural environment, and promotes a better understanding of the symbiotic relationship between reuse of buildings and the conservation of natural systems that sustain life.

Mark your calendars and join the Pagosa Springs Historic Preservation Board for this documentary on Saturday, May 17, at 1 p.m. at the Liberty Theatre. Admission is free.