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Local builder to be featured speaker at Sustainable Florida Conference

By Staff | Sep 23, 2009

Arthur Monahan, President of Seacoast Cottage Company, joins actor Ed Begley Jr. as speaker at the 2009 Sustainable Florida Conference, being held in Tampa on Oct. 9 and 10.

The conference, which features Begley Jr. as the keynote speaker, gives individuals from government, businesses and communities a chance to come together to share their experiences and challenges related to creating sustainability and a green culture. Presentations will focus on matters relating to Florida’s economy, environment and quality of life.

Monahan, President of Seacoast Cottage Company, a general contractor on Fort Myers Beach, will lead a session entitled “The Total Home Approach To Sustainable Building.”

“Today’s building code requires not only that homes be strong, but that they meet certain energy efficient standards. It is important for people to understand how this can be accomplished with techniques that don’t break the bank,” said Monahan, a native Floridian, who has been featured on WGCU National Public Radio and in Coastal Living online magazine.

Seacoast Cottage Company has four Caribbean-style cottages, including their new Cypress Cottage currently under construction on Captiva. Each cottage is designed to exceed the points required to obtain Florida Green Building certification, and can be built off the electrical grid, for those desiring complete energy independence.

Floor plans and details on Seacoast Cottage Company can be found on their website at www.SeacoastCottageCompany.com. For more information, or to register for the Florida Sustainable Living Conference, visit www.sustainablefloridaconference.org.