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City Club to Host Speaker on Environmental Design

Edward Huang, principal of the California Institute of Environmental Design & Management, will be the featured speaker at the Tuesday, March 21, dinner meeting of the San Marino City Club.
Huang will showcase the design, build and management of the Arcadia EcoHome and offer property/facility managers, owners, residents and builders’ references for Earth and eco-friendly features.
His talk will discuss site, building and landscape features that help capture carbon, save energy and water, and restore biodiversity. He will also invite City Club members to a walking tour of the EcoHome to celebrate Earth Day 2023.
Huang possesses more than 40 years of practical and academic experiences in interdisciplinary fields of urban administration and planning, architecture and building science, real estate, environment/energy/water sustainability, and international education.
He has worked in a variety of capacities in both public and private sectors, both large and small cities and companies, both in offices and fields, both technical and managerial roles, and both in policy formulation and implementation for urban development and redevelopment projects. He has actively served in many city commissions and committees, and community/grassroots organizations worldwide.
As a specialist and a scholar in sustainable and resilient development, Huang has been invited to teach, lecture, tutor and/or research at more than 100 colleges, universities, design and research institutes in the United States, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia, and has been appointed to more than 80 honorary posts as a mentor, adviser, expert, adjunct/visiting/guest professor or researcher, and juror by those institutions. He has served as a senior adviser to the board of MicroNOC, a California based clean energy tech specialized in design, installation, management and investment of energy storage systems for commercial, industrial, and EV charging projects.
Huang received his Bachelor of Engineering in architecture and urban design from the Chinese Culture University in Taipei, Taiwan, and received his doctorate degree in urban studies and Master of Urban Studies from Portland State University in Oregon.
The welcome reception will open at 5:45 p.m. and the dinner meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. City Club members and guests must register at sanmarinocityclub.org.
Guests are welcome to attend this dinner meeting for $30 per individual to be paid at the door. The venue will be at San Marino High School in the cafeteria, located at 2701 Huntington Drive.
The San Marino City Club is a nonprofit civic organization that, since 1926, has been dedicated to obtaining the best civic, educational and cultural services and facilities possible for the citizens of the San Marino, as well as to encourage and promote the highest standards of citizenship among its membership. City Club membership is open to San Marino Unified School District residents, school district or city of San Marino officials, persons who conduct their business or profession within the school district or persons who have a significant and ongoing relationship with the San Marino community.
For more information on the City Club, visit sanmarinocityclub.org.


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