Archives for January 2016

The Greenest Building: Documentary Viewing and Discussion with the Director & Writer


WHEN: Wednesday, February 10th, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
WHERE: Jefferson Educational Society, 3207 State Street, Erie

Join us for a viewing of the documentary The Greenest Building with an in-person introduction and discussion with Jane Turville, writer and director of the film.

Over the next 20 years, Americans will demolish one-third of our existing building stock (more than 82 billion square feet) in order to replace seemingly inefficient buildings with energy efficient “green” buildings. The hour-long documentary The Greenest Building poses the question: Is demolition in the name of sustainability really the best use of natural, social, and economic resources? Or, like the urban renewal programs of the 1960s, is this well-intentioned planning with devastating environmental and cultural consequences?

Tickets may be purchased online at

In partnership with Preservation Erie, Green Building Alliance, and Environment Erie

About Jane Turville, B.A.
Ms. Turville received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Oregon and interned with the National Trust for Historic Preservation in London, England.  She worked for several architectural firms in Portland, Oregon before leaving architecture to work in nonprofit development and program management.  In addition to having more than 12 years of experience in historic preservation, architectural design, and construction administration, Jane has given presentations on Portland, Oregon’s Old Town historic district and organized sustainability conference workshops for teenagers and adults. Jane began making films in 2005. She is the director/producer/writer/editor of five short narrative films and the recipient of several screenwriting awards. Currently, she is in production on her next project – “The People Factor: Population and Human Well-being” –a six-hour series exploring the many facets and impacts of population growth.  The series is slated for television broadcast in Fall 2016.