Hodges University is scheduled to receive a “green” award today.
The school has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, certification at the gold level for its newest academic building on the Fort Myers campus.
Hodges is expected to receive the award at 11 a.m. during a special reception at the 48,000-square-foot building, 4501 Colonial Blvd.
The LEED rating system was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. Hodges achieved LEED certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
CBIA hosts meeting Thursday
The Collier Building Industry Association will host its general membership meeting from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Olde Cypress Country Club in Naples.
The meeting features Brad Hunter of Metrostudy, who will discuss his consulting work in South Florida and in multimarket studies nationwide. Tickets are $25 and reservations are available at www.cbia.net.
Stephens Group at UBS hosts free workshops
The Stephens Group at UBS Financial Services will host free workshops in March.
Workshops on making income last a lifetime in retirement begin at 9 a.m. Friday. The others are 4 p.m. March 7 and 9 a.m. March 15, and all workshops are at 801 Laurel Oak Drive, Suite 708, Naples.
UBS also will host estate planning workshops at 9 a.m. March 14 and 4 p.m. March 21 at its offices at the Trianon, 3401 Bay Commons Drive, Bonita Springs.
Jason E. Stephens, senior vice president-investments, will speak. Seating is limited, so RSVP at 239-254-7145.
Chico’s opens new building
Chico’s FAS Inc. is planning to celebrate the grand opening of Building 10 with a ribbon-cutting today.
The 146,000-square-foot office building is on the 60-acre campus of Chico’s FAS Inc in Fort Myers, 11215 Metro Parkway. The ceremony is scheduled for 10 to 11 a.m. The building was designed and constructed by Gora/McGahey Architects of Fort Myers and the building’s interior was designed by HOK of Tampa.
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