School tour and networking event to focus on Issue 81 and sustainability

On Wednesday, Oct. 2, the Sustainable Heights Network (SHN) will host a free tour of Heights High School and an after-tour community networking event at the Wine Spot on Lee Road. The purpose of the event is to provide voters the opportunity to walk through the high school and learn about the building's current condition and to discuss proposed facilities upgrades that include reaching LEED silver and possibly gold standard if Issue 81 passes.

The tour begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Washington Boulevard entrance to the school and features a behind-the-scenes look at the building's infrastructure and systems. On hand to answer questions will be Patrick Mullen, co-chair of Citizens for Heights Schools, and Steve Dzuranin, representative from Fanning Howey Architecture, Engineering, and Design.

The networking event at the Wine Spot is an opportunity for participants to share information and connect with local resources, including Chuck Miller of Doty and Miller Architects; Sam Bell, Laura Marks and Allen Wilkinson, members of the Sustainability Working Group of the Lay Facilities Committee; and Mullen and Dzuranin.

The event is free and open to the public. Register online at

Sustainable Heights Network is a grassroots, all-volunteer networking effort in Cleveland Heights and University Heights. SHN's primary intent is to pool local information on sustainability and make it readily available to the community.

Sarah Wean

Sarah Wean is a community volunteer.

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