CIO Solutions, a Santa Barbara based IT consulting firm, will be the corporate sponsor of C4’s Green Building Art Show in July’s First Thursday event.

Santa Barbara, CA – June 9, 2010 – CIO Solutions, an Information Technology (IT) firm in Santa Barbara, is sponsoring the first Green Building Art Show hosted by the US California Green Building Council Coast Chapter (C4). The show will include a display of architectural renderings form local design firms, winners of the USGBC’s Natural Talent 2010 Design Competition, and a fine art showcase. The event will be part of the First Thursday festivities which will be held on Thursday, July 1st.

The Green Building Art Show will be held at the Built Green Resource Center located at 914 Santa Barbara Street, Suite A in downtown Santa Barbara. This center offers information, advice, programs and classes on green building processes and materials.

The show will have three elements that illustrate different aspects of green building design.
Architectural renderings demonstrating the concepts involved in sustainable design will be on display. Contributors will include Arcadia Studio Landscape Architects, Penfield and Smith Civil Engineers, and Paul Poirier + Associates Architects.

Winners of this year’s USGBC Natural Talent Design Competition will be on display. The USGBC teamed up with The Salvation Army to have students design an affordable and green home for New Orleans residents. Teams from CalPoly have submitted entries to this competition.

The fine arts exhibition will be in a silent auction format and will include donations from many local Santa Barbara artists, including Tyson Ellis Eco-Architectural Photographer. All proceeds will go to C4.

In addition, C4’s Build Smart mobile demonstration trailer will be onsite. This educational trailer includes several green technologies, including: energy efficiency retrofits, water conservation measures, non-toxic materials and lithium battery power.

California Central Coast Chapter USGBC (C4) is a collaborative effort of the San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties to form a regional U.S. Green Building Council Chapter to address the unique environmental opportunities and challenges specific to our bioregion. Visit their website for more information

Founded in 1986, CIO Solutions is a provider of Information Technology and Unified Communications solutions to organizations located primarily in the San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties. CIO’s core areas of expertise include Microsoft-based systems, Citrix (Virtualization), Enterprise Storage, and Managed Services. CIO Solutions is constantly striving to implement green technologies and finds value in sponsoring green-based initiatives in the community.

Hannah Rich, Marketing Coordinator
CIO Solutions
805-692-6700 , ext. 105