9.18.12 – Green Homes & Great Health Festival Preview

Where: Schlafly Bottleworks
7260 Southwest Ave. (at Manchester)
Maplewood, MO 63143
(314) 241- BEER (2337)
When: Tuesday September 18th, 6:30 to 9pm

Wanna sneak peak at the next Festival hosted by the Missouri Botanical Garden? Join the EarthWays Center at the next Green Drinks event on September 18th!

The preview night will run from 6:30-8:30pm. Meet select exhibitors, interact with educators, and check out what the Green Homes & Great Health Festival is all about. This year’s bus design will be unveiled, and you can even sign up to volunteer! It’s a great way to plan to your day at the Festival or find out what you’ll be missing if you can’t make it to the Festival on September 29th.

We’re so excited for the Green Homes & Great Health Festival we had to invite you all out early to a preview night!

More festival information can be found at www.greenhomesSTL.org

$3 suggested donation

10.25.11 – The Sustainable Backyard

Where: Schlafly Bottleworks
7260 Southwest Ave. (at Manchester)
Maplewood, MO 63143
(314) 241- BEER (2337)

When: Tuesday October 25th, 6:30 to 9pm

Hear from the folks who organized this year’s Sustainable Backyard Tour and find out what you can do to make your little piece of earth more sustainable and productive. From using less energy maintaining an outdoor living space to raising chickens and bees, there are many ways to Green up your yard.

Suggested donation $3

9.20.11 – Green Homes & Great Health Festival Preview

Where: Schlafly Bottleworks
7260 Southwest Ave. (at Manchester)
Maplewood, MO 63143
(314) 241- BEER (2337)

When: Tuesday September 20th, 6:30 to 9pm

Wanna sneak peak at the next Festival hosted by the Missouri Botanical Garden? Join the EarthWays Center at the next Green Drinks event on September 20th!

Hosted at the Schalfly Bottleworks (another Festival sponsor!), the preview night will run from 6:30-8:30pm. Meet select exhibitors, interact with educators, and check out what the Green Homes & Great Health Festival is all about. This year’s bus design will be unveiled, and you can even sign up to volunteer! It’s a great way to plan to your day at the Festival or find out what you’ll be missing if you can’t make it on September 24th.

We’re so excited for the Green Homes & Great Health Festival we had to invite you all out early to a preview night! Hope to see you there on September 20th!

More festival information can be found at www.greenhomesstlouis.org

Suggested donation $3

8.19.2010 – Space LLC Green Building Tour

Where: SPACE Architecture + Design

4168 Manchester Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110

When: Thursday August 19th
Tours – 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Socializing – 7:00 – 9:00 pm at Atomic Cowboy

An Evening of Energy Efficiency, Urban Renewal, and ROI Blended in One Refreshing Design Cocktail!

SPACE Architecture + Design used approximately $52,000 in local and federal incentives to improve the efficiency of their new 7,500 sq ft studio in St. Louis’ resurgent Grove District. The studio’s innovative systemic design includes a heating/cooling system that utilizes 15 geothermal wells buried 200′ below the parking lot, a rooftop solar array, cooling fins, desiccant wheel and radiant flooring. The heating and cooling system and other efficiency enhancements translate to 51% less energy use than a similar sized facility built at the City baseline and approximately 50-75% monthly energy consumption savings potential. The system will pay for itself in six years.

What does efficiency look like? Does it pay?

See for yourself and learn more about how effective policy shapes programs like those that helped to make the new SPACE studio a reality-

and how Missouri can do more.

Meet the Renew Missouri clean energy crew – Erin, PJ, and Jason – and our Clean Water team – Caroline and Lorin.

Taste wines from sunny Spain and Argentina poured by Randall’s Wines and Spirits.

Park on Manchester Avenue or in the SPACE parking lot. (Head’s up: Parking by permit only along the majority of Kentucky Avenue.)

6.27.08 – Near Zero Energy Home Tour

Where: Sage Homebuilder’s Showcase Home
29 Beacon Hill (Near the intersection of 270 & Ladue)
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

When: Friday,June 27, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Sage Homebuilder’s Showcase “Near Zero
Energy” home goes further than a typical green home to
include many of the latest and best green features and will be both
LEED-H and NAHB certified. Stop by for free drinks and a chance
to tour this cutting edge home!

8.21.07 – Alberici Tour

A behind the scenes tour of Alberici Construction’s World Headquarters, certified LEED v2 Platinum for New Construction. Join us on a guided tour of the greenest corporate campus in town; check out the wind turbine so familiar to regular drivers of I-170 and learn what went into the sustainable design and reconstruction of one of St. Louis’ oldest general contractors (circa 1918) and first green consulting firm, Vertegy (circa 2005).

4.19.05 – Green Rehab

April 19, 2005 @ Schlafly Bottleworks

Panelists

Ralph Eglin Wafer, AIA and Stacy Kraft of Architecture & Planning

Ralph is the architect behind the rehabbing the EarthWays Center, discussed home energy usage with a focus on the high impact of furnace efficency.

Stacy is one of the founders of St. Louis’s CoLibri Urban Housing Collective, a recent graduate of Washington University’s dual graduate degree in architecture and social work, and is an intern architect in Ralph Wafer’s practice. She presented on the use of green materials.

Stacy’s Handouts:

Tim Montgomery of TMA Architects LLC
Tim is the architect of the largest green residential rehab in St. louis, the Culver Way Co-Housing Project discussed solar influence and lighting.

John Hoag
John worked on the US Green Building Council’s LEED building standards for homes and existing buildings and is the architect of the Community Arts and Media Project’s mixed use green rehab at Cherokee and Minnesota. He presented the various aspects of healthy indoor air quality.

Resources

EarthWays Center
The EarthWays Center, a three-story Victorian residence built in 1885 at 3617 Grandel Square (across from Powell Hall), was renovated in 1994 to showcase practical demonstrations of energy efficient systems, recycled products and waste reduction practices. Visitors will experience hands-on applications of sustainable lifestyle choices. $2 tours are given every 3rd weekend of the month.

St. Louis Rehabbers Club
The Rehabbers’ Club is a loose organization of people interested in renovation in the City of St. Louis. This useful website includes a comprehensive list of local contractors referred to the group by rehabbers. The group also maintains an e-mail very active and helpful listserve and has monthly meetings in St. Louis neighborhoods.

Energy Star
* Use their energy advisor tools to find out if your energy use is above average and get a list of customized energy improvements and the estimated savings.
* Also provides information and advice on improving energy efficiency every day and when remodeling as well as solutions to common household problems.

Habitat ReStore
3763 Forest Park Parkway (just east of Barnes-Jewish Hospital) Open Tuesday-Saturday 9-4 An outlet for reusable but otherwise discarded items – appliances, light fixtures, wood, siding, windows, paint, cabinets, sinks, etc. Also, ReStore welcomes your donations of new and used building materials.

Guide to Indoor Air Quality – US EPA’s comprehensive, plain-language online guide to all aspects of indoor air quality/healthy homes.