CR Home Show going green

   The 30th Annual Cedar Rapids Home Show (2009) will be at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids from Friday, Feb. 20, through Sunday, Feb. 22.  Cost is $5 for adults and free for kids under 12. The show is sponsored by the Cedar Rapids Area Home Builders Association.

    From the looks of the seminar schedule, the home show is going green. With landscaping ideas, sessions on “green building” and outdoor living spaces, homeowners can make plans for environmentally friendly home improvement projects.

    Show hours are 5-9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

 

   Following is the seminar schedule. You can find a complete list of information in a special section that was in Sunday’s  (Feb. 15) Gazette.

 

Seminar Schedule

 

Fri., Feb. 20

6 p.m.  Fabulous Shrubs, Trees & Flowers for the Home Landscape – Bettie Seitzer, professional landscape designer

7 p.m.  Green Building Your New Home – H&H Green Builders, Inc

8 p.m.  Outdoor Living Spaces:  Decks & Patios with an Attitude – Dan Skaff, professional designer

 

Sat., Feb. 21

11 a.m.  Outdoor Living Spaces:  Decks & Patios with an Attitude – Dan Skaff, professional designer

Noon   Green Building: Good for You and the Environment – Ogden & Adams

1 p.m.  Design & Maintenance of Your Landscaping – Bettie Seitzer, professional landscape designer

2 p.m.  Green Building Your New Home – H&H Green Builders, Inc.

3 p.m.  Outdoor Living Spaces: Decks & Patios with an Attitude – Dan Skaff, professional designer

4 p.m.  Gorgeous Flower Gardens for the Do-It-Yourself Gardener – Bettie Seitzer, professional landscape designer

 

Sun. Feb. 22

1 p.m.  Outdoor Living Spaces: Decks & Patios with an Attitude – Dan Skaff, professional designer

2 p.m.  Green Building: Good for You and the Environment – Ogden & Adams

3 p.m.  Fabulous Shrubs, Trees and Flowers for the Home Landscape – Bettie Seitzer, professional landscape designer

 

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  1. 1

    robbrood said,

    The Iowa City Home & Builder’s Show being held at the Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center is also going “Green” this year.

    The show is Feb. 27-March 1 and will include “green” building educational seminars, Designer Showcase Rooms with Meta Home designers discussing incorporating “green” alternatives in interior design projects, a visit from Alliant Energy’s Powerhouse TV program hosts Pete Seyfer and Megan Turner and Alliant Energy’s Geo-1 traveling exhibit about geothermal heating and cooling technology.

    Anyone interested can find more info. in the special section inserting in the Gazette on Sun., Feb. 22 and Wed., Feb. 25 or by logging on to http://www.iowacityhomes.com.

    Educational Seminars
    Sat, Feb. 28
    ——————————————————————————–
    10 am – 12 pm “Building a Sustainable Iowa”
    by Marc Richmond, President of Practica Consulting
    1 pm “15 Ways to Green Your Home”
    by Kevin Monson, Neumann Monson Architects
    2 pm “What’s Green in Interior Design?”
    by Leigh Bradford, Meta Home
    3 pm “Saving Money and Energy with Shade Trees”
    by Mark Vitosh, District Forester, Iowa Department of Natural Resources
    4 pm “Continuous Garden with Color”
    by Mary Lou Gay- Master Gardener

    Sun, March 1
    ——————————————————————————–
    10:15 am “Natural Landscaping – design, low maintenance, environmentally friendly gardens”
    by Mary Crooks, Master Gardener
    11:15 am “Energy efficiency for the homeowner” (energy audits, rebates through residential program and other resources)
    by Alan Dornink, Energy Auditor, MidAmerican Energy Co.
    12:15 pm “Green Building – What’s new”
    by Bob Lackman, Beisser Lumber Company
    1:15 pm “Doing it Right – Saving Money and Energy” (LED, Energy Star, Compact Fluorescents)
    by Ralph Palmer, The Ar-Jay Center
    2:15 pm “Rain Gardens – Living and Functional Landscapes”
    by Kelly Swenson, Engineering Inspector, City of Coralville

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  3. 3

    Tim said,

    It’s good to see green moving more mainstream, and home shows help that happen. Having said that, many don’t realize it’s now possible one’s home off the power grid entirely. I think the more this becomes known, the more common it will become. I’m currently in an apartment because my wife works close by where we live, but once we move out west in a couple years, it’s my plan to have the house producing it’s own energy.

    Wouldn’t it be cool to get more than half the homes out there doing that? Eventually it would reach a “tipping” point where others sucking energy from power companies would feel like they are losing out- and losing energy money. And they would be. gethomemadeenergy.org


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