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Rebuilding Together April 13, 2010

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National Rebuilding Day!

Saturday, Apr 24, 2010
All over the City! (map)
For over 20 years now, Rebuilding Together San Francisco has been mobilizing thousands of volunteers to repair and renovate low-income homes and nonprofit facilities all over the City. As part of our “Changing Neighborhoods, Changing Lives” campaign, we have a majority of our projects in the Excelsior District this year, as well as a resource fair and many ways that volunteers can get involved! If you would like to be part of this exciting event, please contact Valerie@RebuildingTogetherSF.org

LEED Chapter 4 tomorrow April 13, 2010

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Networking Ops (close to school, next wednesday) April 7, 2010

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springGREEN Festival next weekend April 7, 2010

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Spring Green Festival
April 10, 2010   Saturday – 10am – 7pm, Sunday – 11am – 6pm
SF Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 8th St (at Brannan St), San Francisco

Green Festival is the nation’s largest and most successful green consumer event. Averaging a 30% increase in attendance annually, Green Festival, now in its eighth year, is in San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago and Washington DC.

Green Festival is a celebration of what’s working in our communities—for people, business, and the environment. Each event brings together over 125 speakers, great how-to workshops, cutting-edge films, fun activities for youth, organic beer & wine, and locally-sourced vegetarian cuisine with diverse live music & entertainment.

Please visit website for complete details.


Bring a friend with 4 non-perishable food products for the food bank and they get in free too!

$10 General One Day, $15 General Weekend, $100 all inclusive pass
Contact:  Global Exchange and Green America

Event guide pdfGreenFestival-SF2010-Event-Guide

vertical garden class April 6, 2010

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Vertical Gardens DIY Workshop
April 14, 5:30 pm
Flora Grubb Gardens, 1634 Jerrold Avenue, San Francisco

$15 AIA SF Members and Flora Grubb Landscape and Design Professionals
$25 Nonmembers

Register at http://verticalgardensDIY.eventbrite.com

Join us for a workshop at Flora Grubb Gardens on how to create interior and exterior vertical gardens utilizing the Woolly Pockets systems. By inserting living elements into unexpected and constrained spaces, vertical gardens mingle the realms of both landscape and architecture and open new possibilities for design. Flora Grubb Gardens’ Jim Kumiega and Flora Grubb will discuss their use of the system for display gardens and commissioned projects. They will also offer instruction on installation in varied contexts. The system’s ease of use brings the option of vertical gardening to smaller-scale projects and interior spaces. Predictable costs and simple installation can keep vertical gardens within strained budgets. The breathable, modular, neutral-color, capacious pockets come optimized for interior cultivation or outdoor growing. For indoors, a sealed version prevents water leakage.The draining version allows rainwater passage on outdoor installations.

Woolly Pockets is a sponsor of AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design Gallery’s Vertical Gardens exhibition, currently on view through May 14th at 130 Sutter Street, Suite 600, San Francisco.

Tour of ClimateWorks’ LEED CI Platinum Office Tuesday, April 13, 2010 (05:30 PM – 07:00 PM) April 5, 2010

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The ClimateWorks Foundation’s office is the highest-scoring LEED for Commercial Interiors project in California. With a score of 47, there are just two higher scoring LEED for Commercial Interiors projects in the world.

The 15,000 square foot tenant improvement space is in the historic Russ Building. All HVAC equipment was removed; the only supplemental cooling is in the server room – cooling is provided via the building’s operable windows, ceiling fans, and private office clerestories. The office has abundant daylighting through use of full-height glazing.

Come tour the project and learn why this LEED project is so unique!

Leddy Maytum Stacy

Tour Location:

235 Montgomery Street
Suite 1300
San Francisco, CA 94104

15$ student registration here

Lets get GREEN – Change in LEED Study Group meeting times April 5, 2010

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Hey everyone

Due to the fact that we have not met in a few weeks the times have been changed and we have decided to double up on the chapters that will be reviewed weekly.  We will now be meeting on WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY at NOON in room 225.  This week we will be reviewing chapters 2 (on wed) and 3 (on fri).

Thanks and look forward to seeing everyone this Wednesday!

Concrete Alternatives April 1, 2010

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Summary of the “Green Factors”:

-Several GigaCrete™ products can be made with recycled waste material such as bottom ash, fly ash, sludge, or dredged materials. And, these waste material fillers can comprise up to 80% (by volume) of GigaCrete™ products. Usage of such waste materials reduces the amount of these byproducts going to landfills or other waste storage sites.

– Less carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are produced from the manufacture of the GigaCrete™ cement binder than compared to the manufacture of Portland cement.

– Energy savings can be achieved with the GigaCrete™ PanelSystem due to the high thermal efficiency and insulating value of the panel material. According to the “Structural Insulated Panel Association in Partnership with Oakridge National Labs,” structural paneled homes can achieve energy savings of up to 70%.

– The GigaCrete™ cement binder is 100% nontoxic.

– GigaCrete™ products use approximately two-thirds less water than conventional Portland-based cement products.

– High resistance to mold, mildew, insects, and vermin facilitates cleaner living environments.

– Reduction of waste materials is achieved due to efficient manufacturing methods and a building system design that reduces “on-the-job” waste.

All GigaCrete™ ash-based products are totally noncombustible and all GigaCrete™ sand-based products will not support flame – thereby reducing the potential for hazardous off-gases associated with structure fires.

– Eco Friendly StuccoMax-E (environmental) contains 80% (by volume) recycled bottom ash filler material – and is the only stucco product on the market that utilizes bottom ash in such high content.

– Eco Friendly GigaFoam utilizes 100% waste ash as a filler material and is the only waste ash foam on the market.