Sustainable building expo set for Saturday |

Sustainable building expo set for Saturday

Jeff Munson

Rebuilding their homes is the focus now for many of the families who lost their homes in the Angora fire.

An expo Saturday at Lake Tahoe Community College will provide information for those planning to rebuild, or considering upgrading their homes, to be fire safe and energy efficient.

The Phoenix Sustainable Re-building Expo is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It’s hosted by the South Tahoe Public Utilities District, South Tahoe Refuse, Sierra Event Company and Sierra-at-Tahoe. The expo is free and open to the public. The Phoenix Expo will offer homeowners and community members information and resources needed to start rebuilding.

This event, designed to support the Tahoe/Angora reconstruction effort, will include information on sustainable and fire-safe building and landscape design, energy efficient mortgages, green materials, rebates, incentives and more.

Trade show vendors include: Sierra Pacific Power, STPUD, Natural Energy Designs, Sierra Sustainable Builders, STR, TRCD, SEED Engineering and Commissioning, Amvic Pacific, Tahoe Solar Designs, Cirrus Technologies, Reeds Clean-Up, Barton Consulting/The Air Guys, Owner Built Construction, Tahoe Regional Contractors Referral Network, JTC Consulting, CA/NV Cement Association, Miner Consulting, Sons Development, Design Scapes, Yonker Construction, Gialicious, Logix (ICF’s), Joe Benignos, Sigba, Western Wood Fabricators (green trusses), Wright’s Deli, Relia Pro Painters, El Dorado Management Center, Energy Efficient Mortgage Co., Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board, The League to Save Lake Tahoe, SDC Stone, and El Dorado County Contractors Association.

— Tribune columnist Nikki Florio contributed to this story

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