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Sustainable Lifestyles: Phoenix Sustainable Re-building Expo

Nikki Florio

This Saturday the South Tahoe Public Utilities District, South Tahoe Refuse, Sierra Event Company and Sierra-at-Tahoe will present the Phoenix Sustainable Re-building Expo at Lake Tahoe Community College from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Angora

The weekend of June 24 was a time we may remember as confusing or devastating. Memories also stay with us regarding heroic action, dedication and remarkable support from both friends and outside community members.

The Phoenix Expo was born from the need to rebuild. It is designed to give homeowners and community members the information and resources needed to start the rebuilding process safely and sustainability.

Rising Up

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

Conference Series

The conference series will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We have designed the conference to be user-friendly with various topics available during each time slot.

10:30 a.m.: Geoff Clarke of Natural Energy Design will discuss safe and sustainable Design; concrete and straw bale. Jeanne Lear of South Tahoe Refuse will discuss clean-up and dump Information. Dennis Cocking of South Tahoe Public Utilities District will discuss managing utilities, a pain-free recovery and reconstruction.

11 a.m.: Tim Kiersz of Sierra Pacific Power will discuss rebates and initiatives, design management services and high altitude sustainable design. Erik Juhl of Amvic Pacific will discuss insulated concrete forms and information.

11:30 a.m.: Jim Black of Energy Efficient Mortgages will discuss green loans with paybacks. Andy Youngs of Technical Consulting CA/NV Cement Association will discuss building. Jeanne Lear of South Tahoe Refuse will discuss clean-up and dump information.

12 p.m.: Leslie Ames of Tahoe Solar Design will discuss solar 101. Der Bass of AIA Design Management Services LLC will discuss high altitude sustainable design. Erik Juhl of Amvic Pacific will discuss insulated concrete forms and ICF information.

12:30 p.m.: Stephen Witek of SEED Engineering will discuss commissioning new construction. Jeanne Lear of South Tahoe Refuse will discuss clean-up and dump information. Dennis Cocking of South Tahoe Public Utilities District will discuss managing utilities, pain-free recovery and reconstruction.

1 p.m.: Ned Tibbets of Pacific Crest Custom Builders will discuss Tahoe Regional Contractors Referral Network. Andy Youngs of Technical Consulting CA/NV Cement Association will talk about construction. Jim Black of Energy Efficient Mortgages will discuss green loans with paybacks.

1:30 p.m.: Karl Holk of Rastra Block Construction will discuss recycled cement building materials. Stephen Witek of SEED Engineering will discuss commissioning new construction. Geoff Clarke of Natural Energy Design will discuss safe and sustainable design, concrete and straw bale.

2 p.m.: Jon Stoumen of Stoumen Architecture will discuss five essential features of Homes for Harmony in the Sierra and green response to the outside environment. Jim Black of Energy Efficient Mortgages will discuss green loans with paybacks. Erik Juhl of Amvic Pacific will discuss insulated concrete forms and ICF information.

2:30 p.m.: Andy Youngs of Technical Consulting for California and Nevada Cement Association will discuss building. Stephen Witek of SEED Engineering will discuss Commissioning New Construction. Mark Johnson of Golden Sierra Power will discuss California solar initiatives.

3 p.m.: Tim Kiersz of Sierra Pacific Power will discuss rebates and initiatives. Leslie Ames of Tahoe Solar Design will discuss Solar 101. Jon Stoumen of Stoumen Architecture will discuss five essential features of homes for harmony in the Sierra and green response to the indoor environment.

3:30 p.m. Todd Thalhamer of California Integrated Waste Management Board will discuss re-building order. Jon Stoumen of Stoumen Architecture will discuss five essential features of homes for harmony in the Sierra, plus a discussion by Sierra Pacific Power on rebates and Initiatives.

4 p.m. Norma Santiago: El Dorado County district supervisor will discuss initiating re-building in our county.

4:30 p.m. Dennis Cocking of South Tahoe Public Utilities District will discuss managing utilities and bringing on pain-free recovery and reconstruction.

Trade Show

Vendors:

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 Assoc, 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, El Dorado County Contractors Association, and more.

Extras

Give-a-ways to community members who have lost their homes and products for interested visitors

— “Green” silent auction

— Sustainable building magazines

— Sierra Green Business Connection table

— Donations table

— This Expo is FREE and opened to the community. Please join us. Rebuild well.

I would like to thank the following individuals and groups for making this event possible:

Ali and Jeff Lee, Mike and Mary Florio, Rebecca, Cory, Sierra at Tahoe, STPUD, STR, Jordan, Bruce and webTV Lake Tahoe, Jeff Munson, CiCi, the magic CCC Captains, Robert Wolaver, Tom and Kathy, Alpen Sierra Coffee Co., Don’s Bake Shop, Great Basin Brewing Co, Lauren, Organic Valley, Dr. Bronners, Kiss My Face, Dagoba, and all of our amazingly gracious vendors, speakers, volunteers and participants.


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