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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Rebuilding Green Events

The Rebuilding Information Station (RIS) is partnering with several community organizations to offer FREE workshops at several locations in the Greater New Orleans area. Please plan to join us for one or more of these popular events and bring a friend!

Tuesday, May 5
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Community Center of St. Bernard
1107 LeBeau St
Arabi, LA

Keep the Water Out: Flashing for Windows
Presenter: Bill Robinson, LSU AgCenter Associate
Contractors as well as do-it-yourself homeowners are invited to this hands-on demonstration of the proper installation of house wrap, flashing, sealants and water barriers that control moisture, increase comfort and reduce water damage in Louisiana homes. Learn the “tricks of the trade” of keeping houses dry with
modern flashing materials by watching construction demonstrations using a real windows in this homeowner-friendly seminar.
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Thursday, May 14
6:00 PM
BuildSmart Learning Center
1001 S. Broad St (under the Broad St overpass).

Weatherization Workshop: Keeping Energy Costs Down
Presenter: Bill Robinson, LSU AgCenter Associate

Did you know that 30-40% of heating and cooling is lost through air leakage in your home? This air leakage occurs mainly in your floors, walls and ceilings. Want to know how to keep air conditioned air where you want it? LSU AgCenter Associate Bill Robinson will help you to understand some of the choices you can make to insulate, air seal, and keep the heat out of your home in the summer. This workshop will cover how insulation, air sealing and radiant barriers will help you lower your energy costs and increase your comfort while maintaining a durable home.
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Sunday, May 17
Noon - 7:00 PM

Green Crawl

Are you looking to have your building/rebuilding project be greener? Join us on Sunday, May 17, when the Alliance for Affordable Energy, the Green Project, UNO's Rebuilding Information Station, Global Green and the Tulane City Center will open up their doors for tours of green building resources in New Orleans.

Feel free to check out these locations at you leisure from 12 - 5 pm and join us for a party from 5 - 7 pm at the Buildsmart Learning Center! There will be music from Bye & Bye, beer, snacks and if you visit all 6 locations, you qualify for green raffle prizes, including a solar water heater gift certificate, a dual flush toilet, tankless water heater, BOSCH Cordless Impact Drill, Green Project grab bags and much more.

Pick up your map today from sponsoring locations! You can have your passport stamped at any of the locations prior to May 17th.

Further information on the Green Crawl is available at:

Green Crawl locations are: BuildSmart Learning Center (Alliance for Affordable Energy)
1001 S. Broad St.
tel. 504.208.9761

The Green Project
2831 Marais St., NOLA

Rebuilding Information Station (a collaboration of UNO, LSU AgCenter, Tulane City Center and The Road Home Program)
2045 Lakeshore Dr., Ste 103, UNO Lakefront campus
tel. 504.280.5577

Eco Pavilion at Botanical Gardens (Tulane City Center)
City Park - no tel.

Global Green house (Global Green)
409 Andry St.

Hollygrove Growers Market and Farm (Tulane City Center)
8301 Olive St.
tel 504.483.7037

Rebuilding Information Station
103 CERM Bldg
2045 Lakeshore Dr
New Orleans, LA 70148
tel: 504.280.5577
fax: 504.280.5587

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