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Posted: 2009-05-28 14:37:10

Habitat Minnesota's "We Built It Green" Bus Tour

As part of the Green By Design conference, Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota will showcase some of the greenest affordable housing projects – Habitat homes! We will visit the Twin Cities-HFH warehouse for a demonstration of advanced framing technique; a LEED build in St. Paul for a detailed look at how Habitat designs for this high standard; and a project in Sandstone, built by the East Central affiliate to the Triple E standards of Minnesota Power. Lunch is served at the Banning State Park. We will return to the Depot by 4:00 pm at the latest, in time for the evening reception of Green By Design.


When: Wednesday, June 10th, 2009, Bus Departs at 9:00 am, Bus Returns by 4:00 pm, Please check in by 8:45 am.
Where: The Minneapolis Depot 225 Third Avenue South (Downtown) Minneapolis, MN 55401
Cost: $30 per person, including lunch and refreshments.
Registration Deadline is June 3rd!

Objectives: Participants are offered a comprehensive view of the possibilities and considerations of producing sustainable safe, healthy, efficient, and affordable housing, including:
1. Pre-build process: What to have in place before the build begins.
2. Production factors: The “green” decisions regarding efficient manufacturing and construction waste.
3. Method comparisons: We will explore several different means to a green end.
4. Material comparisons: Making product choices in affordable green construction.

Email habitat@nslchfh.org for a registration form.