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Upcoming DBL Monthly Presentations

Our series on natural building continues. Watch for details on these upcoming presentations:

June 20 – Natural Building: Design Process
July 18 – Natural Building: The Construction Phase

Cool House Tour 2012

Sunday, June 3, 2012, 10 am – 6 pm

Austin, Texas and beyond

Visit ten beautiful projects that illustrate thoughtful passive solar design, careful construction, and the latest green technology. Learn from the homeowners and the professionals that saving energy need not be difficult or expensive. This is the 16th annual Cool House Tour and is sponsored by our friends at Texas Solar Energy Society and Austin Energy Green Building.

Tickets are $20 and available online now or at Treehouse (south) and  Zinger Hardware (north) on May 10. For details, visit the Cool House Tour page on the TXSES website.


Heart of Texas Green Expo

Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9, 2012

Bastrop Convention Center, Bastrop, Texas

The Green Expo  will feature more than 50 speakers and panels and demonstrations, including Howard Garrett (“The Dirt Doctor”) from Dallas. Friday will focus on issues for professionals, such as city planners, architects and green builders but the public is invited to attend. Saturday will be a fun-filled atmosphere featuring live music, lots of kids’ show and tell demonstrations, indoor and outdoor exhibits featuring alternative energy (solar, wind, geothermal, etc.) and more.

Design~Build~Live and our Bastrop fire rebuilding program, Earthen Love, will have a booth at the Expo. Please come by and visit us while you are there.

For more information, visit the Heart of Texas website.

Sustain Center Grand Opening Event

Saturday, April 28, 2012 in Austin, Texas; 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sustain Center is a new sustainability center which will serve as an education center and cooperative demonstration project comprised of variety of local businesses displaying sustainable systems and products.

• 12:00PM – The Do’s and Don’ts of Rainwater Harvesting by Innovative Water Solutions
• 1:00PM – Metal Roofing: Cost-effective, Durable and Environmentally Sensible Choice by Central Texas Metal Roofing Systems
• 2:00PM – Home Solar Systems- Independence and Interdependence by Lighthouse Solar
• 3:00PM – Hydroponics, Aquaponics and Organics by Brite Ideas

Design~Build~Live will have a booth, so please stop by and visit us.

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