Green Building Forum this Saturday, September 24, 2011

Green and Main LogoWhere do heritage and sustainability meet? Restoring historic buildings!

Are you interested in developing, designing or rehabilitating older buildings? Join us to hear a panel of experts discussing green historic renovation as they come together to share the inter-connectivity between historic preservation and green building.

From design details to financing hurdles, this will be an interactive presentation for those looking for hands-on solutions or a supportive conversation about saving our existing buildings. Bring your questions about your own projects and chat with the presenters after the tour. Preservationists, rehabbers, building owners, construction professionals and everyone interested in this topic are all welcome.

This event will run concurrently with the second weekend of the Sherman Hill Neighborhood’s Historic Homes Tour. Help us kick off this year’s inaugural Green Building Forum and then stay around the neighborhood to celebrate their ongoing progress towards restoring the neighborhood.


This event has been funded in part by a grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation in conjunction with Iowa Heartland Resource Conservation and Development. Our thanks go to these groups.

Location: Starts at Smokey Row Coffee House, 19th and Crocker, Des Moines

Time:    8:30am – 12:00pm Panel Forum from 8:30am – 9:30 am. Hands-on Round Table and Interactive Conversations from 9:30 am – 11:00 a.m.

* Tour of the Green & Main Building at 800 19th Street – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm *

Admission: $10

RSVP: Please reply to Tizzy Hyatt, Program Coordinator at or  (515) 681-6781.

Panel: Bill McAnally, Builder, Educator and host of Iowa Public Radio’s “Building In Iowa.” Judy McClure, Preservation Architect from the American Institute of Architects. ChadenHalfhil, Green & Main Pilot Project Developer.


– Michelle Peiffer is director of communications strategy for Indigo Dawn.

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