Green & Main Sustainable Renovation Workshop #5

Friday, October 7, 2011

The Wallace House, 756 16th Street, Des Moines, IA 50314

9-11 a.m. Class / 11-12 a.m. Tour

This six-part workshop series on sustainable renovation will cover the steps needed to renovate an existing building, particularly one with historic significance, in an energy efficient, sustainable and durable manner.

Focus: Window Solutions for Historic Renovations & Planning for a Sustainable Site

Topics: Double-hung windows, building envelope, bioswales, vegetated green roofs, rain gardens, native grasses, rain water harvesting, permeable pavers, retaining walls, soil reclamation and more.

Hear honest discussions regarding the challenges and solutions in renovating historic windows from the perspective of a local Sherman Hill renovator. Learn how to take apart and repair double hung windows as well as the challenges involved with keeping the old windows while matching the energy savings offered from today’s windows. We’ll also look into the planning associated with designing and constructing stormwater management and native landscaping in our Iowa climate.

Presenter: Chaden Halfhill, Green & Main Pilot Project Developer

Time: 9-11 a.m. Class / 11-12 a.m. Tour

Admission: $10, payable at the door

RSVP: Please visit for additional information or contact Tizzy Hyatt, Program Coordinator, at or (515) 681-6781