This last Wednesday night, I was honored to be asked to make a presentation on eco considerations for historic home rehabs to the San Francisco Guild meeting of the BuilditGreen organization (the group that oversees the GreenPoint rating program that we used on our project at 173 Downey).

There was a great turnout and I shared the stage with Michael Heacock, a certified LEED Rater whom we’ll be using on our next two projects in Noe Valley, who gave a talk about the LEED for Homes Program.

We were speaking to a group of architects, builders, developers, vendors, historic home owners, and code officials from San Francisco and Daly City…a great and diverse group.

It was really tremendous both to see the interest in Green building for historic homes and to hear all of the different perspectives and questions – reflecting the different challenges we’re all facing in getting these types of projects done.

Thanks to Barry Hooper of the San Francisco Dept of the Environment for giving us the opportunity to share the gospel.

I’d also like to thank the folks that gave us the venue for the talk…ecohaus.

ecohaus is a brand spankin’ new green building supply shop here in San Francisco offering items like non-toxic and sustainable wood finishes and paint, FSC-certified flooring, plumbing and lighting fixtures and more.  This mini-chain got its start in the northwest, with shops in Seattle and Portland and just opened up here in San Francisco.

You might have seen some of their ummm…clever?…bus ads around town.

…check ’em out!

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