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An Expo for the Home

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Saturday, November 18, 2006

With exhibitors like Amicus Green Building Center, the American Society of Landscape Architects, and the U.S. Department of Energy, plus seminars on “Dream Green Kitchens,” “Stylish and Sustainable Residential Interiors,” and “Saving Green by Going Green,” Greenovation had do-it-yourselfers greening it in no time.  At 30 display booths visitors interacted with experts, watched demonstrations, sampleed green products, and collected information about green home renovation. Free, drop-in seminars with nationally-recognized experts equiped participants to go home and go green. This program augments the exhibition Greenhouse: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture and Design


11:00 am - Saving Some Green by Going Green by Jim Sargent, GMB, CGB, founding partner of AndersonSargent Custom Builder, Dallas, TX

12:00 pm - What Really Makes a Home Green and Healthy by Victoria Schomer, ASID, LEED AP; principal, Green Built Environments, Ashville, NC.

1:00 pm - Your Home’s Landscape: Sustainability with Style by Dean Hill, ASLA; co-host of DIY Network’s show Grounds for Improvement about landscape design

2:00 pm - Dream Green Kitchens by Jennifer Roberts, LEED AP; author of the recently published Good Green Kitchens and other books about sustainable design

3:00 pm - Stylish and Sustainable Residential Interiors by Annette Stelmack,Allied Member ASID; co-author of just published Sustainable Residential Interiors and former design director, Associates III Interior Design, Denver, CO

Speakers will be available for questions at the “Ask the Expert” booth for one hour after each presentation. Jennifer Roberts and Annette Stelmack will sign copies of their books during their “Ask the Expert” sessions.

Free, all day / Great Hall

Alliance to Save Energy 
Amicus Green Building Center
The American Institute of Architects
American Society of Landscape Architects
Benjamin Moore Paints
Comfort Line
Community Forklift
Committee on the Environment, AIA/DC
D.C. Area Intergovernmental Green Working Group
Eco Green Living
GE Energy Smart
Green Building Institute
Green Seal
Hardwood Manufacturers Association
Home Depot
HUVCO Daylighting Solutions
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
National Fenestration Rating Council
Nature Neutral Building Supply
The Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing
Portland Cement Association
Standard Solar, Inc.
Toto USA, Inc.
U.S. Department of Energy Building America Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Green Building Council

Free copies of leading periodicals about sustainable remodeling will be available.


Family Programs
All day, drop-in program / Auditorium

Kids can be a part of going green at home too! Families are invited to create an eco-vase to take home. Made from a variety of recycled plastic bottles and natural materials, these vases will make a beautiful addition to any home.

Our littlest “green sprout” visitors are invited make their own play-dough to take home using only natural ingredients – a fun step towards a healthier home.

Building Tours
Tours of the Museum’s historic building will be offered at 11:30 am, 12:00 pm, 12:30 pm, 1:00 pm, and 1:30 pm. Meet by the fountain in the center of the Great Hall.

Exhibit Tours We encourage you to visit the exhibit The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture and Design which demonstrates the emerging collaboration between stylish architecture, interior design, and environmental responsibility. Docent led exhibit introductions will be offered at 11:30 am, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 pm

Museum Shop
All day
Dropping some green has never been so green! Choose among the latest books on green remodeling and sustainable design, plus shop a variety of green products and housewares. 

Past Programs

      The Green Kitchen Bug
November 18, 2006

      Saving Money by Going Green
November 18, 2006

      Interior Design, What Homeowners Can Do
November 18, 2006