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May’s Solar Saturday Walking Tour

10 May

Solar Saturday - Solar and Alternative Building Material Walking Tour

California Green Designs presents Solar Saturdays a series of free seminars hosted at California Green Designs offices in Tarzana the Second Saturday of every month. This month we’re changing things up a little, and moving the event to our booth at Altbuild.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

10:00 am Coffee

10:15 am Walk



“Solar and Alternative Building Material Walking Tour”

Join us at Altbuild in Santa Monica for a walking tour, we’ll take you through the expo and give you a quick introduction to everything happening for solar and other alternative building materials. Come to our Solar Saturday in SANTA MONICA. on May 12th and learn more.Meet at 10am for coffee. The presentation starts at 10:15 will last around 30 minutes. Our EnergySpecialists are here for you.

Checkout our Facebook Event Page for more details, or call to RSVP at (818) 705 3474

Location:Santa Monica Civic Auditorium

1855 Main St. Santa Monica, CA 90401

on the corner of Pico Blvd. and Main Street

Entrance is Free. Parking is $9.



Green Building in the Spring Time: Join us at AltBuild 2012

19 Apr

altbuild expo

It’s that time of year again, April is Earth Month, and all the sustainability expos start popping up in convention centers throughout the country, if you live in the LA area, and could only attend one show, mark your calenders, we’re excited to be taking part once again in the best show in town, the upcoming Alternative Building Materials & Design Expo AKA AltBuild.

It’s one of the most exciting, well-organized, sustainability oriented Green events in Los Angeles. The event is FREE to the public, but save considerable time and sign up for the event online now. The show will be held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on Friday May 11th and Saturday May 12th, 2012, from 10am to 5pm.

Stop by the California Green Designs booth, #74 and catch up on all the latest gossip regarding solar. The leasing program has just taken another giant step forward, get all the details, because if there was ever a time to take advantage of a solar lease, it’s the new Sunpower one you should hear more about. We’ll also go over what’s happening with the SCE and LADWP rebates, there’s been movement on both fronts recently, and have on display two full-sized solar panels, an inverter, and a solar pathfinder – the instrument used to project the daily trek of the sun all year long.

There is a $9/car parking fee if you park in the nearby Civic parking lot, so car pool if you can. There is also Santa Monica’s FREE Bike Valet available.

Event Location
Santa Monica Convention Center

1855 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401-3209

Join us this weekend in Santa Monica at the AltBuild Design Conference & Expo

5 May

We’re excited to be taking part in the 8th Annual Alternative Building Materials & Design Conference & Expo AKA AltBuild, this weekend. It’s one of the most interesting and sustainability oriented Green events in the Country. The event will be held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on Friday May 6th and Saturday May 7th, 2011, from 10am to 5pm.

Stop by the California Green Designs booth and catch up on all the latest news regarding solar. We’ll be showing off one of our largest installations, and have on display two full-sized solar panels, an inverter, and a solar pathfinder – the instrument used to project the daily trek of the sun all year long.

Other events that will be held at the expo include the Energy Upgrade California Networking Event, and the Ask A Pro event organized by the AIA Los Angeles Chapter where folks can get advice on green renovation questions from licensed architects and LEED Accredited Professionals. The Hennessey & Ingalls bookstore will feature architecture, design and eco-friendly books on display and for purchase and the Post Alt-Build Mixer organized by the Westside Branch of USGBC-LA will be held as well.

Come and see the APEX Block Demo Trailer built made of 80% post industrial recycled polystyrene foam and 20% cement. LifeSource Water will provide refills of filtered water so bring your cateens to AltBuild and the ever popular AltBuild Café will offer a complete menu of lunch and dessert options.

Zero Waste will attempt  to capture as many valuable materials as possible through Zero Waste Stations and to encourage bike use to the event, a FREE Bike Valet parking will be set up by the City of Santa Monica.

Event Location
Santa Monica Convention Center

1855 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401-3209

Solar at AltBuild

6 May

California Green Designs will be in Santa Monica tomorrow for another great event the AltBuild, a show that highlights the Alternative Building movement, Altbuild is in its 7th annual year, and has another exciting line up of exhibitors,  speakers, and a tour of LEED buildings. Visit our booth #83 and learn about custom solar solutions for your home, including our recent additions Made in America solar panels, and the Solution for Partially Shaded Roofs, the microinverter.

Friday & Saturday May 7th &8th
10am to 5pm
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium

Free Admission

$8 to park,

Free Bike Valet is back

There are also a series of lectures and panels, talks on Friday will focus on issues concerning LEED, whereas Saturday will focus specifically on sustainability.The show will also feature a demonstration area and Hennessey + Ingalls Art and Architecture bookstore will host several author book signings.

Some of the Green Products and Services at this year’s AltBuild include:

  • Solar Installers
  • Wind Turbines
  • Financing “Green” Real Estate
  • Contractors & Engineers
  • Waste Water Systems
  • Native Planting & Landscaping
  • Air Quality Testing
  • Cisterns, Graywater & Home‐Garden Drip Irrigation Systems
  • Energy Auditors
  • Sustainable Remodeling & Adaptive Re‐Use
  • Municipalities with Sustainability
  • Green Living Workshops
  • Energy Experts
  • Rebates & Green Initiatives
  • Green Roofs
  • Sustainable Paints & Finishes
  • Windows & Insulation

Unable to attend, but still interested in learning more about solar, fill in a form online for a free site evaluation.

Learn about your Solar Potential this Weekend at AltBuild in Santa Monica

5 May

California Green Designs will be in Santa Monica this Weekend for the 6th Annual AltBuild Expo. We’ll have on display, an actual sized solar panel, a dummy inverter, and a solar pathfinder. If you have any questions about Solar Electricity drop by our booth number 72, right in the center of the event.

AltBuild is this Friday and Saturday, May 8th and 9th, 10am to 5pm in the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Free Admission. Take your bike and get Free Bicycle Valet.

altbuild-flyer-santa-monicaIf you can’t make it to AltBuild, but would like to learn more about going solar, fill out the form for a free solar site evaluation on our website, and find out your solar potential.

You Can’t Afford Not to Look into Solar.

AltBuild in Santa Monica: Green Building Tours

30 Apr

The Altbuild Expo isn’t until next weekend, we here at California Green Designs are already geared up to go. However one of the exciting parts about the events are the Green Buildings Tours this Saturday, May 2nd (10am to 3pm). The free tours allow access to green homes (and 1 commercial building) throughout the area, there will be  guides at all the locations to show you round. Below is the map for all the locations, visit the official website for more info.

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2009 Green Building Tour
Welcome to the City of Santa Monica’s 2009 Green Building Tour.

On Saturday May 2nd, Please visit the sites on the tour between10 AM – 3 PM

UPDATE: the Pacific Avenue residence has been withdrawn from the tour due to illness. Thanks for your cooperation.

Montana Avenue Office/Residence
2009 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA
The door to this building may be kept shut during the tour, but the tours are still going on.
Go Green Playa Home
7432 West 80th St.
Los Angeles, CA
Venice Walk Street Residence
805 Marco Place
Venice, CA
Marco Place is a small walk street off of Oakwood. The entrance to the home is on the walk street, not on Oakwood.
Belzberg Architect Office
1507 20th St
Santa Monica, CA
17th Street Residence
133 17th St.
Santa Monica, CA
30th St Residence
2627 30th St.
Santa Monica, CA
Check back for more information on the AltBuild Expo.
If you are in Santa Monica (or the general LA area) and are interesting in installing a solar electric system, fill out a form for a free soler site evaluation, and you’ll be one step closer to your Solar Powered Dreams.

You Can’t Afford Not to Look into Solar.