Tag Archives: Santa Monica

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


AltCar, the most Addicting Green Show in Los Angeles this Weekend

27 Sep

Join California Green Designs this weekend for AltCar in Santa Monica, California at the Civic Auditorium on Friday Sept. 30 and Saturday Oct. 1. We’ll be there showing off our solar wares, and ready to take all your questions about the new pricing for panels (they’ve dropped!) what’s happening with the solar rebate throughout Los Angeles, and how you can make a difference in your community by hosting a solar party.

You can also test drive the Leaf, Volt, Prius V, iMiEV, CT200h, HS250h, Camry Hybrid, and over a dozen other hybrids and alternative fuel vehicles, and  small cars (i.e. Smart Car).

Altcar is the most addicting green show in Los Angeles, the speakers and their topics are great, the attendance high and excited, and everything on display interesting and high quality. This is the show you don’t want to miss.

The event is free and open to the public!

Free Bike Valet.

Visit www.altcarexpo.com for more information.

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

California Green Designs at AltCar Santa Monica 2009

24 Sep

altcar expo santa monica

AltCar returns to Santa Monica this October for the 4th annual Alternative transportation showcase.

Free to attend and open to the public on October 2nd and 3rd from 10am to 5pm at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.

We’ll be amongst the alternative vehicles showing off an actual size solar panel, an inverter, a solar meter, and a solar pathfinder. Stop by, pick up some literature, ask our rep a few questions, or get a quote.

The event offers latest choices of Electric, Hydrogen, Biodiesel, Natural Gas, Propane, Hybrid, Plug In, and Ethanol transportation technologies. plus the famous Santa Monica Bicycle valet, and a returning favorite Ride and Drive a lot that gives attendees the opportunity to test drive the alternative vehicles.

altcar expo santa monica

Panel discussions on Friday will focus on fleets, with both MEMA (Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association) and NAFA (National Association of Fleet Administrators)  laying out almost a full day of activities for their members. There will also be the Transforming Transit Symposium featuring nationally renowned speakers providing a peak into the future of transit. The Big Blue Bus will also be unveiling THE BUS OF THE FUTURE.

Saturday speakers includes some of the top transportation decision makers in the State and legislation, all-technology debate, the latest success stories regarding large City adaptations, special address by Terry Tamminen and more.

This year also includes an greater bicycle section, while our favorite Santa Monica-based bike manufacturer wont be exhibiting, there’s a short education available for the commuter.


Interested in getting a quote on a solar electric system? Fill out a form on California Green Designs website or give us a call at 818 705 3474.

Sustainable Works Fundraiser in Santa Monica

9 Sep

Sustainable Works is having its’ annual fundraiser tomorrow evening entitled “Tomorrow Starts Today” in Santa Monica, they’re promising an eco-fabulous evening

The event begins at 6 at Bergamot Station at 6 with a silent auction, a beer and wine bar, an educational green room and an artist’s gallery. We are offering donating a gift to the raffle. The evening continues with organic cuisine and presentation to the Eco-star winners.


Sustainable Works offers a fun, friendly and informative 6-9 meeting program that shows participants how to adopt sustainable practices that improve quality of life, save money, and help the planet. Groups of 10-15 individuals participate together, resulting in friendships, community building, creativity and success. Plus, participants save money off their utility bills! In general, participants can save up to $200 a year by engaging in resource efficient activities! The business program provides businesses with the tools they need to implement environmental policies and actions company-wide. Sustainable Works assess each business, they commend them for existing behavior, recommend new options, implement the options they select and follow-up to track success.

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.

Solar Power Your Way Through AltCar Santa Monica 2008

19 Sep

If you’re in the Santa Monica Area next weekend, Sept 26th & 27th, it’s the place to be for new age cars and… Solar Power, yes California Green Designs will be setting up a stand at the AltCar Expo this year.

Why not Power your New Electric Car with the Solar Panels on your house?

Come out and visit our Reps, we’ll make a Solar Believer out of you.

This is the 3rd Annual AltCar Expo in Santa Monica. Taking place this Friday & Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Some features will be showcasing the future of public transport, a debate on the various alternative technologies used by cars, and free valet service for bikes.

Visit Expo’s official site for more information at http://www.altcarexpo.com/