Truckee Home andamp; Building Show Celebrates 17th Year
Then make plans to attend the Truckee Home andamp; Building Show on Memorial Day weekend. For 17 years this event has pulled together all the suppliers, services and professionals all in one place for your convenience at the Truckee High School.At the Truckee Home andamp; Building Show see more than 120 Home Show exhibits and enjoy two days of speakers in the 2009 Regional Green Building Symposium, organized by the Sierra Green Building Association (SiGBA). Check out the Remodeling Clinic being presented by the Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe (CATT). Finish it off by joining in the Green Home Tour.At the 2009 Region Green Building Symposium you can learn about green buildings and the latest materials and technologies while networking with the top people in the industry. Find out about LEED certifications. Get the latest on solar, wind and micro-hydro alternative power systems. Learn how solar hot water systems can serve double duty as space heating and snow melt systems, or compare this to a new snow blower. How about maintaining a sustainable economy? This event is hosted by SiGBA (Sierra Green Building Association), and will kick off Saturday morning at 10 a.m. Catch the Annual Regional Green Overview presented by Scott Terrell, the conservation specialist for the Truckee Donner PUD. Sustainable living has been a hot topic for years. Sierra Pacific Power and Truckee Donner PUD will show you how to save energy and money by incorporating simple energy and water saving devices. Many are being given away free. Take home florescent light bulbs and low-flow shower heads. You will take home more in value than the $6 admission cost to get into the Show.Many people find this a prime time to upgrade properties. In the past, our market had been growing so fast long delays and a shortage of skilled contractors made the construction process harder and more expensive. At the Truckee Home andamp; Building Show meet with top quality builders and architects who have been serving our area for decades. Take a look at the most innovative products from countertops to flooring, garage doors to appliances, fireplaces and spas, even clog free rain gutters and low-voltage ice melt systems. Landscapers will give you ideas for efficient and easy to maintain outdoor designs. Interior decorators and one-of-a-kind furniture displays, handcrafted doors with artistic forged metal panels, hand hammered copper kitchen sinks and log design beds are on the list. See the selection of stone, metal and copper roofs.Compare the variety of bear proof garbage enclosures. Shop for woodstoves and fireplaces. Learn about audio/video components to plan a new home theater set-up. At the Truckee Home andamp; Building Show you will have the opportunity to explore the many ways to create a structure. Discover the beauty and craftsmanship in systems that have stood the test of time like majestic timber frames and log home structures. Explore the advantages offered by insulated concrete forms (ICFs) where sound proofing, strength and high-energy efficiency come into play.
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