Building Green Expo

(HawaiiNewsNow) - Homeowners and building professionals are invited to learn more about what makes a home green at the Windward High Performance Building Green Expo Saturday, May 12 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ko'olau Ballrooms in Kaneohe.

Sponsored by RevoluSun, Mokulua Woodworking and Archipelago Hawaii, the free expo in the ballroom features more than 30 green building vendors who will educate homeowners on different products and services that can be used to create a high-performance home.

Meanwhile, homeowners can pay for six workshop presentations focusing on design, building, solar energy, landscaping, LEED certification and National Green Building Standards (NGBS) certification. Tickets for the workshops with lunch included are $20 presale, or $25 at the door. For tickets, call 808-263-8891 or visit their website.

Mike Fairall, Principal RME of MOKULUA High Performance Builder (HPB), said "high performance home building is more than greening your home, it's a combination of sustainability, green, healthy and durable. It truly is the essence of the green building concept; an evolving formula for creating the most efficient end product taking into consideration regional climate qualities and site specific details. Its maximizing design, planning, construction and livability, it requires a knowledgeable team and a client who has high standards but is financially conscience. A high performance home is a well planned and successful investment for any homeowner who wants an optimal return on investment for the life of their ownership. "

Archipelago Hawaii, MOKULUA HPB and RevoluSun completed the first NGBS Gold Certified home in Hawaii located in Kaneohe. "At the open house / expo held for the Kaneohe home, the attendees found the setting to be more intimate and less overwhelming" said Tiare Cowan, president of Archipelago Hawaii, "which led to the idea of creating the Windward High Performance Building Green Expo".

When approached about the idea of the expo, RevoluSun embraced the idea. "As Hawaii's leading solar company, we strongly believe in educating potential clients about the intricacies of solar because an educated homeowner makes the best decisions," said Eric Carlson, RevoluSun principal. "This new expo provides a wonderful opportunity for Hawaii homeowners to learn about the many ways they can make a smaller carbon footprint, ultimately protecting our aina."

Senator Pohai Ryan and Representative Cynthia Thielen will host the event. Ryan said, "We live on a beautiful island and it is our responsibility to take care of it. The way to do that is to be educated on how we can save our natural resources".

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