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May 5, 2016

May Green Building Education Events

Solarize Houston
Rain Barrel & Compost Bin Truckload Sale

Saturday, May 14, 2016
10:30 a.m - noon
Green Building Resource Center
1002 Washington Avenue

Green Builiding Resource Center

Rooftop Solar Workshop with Solarize Houston:  Join us from 10:30 to noon to learn about owning a solar system at your home or business.  The workshop will cover much of what you need to know to decide if you are ready to go solar, including costs, system sizing, energy usage, roof condition, net metering, etc.  It will also cover how you can participate at no cost in Solarize Houston's group purchase of individual systems.  Steve Krebs will describe Solarize Houston's plan to drive down the cost of solar ownership for Houstonians this summer.   Veteran Houston solar installer Jimmy Garrett of KW Solar will be on hand to address installation and equipment questions.   Solarize Houston is an all-volunteer organization and receives no payments.   You can find out more about Solarize Houston at  Free and open to the public, no need to RSVP.

Rain Barrel & Compost Bin Truckload Sale

Saturday, May 14, 2016
10:00 a.m - noon
West Parking Lot of the Houston Permitting Center
1002 Washington Avenue

Order online by Sunday, May 8, 2016:  The Green Building Resource Center will help area residents conserve water and resources by offering 50-gallon rain barrels and 65-gallon compost bins at discounted prices of just $69.00 and $65.00, respectively.  These typically cost more than $100.00.  Made from recycled material, they come with instructions for easy set-up and use.

Then visit the Houston Permitting Center in the West Parking lot to pick up your items between 10:00 am and noon on Saturday, May 14.

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