Week of September 10-17
Dwell on Design Conference
Friday – Sunday, September 14-16.
San Francisco Concourse Exhibition Center
With over 500 thought leaders and professionals in design, and over 5,000 design-seeking consumers the Dwell on Design Conference + Exhibition is an idea-driven, multi-day experience designed to ignite a creative spark within anyone who is passionate about modern design, sustainability and smart growth.
Greening Existing Buildings – The Economics
USGBC-NCC Office: 130 Sutter Street, Suite 600. SF, CA 94104
September 11, 6:00 pm
San Francisco has a significant portfolio of existing buildings, many of which have not been updated in decades. How can these buildings be renovated to better perform, save money and improve overall building efficiencies? In this panel, you will learn about LEED™ for Existing Buildings, hear case studies about Bay Area projects, and gain an understanding of green leasing and how that concept can change the way buildings are managed. A collaborative project by the Presidio School of Management and the Haas School of Business in conjunction with the Northern California Emerging Green Builders Committee.
Treasure Island Music Festival
September 15-16. Treasure Island, San Francisco
VOLUNTEER WITH CLEAN VIBES AT THE FESTIVAL AND GET IN FOR FREE!
Clean Vibes is giving you the chance to gain FREE admission to the Treasure Island Music Festival, through volunteering to help keep Treasure Island clean. All you have to do to is sign up for one six hour shift on the day you wish to attend. The two types of volunteer positions available are waste reclamation education and post event clean up. Shift times are 11am-5pm and 4:30pm–10:30pm and a fully refundable $75 deposit is required for each day you choose to attend. Fill out an application here.
TRADE IN YOUR OLD CELL PHONE FOR TREASURE ISLAND BOOTY!
We are partnering with CollectiveGood to recycle and reuse old cell phones to keep them out of landfills. Cell phones contain hazardous materials such as mercury, cadmium, nickel and gallium arsenide that could contaminate ground water if discarded in landfills. Donated phones are either refurbished and sold primarily in Latin America, or they are scrapped for parts. Either way, they stay out of landfills.
San Francisco Living: Home Tours Weekend
AIA San Francisco and Center for Architecture + Design announce the 5th annual San Francisco Living: Home Tours Weekend. Tour homes from Bernal Heights to SoMa, Mission District to Diamond Heights and view a wide variety of architectural styles, neighborhoods and residences. From 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. self-guided tours are happening with design teams and docents available at each home. Schedule and tickets available here.
Next Week: West Coast Green. September 20-22.
Have a great week!
photo courtesy of DwellonDesign.