Worthwhile Events: February + March

Save the date for these upcoming workshops, tours, conferences and more!

Weekly: Neighborhood Farmer’s Markets 

February 9: Green Infrastructure Summit

February 10: Tile 101 Workshop @ Second Use

February 10: Ask an Architect: Navigating Your Building Project

February 10: NE Seattle Hands On Skills Fair

February 10: Solar in Seattle Workshop – Beacon Hill

February 13: February Greendrinks

February 14:  Valentine’s Day

February 15: Roundtable: Better Health through Better Building

February 15: Passive House Windows Workshop

February 21: Radiant Heat Open House

February 22: Designing Backyard Cottages

February 29: NWEBG: Rethinking Housing

Save the date: April 28-29: NW Green Home Tour

 

Self Deploying Pop-Up Homes

Self Deploying Pop-Up Homes


A company called Ten Fold Engineering is now offering pop-up structures that build themselves with the touch of a button! They can be folded back up and moved on a truck bed just as easily. Read more here.

Have you ever wanted to live with mobility, add an office space, or go off-grid? We are happy to help in thinking through the utility installation, foundation, and how one of these (or any other type of prefab unit!) might work on your site. Just let us know!

Free Tile 101 Workshop

Free Tile 101 Workshop

Join Second Use on Saturday, February 10 for a free Tile 101 Workshop from 11-12:30 PM at the Second Use SODO store. Our very own Doug Elfline will walk you through the best practices for working with tile, from choosing the best tile for your space, to handling tricky spots. He will demonstrate how to use equipment such as tile saws, mortar, trowels, and spacers as well as how to maintain your tile. Attendees will walk away with an understanding of how to cut, set, grout, and seal tile as well as 10% off their day-of Second Use tile purchase.

This workshop is free and open to the public, but limited to 30 attendees. Please RSVP to maryanne@seconduse.com as soon as possible to reserve your spot. 

Saturday February 10, 2018
11 AM – 12:30 PM
3223 6th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134

 

 

Tips for Mold Mitigation

Tips for Mold Mitigation

Mold and moisture mitigation is essential in the Pacific Northwest. The tips below can help you improve your indoor air quality (IAQ) and keep you and your family healthy! Mold needs moisture and warmth to grow. Here are some ways to mitigate its growth:

  • Vacuum and clean regularly with a vinegar solution (more green cleaning tips here).
  • Check plants, furnishings, or stored items for mold before bringing them into your home
  • Properly ventilate kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry areas with exhaust fans or opening windows.
  • Promptly clean up spills, condensation, wet surfaces or any other source of moisture.
  • Make sure the walls and attic of your home are properly insulated.
  • Regularly inspect your home for leaks, discoloration, or wet spots and repair them.
  • Increase warm air flow by moving large objects a few inches away from the inside of exterior walls.
  • If you do see mold growth, clean the area with detergent, mild bleach, or call a professional cleaning service.