- Work from home when possible
- Ride your bike to work – check out SDOT’s new interactive bike route map
- Take the Sounder Train or Link Light Rail – ride share services are offering discounted rates on rides to transit stations through February
- There will be additional Water Taxi Service – a fun way to get to/from West Seattle!
- Talk to your employer about flexing your hours to avoid peak commute times
- Be patient and considerate on public transportation – together we’ll get through the #SeattleSqueeze!
Join us for the best home remodeling show of the year on January 18, 19, and 20, 2019 at the Washington State Convention Center! The NW Remodeling Expo brings together hundreds of local and regional home improvement companies for one weekend only. It’s the perfect way to jumpstart your remodeling project — come chat with us face-to-face! We’ll be hosting two companies (Mighty House + Mighty Energy Solutions) at one great booth! Just download our free passes to print or save on your phone. See you there!
Friday January 18 | 12:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday January 19 | 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday January 20 | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Washington State Convention Center – Halls 4EF
800 Convention Place, Seattle, WA 98101
Plus, there will be a ton of great seminars! Here are some we’re most excited about:
How to Incorporate Sustainability into Your Next Remodel, with Sandy Campbell – Entero Design LLC
12pm Saturday – Left Stage – Come learn from NCIDQ certified and LEED accredited Interior Designer, Sandy Campbell, about how to incorporate sustainable design practices and materials into your next remodel to improve the health of your home and reduce your impact on the environment.
Designing Backyard Cottages, with Sheri Newbold & Doug Elfline – Live-Work-Play & Mighty House
3pm Saturday – Stage Right – Thinking of creating a backyard cottage? Check out this class on the why, what, where and how of building a DADU (detached accessory dwelling unit) taught by Sheri Newbold of live-work-play Architecture and Doug Elfline of Mighty House Construction.
Salvage Simplified: How to Incorporate Salvage, with Mary Anne Carter – Second Use Building Materials
4pm Saturday- Stage Right – Architectural salvage is more than a buzzword: it is a practical opportunity for any remodeling project. Join Mary Anne Carter of Second Use Building Materials to discover how you can incorporate reuse into your next project, from deconstruction to decoration!
Big Heat for a Small Footprint, with Laura Elfline – Mighty House Construction & Mighty Energy Solutions
12pm Sunday – Stage Left – A discussion of innovative and efficient heating solutions for small and multi-use spaces that tread lightly on the planet, this seminar will look at backyard cottages, ADUs, additions, and whole homes.
Register for these seminars and more here.
Did you know that the biggest water-user in most homes is the toilet? Seattle Public Utilities is offering $100 rebates for homeowners and property managers who replace their toilet with a Premium Toilet that uses 1.1 gallons per flush or less. There are also free toilets available for income qualified applicants! Check out the list of eligible toilets and rebate applications here.
Here are some FAQ’s from SPU:
Q: Will I need to flush twice if i replace my old toilet with a new, Premium 1.1 gpf (or less) toilet?
A: No. New water-efficient toilets work better than older toilets. 98% of survey participants who replaced their toilets with Premium 1.1 gpf (or less) toilets say the new toilets work better than their old ones.
Q: What else can I do to reduce my water use?
A: Find and fix leaks or report them to your property manager. A leaking (running) toilet can waste 200 gallons or more every day.
“Located on city-owned land, it is one of nine tiny-house villages in Seattle that serve as emergency shelters for the city’s homeless population. It is operated by the Low Income Housing Institute, which develops and operates housing for low-income and homeless people in Washington state. Each house costs about $2,500 to build, and the labor is mostly provided by volunteers.”
JLC Live is the only regional trade event in the Pacific Northwest for builders, remodelers, contractors and their crews. And this year, they’re partnering with the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild to go green and high performance! The event showcases over 70 building product manufacturers, including, 5 LIVE building clinics and over 40 conference sessions, all led by nationally recognized experts who are available to sharpen both business and job site skills. Join us at the conference to learn about efficient heat, and on the expo floor to see a live demo of high performance durable buildings!
Big Heat for a Small Footprint, presented by Laura Elfline | Friday, November 30, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
A discussion of innovative heating solutions for small and multi-use spaces such as backyard cottages, ADUs, and compact townhomes. Hybrid heating solutions that are a super comfortable and healthy while saving space, are often also less expensive to install, and treading lightly on the environment.
High Performance Building Clinic – November 29 – 30, 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Representatives of the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild go start to finish on a low-carbon footprint building envelope that will last a century or more. This multi-day live building clinic, will educate attendees on the how-to details of high performance buildings. NWEBG Leaders, this clinic will consist of building a demo tiny house while showcasing carbon negative and innovative non-toxic materials. We will cover interior and exterior insulation, airtightness and waterproofing, heating and ventilation, as well as durable and sustainable finish options. The Guild empowers people through education to transform the built environment for long term sustainability.