Sustainability Week in Albuquerque Metro Area

Real Estate Agent with Realty Pro Albuquerque
Sustainability Week Opening Ceremony - Friday, May 8, 6:30 p.m.
Albuquerque Aquarium, 2601 Central Avenue NW
Join with USGBC-NM members and green professionals to kick off a full week of events! This reception at the Albuquerque Aquarium features a keynote address by Bill Reed, a founder of the national U.S. Green Building Council. He'll be speaking on the compelling reasons to live a sustainable lifestyle. Mayor Martin Chavez will also be recognized for his efforts to green the city. Call 227-0474 to reserve your tickets today!
Lectures and Expo - Saturday, May 9 - 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Green Living Lecture Series and the Green Central Expo
UNM Continuing Education, 1634 University Blvd. NE, Albuquerque
The Green Central Expo and a series of lectures will be held at UNM Continuing Education in Albuquerque, for people to learn more about green building and environmentally friendly products and materials. Classes for homeowners and green novices include water conservation, solar energy, renovation ideas, and energy efficiency. Entry to the GreenCentral Expo is free. Lecture tickets are $15, which includes entry to the GreenBuilt Tour of homes the following weekend.
Commercial GreenBuilt Tour - Wednesday, May 13 - Full Day!
Four Commercial Properties in Albuquerque and Santa Fe
USGBC-NM will conduct a guided tour of outstanding examples of sustainable commercial buildings in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, featuring Mesa Del Sol Town Center, the Santa Fe Farmer's Market, and Thornburg Companies' new campus. Lunch aboard the Rail Runner is included, $40 to USGBC-NM members, $50 for nonmembers. Contact Suzanne Blanke at 505-881-8070 to reserve a space.
Saturday, May 16 & Sunday, May 17, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
10th Annual GreenBuilt Tour of Homes
In Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Taos and Environs
The GreenBuilt Tour will feature 25 homes in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Taos, Farmington and environs that have been certified under Build Green New Mexico or the LEED for Homes rating system. New construction or renovations with exceptional green features or innovative materials and techniques are also included.

This self-guided tour of stellar sustainable homes showcases many ways for homeowners to go green. The GreenBuilt Tour guidebook provides directions to and descriptions of the homes, along with helpful articles on green building.

Tour guidebooks and tickets can be purchased for $15 at La Montanita Co-ops in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, at Whole Foods and Bookworks in Albuquerque, at BioShield and Big Jo Hardware in Santa Fe, at Salsa Realty and KTAO Radio in Taos, and from participating USGBC-NM members.
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Dena Stevens
Rocky Mountain Realty - Canon City, CO
Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004

Whoa! Sounds like a bunch of education there. Which ones are you attending?

Apr 29, 2009 03:59 AM #1
Edgar Marroquin
ABQ Home Staging - Albuquerque, NM

Hey Deb,

Thank you for posting this information. I'm going to try to make a few of the events.


Apr 30, 2009 02:58 PM #2
Deb Hurt
Realty Pro Albuquerque - Albuquerque, NM
ABR, e-Pro,Green, TRC

Edgar, I was hoping that this would help get th word out so people could participate. I'm glad you are going to be able to make some of the events.

Dena, I'm definitely doing at least part of the tour this year but I'm not sure about my schedule yet so I don't know how many other ones I will make. The New Mexico UCGBC Chapter Director, Chris Kerlin and Ed Mazzria, founder of Architecture 2030 were on the morning call in show on public radio here yesterday morning to talk about Sustainability Week so that should have helped get the word out to a lot of people. The event keeps growing and given the current times I think more and more people will begin to learn about sustainability as a reality rather than a pie in the sky dream.

May 01, 2009 07:22 AM #3
Renee L. Norton
Birmingham, AL

Wish I could attend.  It sounds like great tours and info.  Besides that I loved the little bit of time I spent in Albuquerque and Santa Fe several years ago.  I hope to get back for another visit some day.

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