Historic Tacoma hosts eco-friendly Old House Lecture Series

Historic Tacoma announced this week it will launch its second Old House Lecture Series with a green theme this year....

Historic Tacoma announced this week it will launch its second Old House Lecture Series with a green theme this year. Learn how to respectfully renovate your older home while being environmentally friendly at the same time. The lecture series covers everything from making vintage windows more energy efficient to finding salvaged historic details to eco-friendly linoleum. A question and answer period will be held following each presentation.
Lectures start at 7pm, and will be held at Knights of Pythias Hall, 926 1/2 Broadway. Admission is $5 for Historic Tacoma Members, $8 for the general public. The series is co-sponsored by the Built Green Program, Master Builders Association of Pierce County. For more information, call Historic Tacoma at (253) 591-2026 or contact info@historictacoma.net
Here’s a look at the series:
Thurs., April 10
Salvage: Recycle! Where to find those great period details (woodwork, doors, windows, hardware, even lighting) that were removed from your house. Representatives from the ReStore, Second Use, and Olympia Salvage will be on hand to talk about the ultimate in historic recycling.
Thurs., April 17
Systems: Vintage and energy efficient? You bet. How to address HVAC, insulation, plumbing and those original vintage windows. Experts from Phase II Construction, York Enterprises Construction, At Your Service Plumbing, Legacy Windows, Allied Windows, BearWood windows, and the City of Tacoma will be on hand to discuss various options.
Thurs., April 24
Style: Vintage style. How to recreate period appropriate details with eco-friendly products. Representatives from EcoHaus and Cartozian will be on hand to discuss earth friendly paints, waxes, counter top materials, all natural wool rugs, cork flooring, and the original eco-friendly flooring, linoleum. A representative from Ballard Furniture Spa will discuss eco-friendly paint removal services for restoring painted trim and vintage furniture.

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