On May 11-12, 2012, the annual Alternative Building Materials & Design Expo (AltBuild Expo) celebrates its 9thÂ year at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium (1855 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401). Presented by the City of Santa Monica, AltBuild Expo & Conference is considered the largest and most-respected green design and building expo in Southern California, serving top industry professionalsâ€”architects, builders, contractors, engineers, landscapersâ€”and exhibitors, as well as a large consumer audience. The event highlights programming that serves both those already committed to, and those who are poised to enter, sustainable design.
The Expo features over 150 hand-picked exhibitors covering green building and design materials; energy efficiency techniques and technologies; alternative energy; water conservation and management; environmental plumbing; municipal and state agencies; and non-profit organizations. This year, the Expo also features a curated section of artisan materials and manufacturers.Â AND The House Agents!!!
Although anyone may attend either day, the programming for Friday is geared to the professional, and on Saturday, to the public. More than 40 speakers will address sustainable and alternative building practices. Programming, speakers and exhibitors will be posted onÂ www.altbuildexpo.com.
SHOW:Â Friday, May 11, 2012 and Saturday, May 12, 2012. Hours 10am-5:00pm.
WHERE:Â Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., Santa Monica, 90401.
TICKETS:Â FreeÂ to Expo, all Saturday programming & most Friday programming.
PARKING:Â $9.00 for automobiles. Free bike valet parking.
GENERAL EVENT INFORMATION:Â www.altbuildexpo.com, 310-390-2930.