Green Building Mini-Conference to be held September 20th in Warren, Minnesota



(9/4/08) Dovetail Partners and the Warren Economic Development Authority (WEDA) are hosting a mini-conference on green building for homebuilders and homeowners. The event will focus on energy efficiency and how to “green” the rebuilding effort in the City of Warren while also enhancing local economic development. Conference sponsors include Marvin Windows and Doors and Bremer Bank.


“With rising energy costs, we see a lot of questions concerning energy efficiency and how to make homes more green,” says Phil Thompson of WEDA. “With all of the building going on here, this is the place to do it.”


The conference is targeted towards homeowners and homebuilders. The information will help home construction contractors understand what green building is and give ideas for how green can give an edge in the housing market. The event will also show how to become involved in local green projects and provide a hands-on demonstration of a home energy assessment.


“There aren't a lot of these types of events in this part of Minnesota, but the demand is definitely there,” says Alison Lindburg, director of the Eco-Affordable Housing program at Dovetail Partners. “We hope people from all over the area will be able to attend.”


The mini-conference will be held at the Bremer Bank in Warren on Saturday, September 20. It is free to attend but registration is required. Register by calling (218) 745-5343 or for more information visit: