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September 2015

Green and Growing – Using Native Plants to Bring Your Yard to Life

September 11, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Learn how to create year round appeal with low maintenance in your California yard using beautiful native plants. Benefits include water efficiency, rich habitat, fire resistance and much more. Native plants are a beautiful option and a foundation for amazing spaces here in San Diego and beyond. Presented by Greg Rubin President/Founder California’s Own Native Landscape Design

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Make the Most of Your California Home with Outdoor Living

September 11, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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This panel discussion features experts in Outdoor living from the perspective of both hardscape and softscape.   Learn how to turn your yard into a beautiful living space while being conscious of water usage. Rain barrels, native plants, edible crops, organic gardening and low waste irrigation systems and much more will be discussed. Panel Speakers: Tony Vitale Owner- Landscape Logic Resident Landscape Pro- The Approved Home Pro Show (TV/Radio) Greg Rubin President/Founder California’s Own Native Landscape Design Tiger Palafox Mission Hills…

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Only the Best…How to find and hire the right contractor for your project

September 11, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Learn the keys to finding and hiring the right contractor in this powerful panel discussion. Too many homeowners fall prey to unlicensed and unqualified individuals known in the industry as “Chuck and a Truck”. Learn how to spot warning signs and how to find truly qualified local pos. Panelists represent some of the top contractors in San Diego and recognized experts from The Approved Home Pro Show on local TV and radio. Co-hosted Speakers: Gregg Cantor Co-Host and Resident Pro- The…

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Making Energy Savings and Water Conservation Easy and Affordable

September 11, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Learn how local municipalities have approved new financing options that are allowing people to make energy efficiency and water conservations upgrades to their homes. These Residential PACE Programs have opened up energy and cost savings for thousands of local homeowners. Benefits include no up-front costs and no personal loans. The HERO Program is the leading local PACE program and is helping transform energy efficiency and water conservation in San Diego. Presented by Eric A. Torykian HERO Contractor Specialist

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Aging in Place: How seniors can live comfortably in their home for life

September 11, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Did you know that many people will find their homes unsuitable to accommodate the changes that come with aging?   Hard to reach cabinets, slippery floors, and poor lighting are some of the pitfalls that lead to accidents, the #1 reason people are forced to leave their homes. Come listen to our knowledgeable designers share how homes can be modified both functionally and aesthetically to create an environment designed for an active and independent lifestyle. Presented by ASID San Diego Chapter -Design…

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Creating Perfect Spaces

September 12, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Lynn Morris will present her tips on creating elegant, cohesive, comfortable spaces. An interactive presentation with an understanding of terminology and design do's and don'ts will demystify your design and decor questions. Come obtain on-the-spot advice, inspiration, and ideas right for you, your home, family, pets, and life!

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Be Drought Smart to Save Water and Money…and Still Love Your Yard!

September 12, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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You don’t need to live with a brown lawn or a desert landscape. This panel discussion will help you understand how to be a smart water user and enjoy a beautiful yard. Topics include understanding synthetic turf, using hardscape and softscape, saving and channeling water, how to finance water savings and more. Kristopher Grant Owner- Home Turf Tony Vitale Owner- Landscape Logic Resident Landscape Pro- The Approved Home Pro Show (TV/Radio) Mark Richardson Owner- A-1 Rain Gutters

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Looks, Feels and Textures: The Secrets of the Pros in Choosing Stone, Tile and More

September 12, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Today, designers are using a wide variety of building materials to create amazing outcomes that transform spaces into showplaces. In this seminar, learn how pros pick materials and combine them to achieve amazing looks, feels and textures. This is a must-attend for any remodeling, new construction or outdoor living makeover. This panel will consist of select ASID designers, all with significant experience using building materials to create unique and powerful interior and exterior spaces. Each of these designers have worked…

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The Next Wave in A/C Technology is Here: Why Mini Split Systems are Taking Over the World

September 12, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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In Europe and Asia, mini split A/C and heating systems are dominant. Here in the U.S., they are fast becoming the HVAC option of choice. Learn about the efficiency that comes from being able to cool or heat just the rooms you want, without the cost of upgraded zoning with a traditional central HVAC system. This is a must-attend session if you have a vintage, historic or custom home. CEO- Carini Heating and Air Conditioning Gabriel Carini

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Making Energy Savings and Water Conservation Easy and Affordable

September 12, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Learn how local municipalities have approved new financing options that are allowing people to make energy efficiency and water conservations upgrades to their homes. These Residential PACE Programs have opened up energy and cost savings for thousands of local homeowners. Benefits include no up-front costs and no personal loans. The HERO Program is the leading residential PACE program and is helping transform energy efficiency and water conservation in San Diego. Andrew Waugh HERO Strategic Accounts Manager

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Making a Splash with Color

September 12, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Nothing makes a bigger impact for a smaller investment than using color in your home. From paint to accent colors in furniture and fabrics, the impact of color can transform any space. Learn about the psychological impact of color, how color can set moods for different rooms and how paint colors can work together to achieve a cohesive and beautiful look in your home. Robin Wilson Carrier Design Principal- Robin Wilson Interior Design Resident Design Pro- The Approved Home Pro…

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Creating Perfect Spaces

September 13, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Lynn Morris will present her tips on creating elegant, cohesive, comfortable spaces. An interactive presentation with an understanding of terminology and design do's and don'ts will demystify your design and decor questions. Come obtain on-the-spot advice, inspiration, and ideas right for you, your home, family, pets, and life! Lynn Morris, A.S.I.D. Lynn Morris Interiors

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Taking the Mystery out of Solar

September 13, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Going solar is a smart decision for many homeowners. But before you go solar, make sure you understand the right questions to ask and know how to evaluate how solar will benefit your specific financial situation. Learn how to compare apples-to-apples when evaluating solar quotes, how to select the right system, choosing solar contractors and how changes to power rates and policies will affect the future. Brian Milholland President- Milholland Solar and Electric

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Kids, Pets, Money and Water…Synthetic Turf Questions Answered

September 13, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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People are tired of dead brown lawns, but many have questions about synthetic turf when it comes to pets, children, heat and the overall appearance of today’s turf. This seminar will help you see if turf is the right solution for you based on your lifestyle and specific needs. Learn how to take advantage of current government rebates and special financing options available for water conservation. Cale Abramson Synthetic Turf Expert- Home Turf

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Be Energy Smart and Save: Key upgrades to save energy and money

September 13, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Key upgrades can save thousands of dollars in energy costs for the average homeowner. If you are tired of paying the power company more than your fair share, learn what upgrades make the biggest impact in energy and cost savings, including HVAC, cool roof technologies, retrofit windows and much, much more. This could be the most profitable time you spend all year. Joel Butler HVAC Expert- Mauzy Heating, Air & Solar Josh Lee Roofing Expert- Extreme Roofing Gene Bryan Owner-…

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September 2016

Water-Wise and Beautiful…The Power of Native California Plants

September 23, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Learn how to create year-round appeal with low maintenance using beautiful native plants in your yard. Benefits include water efficiency, a rich habitat, fire resistance and much more…Plus, find out about a serious danger facing native plants…the Argentine Ant. Greg Rubin President/Founder California’s Own Native Landscape Design

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A Pantry in your Yard? How Edibles Can Transform Your Yard and Your Kitchen

September 23, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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A top local expert shares how to use plant edibles in your yard to achieve a great look, while adding wonderful new ingredients to your pantry. From citrus to herbs and more, learn to plant and care for these beautiful and useful yard elements. Tiger Palafox Manager Mission Hills Nursery

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How Government Money and Rebates Can Fund Your Home Improvements

September 23, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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There are many government programs and rebates available to help you improve the energy efficiency and safety of your home. Learn about programs that exist to help you fund these upgrades and what key safety and efficiency issues might be lurking in your home. Austin Huffman San Diego Market Manager Zero Energy Contracting

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Where Do YOU Want to Live When You Grow Up? Aging in Place and Universal Design

September 23, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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80% of us want to stay where we currently live. The challenge we face as we age is that our changing bodies and our existing physical spaces often make that difficult. Learn how to overcome this challenge with thoughtful and attractive home modifications. You can have it all: safety, accessibility and stunning design. Anne Kellett Owner / TV and Radio Personality Ecola Termite and Pest Control

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Only the Best…How to Find and Hire the Right Contractor for Your Project

September 24, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Trust and confidence are the keys to deciding to move forward with any home improvement. Learn how to find and hire the right contractor with insider tips, questions to ask and information on potential red flags. Tony Lopez Owner Cal State Construction, EnergyPro Home Solutions

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Take the Mystery out of Solar

September 24, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Going solar is a smart decision for many homeowners. Before you go solar, make sure you understand the right questions to ask and know how to evaluate how solar will benefit your specific financial situation. Learn how to compare apples-to-apples when evaluating solar quotes, how to select the right system, how to choose solar contractors and how changes to power rates and policies will affect the future. H. River Brown Owner / TV and Radio Personality Ecola Termite and Pest…

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Lowest Investment, Highest Payoff…Window Films

September 24, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Protect your furniture, flooring and family photos while you save energy and money with window films. Modern window films are one of the lowest cost home improvements that offer the largest payoff with energy savings, protection from fading and even added security. Find out how window films can transform your home for pennies on the dollar. Gregg McKay Owner NU-VUE Window Films

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The Next Wave in A/C Technology is Here: Why Mini Split Systems are Taking Over the World

September 24, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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In Europe and Asia, mini split A/C and heating systems are dominant. Here in the U.S., they are fast becoming the HVAC option of choice. Learn about the efficiency that comes from being able to cool or heat just the rooms you want, without the upgraded to cost to zone a traditional central HVAC system. This is a must-attend session if you have a vintage, historic or custom home. Gabriel Carini CEO Carini Heating and Air Conditioning

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Stop Throwing Money Out the Window…Are Retrofit Windows Right for You?

September 24, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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One of the most popular home improvements today is replacement windows. This trend is driven by the increase in curb appeal, sound dampening and energy efficiency that modern retrofit windows provide. But, do you know if new windows are right for your home? Experts from top local companies give you the knowledge you need to evaluate for yourself. Panel Speakers: Gene Bryan Owner Window World of San Diego Aleks Ignatenko General Manager American Vision Windows- San Diego

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Up to 80% of Local Homes Have Termites. The Safe Way to Protect Your Home

September 25, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Termites are a serious concern, but for many people so are the treatments used to exterminate them. In this special seminar, The Termite Lady shares what she calls “Mother Approved” treatments that can eliminate termites without the chemicals and trouble of tenting. Every homeowner should to protect themselves and their family with the info in this session. Sue Fries “The Termite Lady” Owner / TV and Radio Personality Ecola Termite and Pest Control

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Easy and Affordable Energy Efficient Upgrades with HERO Financing

September 25, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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HERO Financing is transforming the world of home improvement. Find out why the government created PACE programs like HERO to help people fund energy-efficient home improvements and how you can access funds to do upgrades like solar, air conditioning and much more with no money out-of-pocket. Panel Speakers: Jennifer Tentor Consultant Mauzy Heating, Air and Solar Patrick Adamson Channel Account Manager The HERO Program

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Add Curb Appeal and Water Protection with Today’s Rain Gutters

September 25, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Very few home improvements can add huge curb appeal while also providing functional benefits like protecting your home from water damage. Learn how today’s rain gutters frame your home with beautiful colors and finishes while preventing water from damaging your home and your landscaping. Also, find out how to collect valuable rainwater for future use on your plants. Mark Richardson Owner A-1 Rain Gutters

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Rethink Rug Care…Tips and Tricks from the Top Expert

September 25, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Master Textile Cleaner Dave Nichols will share tips on buying rugs, avoiding vacuums that can ruin rugs, safe spot cleaning techniques, guaranteed pet odor removal and when to call a professional. Learn how to look for quality wool area rugs, rugs to run away from, which vacuums can harm rugs, safe spot cleaning, guaranteed pet odor removal and how a carpet cleaning company could ruin your rugs. Dave Nichols Owner Rug Renew, A Division of Above & Beyond Carpet Care

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