Green Revival Show House Windows to be Featured this Weekend
Galveston Historical Foundation’s Green Revival Showhouse will be open to the public again this weekend Saturday, October 23 and Sunday, October 24 from noon to four, free of charge. From 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, window expert Dennis Farrell will be on hand to answer questions about the house's energy-efficient window products. In particular, he will present Huper Optik window films and Magnetite insulating window covers and demonstrate how they work to reduce heat gain and draftiness to make historic windows more energy-efficient.
The Green Revival Show House, which opened to the public October 1, will continue to be open, free of charge, on weekends in October and November from noon to 4 p.m.
Located at 3101 Avenue Q in Galveston's Kempner Park neighborhood, the 1000-square-foot house was severely damaged by Hurricane Ike in 2008 and saved from demolition by GHF--an organization that has saved hundreds of Galveston's historic homes over the decades. Seeing a timely opportunity to show environmentally minded homeowners how to undertake a green restoration, GHF embarked on a project whose goal was to produce the first showhouse in the country that would demonstrate how a historic home can be retrofitted for peak environmental performance without losing its historic integrity.
For more information about the Green Revival Show House, call GHF's Brian Davis at 409-765-3419 or Matthew Pelz at 409-765-3423