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38900   Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA Metropolitan Area

Community Solar: Tool in the Clean Energy Revolution

Wednesday 27 February 2019, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
1700 North Killingsworth Street, Portland, OR 97217

Join us as Bridget Callahan from Sustainable Northwest and Dan Orzech from Oregon Clean Power Coop will be talking about the upcoming community solar program and its potential to create more clean energy in Oregon. We’ll be discussing what is Community solar, when it will be coming and what are some of the forms it could take.

Wednesday 27 February 2019, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Lucky Labrador Tap Room
1700 North Killingsworth Street
Portland, OR 97217

Free.

Visit the sponsor for this event for more information or to register. Click through to the sponsor for instructions. This event and its sponsor are not affiliated with Green Making. This announcement is a courtesy for our members.

Listed by: maureenk

Acoustics Deep Dive for Workplaces and Classrooms

Wednesday 27 February 2019, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
919 Southwest Taylor Street #800, Portland, OR 97205

From LEEDv4 to WELL Building standard, constructing workspaces and classrooms with high performing acoustics is important to promote occupants' well-being, productivity and communications. In this presentation for GRIT Building Solutions, the speaker on this topic will be Basel Jurdy, the principal and Global Discipline Lead for Acoustics and Vibration at Stantec. See listing for RSVP information.

Wednesday 27 February 2019, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Grit Building Solutions
919 Southwest Taylor Street #800
Portland, OR 97205

Free.

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Listed by: maureenk

Women in Energy & Renewables Networking Happy Hour

Thursday 28 February 2019, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
1945 NW Quimby Street, Portland OR 97209

POWER PNW is focused on building a community of women in energy and renewables and increasing inclusiveness through initiatives around workforce development, community building, and empowerment. POWER PNW monthly meet-ups provide a welcoming and casual opportunity to meet peers, share ideas and opportunities, and educate colleagues about projects and initiatives of interest to the group. All women and men working in a field related to energy, solar or other renewables and interested in building a more diverse energy sector are invited, as are students and developing professionals who are looking for perspectives on joining the clean energy sector.

Thursday 28 February 2019, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Lucky Lab Beer Hall
1945 NW Quimby Street
Portland, OR 97209

Free.

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Listed by: maureenk

41860   San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA Metropolitan Area

Examining Carbon Impacts of Tall Buildings in Dense Urban Settings

Tuesday 26 February 2019, Noon to 1:00 PM
130 Sutter Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94104

“Density is good” is a frequently-heard mantra among architects and planners – yet this generalization deserves critical examination. Green building/zero-energy consultant Ann Edminster M.Arch. has researched the carbon implications of tall buildings in urban settings (The New Carbon Architecture, Bruce King, New Society Publishers 2017). Her findings provide compelling evidence that construction of new, super-tall buildings within already-developed cities may be detrimental to society's carbon reduction goals and deserves a great deal more study, given the accelerating rate of climate change and the critical role of buildings in the increase of carbon emission from construction, operations, and related transportation. This presentation will cover Edminster's research to date and the further research needed to answer the question, "To what extent is increasing density a good, climate-beneficial, thing?"

Tuesday 26 February 2019, Noon to 1:00 PM

AIA San Francisco
130 Sutter Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94104

Price: $10. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Listed by: maureenk

Sow: Seeds of Resistance and Deliciousness

Wednesday 27 February 2019, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
2200 Piedmont Avenue F295, Berkeley, CA 94720

Mark Schapiro has researched and written a new book, Seeds of Resistance, that brings home what corporate consolidation of the food chain is doing to our daily diet, from the explosion of genetically modified foods to the rapid disappearance of plant varieties to the elimination of independent farmers who have long been the bedrock of our food supply. Charlotte Douglas, of the new seed company, Row 7, co-founded by Chef Dan Barber, has created an innovative approach to breeding seeds for deliciousness. These two perspectives illuminate the corporate consolidation of power in the food industry as well as entrepreneurial approaches to shifting that dynamic.

Wednesday 27 February 2019, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Andersen Auditorium, Haas School of Business
2200 Piedmont Avenue F295
Berkeley, CA 94720

Free.

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Listed by: maureenk

Aging/Living in Place: Designing Your Home Today for All Your Tomorrows

Saturday 2 March 2019, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
944 Industrial Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94303

Learn to implement home updates that provide accessibility for all ages and abilities. If you’re wanting to stay in your home, as you gracefully age, you’ll learn how to design and remodel your home for today, and tomorrow. Harrell's 2019 series of informative workshops for homeowners are taught by industry experts who will share their 30+ years of experience and knowledge of the design and remodeling process. Their goal is to provide you with the educational tools you need to get started on a successful and minimally stressful remodel, and make your renovation project a rewarding and positive experience. A light meal and beverages will be served.

Saturday 2 March 2019, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Harrell Remodeling, Inc.
944 Industrial Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Free.

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Listed by: maureenk

Free Electric Vehicle Workshop

Wednesday 13 March 2019, 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Millbrae Library, 1 Library Ave, Millbrae, CA 94030

Everything You Need to Know to “Go EV”

Want to love the planet and your car? Learn how on March 13! Acterra and the City of Millbrae invite you to attend this FREE event.

Topics:

  • The benefits of EVs versus gas-powered cars
  • Government rebates (up to $10,800) for "going EV"
  • Additional rebates for low income consumers
  • Battery range and charging basics
  • Leasing versus buying
  • Current makes/models and what's in store for the future!

Event partners: City of Millbrae, Millbrae Library, Friends of the Millbrae Library

Wednesday 13 March 2019, 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Millbrae Library
1 Library Avenue
Millbrae, CA 94030

Free

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Listed by: ww.chou@gmail.com

Speakers Needed for Green Academy Symposium

Friday 22 March 2019, 9:30 to 11:45 AM
Woodside High School

The Green Academy Program at Woodside High School is planning a symposium for the sophomore class and is looking for professionals who can talk about their jobs and how they address environmental issues. Students in the Green Academy are inspired both in and outside the traditional classroom to become stewards of the environment, community leaders, and innovators in the field of green technology. The students interests are widespread from landscape architect and interior design to environmental advocacy and engineering. Two sessions are planned:

Session 1: Career Round Tables 9:35-10:30 Professionals will speak in a small group format about their career, educational background, give a brief job description and offer the pros & cons of their field. Students will have 15 minutes with each professional and then rotate to the next. The academy is looking for a professional who can fill one of the speaker positions.

Session 2: Hot Topics 11-11:45 Professionals will each speak on a different hot topic related to the environment or how your industry is addressing environmental issues that arise. This will be two rotations of 20 minutes each, in which a professional can introduce the issue, provide a bit of background information, and discuss solutions. For example: LEED certification. The academy is looking for professionals who can speak on industry topics.

If you are an innovator in green technology, a professional improving the environment, or a community leader, this program gives you an excellent opportunity to make a positive difference in a teenager's life.

Please contact Faith Velschow, Director of Mentoring and Career Services, at fvelschow@seq.org or via phone at 650-591-7502.

Woodside High School
Woodside, CA 94062

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Listed by: admin

41940   San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Area

Energy Seminar: Naomi Hirose: Fukushima Accident and Its Aftermath

Monday 25 February 2019, 4:30 PM to 5:20 PM
475 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA 94305

Eight years have passed since the Japan Earthquake and subsequent Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident. Steady progress has been made towards the reconstruction of Fukushima, repopulation of surrounding areas, and the decommissioning of the plant. Meanwhile, with Japan having fully deregulated its electricity and gas market, the business environment surrounding Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings is undergoing a major change. In the long term, TEPCO foresees a decrease in demand for their power service and increased competition among utility companies. In this program, Naomi Hirose, who managed the Fukushima incident and reformed TEPCO as President from 2012 to 2017, shares his insights on the current situation in Fukushima, lessons learned and implications from the accident.

Monday 25 February 2019, 4:30 PM to 5:20 PM

Stanford U NVIDIA Auditorium
Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center
475 Via Ortega
Stanford, CA 94305

Free and open to the public.

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Listed by: maureenk

Modular Construction Meets Advanced Sustainability

Tuesday 26 February 2019, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
1995 S Bascom Avenue, Campbell CA 95008

This seminar will teach all about modular construction integrated with renewable energy smart home technology. The session will break down the differences between the "traditional stick built" method of construction versus the "modular" method. You'll learn the advantages and disadvantages of the modular process along with how we've used TESLA smart home products to create net zero in a home. Learn about “Renewable Energy" and how we've used TESLA solar roof tiles, the TESLA powerwall home battery and the TESLA smart home system to operate everything inside the home at net zero (NZEB), meaning the total amount of energy used by the building on an annual basis is roughly equal to the amount of renewable energy created on the site. In plain English, this means that your electric and heat bill comes out to $0 per month.

Tuesday 26 February 2019, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

DoubleTree - Pruneyard Plaza
1995 S Bascom Avenue
Campbell, CA 95008

Free.

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Listed by: maureenk

Architectural Intelligence Conference

Friday 1 March 2019, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
150 W. San Carlos Street, San Jose, CA 95110

The American Institute of Architects, Silicon Valley Chapter presents AI.19, the Architectural Intelligence Conference, to inspire and inform architects and our allies as we Frame the Future of Silicon Valley. Aligning our industry with a valley that has proven command of global Leadership and Innovation, we too commit to shaping and influencing the world with better, smarter design. This one-day conference examines some of the most pressing challenges facing our industry and offers expert intelligence on how we can elevate our local communities. The AI 2019 Conference focuses the discussion on Innovation, Sustainability, and Equity + Leadership in the Silicon Valley. These three session tracks provide specific learning and growth opportunities, while the lineup of exceptional speakers, vendor fair, and networking opportunities will inspire and connect attendees to a larger, far-reaching purpose.

Friday 1 March 2019, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

San Jose McEnery Convention Center
150 W. San Carlos Street
San Jose, CA 95110

Price: $215. Discounts and fees may apply.

Visit the sponsor for this event for more information or to register. Click through to the sponsor for instructions. This event and its sponsor are not affiliated with Green Making. This announcement is a courtesy for our members.

Listed by: maureenk

Green Drinks Silicon Valley

Friday 1 March 2019, 6:15 to 7:30 PM
Cafe Stritch - UPSTAIRS! 374 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113

Learn more about the new energy program for San Jose residents: San Jose Clean Energy.

The speaker will be Mark Bachman, San Jose Clean Energy. Mark previously worked at Monterey Bay Community Power and for several years in the solar industry.

Hope to see you there!

Note: The South First Friday Art Walk will be happening at this time, so you are encouraged to take public transportation or plan your arrival time accordingly.

Friday 1 March 2019, 6:15 to 7:30 PM

Cafe Stritch - UPSTAIRS!
374 S 1st Street
San Jose, CA 95113

Free to attend.

Visit the sponsor for this event for more information on Clean Energy events. This event and its sponsor are not affiliated with Green Making. This announcement is a courtesy for our members.

Listed by: tinam

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