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

Basic Tree Appraisal

Thursday 22 January 2018, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
19600 Molalla Avenue, Oregon City, OR 97045

This workshop gives an overview of the appraisal process and provides an opportunity to practice in the field. Participants will review common mistakes and refine their craft as appraising arborists. Focuses on the CTLA Trunk Formula Method and the four primary components of the formula: trunk area, species rating, location rating, and condition rating. The second half of the course is a field application of the concepts discussed in the lecture.

Presented by The Pacific Northwest Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture.

Monday 22 January 2018, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Clackamas Community College
19600 Molalla Avenue
Oregon City, OR 97045

Price: $250. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Designing & Building a Successful Design/Build Business

Wednesday 31 January 2018, 2-day event
623 SW Oak Street, Third Floor Portland, OR 97205

Examines aspects of planning, marketing, estimating, system development, project management, human resources, accounting, and legal concerns, all in direct relation to the specifics of design/build. With control of all aspects of design and construction entrusted to one party, design/build requires a completely different business model—along with distinctive strategies and systems—than a typical contracting or architectural firm.

Instructor: Adam Cohen, a nationally recognized leader in the Passive House movement.

2-day event
Wednesday 31 January 2018, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Thursday 1 February 2018, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Earth Advantage
623 SW Oak Street, Third Floor
Portland, OR 97205

Price: $650. Discounts and fees may apply. Tuition discounts available for Passive House North West Members and Earth Advantage Sustainable Homes Professional (SHP) students/grads.

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Naturescaping Basics

Saturday 10 February 2018, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
26000 SE Stark, Gresham, OR 97030

Naturescaping is the practice of arranging your landscape so it reduces water use and decreases stormwater runoff while saving you time, money and energy. This introductory workshop introduces the core concepts of naturescaping.

Saturday 10 February 2018, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Mt. Hood Community College – Room GE201
26000 SE Stark
Gresham, OR 97030

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Rain Gardens 101

Sunday 11 February 2018, 1:00 to 5:00 PM
7040 NE 47th Avenue, Portland, OR 97218

Learn how to assess your site to determine the best location and size, calculate impervious surfaces, determine soil suitability, choose appropriate plants, and how to maintain your new rain garden.

Sunday 11 February 2018, 1:00 to 5:00 PM

Whitaker Ponds Nature Park
7040 NE 47th Avenue
Portland, OR 97218

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Cross Laminated Timber Construction (CSI Chapter Meeting)

Tuesday 13 February 2018, 5:30 to 8:00 PM
Location to be announced Portland, OR 97228

A panel discussion about how cross laminated timber is shaking up the design and construction industry in Oregon. Sponsored by the Construction Specifics Institute of Portland.

Tuesday 13 February 2018, 5:30 to 8:00 PM

Location to be announced
Portland, OR 97228

Price: $40. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Design and Construction Industry Forum

Thursday 8 March 2018, 3:30 to 8:30 PM
1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205

The forum provides the design and construction industry an informative and stimulating look at what i’s new and innovative in the industry. Speakers and exhibitors.

Sponsored by Construction Specifics Institute Portland.

Thursday 8 March 2018, 3:30 to 8:30 PM

The Portland Art Museum
PAM Grand Ballroom
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205

Price: $25 for attendance. Sponsorships start at $700. Discounts and fees may apply.

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ACEEE Hot Water Forum

Tuesday 20 March 2018, 3-day conference
921 SW Sixth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

ACEEE’s Hot Water Forum concerns efficiently making, distributing, and using hot water, regardless of its source. It brings together experts and novices from manufacturing, distribution (plumbing), electricity, gas and water utilities, government, and the research community to learn from each other and build momentum for market transformation. The Forum features two full days of sessions presented by experts in the field on cutting-edge development in these areas.

3-day conference
20-22 March 2018

  • Tuesday 20 March: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Pre-Conference demo field trip, reception.

  • Wednesday 21 March: 7:30 AM to 8:00 PM. Continental breakfast, plenary panel, four conference tracks, lightning session, reception.

  • Thursday 22 March: 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Continental breakfast, four conference tracks.

Hilton Portland Downtown
921 SW Sixth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204

Price: $775 for full conference Discounts and fees may apply.

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Timber Processing and Energy Expo

Wednesday 17 October 2018, 3-day conference
2060 N Marine Drive, Portland, OR 97217

For those in the lumber, plywood, engineered wood product, and wood-to-energy industries. Covers new machinery, products and technologies from industry's leading equipment manufacturers and suppliers. Hosted by Timber Processing and Panel World.

3-day conference
17-19 October 2018
Wednesday 17 October: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday 18 October: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday 19 October: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Portland Exposition Center
2060 N Marine Drive
Portland, OR 97217

Registration opens 1 June 2018.

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41740   San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA Metropolitan Area

Energy, Utility & Environmental Conference

Monday 5 March 2018, 3-day conference
111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Generally for professionals in the energy utilities, renewable energy, emissions monitoring, climate/policy, and related fields. Ten tracks:

  • Regulatory
  • CEMS and Air Quality
  • Mercury Control
  • Power Generation and Energy Services
  • Sulphur dioxide, NOX and SCR Control
  • Renewable Energy
  • O&M, DDD, EHS & EMIS
  • ELG, CCR, CCS & GHG
  • Waste Water & 316(b)
  • Battery and Storage

3-day conference
Monday-Wednesday 5-7 March 2018
Pre-Conference Training Workshops on Sunday 4 March 2018

San Diego Convention Center
111 W Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

Price: $1,395. Significant discount for October. Discounts and fees may apply.

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41860   San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA Metropolitan Area

Good Policy for Bay Area Lands

Thursday 25 January 2018, 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Good policy plays a critical role in addressing our region’s most pressing land conservation issues. This policy gathering gets the scoop on the latest proposed legislation, bond and funding measures, and agency programs in the upcoming year that could fund, benefit, or impact Bay Area land conservation.

Panelists:
Deb Callahan, Moderator, Executive Director, Bay Area Open Space Council
Fred Keeley, Former Speaker pro Tempore, California State Assembly, Board Member, Sempervirens Fund
Robert Doyle, General Manager, East Bay Regional Park District
Marc Landgraf, External Affairs Manager, Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority
John McCaull, Land Acquisition Program Manager, Sonoma Land Trust
Jay Ziegler, Director of External Affairs & Policy, The Nature Conservancy

Sponsored by the Bay Area Open Space Council.

Thursday 25 January 2018, 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM

David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

Price: $30. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Climate Resistance Watch Party

Wednesday 31 January 2018, 4:30 to 8:00 PM
Multiple Locations

Fossil Free Fast: The Climate Resistance, sponsored by The Action Network, will hold a live streaming event and party for a presentation by climate leaders, such as Senator Bernie Sanders, Varshini Prakash, Rev. Yearwood, Jessica Lorena Rangel, and Bill McKibben.

Wednesday 31 January 2018, 4:30 to 8:00 PM

Private home
Oakland, CA 94611

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News Conference on Community Choice Energy

Thursday 8 February 2018, 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
505 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102

The California Public Utilities Commission is taking input on a resolution for the registration of Community Choice Aggregators. This change could seriously hamper Community Choice Energy expansion in California. Find more information at 350 Bay Area. This rally at CPUC headquarters in San Francisco includes a press conference.

Thursday 8 February 2018, 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

State of California Public Utilities Commission
505 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102

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Silicon Valley Water Conservation Awards

Thursday 22 March 2018, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303

These awards recognize organizations, agencies, businesses and individuals whose programs and leadership advance water conservation and reuse in Silicon Valley. The evening includes music, interactive displays, drinks, and hors d'oeuvres.

Thursday 22 March 2018, 6:00 to 9:00 PM

Mitchell Park Community Center
3700 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Price: $20. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Intersolar Conference and Exhibition

Monday 9 July 2018, 4-day conference
800 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

This exhibition and conference focuses on the areas of photovoltaics, PV production technologies, smart renewable energy and solar thermal technologies. Since being founded, Intersolar has become the most important industry platform for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and partners of the solar industry.

Scheduled for Monday-Thursday 9-12 July 2018
Monday 9 July 2018 Conference 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Tuesday 10 July 2018 Exhibition 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Conference 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday 11 July 2018 Exhibition 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Conference 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Thursday 12 July 2018 Exhibition 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Exhibits:
Moscone Center West Hall
800 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Conference:
InterContinental Hotel San Francisco
888 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Price: Approximately $130 for access to exhibits and approximately $1100 for the full conference. Discounts and fees may apply.

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

Green@Home Energy-Saving Workshop

Wednesday 24 January 2018, 1:00 to 2:30 PM
550 E Remington Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

Green@Home uses innovative software analysis of energy use to diagnose wasted energy. It offers recommendations to reduce waste, and regular feedback on progress and provides hands-on demonstrations of energy saving devices. Find out more at this workshop.

Wednesday 24 January 2018, 1:00 to 2:30 PM

Sunnyvale Senior Center - Laurel Room
550 E Remington Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94087

Free.

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Harrell Remodeling Seminar Series

Thursday 25 January 2018, 6:00 to 8:00 PM
233 N Santa Cruz Avenue, Los Gatos, CA 95030

The Harrell Remodeling Seminar Series begins with Kitchen and Bathroom Renovations. The series provides 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.

Thursday 25 January 2018, 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Harrell of Los Gatos
233 N Santa Cruz Avenue
Los Gatos, CA 95030

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Below Grade and Plaza Deck Waterproofing

Thursday 1 February 2018, 5:00 to 7:30 PM
638 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050

This presentation covers the differences between cast-in-place concrete and shotcrete, and product strategies including sodium bentonite, and super-absorbent polymer. It will also cover product strategies including self‐adhered membranes, hot rubberized asphalt and concrete waterstops. The evaluation and selection of appropriate waterproofing products and accessories for specific site conditions and construction methods will be discussed, as well as the evaluation and selection of overburden options for plaza deck waterproofing.

Speaker: Stephen Chee: P.E.,  CETCO

Thursday 1 February 2018, 5:00 to 7:30 PM

Fiorillo's Restaurant
638 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95050 

Price: $45. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Switching to Renewable Electricity

Thursday 1 February 2018, 7:00 to 8:30 PM
13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos, CA 94022

Presentations on renewable energy from Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE). Don Bray, Manager of Account Services at SVCE, will discuss SVCE thinking/planning regarding programs to promote fuel switching from fossil fuels. Steve Schmidt, member of the SVCE Board of Directors, will discuss how to use electricity efficiently and offer insights on deep carbon reductions that will include both Energy Efficiency and Beneficial Electrification.

SVCE is a community-owned electricity provider for the majority of Silicon Valley communities with electricity from sources like solar, wind and hydropower.

Thursday 1 February 2018, 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Los Altos Library
13 S. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA 94022

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US   National (all U.S.)

Passive Solar Design and Online Tools for Window Shading Design

Wednesday 28 February 2018, 9:00 to 10:15 AM Pacific Time
Online Webinar

Passive Solar Design and Online Tools for Window Shading Design, Analysis and LEED

Explains web-based tools to design and analyze horizontal overhangs and other window shading systems for residential and commercial buildings. General shading and heat gain-related strategies will be discussed. Useful for architects, interior designers, engineers, green builders, and DIY homeowners.

Instructor: Christopher Gronbeck, proprietor of Sustainable By Design, a small business in Seattle, WA.

Wednesday 28 February 2018, 9:00 to 10:15 AM Pacific Time

Online Webinar

Price: $10. Discounts and fees may apply.

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