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11820   Astoria, OR Micropolitan Area

Solar Drinks in Astoria

Thursday 17 August 2017, 4:00 to 6:00 PM
1483 Duane Street, Astoria, OR 97103

Get together with others interest in solar energy for Solar Drinks, sponsored by Solar Oregon.

Thursday 17 August 2017, 4:00 to 6:00 PM

Fort George Brewery
1483 Duane Street
Astoria, OR 97103

Free

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31100   Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA Metropolitan Area

Net Zero Conference

Thursday 24 August 2017, 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
6023 Garfield Avenue, Commerce, CA 90040

The Net Zero Conference, Energy + Water + Waste, is the nation’s largest event dedicated to net zero building design. The conference includes a full program of net zero case study presentations from nationally leading AEC firms, two panels, an exhibitor table expo, and high quality networking opportunities. The conference draws a wide array of high level decision makers and will also provide five Continuing Education Units for AIA, USGBC, and LFA professional credential holders. There is a happy hour and tours of the facility.

Morning keynote by Dr. Chris Luebkeman, Fellow, Director for Global Foresight, Research and Innovation, Arup.
Afternoon keynote by the Honorable R. Rex Parris, Mayor, City of Lancaster, CA

Thursday 24 August 2017, 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM

IBEW Net Zero Plus Facility
6023 Garfield Avenue
Commerce, CA 90040

Price: $20 through 20 June 2017. Discounts and fees may apply.

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

Let’s Fix Construction

Thursday 27 July 2017, 5:30 to 7:30 PM
38 NW Davis, Suite 300, Portland, OR 97215

This event is a collaborative and interactive approach to issues in the A/E/C Industry. The intent is to improve knowledge sharing and collaboration among disciplines. Presented by Construction Specifications Institute.

A different prevalent problem in architecture, engineering, and construction will be identified and presented. Teams of participants will be asked to solve the problem, and then the solutions presented and compared.

Any working in the built environment is welcome to attend, including young/emerging professionals.

Moderator: Cherise Lakeside, CSI, CDT, Specifier, Ankrom Moisan Architects

Thursday 27 July 2017, 5:30 to 7:30 PM

Ankrom Moisan Architects
38 NW Davis, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97215

Price: $10. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Lent’s Founder’s Fair

Sunday 6 August 2017, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
4808 SE 92nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97266

This years Lents Founder's Fair is partnering with Green Lents & Oregon Walks. Oregon Walks will be organizing a 2 mile walk around Lents. There will be fun activities for the kids as well as a beautiful chicken contest and dozens of vendors.

Sunday 6 August 2017, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Lents Park
4808 SE 92nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97266

Free to attend.

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Mass Timber Connections

Saturday 26 August 2017, 8:30 AM to 12:45 PM
319 SW Pine Street, Portland, OR 97204

Mass Timber Connections: Building Structural Design Skills

For engineers new to mass timber design, connections can pose a particular challenge. This course focuses on connection design principles and analysis techniques unique to mass timber products such as cross-laminated timber, glued-laminated timber and nail-laminated timber. The session will focus on design options for connection solutions ranging from commodity fasteners, pre-engineered wood products and custom-designed connections. Discussion will also include a review of timber mechanics and load transfer, as well as considerations such as tolerances, fabrication, durability, fire and shrinkage that are relevant to structural design.

Sponsored by WoodWorks Wood Products Council. Includes lunch. Speakers include: Bernhard Gafner, P.Eng, MIStructE, CEng, Dipl. Ing, ASPECT Structural Engineers, and Adam Gerber, MASc, ASPECT Structural Engineers.

Saturday 26 August 2017, 8:30 AM to 12:45 PM

Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Downtown
319 SW Pine Street
Portland, OR 97204

Price: $30. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Renewable Natural Gas

Wednesday 6 September 2017, 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM
220 NW 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97209

A workshop – hosted by Energy Vision and NW Natural – on Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) and its importance as an energy and fuel resource that can help Oregon meet climate goals and economic opportunities. Learn about closing the loop on emissions and organic waste, biogas case studies, latest technology, policies, and economic opportunities.

Wednesday 6 September 2017, 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM

NW Natural
220 NW 2nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97209

Free.

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Portland’s Accessory Dwelling Unit Tour

Friday 8 September 2017, Friday-Sunday 8-10 September 2017, daily
2120 NE Tillamook Street, Portland, OR 97212

This is a package of events over three days, including a two-day ADU tour.

First event: ADU workshop on getting started, with permitting, financing and design, presented by Kol Peterson. Friday 8 September 2017, 6:00 to 9:00 PM. At or near Shining Star Waldorf School, 2120 NE Tillamook Street, Portland, OR 97212.

Second event: two days of ADU tours from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. A self-guided tour of ADUs in northeast Portland.

Third event: After-tour party. Music, beer, S’mores. Saturday 9 September 2017, 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Caravan (The Tiny House Hotel), 5009 NE 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97211.

Price: $90, regular admission, all events. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Naturescaping Basics

Saturday 30 September 2017, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
4244 SE 91st Avenue, Portland, OR 97266

Naturescaping is the practice of designing (or redesigning) your landscape so that it reduces water use and decreases stormwater runoff while saving you time, money and energy. This introductory workshop introduces the core concepts of naturescaping, and also explores: pollution prevention, how native plants naturally resist pests & tolerate drought conditions, and basic site planning principals, plus many other great natural gardening & design tips.

Class will visit a nearby naturescaped project to see design principles in action. You’ll receive a comprehensive workbook to help you get started.

Sponsored by East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District .

Saturday 30 September 2017, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Pilgrim Lutheran Church
4244 SE 91st Avenue
Portland, OR 97266

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GoGreen Conference

Tuesday 17 October 2017, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
128 NW Eleventh Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97209

Collaborate with regional innovators, entrepreneurs and sustainability champions who will share their stories and reinforce our ultimate goal of increasing sustainability in business to create a healthier company, economy and climate.

Topics include:

  • Business Equity: Broadening Our Collective Narrative
  • Opening Plenary - Driving Forward: A 10-Year Retrospective with Portland's Sustainable Business Leaders
  • Culture of Collaboration: An Employee Engagement Workshop (Culture plus The 8 Wastes)

Tuesday 17 October 2017, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Gerding Theater
128 NW Eleventh Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97209

Price: $175 for full admission (before 8 September). Discounts and fees may apply.

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41860   San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA Metropolitan Area

Miss CEO Explores Solar Power

Thursday 27 July 2017, 1:00 to 3:30 PM
595 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

High school girls in grades 9-12 are invited to spend an afternoon at Sunrun to learn about the current and future state of solar electricity from inspiring and accomplished female leaders, participate in interactive activities and demos, connect with relevant resources and career opportunities, and network with mentors and fellow attendees. Refreshments will be served. Join Miss CEO for an exclusive opportunity to explore the innovative field of solar power and energy!

The Miss CEO Explorer Series is a specialized program targeted toward high school girls seeking to learn more about emerging new fields and disciplines. Miss CEO Explorer events feature interactive presentations and activities to encourage students to think critically about a cutting-edge industry, learn about the exciting opportunities available, and connect with relevant resources and mentors.

Speakers include:

Lynn Jurich, Sunrun CEO and Co-Founder
Nandita Singh, Senior Software Engineering Manager at Sunrun
Anne Hoskins, Chief Policy Officer at Sunrun
Audrey Lee, VP of Grid Services at Sunrun
Jessica Booker, Diversity and Inclusion Program Manager at Sunrun

Thursday 27 July 2017, 1:00 to 3:30 PM

Sunrun
595 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Price: $10. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Summer Fruit Tree Pruning

Saturday 29 July 2017, 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
1590 7th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122

Summer pruning allows air and light reach fruits and lower branches, controls growth on vigorous trees, lets you work on your the shape and form of your trees, and is another chance to remove dead, damaged, and dying wood. In this workshop, our expert instructors will go over general pruning technique, discuss the differences between summer and winter pruning, and lead a hands-on demonstration so that you can learn which cuts will keep your trees healthy and productive. More at Garden for the Environment.

Saturday 29 July 2017, 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

Garden for the Environment
1590 7th Avenue (at Lawton Street)
San Francisco CA 94122

Price: $25. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Home Fermentation for Zero Waste

Sunday 30 July 2017, 1:00 AM to 3:00 PM
2530 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702

This is a fermentation demo and tasting with Karen Diggs, chef, certified nutritionist, culinary instructor, and founder of Kraut Source. Karen will teach us some fascinating fermentation facts, including tips on how to make delicious and crunchy pickles, killer kimchi, and sparkling cultured beverages. Karen will demonstrate how to make a lacto-fermented beverage as well as fermented veggies at home with her innovative Kraut Source, a plastic-free airlock that prevents many of the problems that can occur during fermentation.

Sunday 30 July 2017, 1:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Ecology Center
2530 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702

Free

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Green Drinks: San Francisco

Wednesday 2 August 2017, 5:30 to 7:30 PM
3200 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

This monthly event promotes green networking, education and volunteer events in the San Francisco Bay Area. Everyone is encouraged to bring materials and business cards to share on our Community Board.

Wednesday 2 August 2017, 5:30 to 7:30 PM

Elixir
3200 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Free.

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Global Smart City Conference and Investment Expo

Saturday 5 August 2017, 7:30 AM to 8:00 PM
39900 Balentine Drive, Newark, CA 94560

This conference shares the wisdom of smart city systems, technologies and products with governments, academic institutions, enterprises and the public. This 2017 smart city summit—a high-end super lineup—will be presented on stage for your participation.

The conference is co-hosted by Global Smart City Conferences, City of San Jose, San Jose State University / SMART Tech research center in Conjunction with IEEE SWC 2017. It is committed to supporting the sustainable development goals of the United Nations, the World Bank and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBSD)

Saturday 5 August 2017, 7:30 AM to 8:00 PM

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Newark - Fremont
39900 Balentine Drive
Newark, CA 94560

Price: $99. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Building Simulation 2017

Monday 7 August 2017, Monday-Wednesday 7-9 August 2017, daily
5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111

Building Simulation 2017 brings together practitioners and researchers from around the world to share information about the state of the art in simulation tools and applications, and to discuss new developments. The conference features updates on new research to improve simulation capabilities for advanced low-energy building systems, case studies from successful projects that demonstrate the key role that simulation plays, and ongoing efforts to enable compliance and building rating software to support radiant and other energy efficient systems. Presented by International Building Performance Simulation Association.

Schedule:

Registration opens at noon on Sunday 6 August 2017.
Opening reception: 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Sunday 6 August 2017.
Sessions open at 8:00 AM on Monday through Wednesday and close at 6:00 PM.
Exhibition/happy hour from 6:00 to 7:30 PM on Monday 7 August 2017.
Sponsor/student reception from 6:00 to 7:00 PM on Tuesday 8 August 2017.
Banquet (separate ticket required) 7:00 to 10:00 PM on Monday 7 August 2017.

Tours and workshops begin on Saturday 5 August, and conclude on Thursday 10 August 2017.

Hyatt Regency Embarcadero
5 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111

Price: $1,095, onsite for full conference. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Demo of Silicon Valley SIMCenter

Monday 14 August 2017, Monday to Thursday 14-17 August 2017, 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303

Visualizing Sustainable Solutions - Demo of Silicon Valley SIMCenter in Palo Alto

The SIMCenter is an immersive visualization facility that enables us to surround you in visual data, trends, graphics and GIS maps. It offers business leaders, academics, investors and policy-makers ways to collaborate across disciplines. This four-day event presents the demo model for the Silicon Valley SIMCenter. Each day has a different theme. Issues include energy, water and transit.

Four days, from Monday to Thursday 14-17 August 2017, 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

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

Price: $100 for adults. Discounts and fees may apply. Special rates for other groups.

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LEED Green Associate Exam Prep

Tuesday 22 August 2017, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
1 Sausalito - San Francisco Ferry Bldg, San Francisco, CA 94111

The class will cover the basics of green building, USGBC and GBCI, and the intent and requirements of every credit toward LEED BD+C certification. No prior knowledge of LEED is required to attend the class. Presented by the U.S. Green Building Council, Northern California. The training class will include electronic handouts, instructions on how to sign up for the accreditation exam, and practice exam questions. This training also includes up to two hours of free personalized phone and/or email consultation with the experienced LEED instructor, within four weeks of the class.

The instructor is Alex Spilger, who has consulted on over 100 green building projects with high-profile clients such as Google, Salesforce, Skype, GoPro and the Wharton School of Business.

Tuesday 22 August 2017, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

San Francisco Ferry Building
Port Commission Hearing Room (PCHR)
1 Sausalito - San Francisco Ferry Bldg
San Francisco, CA 94111

Price: $245. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Refresh, Replace or Redesign?

Saturday 16 September 2017, 9:00 to 11:00 AM
944 Industrial Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94303

Part of a series on home remodeling, informative workshops for homeowners are taught by our industry experts. Light meal served.

Saturday 16 September 2017, 9:00 to 11:00 AM

Harrell Remodeling 944 Industrial Avenue,
Palo Alto, CA 94303

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0-10V Dimming: Technology, Techniques & Applications

Tuesday 26 September 2017, 1:00 to 4:30 PM
851 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

This half day course with provide an in depth look at 0-10V dimming, covering such issues as code compliance, design techniques, product compatibility, and wiring challenges. The participants will acquire a better understanding of the function, purpose and application of 0-10V dimming systems. The application of 0-10V dimming in specialized luminaires such as track fixtures, decorative fixtures, and task lights will be covered. The course includes an in-class opportunity to handle, wire and operate 0-10V dimming products.

Instructor: Richard Miller, RNM Engineering, Inc.

Presented by PG&E Energy Education Classes.

Tuesday 26 September 2017, 1:00 to 4:30 PM

PG&E Pacific Energy Center
851 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

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GreenPoint Rated Core

Thursday 28 September 2017, 3 days, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 620, Oakland, CA 94612

This training introduces you to all GreenPoint Rated systems and includes basic policies and procedures, program requirements, verifications of select measures, and the differing roles of advisors and raters. It also explains the GreenPoint Rated Climate Calculator. Material includes the role of the Rater/Advisor in the design, verification protocols for core GreenPoint Rated measures, green building plan check review, and how to leverage the resources offered by Build It Green and GreenPoint Rated.

Trainers include: Marc Richmond Practica Consulting, and Amy Dryden Build It Green.

You must apply to the GreenPoint Rated Program and receive eligibility verification before registering for a training.

Three days: Thursday-Saturday 28-30 September 2017
Classroom training, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Thursday and Friday
Field training, 8:00 am-12:00 pm on Saturday

300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 620
Oakland, CA 94612

Price: $799. Discounts and fees may apply.

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North American Passive House Network Conference

Wednesday 4 October 2017, 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
1001 Broadway, Oakland, California 94607

This event focuses on the nexus between buildings, renewable energy generation and large-scale, grid-supplied renewable energy storage. It shows how Passive House buildings are primed to accelerate our transition to an post-carbon, all-renewable energy future through optimization, electrification and an equitable crediting of renewable energy for urban markets.

This event is great for members of the architecture, engineering and construction communities, as well as anyone from the policy, utility and renewable industry sectors. The keynote presenter is Scott Foster, Director of Sustainable Energy Division at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. He will discuss details of the new UNECE building standard developed by the UN and outline how it utilizes Passive House principles to help UN member states achieve their carbon reduction targets for buildings.

Sponsored by Passive House California.

The main conference program will be Friday-Saturday 6-7 October 2017, with conference programs from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Pre-conference workshops start on Wednesday 4 October, and the main conference is followed on Sunday 8 October with project tours.

Schedule:

Wednesday 4 October 2017, 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday 5 October 2017, 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Friday 6 October 2017, 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Saturday 7 October 2017, 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sunday 8 October 2017: Project Tours

Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway
Oakland, California 94607

Prices to be determined.

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Permaculture Design Course

Saturday 7 October 2017, 1 Year Course starts at 9:00 AM on Saturday 7 October 2017
480 Mesa Road, Bolinas, CA 94924

4 Seasons Permaculture Design Course 2017-2018

The Four Seasons Permaculture Design Certification course (PDC) meets once a month over the course of a year. You learn how to observe and use the same principles that make ecological systems self-sustaining, and apply them to integrated homes and gardens. In addition, you learn how to apply these principles to energy systems and water supplies, healthy communities, meaningful and fulfilling work, ecological economies and global political movements for change. Regional group design projects will be presented on the final day of the course. This program serves regional Bay Area professionals and students and supports people who cannot afford to take two weeks off to study permaculture design.

Offered through the Regenerative Design Institute at Commonweal Garden.

Instructors include Penny Livingston, Lydia Neilson, Spencer Nielsen plus special guests.

1 Year Course starts at 9:00 AM on Saturday 7 October 2017

Commonweal Garden
480 Mesa Road
Bolinas, CA 94924

Price: $1,250. Discounts and fees may apply.

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GreenPoint Rated Existing Home Single Family

Wednesday 18 October 2017, 2 days, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
300 Frank H Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612

This 2-day course covers policies, program requirements, verifications, energy evaluation and audit, the role of the rater and submittal processes unique to a single family existing home.

Sponsored by Build It Green. Presented by Amy Dryden, Build It Green, and Marc Richmond, Practica Consulting.

You must apply to the GreenPoint Rated Program and receive eligibility verification before registering for a training.

Wednesday 18 October 2017, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday 19 October 2017, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (includes 2-hour exam starting at 3:00 PM)

Build It Green
300 Frank H Ogawa Plaza, Suite 620
Oakland, CA 94612

Price: $599. Discounts and fees may apply.

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GreenPoint Rated New Home

Friday 20 October 2017, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
300 Frank H Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612

This 1-day course covers the policies, processes and program requirements unique to the New Home rating system. It addresses current trends in new construction and illustrates the role of the Rater and Advisor in the green building process.

Sponsored by Build It Green. Presented by Amy Dryden, Build It Green, and Marc Richmond, Practica Consulting.

You must apply to the GreenPoint Rated Program and receive eligibility verification before registering for a training.

Friday 20 October 2017, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (includes 2-hour exam starting at 3:00 PM)

Build It Green
300 Frank H Ogawa Plaza, Suite 620
Oakland, CA 94612

Price: $349. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Living Soil with Theresa Lyngso

Saturday 18 November 2017, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
399 Marine Pkwy, Redwood City, CA 94065

Learn about living soil and how it fosters plants that cope with stress better, especially in drought. Theresa Lyngso, Master Gardner and president of Lyngso Garden Materials, will share her experience developing a thriving California native plant garden that uses little irrigation water. Learn about this relationship and how to optimize the health of your soil.

Sponsored by Committee for Green Foothills.

Saturday 18 November 2017, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Redwood Shores Branch Library, Meeting Room A+B
399 Marine Parkway
Redwood City, CA 94065

Free

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

Gauged Porcelain Tile Panels and Slabs

Thursday 3 August 2017, 6:00 to 8:30 PM
638 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050

Gauged Porcelain Tile Panels and Slabs: Introduction to Uses and Installation Methods

Provides confidence and skills for designing and utilizing some of the newer porcelain ceramics in the market. Gauged porcelain tile panels and slabs are fast becoming a go-to design solution for myriad commercial and residential applications. Design options are virtually unlimited. Chapter meeting of the Construction Specification Institute Santa Clara Valley Chapter.

Speaker: Rich Galliani, Technical Director, the Tile and Stone Council of Northern California

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

Price: $45. Discounts and fees may apply. Buffet menu. RSVP by 27 July 2017.

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Stanford University's Central Energy Facility Tour

Thursday 3 August 2017, 10:00 to 11:00 AM
506 Oak Road, Stanford, CA 94305

Get an in-depth look at Stanford's innovative new Central Energy Facility, the main component of the Stanford Energy System Innovations project that transformed the university's energy supply from a 100% fossil fuel-based system, to an electrically-powered heat recovery system. Tours are limited to 15 people.

Tours occur every two weeks.

Thursday 3 August 2017, 10:00 to 11:00 AM

Stanford’s Central Energy Facility
506 Oak Road
Stanford, CA 94305

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Drinks and Discourse with Teresa Alvarado

Tuesday 22 August 2017, Starting at 6:00 PM
76 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95113

In this installment of SPUR’s exciting Young Urbanist series, we sit down with Teresa Alvarado, SPUR’s San Jose director. Come learn about her career path, how her role drives SPUR’s policy work in the South Bay, what she envisions for the future of San Jose and more. Hosted by SPUR, the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association.

Tuesday 22 August 2017, Starting at 6:00 PM

SPUR San Jose
76 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113

Free

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VERGE Conference and Expo

Tuesday 19 September 2017, 3-day conference
5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054

This three-day conference and expo focuses on the technologies and systems that accelerate sustainability solutions in a climate-constrained world.

Tracks include Connected Transportation and Mobility, City and Regional Resilience, Grid 2.0, Next-Gen Buildings, Circular Economy, and Renewable Energy Procurement.

Tuesday 19 September at 7:45 AM to Thursday 21 September 2017 at 5:00 PM

Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Pkwy
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Price: $1,695 until 28 April for full access. Discounts and fees may apply.

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42020   San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA Metropolitan Area

BPI Building Science Principles

Wednesday 2 August 2017, 2 days, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
801 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

This course can help you prepare for the Building Science Principles certificate, which is a way to move into the world of home performance. Building science demonstrates how various components of the home interact to affect the home’s overall performance. Understand the relationship between the building envelope, heating, A/C, insulation, mechanical ventilation, lighting, appliances and other systems of the home. You can learn how all of these systems affect the comfort, health and safety of occupants and durability of the home.

This course provides a basic understanding of building science, home performance, and energy efficiency. It discusses how components of the home interact and explains components such as the building envelope, heating, A/C, insulation, mechanical ventilation, and others. It explains the Department of Energy’s Home Energy Score.

Speaker: John Costello, Project Manager in Educational Services at Build It Green

Note: this is not a BPI Professional Certification. It is training offered through Build It Green.

Day 1: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Wednesday 2 August 2017

Day 2: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Thursday 3 August 2017
Includes time for taking the exam

San Luis Obispo County Veterans Hall
801 Grand Avenue
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Price: $300. Discounts and fees may apply.

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42100   Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA Metropolitan Area

50th Anniversary of the UCSC Farm and Garden/CASFS

Thursday 27 July 2017, Thursday through Sunday 27-30 July 2017
1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064

This 3-day celebration features a Friday evening reception on the Farm, a Saturday “fog-rise” gathering in the Chadwick Garden, a morning symposium of inspiring speakers, a Saturday night 50th celebration dinner and dance at the newly restored Cowell Ranch Hay Barn, as well as weekend workshops and field trips. It celebrates the UCSC Farm & Garden and 50 years of training organic farmer and gardeners, developing agroecology research and education, and raising food justice awareness.

Thursday through Sunday 27-30 July 2017
Thursday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Friday 8:00 to 9:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sunday 9:30 AM to 8:00 PM

Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems
Various locations
UC Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

Price: $175. Discounts and fees may apply.

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42220   Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA Metropolitan Area

Air Sealing to Achieve Zero Net Energy

Thursday 28 September 2017, 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Santa Rosa - Builders Exchange

Air Sealing to Achieve Zero Net Energy - New Techniques and Applications

Using real-world examples, this course gives you an understanding of the importance of air sealing, how to incorporate air sealing into building design and construction, and what materials and techniques work best to make a tighter building. You are sure to leave the room with a new and deeper understanding of how to air seal your next project.

Instructor: Terry Nordbye, Air Sealing Solutions

Presented by PG&E Energy Education Classes.

Thursday 28 September 2017, 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

At the Santa Rosa - Builders Exchange.

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42660   Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Area

CitiesAlive Green Roof and Wall Conference

Monday 18 September 2017, Monday-Thursday 18-21 September 2017, daily
1400 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

This conference highlights the necessity of green roofs and walls, and celebrates the region featuring content specific to the Pacific Northwest and explore the science behind green roof and wall performance, technology, and design through the lens of the different climates and cities within Cascadia. The conference includes networking opportunity at the Seattle Aquarium.

Plenary opening remarks by Governor Jay Inslee, Governor of Washington.

Schedule:

Registration opens at 7:30 AM on Monday 18 September 2017.
General conference activities:
  from 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM on Monday 18 September 2017
  from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM on Tuesday 19 September 2017
  from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Wednesday 20 September 2017
  (tours) from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM on Thursday 21 September 2017.
GRP Welcome Reception (open to all attendees) from 8:00 to 10:00 PM on Monday 18 September 2017.
Local Host Reception and Seattle Aquarium from 7:30 to 10:30 PM on Tuesday 19 September 2017.

Sheraton Seattle Hotel
1400 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Price: $849 for full pass. Basic delegate pass: $699. Discounts and fees may apply.

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North American Passive House Conference

Wednesday 27 September 2017, Starts at 8:00 AM
1415 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

Presentations on:

  • Deep building science topics/passive building best practices
  • Technological developments, systems and materials innovations
  • Case studies in all climates with all construction types
  • Latest policy and financial tool developments
  • Passive source-zero buildings + renewable grid-solutions
  • International climate-specific passive building solutions

Hosted by PHIUS (Passive House Institute US) in partnerships with PHAUS (Passive House Alliance).

Starts at 8:00 AM on Wednesday 27 September 2017
Pre-Conference: September 27 - 28
Core-Conference: September 29 - 30
Passive Projects Tour: October 1

Motif Hotel
1415 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Price: $690 for general admission. $575 for registration before 17 July. Discounts and fees may apply.

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44700   Stockton, CA Metropolitan Area

Air Sealing and Insulating Existing Homes

Tuesday 5 September 2017, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
3136 Boeing Way, Stockton, CA 95206

The most important and cost-effective aspect of improving home comfort and energy performance is to optimize the building enclosure. This classroom session explains best practices for air sealing and insulating attics, floors, and walls in existing single family homes. Topics include diagnostic equipment; appropriate tools, materials, and methods; site constraints and potential hazards; and evaluating costs and benefits of insulation options.

Instructor: Gavin Healy, Balance Point Home Performance

Presented by PG&E Energy Education Classes.

Tuesday 5 September 2017, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Also in San Francisco in September.

PG&E Energy Training Center
3136 Boeing Way
Stockton, CA 95206

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High Performance Crawl Spaces

Tuesday 26 September 2017, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
3136 Boeing Way, Stockton, CA 95206

High Performance Crawl Spaces: A Practical Approach to Air Sealing and Insulating

This is a comprehensive class focused on applying building science principles to California crawl spaces. Frequently crawls performance issues must be addressed prior to air sealing the building enclosure to avoid poor moisture balance in the house. It covers many aspects of crawl spaces, including moisture management, drying out wet crawlspaces, mechanically venting crawl spaces, and many more. Discussion will focus on real world instillation techniques for managing the wide array of complex floor assemblies found on California homes built on steep topography.

Instructor: Gavin Healy, Balance Point Home Performance

Presented by PG&E Energy Education Classes.

Tuesday 26 September 2017, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Also in San Francisco in October.

PG&E Energy Training Center
3136 Boeing Way
Stockton, CA 95206

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