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

Women in Energy & Renewables Networking Happy Hour

Thursday 27 June 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 27 June 2019, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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

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

Working With Leafcutter Bees

Sunday 30 June 2019, Noon to 2:00 PM
1370 N Adair Street, Cornelius, OR 97113

Join Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District and local bee experts to learn about creating bee-friendly habitat in your backyard to support important pollinators! This workshop will have a focus on the lifecycles and nesting strategies of leafcutter bees. And you’ll construct a leafcutter bee house to take home with you!

Leafcutter bees are named for their technique of cutting leaves to create divisions in their tunnel nests. These bees provide vital pollination services throughout the summer. Leafcutter bees build their nests in above-ground cavities, like cracks and crevices in wood and rocks. Attend this workshop to learn more about this important family of bees!

Sunday 30 June 2019, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Cornelius Library
1370 N Adair Street
Cornelius, OR 97113

Free.

Visit the sponsor of 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

41860   San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA Metropolitan Area

Energy Efficiency Awards - German Innovation in U.S. Buildings

Wednesday 26 June 2019, 5:00 to 8:30 PM
Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105

Recognizing innovators and leaders in green building and energy efficiency

Germany has been at the forefront of Zero Net Energy building for several years. The Energy Efficiency Awards – German Innovation in U.S. Buildings recognize outstanding achievements by German companies in the field of building performance in the U.S., showcasing technologies and innovations that contribute to energy efficiency in buildings.

A jury of experts reviewed the applications and will present the awards to five outstanding German companies, based on innovative characteristics and achieved energy savings of their projects.

Come to the Energy Efficiency Awards ceremony on June 26 and see the five finalists pitching their projects!

After the official awards event, you are warmly invited to an exciting networking event, bringing together the green building and German business communities to connect about new trends, innovations, and business opportunities.

Event Program

2:30 PM – On-site visit Uber HQ construction site and demonstration of energy efficient technology (SOLD OUT - for the waiting list please send an email to lreuther@gaccwest.com)

Awards Ceremony and Networking

5:00 PM – Registration

5:30 PM – Awards Ceremony and Networking

  • Welcome remarks by Kristian Wolf, CEO of the Representative of German Business (GACC West), and the German Consul General Hans-Ulrich Südbeck
  • Keynote speeches by Debbie Raphael, Director of the San Francisco Department of the Environment, and Tony Saracino, Sustainability Customer Engagement Manager at Autodesk
  • Finalist pitches
  • Presentation of awards

7:30 PM – Networking reception with the Bay Area German and green building community

Finalists:

The Jury

  • Bronwyn Barry, President of the North American Passive House Network
  • Melanie Colburn, Pacific Region Manager at the USGBC
  • Peter Reppe, Energy Analyst and Design Consultant at Brightworks Sustainability
  • Stefan Schwab, CEO of Enlighted
  • Steven Straus, President at Glumac

Follow The Representative of German Business for the Western United States (GCC West) on LinkedIn as each finalist is revealed in the coming weeks, and get exclusive insights into the work of the Representative of German Business for the Western United States.

They welcoming you to this exciting event!

Visit Eventbrite for more information or to register. Click through to sponsor for instructions.

Note: GCC West, the jury, and the business participants are not affiliated with Green Making. This announcement is a courtesy for our members.

Listed by: Emily Raab

Create + Construct SF

Wednesday 26 June 2019, 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
736 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Create + Construct is a day-long symposium bringing together San Francisco’s AEC leaders to discuss trends and share best practices when designing and constructing contemporary facades. A contemporary facade is more than the outward face of the building’s architectural expression, it is a driving factor that influences overall performance. Building codes, sustainability certifications, and benchmarking programs demand more of the enclosure, including sensitivity to metrics for energy consumption and occupant comfort. New materials and assemblies, which provide optimal thermal performance and aesthetics, may affect fire and life safety performance. Complex facade geometries require more rigorous analysis of the structural systems that support and connect to the main building. To make a beautiful, highly functional facade a reality, architects, engineers, and building professionals must understand all various design concepts and translate them into constructible details. Come to the Create + Construct symposium and explore multidisciplinary approaches for facade design.

Wednesday 26 June 2019, 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Price: $329. 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

Hike-a-Palooza for Local Environmental Enthusiasts

Thursday 27 June 2019, 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
215 Bay Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025

Join environmental sustainability leaders and enthusiasts in the Peninsula to get social, enjoy nature, and broaden networks. Build relations and stimulate ideas on sustainability, energy, food, land, transit, waste, and water...in a happy, healthy setting. Hitting the trail at 4:00pm, we’ll leisurely explore this San Mateo County Park and finish at a brewery after the hike. Bring your own food, drink and blanket. It's an easy hike from car to grass. Parking is $6 a car at the parks, so transit and carpooling are highly recommended. This is a no-pets park.

Thursday 27 June 2019, 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Flood County Park
215 Bay Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Free.

Visit the sponsor of 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

Improving Indoor Air Quality & Comfort

Saturday 29 June 2019, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
2530 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702

Making a Healthier Home: Improving Indoor Air Quality & Comfort

Did you know that indoor air quality is typically 2-5 times worse than outdoor air quality, and can worsen common illnesses such as allergies and asthma? Find out where pollutants and allergens come from and how you can keep them out of your home. Learn about cash rebates and free technical support offered through the BayREN Home+ program. Come hear from Jeffery Liang, father and home energy specialist at Stopwaste, as well as participating Home+ contractors. They’ll share tips to make your home healthier, safer, energy efficient, and more comfortable, with plenty of opportunity for Q+A.

Saturday 29 June 2019, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Ecology Center
2530 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702

Free, but please RSVP at Eventbrite.

Visit the sponsor of 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

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

Project Green Home Tour

Saturday 29 June 2019, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
314 Stanford Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Passive House Buildings worldwide open their doors for the Mid-Year International Passive House Open Days 2019. One of the local offerings for a guided tour is Project Green Home: a simple, iconic house on a typical city lot that is far from ordinary. Certified as a Passive House and as ’Beyond LEED-Platinum,’ this Net-Zero Energy family home pushes the technological boundaries of energy- and water-efficient design. All buildings in California will need to be Net Zero Energy, starting 2020 for all new residential buildings (single-family houses and multi-family buildings less than 4 stories).

Project Green Home has been toured by over 2,200 individuals to date. Come learn about the project and the specific approach from the owner and designer and discover the PH Standard and all the benefits which come with it.

Saturday 29 June 2019, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Project Green Home
314 Stanford Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94306

Price: $15. 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

US   National (all U.S.)

Webinar: Coatings That Work

Wednesday 26 June 2019, 11:00 AM to Noon PDT
Online webinar

Greater expectations for space utilization and project design are reframing how traditional building products should contribute to the efficient use of resources and promote well-being for the occupant. This webinar will highlight coating innovations engineered to help buildings look better, longer. We will walk through the new generation of coatings and review how they can be utilized on new and renovation projects. Learn how new technologies also support green building standards, sustainable building practices, and meet stringent VOC regulations. The session will also review the conditions that merit a concrete restoration and protection system, minimizing the environmental impact and cost of total resurfacing. The learning level will be basic: up to 5 years of experience recommended. Sponsored by Sherwin Williams.

Wednesday 26 June 2019, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM PDT

Online webinar

Free. You will need to create a login on CSI.

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

Note: Events listed are not affiliated with Green Making unless specifically noted. Please click through to the event webpage for more information or to register. Event announcements are a courtesy for our members and do not imply the knowledge, endorsement or sponsorship of Green Making.

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