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

Building Below Zero: The Net Positive Transformation - Los Angeles

Thursday 27 April 2017, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
BuroHappold Consulting Engineers, 800 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90017

How does one build a net positive building? Come and discuss!

This event is a screening of the PBS Film Building Below Zero, written, produced, and directed by Jim Jackson, narrated by activist Ted Danson. The event is accompanied by a panel of local experts actively working to meet California’s energy targets. It will be prefaced by a presentation from the Institute’s own Brad Liljequist and was made possible by stok.

Approved for 1 AIA/GBCI/LFA CEU.

We highly recommend taking the LA Metro to our office. The 7th Street / Metro Center stop is served by the Red, Blue, Purple, and Expo lines, as well as many bus routes. Exit the station following the signs toward Figueroa Street. Turn right to head North on Figueroa. When you reach the corner, turn right onto Wilshire. We are mid-block through a set of glass doors, just past 800 Degrees Pizza. Our office is located on the 16th Floor.

Thursday 27 April 2017, 5:30 to 8:30 PM

BuroHappold Consulting Engineers
800 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Price: $10. Discounts and fees may apply.

Visit Eventbrite 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.

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

Your Healthy Home, a Green-Design Workshop (DWP)

Wednesday 26 April 2017, 6:30 to 8:30 PM
5441 SE Belmont Street, Portland, OR 97215

The Your Healthy Home Workshop is the first of three, community based, DIY information sessions that are intended to demonstrate to residents of Portland neighborhoods how they can create homes that are healthy, resilient and prepared for emergencies or service outages.

The program will feature a passive home project being built by Birdsmouth Construction in SE Portland. The speakers will include, Keyan Mizani, homeowner and partner at eMZed Architecture LLCJ; Joshua Salinger, Founder & CEO, Birdsmouth Construction, LLC and Scott Kosmecki, HingeBuild; all of Portland.

Hosted by The Northwest EcoBuilding Guild and Passive House Northwest as a part of Design Week Portland. Also sponsored by 475 High Performance Building Supply.

The other two workshops are scheduled for later this year: "Your Resilient Home" on 21 June and "Your Prepared Home" in late September.

Wednesday 26 April 2017, 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Taborspace, Copeland Commons
5441 SE Belmont Street
Portland, OR 97215

Free.

Visit the Design Week Portland event page for more information. Go to Eventbrite 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.

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2018 Regional Transportation Plan

Wednesday 26 April 2017, 1:00 to 3:00 PM
600 NE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97232

Transit work group meeting

The transit strategy will include a shared regional transit vision and an investment plan to help local and regional partners prioritize transit and transit-supportive improvements to help realize that vision. It will also clarify roles and responsibilities to make the vision a reality.

Help Metro figure out what the community wants for the next generation of regional transit.

Wednesday 26 April 2017, 1:00 to 3:00 PM

Metro Regional Center
600 NE Grand Ave, Room 401
Portland, OR 97232

Free.

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Building an Accessory Dwelling Unit on your Property

Saturday 29 April 2017, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
2120 Northeast Tillamook Street, Portland, OR 97212

This class is intended for homeowners interested in building an ADU on their property. It makes the whole process and project better by helping you understand the ADU design, management, and building process. While this class is geared to Portland, OR, attendees from other jurisdictions find the class valuable and worthwhile. Attendees will tour two ADUs during this class following lunch.

The class is presented by Kol Peterson. The instructor built an ADU in NE Portland which was featured in Portland's Build It Green Tour. Kol is managing editor of Accessory Dwellings.

Saturday 29 April 2017, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Holladay Park Church of God
2120 Northeast Tillamook Street
Portland, OR 97212

Price: $145. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Solar Winery Tour

Saturday 6 May 2017, 7:30 AM to 6:30 PM
Portland, OR

This is the 5th annual Solar Winery Tour sponsored by Solar Oregon. This tour usually takes in three or more wineries powered by solar panels. Each winery opens up their finest for participants to sample along the way.

Find out how solar is used to power entire business operations “in the field” with the Solar Winery Tour!

Saturday 6 May 2017, 7:30 AM to 6:30 PM

Tour generally leaves from a site in the main part of Portland.

Pricing to be announced. Cost of wine depends on your taste.

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Oregon Solar Energy Conference

Tuesday 9 May 2017, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
1441 NE 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97232

A leading regional solar conference, with many presentations, business development sessions, hands on installation training and electrical code change courses.

Schedule:

Tuesday 9 May, 8:30 AM to 7:30 PM: Solar Contractor Day, vendors setup, and evening networking event.
Wednesday 10 May, 7:00 AM to 7:30 PM: registration, keynote address, five tracks, and evening fiesta networking event.
Thursday 11 May, 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM: registration, five tracks, plus after conference party.

Portland Crowne Plaza
1441 NE 2nd Ave
Portland, OR 97232

Price: $65 for exhibits only, $525 for full conference. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Efficiency Exchange Conference

Tuesday 9 May 2017, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
777 NE Martin Luther King Junior Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97232

The 2017 Efficiency Exchange Conference

For utility staff, government, and non-profit workers. Efficiency Exchange is the premier networking and learning conference for energy efficiency professionals from across the Northwest. Attendees from public and private electric utilities, consulting and research firms, government and non-profit organizations will come together to learn and connect to help the region more effectively achieve its energy savings goals. This year's theme is Energy Efficiency in a Changing Environment.

Featured speakers:

Shane Snow, journalist, entrepreneur, and bestselling author
Kateri Callahan, President, Alliance to Save Energy

Scheduled breakfast at 7:30 AM on Tuesday. opening remarks at 9:00 AM, sessions until 4:30 PM. Roundtables and breakfast scheduled 7:30 AM on Wednesday, general session at 8:30 AM, sessions from 9:45 AM to about 4:45 PM.

Tuesday 9 May 2017, registration opens at 7:00 AM
Wednesday 10 May 2017, conference closes around 5:00 PM

Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Junior Blvd
Portland, Oregon 97232

Price: $245. Discounts and fees may apply.

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40900   Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA Metropolitan Area

Green California Summit

Tuesday 25 April 2017, Starts 10:00 AM
Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

See Greening the Golden State, v2.0.

The Summit provides information, education, and resources to the professionals responsible for issues such as emission reduction, water conservation, and clean transportation.

Tuesday 25 April from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM
Wednesday 26 April from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Thursday 27 April from 7:30 AM to 12:00 Noon

Sacramento Convention Center
Exhibit Hall & Meeting Rooms
1400 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Price: $335. Discounts and fees may apply. Keynote & Expo Pass: 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.

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41860   San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA Metropolitan Area

New Living Expo

Friday 28 April 2017, Starts at 2 PM
San Mateo County Event Center, 2495 S Delaware St‎, San Mateo, CA 94403

Exhibitors offer products and services for health and wellness, sustainable living, and more. Admission Includes workshops, panels, and lectures.

Fiesta Hall
San Mateo County Event Center
2495 S Delaware St‎
San Mateo, CA 94403

Get directions here.

$20 for one day, $35 for all three. Prices may vary. Go to this page for tickets.

Hours:
Friday, 29 April: 2pm -9pm
Saturday, 30 April: 10am – 8pm
Sunday, 1 May: 11am – 7pm

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.

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Maintaining Native Gardens

Saturday 29 April 2017, 9:30 AM to 12:00 noon
3700 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303

A lecture and mini hands-on with Sherri Osaka. Learn how maintenance of water-conserving landscapes differs from that of traditional landscapes. Lecture topics will include the care and maintenance of native and drought-tolerant plants, soil, and irrigation devices.

Sponsored by the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency (BAWSCA).

Saturday 29 April 2017, 9:30 AM to 12:00 noon

Mitchell Park Community Center, El Palo Alto Room
3700 Middlefield Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Free.

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Sustainability Unconference

Saturday 6 May 2017, 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
540 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105

Join us for the Sustainability Unconference!

An unconference is a conference organized around a central theme, but without pre-planned agenda items. For our event, the topic is sustainability, but the topics on that agenda are decided by you—the participant! The open agenda allows for innovation, sharing, and collaboration in ways not available at a regular conference and allows participants to learn great things from each other throughout the day.

Saturday 6 May 2017, 9:30 AM to 4:30PM

Eco-Systm Coworking, 540 Howard St, San Francisco, CA (between 1st and 2nd streets in SoMa).

Price: $35 for regular entry. Fees and discounts may apply. Apply early for discount.

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.

Contact Andrea Bertoli for more details.

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Beyond Energy Efficiency Conference

Thursday 18 May 2017, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
14600 Catalina Street, San Leandro, CA 94577

Building and Remodeling the Next Generation of Green Homes

Build It Green's Beyond Energy Efficiency Conference brings together leading industry experts as well as hundreds of building and home professionals who are working to achieve a higher standard of home performance to ultimately contribute to a healthier, more sustainable future. More at Build It Green.

This full-day event will comprise of cutting-edge workshops, seminars, product demonstrations and certification trainings--all with a focus on practical knowledge that can be incorporated into business practices immediately in order to gain a competitive edge in preparation for California’s fast-approaching 2020 zero net energy (ZNE) code requirements. The conference will explore:

  • Zero net energy homes
  • Connected/smart home technology
  • Healthy homes and indoor air quality
  • Water conservation
  • California code updates
  • New professional certifications

Thursday 18 May 2017, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Zero Net Energy Center
14600 Catalina Street
San Leandro, CA 94577

Price: $99. Discounts and fees may apply.

Visit Eventbrite 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.

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

2017 Acterra Business Environmental Awards Ceremony & Reception

Wednesday 24 May 2017, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
2600 Marine Way, Mountain View, CA, 94043

This package of networking receptions, an awards ceremony, and an optional tour of Intuit's beautiful new building celebrates the 2017 Acterra Business Environmental Awardees. These include Siegel & Strain Architects; Bishop O'Dowd High School, Oakland – Center for Environmental Studies; WRNS Studio; and, Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton – The Stevens Library for the category of Sustainable Built Environment.

Other categories include sustainability, environmental innovation, environmental projects, and “Spare the Air Leadership”.

Wednesday 24 May 2017, 6:00 to 9:00 PM

Intuit, Inc.
2600 Marine Way
Mountain View, CA, 94043

Donations are requested.

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.

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Innovation and Impact Symposium 2017

Wednesday 14 June 2017, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
1065 La Avenida Street, Mountain View, CA 94043

The Innovation and Impact Symposium focuses on emerging technologies in mobility, energy and the built environment. Join the region’s leaders from the startup, corporate, public, and research communities to examine what it takes to integrate and implement solutions for maximum impact. This event recognizes the convergence and interdependence of connected and charged mobility with advances in energy and building technologies. The plenary session with speakers will be followed by tracks on Mobility, Energy and The Built Environment. Over 30 scheduled speakers include:

Steve Westly, Founder & Managing Partner, The Westly Group
Marianne Wu, Executive Managing Director, GE Ventures
Diarmuid O’Connell, Vice President of Business Development, Tesla
Nuria Fernandez, General Manager/CEO, VTA
Bill Mitchel, Senior Director, World Wide Public Sector, Microsoft
Kevin O’Connor, Assistant Director of Transportation, City of San Jose
Phillip Kobernick, Sustainability Project Manager, Alameda County
Satyajit Patwardhan, CEO, ConnectMyEV

Wednesday 14 June 2017, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Microsoft Silicon Valley
1065 La Avenida Street
Mountain View, CA 94043

Price: $210. Discounts and fees may apply.

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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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42660   Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Area

Living Future Conference

Wednesday 17 May 2017, 17-19 May 2017
1900 5th Avenue, Seattle, Washington, 98101

A forum for leading minds in the green building movement . This year’s conference focuses on genius and courage. Exhibits, speakers and more.

Speakers include Naomi Klein, author; Van Jones of Dream Corps; Kirsti Luke of a New Zealand tribal authority; and dozens more.

Begins Tuesday 16 May at 1:00 PM, ends Friday 19 May approximately 8:30 PM

The Westin Seattle
1900 5th Avenue
Seattle, Washington, 98101

Find details about the program here.

Price: $1,000 for full conference. 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.

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46380   Ukiah, CA Micropolitan Area

Solar Training Intro To Photovoltaics

Saturday 13 May 2017, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
13771 S. Hwy 101, Hopland, CA 95449

This workshop provides the basic concepts of solar, whether your plan is to enter the ever growing solar industry, advance a career, or simply learn what the solar buzz is all about.

Course topics include:

  • Basics of electricity
  • The nuts and bolts of solar components
  • Simple ways to save money by improving energy efficiency
  • Determine ideal system size based on equipment costs, incentives/rebates, and grid utility rates

The instructor is Erik Frye, who designs and sells on-grid and off-grid photovoltaic systems at Real Goods in Hopland, California, as well as solar thermal and off grid wind and hydro.

Saturday-Sunday 13-14 May 2017, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Solar Living Institute
13771 S. Hwy 101
Hopland, CA 95449

Price: $325. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Build A Straw Bale House

Saturday 3 June 2017, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
13771 S. Hwy 101, Hopland, CA 95449

This popular course will give you both the knowledge and practice you need to tackle your own straw bale construction project. The instructor, a leading expert in straw bale construction and a building inspector in Sonoma County, will teach you the latest innovations in this constantly evolving building technique.

You will help build a small load-bearing structure, including foundation and roofing. In addition, you will have the opportunity to mix and apply various plasters.

Course topics include:

  • Design for straw bale homes
  • Basic straw bale construction methods
  • Foundation systems
  • Framing for windows and doors
  • Roofing materials and roof-bearing assemblies
  • Interior details
  • Building to code

The instructor is Allen Martin, who has over 20 years experience in residential and commercial building, ten of those in strawbale and green building.

Saturday-Sunday 3-4 June 2017, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Solar Living Institute
13771 S. Hwy 101
Hopland, CA 95449

Price: $275. 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.

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Intro To Aquaponics

Saturday 10 June 2017, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
13771 S. Hwy 101, Hopland, CA 95449

Intro To Aquaponics - The Holistic Design Approach

Aquaponics is a combination of Aquaculture and Hydroponics. It can produce organic food with up to 98% less water and up to ten times as much food in the same area. It uses about a quarter the amount of energy, doesn’t require fertile soils, and is incredibly sustainable.

In this introduction you will learn about some of the most cutting edge and pioneering aquaponics systems in the world and gain a solid foundation from which to begin your own Aquaponics system, farm and/or thriving green business. The course includes a detailed exploration into Aquaponics, its design, functions, adaptability, uses, variations and improvements. Presented jointly by Solar Living Institute and Nor Cal Aquaponics.

The instructor is Max Meyers, Aquaponics Specialist, Registered Aquaculturist, and Permaculture Designer.

Saturday-Sunday 10-11 June 2017, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Solar Living Institute
13771 S. Hwy 101
Hopland, CA 95449

Price: $275. 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.

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