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

Building an Accessory Dwelling Unit on Your Property in PDX

Sunday 18 November 2018, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
4815 NE 7th Avenue, Portland, OR 97211

This class will help homeowners understand the essential elements of the ADU process from start to finish, which will result in a more beautiful space and save time and money. The class will cover the design, permitting, and building process, relevant green building approaches and certifications, financing, rebates, incentives, cost-saving design/build measures, and resources, references and contacts to help you design and build your ADU. There will be two tours of ADUs after the lunch break.

Instructor: Kol Peterson, Accessory Dwelling Strategies.

Sunday 18 November 2018, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

NE Coalition of Neighborhoods Office
4815 NE 7th Avenue
Portland, OR 97211

Price: $165. 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

Sharing Electric Power in Time of Need and Annual Meeting

Thursday 29 November 2018, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
237 Northeast Broadway Street #300, Portland, OR 97232

Come join Solar Oregon for their annual meeting, 5 x mixer and presentation. The mixer will be a slideshow from several related non-profit and community efforts around the topics of sustainability, energy independence, nature, environment, social justice, clean energy future, and more!

Presentation: The magnitude 9.0 earthquake, ensuing tsunami, and nuclear meltdowns of 2011 showed Japan the importance of sharing limited electric power during the disaster and the year-long recovery. Japan learned sharing wasn’t easy using their existing grid and they have set out to change this. Delightfully, the investments needed to improve sharing not only increase the grid’s resilience, but help the grid accommodate increasing amounts of wind and solar energy, and it pays for itself.

Thursday 29 November 2018, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Lagunitas Community Room
237 Northeast Broadway Street #300
Portland, OR 97232

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

Solar Workforce Development Workshop

Tuesday 4 December 2018, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
1945 NW Quimby Street, Portland OR 97209

Together with Solar Plus, OSEIA is excited to host the inaugural Solar Workforce Development Workshop series. Engage with your colleagues, friends, and industry members in discussions around a pathway for a skilled and stable solar workforce in Oregon.

This day-long workshop will feature many exciting components including:
- An interactive session with Serilda Summers-McGee- Owner & Founder of Workplace Change and author of Change the Workgame: Building and Sustaining a Diverse Workforce
- Highlights from Oregon Solar Plan v2
- Survey Findings from The Solar Foundation OR & WA solar workforce research
- Workforce tools and resources

Tuesday 4 December 2018, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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

Price: $50. 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

A Window on the Future

Friday 7 December 2018, 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM
17705 NW Springville Road, Portland, OR 97229

Why do most European homes have windows that perform 100% better than US code requires? Kim Ngyuen of Euroclime will illuminate the critical importance of windows in delivering healthy, comfortable and energy efficient homes, using the physics of glazing, glass coatings, window frame design and window installation. He'll make the case for cost-effective use of high-performance windows in all types of buildings, including market-rate and more affordable homes. Learn from major window companies how to plan and design for the future of your living space and whether you need new windows or want to restore and improve existing windows.

Friday 7 December 2018, 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Portland Community College: Rock Creek Campus
17705 NW Springville Road
Portland, OR 97229

Price: $32. 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

Naturescaping Basics

Saturday 8 December 2018, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
11560 SE Market Street, Portland, OR 97216

This introductory workshop introduces the core concepts of naturescaping: the practice of designing your landscape to reduce water use and decrease stormwater runoff while saving you time, money and energy. The class also explores:

- pollution prevention through the reduction/elimination of chemical use
- how native plants naturally resist pests and tolerate drought conditions while attracting native birds, butterflies and other beneficial pollinators to your garden
- basic site planning principals, and many other great natural gardening and design tips

Even if you use a contractor, you'll have the framework to make decisions and effectively communicate the vision you have for your yard. Class will visit a nearby naturescaped project to see design principles in action. You'll receive a comprehensive workbook to help you get started.

Saturday 8 December 2018, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Gethsemane Lutheran Church
11560 SE Market Street
Portland, OR 97216

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

Portland NW EcoBuilding Guild End-of-Year Party

Thursday 20 December 2018, 4:15 PM to 8:00 PM
2944 Southeast Powell Boulevard, Portland, OR 97202

Join PDX Guild members and guests at their End-of-Year party, featuring tours of Hopswork Urban Brewery sustainable brewing operations. Hopworks is family-owned and operated, becoming the first Certified B Corporation brewery in the Pacific Northwest and their campus is the first Salmon-Safe Certified brewery in the world. The fun starts at 4:30 pm with the first of two sustainable brewery operations tours, and again at 5:00 pm. Join NWEBG for the fun, yummy appetizers, no host bar and a brief wrap up meeting to celebrate the Portland Chapter, NWEBG progress for 2018. All are welcome.

Thursday 20 December 2018, 4:15 PM to 8:00 PM

Hopworks Urban Brewery
2944 Southeast Powell Boulevard
Portland, OR 97202

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

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

Annual Summit of Meeting of the Minds

Tuesday 27 November 2018, 2-day conference (with one day of pre-events)
1230 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Spotlights tools and best practices working for smart city leaders across the globe. The event focuses on emerging and tested urban sustainability solutions which are scalable, replicable, and transferable for cities and regions. Discussions are rooted in a deep understanding of technology and equity as key drivers for smart cities.

2-day conference (with one day of pre-events) Tuesday-Thursday 27-29 November 2018
Tuesday 6:00 to 9:00 PM Reception
Wednesday 7:30 AM to 7:00 PM Breakfast, plenary sessions, workshops, evening reception
Thursday 7:30 AM to 7:00 PM Breakfast, plenary sessions, workshops, closing reception

Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
1230 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Price: $900 in advance for full pass. $1,500 late registration. 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: admin

41860   San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA Metropolitan Area

Film Screening: Neither Wolf Nor Dog

Thursday 29 November 2018, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
480 Primrose Road, Burlingame CA 94010

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with a screening of Neither Wolf Nor Dog. Based on the novel, the story follows a Lakota elder who sucks a white author into a road trip through the Dakotas to help him write a book on his people. This encounter opens the author's eyes to the elder's experience and perspective on the world, forcing the author into a deep understanding of contemporary native life. Seats are limited, registration is required at the link to the library below!

Thursday 29 November 2018, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Burlingame Public Library, Lane Room
480 Primrose Road
Burlingame CA 94010

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

Zero Waste and Plastic Free Holiday Market

Saturday 1 December 2018, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
2 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94123

The first annual Zero Waste and Plastic Free Holiday Market will feature 20+ local vendors selling eco friendly gifts, DIY crafts and kids' activities. The market is curated by Goods Holding Company and fillgood.co, two Zero Waste and Plastic Free companies in the Bay Area that are aimed at helping individuals and companies live more plastic free lifestyles.

Saturday 1 December 2018, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Fort Mason Historic Firehouse
2 Marina Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94123

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

Rain Barrel Workshop

Saturday 1 December 2018, 10:00 AM to noon
620 Correas Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Join BAWSCA for a free rain barrel workshop sponsored by Flows to Bay. Attendees will be automatically entered in the raffle to win a rain barrel, courtesy of partner Hasset Ace Hardware.

The workshop will focus on the following:
- Discussion of the San Mateo County rain barrel rebate program
- The “why” and the “how” of rainwater harvesting (high level overview and introduction for people who may be totally new to the concept of a rain barrel)
- Some overview of different rain barrel types and approaches to installation, detailed DIY options
- Basic designs and uses around the home and garden.

Saturday 1 December 2018, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM noon

Half Moon Bay Library, Community Room B
620 Correas Street
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

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

Beeswax Reusable Cloth Food Wrap

Sunday 2 December 2018, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
2530 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702

Come make a beeswax cloth food wrap at Ecology Center. Steer away from disposable plastic wraps with a reusable, safe alternative: beeswax cloth food wrap. In this workshop attendees will make their own wraps that can be used to cover containers in the fridge, keep bread, your lunch, or vegetables fresh. It even works well for cheese! They will discuss the different materials that go into this wrap, and you’ll be able to take one home of your own creation. Learn some ways to make these into gifts, in preparation for the holidays.

Sunday 2 December 2018, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Ecology Center Classroom
2530 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702

Price: $12. Discounts and fees may apply.

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

Coyote Valley by Bicycle with Supervisor Ken Yeager

Sunday 18 November 2018, 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
550 Palm Avenue, Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Explore the Coyote Valley region by bicycle on a flat 21-mile loop. The Committee for Green Foothills will visit the Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve, bike south and then back north across the valley floor, hop on the Coyote Creek Trail to the Anderson Lake Visitor Center, bike up to Northern Coyote Valley along the Coyote Creek Trail, and make a stop at Spina Farms. Together we’ll learn more about the history, wildlife, water, and agricultural story of this area.

Bring your bike, a helmet, sun protection, 1-2 liters of water, and a bag lunch. You may want to bring cash or card to buy something at the Spina Farm Stand. Please RSVP at the link below, spots are limited.

Sunday 18 November 2018, 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve
550 Palm Avenue
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

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

Community Forum: Local, Sustainable Food

Thursday 29 November 2018, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
13 So San Antonio Road, Los Altos, CA 94022

Join Greentown Los Altos for an interesting and informative talk about the importance of local and sustainable food for the environment. Ros Creasy (local edible landscape designer and author) and Laura Stec (local chef and author) will be joined by moderator Peter Ruddock (food historian and policy expert) for a fun conversation. Rumor has it that the snacks will be great!

Thursday 29 November, 2018, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Los Altos Library
13 So San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA 94022

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

Designing Native and Drought-Tolerant Gardens

Saturday 8 December 2018, 9:00 AM to Noon
550 E Remington Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

Discover how and why native plants need less water, and how to plant and care for them. Learn how to prune parts of native plants, such as branches, buds, and roots to improve or maintain their health.

Instructor: Pacita Ikonomou

Saturday 8 December 2018, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM noon

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

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

AIA Silicon Valley Annual Holiday Party

Wednesday 12 December 2018, 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
391 East Brokaw Road, San Jose, CA 95112

Join your colleagues for an evening of festivities as we celebrate a successful 2018 for the Silicon Valley Architectural Design Community. Take this opportunity to network with your peers, catch up on what's going on, honor our Corporate Partners and thank our tireless volunteers. Toys for Tots bins will be available at the event.

Wednesday 12 December 2018, 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Porcelanosa Showroom
391 East Brokaw Road
San Jose, CA 95112

Price: $40. 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.)

Perspectives on the Cost of ZNE Retrofits

Thursday 29 November 2018, 11:00 AM to Noon Pacific Time
Online Webinar

The path to Zero Net Energy (ZNE) school retrofits can be a daunting one. Some issues may seem overwhelming. Teams looking to implement ZNE often ask questions like where do I start? How do you pay for it? Learn from two “early adopter” school districts, San Francisco Unified and Los Angeles Unified School District as they highlight their respective approaches to ZNE and describe the cost analysis that support their decisions. Using real examples undergoing energy efficiency measures and major modernizations, they will share some of recommendations to reduce existing building EUIs cost effectively.

Thursday 29 November 2018, 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

Online webinar

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

Kicking Carbon Out of Buildings: Heat Pump Design for Decarbonized Buildings

Tuesday 4 December 2018, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
851 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

California's move towards full decarbonization of the building stock has started and the policy, technical and financial implications are being developed under our feet. The session will explain how heat pumps and other forms of electric heating can displace our long time carbon sources of heat. These systems are already available and many are cost effective today. Come discuss this shift and how it will impact your building or construction project with one of the industry's leading experts.

This seminar will include details of how heat pump systems work and how to design residential, commercial and industrial buildings to take advantage of currently available heat pump systems. We will include case studies of heat pump systems and how they can fit into low energy buildings. We will also cover how best to handle Title 24 shortcomings as it relates to heat pump systems.

Tuesday 4 December 2018, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM PST

Available as webinar and F2F workshop in San Francisco.

Pacific Energy Center
851 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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

Design Strategies for Optimal Energy Performance, Comfort and Health

Thursday 13 December 2018, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Online Webinar

Effective Design Strategies for Optimal Energy Performance and Occupant Comfort and Health

With building occupants spending an average of 90% of their time indoors, indoor environmental quality is key to occupant comfort and health and provides a unique opportunity to focus on advancing energy efficiency. This one-hour webinar will present best practices to improving energy efficiency with the ultimate goal of zero energy. The focus during this webinar will be on the most important considerations for the successful implementation of high performance strategies as well as the “state of the art” and “off-the-shelf” technologies available today for achieving optimal energy performance. The session will cover the importance of the non-energy benefits of high performance buildings, and the opportunity to use energy efficiency to improve non-energy metrics like productivity, health and occupant well-being.

Thursday 13 December 2018, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM PST

Online webinar

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

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