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34900   Napa, CA Metropolitan Area

NAR Green Designation Days

Wednesday 21 August 2019, 9:00 AM to Thursday 22 August 5:00 PM
625 Imperial Way #22, Napa,CA 94559

For realtors licensed in the state of California, this two-day training covers NAR’s Green Designation. The course prepares real estate professionals to provide advice and information sources to help homeowners improve the resource efficiency of their homes from low-cost fixes and DIY projects to retrofitting and replacing systems and even big-budget remodeling projects. It also looks at constructing a new, resource-efficient home and the value that real estate professionals can bring to the design and build team.

Co-hosted by Build It Green, BayREN, StopWaste, North Bay Association of Realtors. RSVP at Eventbrite, spots are going fast!

Wednesday 21 August 2019, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and
Thursday 22 August 2019, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

North Bay Association of REALTORS®
625 Imperial Way #22
Napa, CA 94559

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

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

Climate Reality PDX Chapter August Social

Sunday 18 August 2019, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
NE 33rd Ave & US Grant Place, Portland, OR 97212

Join the Climate Reality Project for fun, networking, community, and updates! This is a relaxed meetup. You'll have a chance to meet new people in our group, talk about local climate actions you are involved in, and Portland Chapter news including a big September event. You are welcome to bring your friends or families. If you haven't attended a Climate Reality Chapter meeting before, we would love to meet you. Normally our meetings are packed with presentations and we don't have much time to network together. We want to get to know you!

Please bring your own chair or blanket, a dish to share and any local climate action that you want to share. We will need to get an estimate of how many people are attending so we know how much food is needed. The leadership team will be providing a variety of drinks. Please bring your own cup, plate, and utensils.

Sunday 18 August 2019, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Grant Park
NE 33rd Ave & US Grant Place
Portland, OR 97212

Free, please RSVP at Eventbrite.

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

Oregon’s New Solar Rebate Explained

Wednesday 21 August 2019, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
700 NE Dekum Street, Portland, Oregon 97211

We got great news on June 29th that HB 2618, Solar Rebates for All, passed the Oregon Senate and now heads to the Governor for her signature. Huge congratulations to Solar Oregon's sister organization OSEIA for moving this important new bill to the finish line and getting new solar rebates for Oregonians! We haven’t had state level support for solar since late 2017 and will now have it! Solar Oregon will be hosting this event to explain the new rebates and tell the story of how they got passed with executive director of OSEIA, Angela Crowley-Koch. Join us!

Wednesday 21 August 2019, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Oregon Public House
700 NE Dekum St
Portland, Oregon 97211

Price: $3 suggested donation to help cover the ballroom rental.

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

Large Item Recycling Drop Off Event

Saturday 17 August 2019, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Bean Hollow Road, Pescadero, CA 94060

Free Electronics, Styrofoam & Tires Recycling Drop-Off Event for San Mateo County Residents

The County of San Mateo’s Office of Sustainability and Environmental Health Department are hosting this free event. Some items accepted on this day are: chunks of #6 styrofoam packaging blocks. No peanuts! A limit of 9 deflated tires, passenger or light truck. Some electronics accepted are small appliances, stereo components, phones, TVs, printers and scanners, computers, printer cartridges. NO batteries, no fluorescent bulbs, no large appliances. Please click through for a more complete list of acceptable and unacceptable items. Bring your ID or other proof of residency.

Saturday 17 August 2019, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Pescadero Transfer Station
Bean Hollow Road
Pescadero, CA 94060

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

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

Cover Crops for Home Gardens

Saturday 17 August 2019, 10:30 AM to noon
5283 Snell Avenue, San Jose, CA 95136

Want to improve your garden's soil? Cover Crops can perform many different functions, from preventing soil erosion, attracting beneficial insects, adding organic matter and nitrogen, improving soil structure and tilth, increasing air, water, and nutrient availability, and even helping to break up compacted soils. Master Gardener Elizabeth Evans will discuss why you'll want to grow cover crops, the various types of cover crops, when to plant them, and when to cut and compost or till them under. After the talk, we'll have a hands-on demonstration on planting Summer cover crops and cutting them down.

Participants should wear closed-toed shoes, layered clothing and a hat, as the class is held outdoors in our Pavilion. A refillable water bottle, notebook and writing implements are recommended. Please allow 15 minutes to walk from the parking on Chynoweth.

Saturday 17 August 2019, 10:30 AM to noon

Martial Cottle Park Teaching Pavilion
5283 Snell Avenue
San Jose, CA 95136

Free. Free parking on Chynoweth Avenue at Vauxhall Circle.

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

Energy Day on the Green

Sunday 18 August 2019, Noon to 4:00 PM
176 Main Street, Los Altos, CA 94022

Join GreenTown Los Altos, Silicon Valley Clean Energy, Acterra, PowerFlex Systems, Clean Solar and SunWork to learn the latest ways to use clean electricity. We will have electric car owners showing off their vehicles, the always popular solar cooking team baking cookies, and Rising Sun to tell us about a new County program: "Green House Calls." Look for us on 3rd Street between State and Main.

Sunday 18 August 2019, noon to 4:00 PM

DownTown Green
176 Main Street
Los Altos, CA 94022

Free.

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Listed by: maureenk

US   National (all U.S.)

Webinar: Structural Mass Timber Design: The Engineer’s Role in Optimization

Wednesday 11 September 2019, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM PDT
Internet webinar

Achieving the highest level of cost efficiency possible with mass timber requires an understanding of both material properties and manufacturer capabilities. When it comes to laying out a structural grid, the square peg/round hole analogy is pertinent. Trying to force a mass timber solution on a grid laid out for steel or concrete can result in member size inefficiencies and the inability to leverage manufacturer capabilities. Knowing how to best lay out the grid—without sacrificing space functionality—allows the designer to optimize member sizes, but cost efficiency for a mass timber building goes beyond column spacing. This presentation will examine the structural engineer’s role in optimizing a mass timber structural layout by taking a systems vs. product approach. Topics will include known parameters for mass timber design, design challenges, connections, grid spacings, and lessons learned from the structural design of Colorado mass timber projects.

Wednesday 11 September, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM PDT

Internet webinar.

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

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