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19740   Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO Metropolitan Area

National Solar Conference and NZE Decathlon

Monday 9 October 2017, 5-day conference
900 Auraria Parkway, Denver, CO 80204

These conference sessions and networking events maximize knowledge sharing and community building. Sessions provide overviews on global to national to regional pathways that are working, explores how policy challenges are being overcome and how bridges are being built across very different constituencies, and looks at advances in a variety of technical and policy approaches (New Technologies, Solar Resource Applications, Solar Cooking, Plant Performance, and Deployment of Distributed Solar Forum). It presents cutting-edge research and valuable trends and analysis to the solar and renewable energy community.

The conference is co-located with and is an integral part of the two-week U.S. DOE Solar Decathlon (5-15 October 2017).

the conference is presented by the American Solar Energy Society.

5-day conference Monday-Thursday 9-13 October 2017
9:00 AM to 9:00 PM on Monday Conference and Solar Decathlon
9:00 AM to 9:30 PM on Tuesday Conference
9:00 AM to 9:00 PM on Wednesday Conference
9:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Thursday Conference
11:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Friday Tour and Solar Decathlon

Tivoli Student Union
900 Auraria Parkway
Denver, CO 80204

Price: $795 for full conference. Discounts and fees may apply. Significant discounts for early registration and discounts for ASES membership.

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

California Regional Home Performance Conference & Trade Show

Tuesday 14 November 2017, Starting at 7:00 AM
701 W Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90831

The 2017 Home Performance Coalition California Conference will feature sessions to enhance your building science knowledge and skills, and share the most current information and best practices for weatherization, and home performance operations, business and policy.

Trade show floor will be open
Tuesday 14 November 2017, 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Wednesday 15 November 2017, 7:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Reception 14 November 2017, 5:30 to 6:30 PM

Hilton Long Beach
701 W Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90831

Price: $475 for full conference. Discounts and fees may apply.

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

Transportation Policy Alternatives Committee Meeting

Friday 29 September 2017, 9:30 AM to Noon
600 NE Grand Avenue, Portland, OR 97232

The Transportation Policy Alternatives Committee provides technical input to the Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation on transportation planning and funding priorities for the region. This is the monthly TPAC meeting.

Friday 25 August 2017, 9:30 AM to Noon

Also, Friday 29 September 2017, 9:30 AM to Noon

Metro Regional Center, Council Chambers
600 NE Grand Avenue
Portland, OR 97232

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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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Greening the M&M Swap Meet

Saturday 7 October 2017, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
346 SW Walnut Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123

Depave will be ripping up small portions of pavement and doing lots of other landscaping to improve the Market with rain gardens, native plantings, trees, and more.

The M&M Swap Meet is at Hillsboro’s Multicultural Market, one of the region’s oldest Latino markets.

Work will be done with two shifts of volunteers, starting at 9am and going until 3:00 PM. Volunteers are encouraged to come in the morning to depave – orientation is at 8:45 AM. However, there will be many other tasks to help with and all are welcome to come at any time during the day and stay for as long/short as desired. Depave will provide all the necessary tools, gloves, safety gear. Volunteers are encouraged to wear long pants and clothing appropriate for tough work and fall weather. Closed-toed shoes are required.

Saturday 7 October 2017, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

M&M Swap Meet 346 SW Walnut Street Hillsboro, OR 97123

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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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Build Small, Live Large

Friday 3 November 2017, 3-days
1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201

This conference features a full day of educational sessions from national experts working on the cutting edge of accessory dwelling unit policy, design and development, plus the opportunity for tours of ADUs and a tiny house village, plus workshops on building an accessory dwelling.

The Build Small Live Large Summit is a gathering place for visionary leaders and policymakers from around the country and across sectors to explore smaller homes as a promising local response to housing shortages and climate change. Smaller homes use less energy and materials, add to the supply of housing options in walkable, high-opportunity neighborhoods, offer flexibility as households change over time, and provide homeowners with a way to offset their mortgages with rental income.

Friday 3 November 2017, 8:30 AM to approximately 8:00 PM Conference and special event
Saturday 4 November 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Tours
Sunday 5 November 2017, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Workshops

Smith Memorial Student Union
1825 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97201

Price: $365 for full conference. Workshops are separate $95. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Design and Construction Industry Forum

Thursday 8 March 2018, 3:30 to 8:30 PM
1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205

The forum provides the design and construction industry an informative and stimulating look at what i’s new and innovative in the industry. Speakers and exhibitors.

Sponsored by Construction Specifics Institute Portland.

Thursday 8 March 2018, 3:30 to 8:30 PM

The Portland Art Museum
PAM Grand Ballroom
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205

Price: $25 for attendance. Sponsorships start at $700. Discounts and fees may apply.

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

Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Conference

Sunday 15 October 2017, 3-day conference and 1-day preconference
1209 L Street, Sacramento, California 95814

A international conference focused on understanding human behavior and decision making to accelerate the transition to an energy-efficient and low-carbon future. Sessions on transportation, thermostats, urban planning, architecture, renewable energy, electric vehicles, solar, and others topics.

Keynote: Naomi Orestes, Author of “Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco to Global Warming”.

Sunday-Wednesday 15-18 October 2017
Sunday 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM pre-conference
Monday 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM to Noon
Wednesday 1:00 to 4:00 PM post-conference

Hyatt Regency Sacramento
1209 L Street
Sacramento, California 95814

Price: $825. Discounts and fees may apply.

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41500   Salinas, CA Metropolitan Area

Monterey Design Conference

Friday 13 October 2017, 3-day conference
800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950

This biennial conference is an open forum to a broad range of ideas and critical thinking people that shape our built environment. It brings together the world’s leading architects and design thinkers.

Lodgings at the conference center are sold out. Accommodations are available at nearby hotels.

Friday-Sunday 13-15 October 2017
Friday 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, After Party 9:00 to 10:30 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM, AEP Mixer 10:30 PM to Midnight
Sunday 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Asilomar Conference Grounds
800 Asilomar Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Price: $825. Discounts and fees may apply.

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41860   San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA Metropolitan Area

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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Acterra Public Lecture Series

Thursday 28 September 2017, 7:30 to 9:30 PM
940 Commercial Street, Palo Alto, CA 94303

First in the fall lecture series: How the Clean Energy Economy is Helping to Address Climate Change presented by Steve Westly of The Westly Group (a sustainability venture firm). Westly will share his perspective on the latest developments in the clean energy economy.

Thursday 28 September 2017, 7:30 to 9:30 PM

The Foster Art and Wilderness Foundation
940 Commercial Street
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Price: $10. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Transition to Zero Waste

Sunday 1 October 2017, Starts at Noon
2530 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702

Learn how to reduce waste in the home, office, on the go and at school. Get practical tips you can apply today that will reduce your environmental impact, save you money and simplify your life.

Instructors: Rebecca Newburn, Richmond Grows; Stephanie Regni, FillGood.co

Sunday 1 October 2017, Starts at Noon

Ecology Center Classroom
2530 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702

Free.

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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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Water-Efficient Edible Gardening Workshop

Saturday 7 October 2017, 9:00 AM to Noon
700 Alma Street, Menlo Park, CA 94025

This hands-on workshop will cover how to reduce water needs for seasonal vegetable gardening by learning how to grow “cool-season” vegetables to harvest all summer long. This class will also cover how to incorporate organic maintenance techniques into seasonal vegetable gardening such as how to use compost and cover crops/green manure.

Instructor: Suzanne Bontempo

Saturday 7 October 2017, 9:00 AM to Noon

Arrillaga Family Recreation Center
700 Alma Street
Menlo Park, CA 94025

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Home Composting Workshop

Saturday 14 October 2017, 10:00 AM to Noon
650 Shell Boulevard, Foster City, CA 94404

Learn the basics of starting your own backyard and worm composting system. Turn your food scraps, leaves, and plant cuttings into nutrient-rich compost that helps your garden retain moisture, suppress weeds, and prevent soil erosion, while cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

Sponsored by the County of San Mateo's Sustainability Academy.

Saturday 14 October 2017, 10:00 AM to Noon

William E. Walker Recreation Center
650 Shell Boulevard
Foster City, CA 94404

Free, but requires reservation.

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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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Negotiating Effective Environmental Agreements

Thursday 19 October 2017, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
4601 Warring Street, Berkeley, CA 94720

This intensive two-day workshop is designed to meet the needs of those in a position to advise on or negotiate environmental agreements. This includes agreements for watershed management, flood protection, habitat restoration, sustainable fisheries, air quality management plans, conservation of species, and other standards that help protect the environment.

Organized by Concur, and organization that helps government agencies, communities, business and citizen organizations negotiate with peers.

Thursday-Friday 19-20 October 2017, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

UC Berkeley Clark Kerr Campus
4601 Warring Street
Berkeley, CA 94720

Price: $650 regular admission. 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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Fall EcoHouse Tour

Sunday 22 October 2017, Starting at 10:00 AM
North Berkeley, CA 94709

An introductory exterior walking tour of our eco-demonstration home and garden. The tour of EcoHouse will include a native rain garden, a constructed wetland, a laundry-to-landscape greywater system, a rainwater cistern, a food forest, and more. Pre-registration is required.

Sunday 22 October 2017, Starting at 10:00 AM

EcoHouse
1305 Hopkins Street
Berkeley, CA 94709

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Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant­ Training

Friday 27 October 2017, 5-days, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day
851 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

This 5-day course is the premier training program for low-energy, net zero and Passive House building professionals. It is specifically designed to teach the international Passive House Standard to American professionals making Passive Houses in the U.S. construction industry.

This is organized by North American Passive House Network (NAPHN) in collaboration with the Passive House Academy (PHA), the Passive House Institute (PHI), and Passive House California (PHCA)

Five days: Friday & Saturday 27-28 October and Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 30 October to 1 November 2017, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day

Pacific Energy Center
851 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Price: $2,250 for full course, exam, and professional registration. Discounts and fees may apply.

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People, Our Planet, and Water

Thursday 9 November 2017, 1:00 to 2:30 PM
190 King Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

This course helps you gain insight into water efficiency and the role of sustainable plumbing. It also discusses testing and standards, environmental technologies, product transparency and contributions to LEED certification.

Thursday 9 November 2017, 1:00 to 2:30 PM

TOTO Concept 190 Studio
190 King Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

Price: $10. 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

Green Drinks

Wednesday 27 September 2017, 5:30 to 9:00 PM
27 University Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301

This monthly event promotes green networking, education and volunteer events in the Silicon Valley Area. Everyone is encouraged to bring materials and business cards to share. This event is for professionals, entrepreneurs and interested people with their peers in fields related to sustainability and the environment.

Wednesday 27 September, 5:30 to 9:00 PM

MacArthur Park
27 University Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Free.

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The Architecture of Accessible Housing

Friday 29 September 2017, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
780 Commercial Street, San Jose, California 95112

This is a five-hour ADA seminar,to help architects that covers laws and regulations governing the design and construction of accessible residential communities? Get a useful overview at this workshop.

Presented by Dawn Anderson, AIA, Accessibility Specialist and Principal Architect of As It Stands.

Friday 29 September 2017, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Pipe Trades Training Center
780 Commercial Street
San Jose, California 95112

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Permeable Hardscape Installation Methods

Saturday 30 September 2017, 9:00 to 11:30 AM
1634 Las Plumas Avenue, San Jose, CA 95133

Permeable Hardscape Installation Methods - Pavers and Perk Grout in San Jose

Learn about how to install and manage permeable hardscapes. Permeable landscapes reduce the transport of polluted urban and rain water runoff to storm drains and creeks, allowing infiltration and groundwater replenishment. A combined outdoor lecture and hands-on workshop. Wear closed-toed shoes, a hat, and bring water. Tools and light refreshments will be provided.

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

Saturday 30 September 2017, 9:00 to 11:30 AM

Fire Station No. 34
1634 Las Plumas Avenue
San Jose, CA 95133

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Lawn Removal & Native Garden Installation Seminar

Saturday 7 October 2017, 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
3095 Yerba Buena Road, San Jose, CA 95135

This seminar provides practical advice from an experienced landscaper, and view step-by-step pictures on simple ways to change your lawn into a lovely and low maintenance native garden. Learn a few important design principles, see before and after pictures, and receive a select list of go-to native plants for sun or shade. Sheet mulching will be demonstrated, along with instruction on improving soil and plant health.

Provided by California Native Plant Society, Santa Clara Valley.

Saturday 7 October 2017, 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Evergreen Valley College, Sequoia Lecture Hall
3095 Yerba Buena Road
San Jose, CA 95135

Price: $45. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Converting to Drip Irrigation in San Jose

Saturday 21 October 2017, 9:30 AM to Noon
1248 South Blaney Avenue, San Jose, CA 95129

Learn how to install and maintain a water efficient irrigation system, including basic layout designs and watering techniques. Work on a water efficient drip system with the right components to suit your landscaping. Wear closed-toed shoes, a hat, and bring water. Tools and light refreshments will be provided.

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

Saturday 21 October 2017, 9:30 AM to Noon

Fire Station No. 15
1248 South Blaney Avenue
San Jose, CA 95129

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Start and Grow a Community Garden

Saturday 4 November 2017, 2:00 to 4:00 PM
687 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto, CA 94306

This interactive class will explore the essentials of starting and maintaining a community-run garden. Topics will include the types of community gardens, creating the project vision and values, community engagement, where and how to find land, water and irrigation considerations, garden planning, issues of sustainability, funding and organizational structure.

Instructor Loretta O’Brien is the founding project director and garden manager of Pacifica Gardens.

Saturday 4 November 2017, 2:00 to 4:00 PM

Common Ground Garden
687 Arastradero Road
Palo Alto, CA 94306

Price: $30. Discounts and fees may apply.

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G-50 Global Smart City Summit

Tuesday 12 December 2017, Starting at 9:30 AM
5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054

The idea of a smart city is to create intelligent and efficient solutions to support city growth toward a more sustainable, resilient, and communicative society, improve residents quality of life by using urban informatics and innovative disruptive technology. This summit brings together technology leaders, professional, government officers to talk about different aspects of six core areas: government services, transport and traffic management, energy, health care, water, environment and waste management.

Sponsored by the cities of Cupertino and Santa Clara, CA.

Tuesday-Wednesday 12-13 December 2017
Presentations Tuesday 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Presentations Wednesday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Award Dinner Wednesday 6:00 to 9:30 PM

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

Price: $200 for 2-day general admission. Discounts and fees may apply. For more information about pricing see Eventbrite.

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42100   Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA Metropolitan Area

Green Business Mixer

Wednesday 27 September 2017, 5:00 to 7:30 PM
1030 41st Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

For people interested in learning about the Certified/Certifying Green Businesses program. Complementary refreshments and networking. Speakers on the AMBAG Energy Watch Program on Energy Efficiency and City/County of Santa Cruz on newest recycling guides.

Organized by Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program and sponsored by the City and County of Santa Cruz.

Wednesday 27 September 2017, 5:00 to 7:30 PM

New Bohemia Brewing Company
1030 41st Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Free.

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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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Sustainability Innovation Summit

Tuesday 14 November 2017, 3-days
1883 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen, CA 95442

For leaders of environmental, social and governance progress within their organizations. Learn to create sustainable products, services or processes more rapidly and successfully. Share sustainability best practices and tools.

Presented by New & Improved.

Tuesday-Thursday 14-16 November 2017
Tuesday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM to Noon

Benziger Family Winery
1883 London Ranch Road
Glen Ellen, CA 95442

Price: $2,500 regular admission. Discounts and fees may apply. Lodging not included.

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42660   Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Area

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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Northwest Green Building Slam

Friday 3 November 2017, 5:30 to 11:00 PM
4069 Spokane Lane, Seattle, WA 98105

Ten speakers, 10 minutes, 10 slides. Learn about 10 innovative, sustainable, high-performance "green" buildings that push the envelope in our built environment. Projects range from residential to multi-family to mixed use developments in the Seattle area. More info about the slam.

Friday 3 November 2017, 5:30 to 11:00 PM
Registration, drinks and appetizers at 5:30, SLAM presentations at 7:00, networking, dessert and coffee at 10:00.

Kane Hall, University of Washington
4069 Spokane Lane
Seattle, WA 98105

Price TBD.

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44700   Stockton, CA Metropolitan Area

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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US   National (all U.S.)

Steps for Designing an Economical Net Zero Energy Home Webinar

Wednesday 27 September 2017, 9:00 to 10:00 AM Pacific Time
Online Webinar

Seven steps for transforming a conventional house to an economical, net zero energy home, this webinar covers the energy and economic impacts of infiltration sealing, wall/roof insulation, windows, heat pumps, fresh air ventilation, water heating, appliances and solar photovoltaic systems. It helps develop an initial familiarity with ZEROs (Zero Energy Residential Optimization software) energy, IAQ (healthy environment), comfort, solar PV, economic, and financial simulation capabilities.

Wednesday 27 September 2017, 9:00 to 10:00 AM Pacific Time

Free, but a donation is recommended.

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How to Sell Green Homes

Wednesday 4 October 2017, 9:00 to 10:15 AM Pacific Time
Online Webinar

This is the National Association of Realtor’s 2017 Sustainability Report Recap. Recent research points to continuous shifts in market interest as it relates to sustainability. This webinar highlights the REALTORS and Sustainability 2017 Report that points to market opportunities for a variety of industry professionals. Learn how to harness existing resources to show the growing demand for eco-friendly homes, products and systems.

Instructor: Amanda Stinton, Director of Sustainability and NAR’s Green Designation. Organized by GreenHome Institute.

Wednesday 4 October 2017, 9:00 to 10:15 AM Pacific Time

Online Webinar

Free, but donations encouraged.

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