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

Net Zero Conference

Thursday 24 August 2017, 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
6023 Garfield Avenue, Commerce, CA 90040

The Net Zero Conference, Energy + Water + Waste, is the nation’s largest event dedicated to net zero building design. The conference includes a full program of net zero case study presentations from nationally leading AEC firms, two panels, an exhibitor table expo, and high quality networking opportunities. The conference draws a wide array of high level decision makers and will also provide five Continuing Education Units for AIA, USGBC, and LFA professional credential holders. There is a happy hour and tours of the facility.

Morning keynote by Dr. Chris Luebkeman, Fellow, Director for Global Foresight, Research and Innovation, Arup.
Afternoon keynote by the Honorable R. Rex Parris, Mayor, City of Lancaster, CA

Thursday 24 August 2017, 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM

IBEW Net Zero Plus Facility
6023 Garfield Avenue
Commerce, CA 90040

Price: $20 through 20 June 2017. Discounts and fees may apply.

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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

Lents Neighborhood Association Meeting

Tuesday 22 August 2017, 7:00 to 9:00 PM
8835 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, OR 97266

This is the monthly association meeting for the Lents Neighborhood Association. The association seeks to enhance the livability of Lents and allow community members to take part in neighborhood affairs.

Tuesday 22 August 2017, 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Lents Activity Center
8835 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland, OR 97266

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Oregon APEM Summer Social

Thursday 24 August 2017, 4:00 to 6:30 PM
5736 NE 33rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97211

Social event for APEM, the Oregon Association of Professional Energy Managers, a partnership of business, government and utilities. APEM seeks to advance the understanding and practice of efficient energy use. This is an opportunity to network with associates.

Thursday 24 August 2017, 4:00 to 6:30 PM

McMenamins Kennedy School
5736 NE 33rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97211

Price: $10. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Mass Timber Connections

Saturday 26 August 2017, 8:30 AM to 12:45 PM
319 SW Pine Street, Portland, OR 97204

Mass Timber Connections: Building Structural Design Skills

For engineers new to mass timber design, connections can pose a particular challenge. This course focuses on connection design principles and analysis techniques unique to mass timber products such as cross-laminated timber, glued-laminated timber and nail-laminated timber. The session will focus on design options for connection solutions ranging from commodity fasteners, pre-engineered wood products and custom-designed connections. Discussion will also include a review of timber mechanics and load transfer, as well as considerations such as tolerances, fabrication, durability, fire and shrinkage that are relevant to structural design.

Sponsored by WoodWorks Wood Products Council. Includes lunch. Speakers include: Bernhard Gafner, P.Eng, MIStructE, CEng, Dipl. Ing, ASPECT Structural Engineers, and Adam Gerber, MASc, ASPECT Structural Engineers.

Saturday 26 August 2017, 8:30 AM to 12:45 PM

Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Downtown
319 SW Pine Street
Portland, OR 97204

Price: $30. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Southwest Corridor Plan Community Advisory Committee Meeting

Tuesday 5 September 2017, 6:15 to 8:45 PM
7688 SW Capitol Highway, Portland, OR 97219

The Southwest Corridor Light Rail Community Advisory Committee provides feedback and recommendations to staff and the Southwest Corridor Steering Committee during production of the draft environmental impact statement. They will help identify a preferred route and station locations for the light rail project. The Southwest Corridor Plan runs from Southwest Portland to Tigard, Tualatin and Sherwood.

Tuesday 5 September 2017, 6:15 to 8:45 PM

Multnomah Arts Center, Room 30
7688 SW Capitol Highway
Portland, OR 97219

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Renewable Natural Gas

Wednesday 6 September 2017, 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM
220 NW 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97209

A workshop – hosted by Energy Vision and NW Natural – on Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) and its importance as an energy and fuel resource that can help Oregon meet climate goals and economic opportunities. Learn about closing the loop on emissions and organic waste, biogas case studies, latest technology, policies, and economic opportunities.

Wednesday 6 September 2017, 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM

NW Natural
220 NW 2nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97209

Free.

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Portland’s Accessory Dwelling Unit Tour

Friday 8 September 2017, Friday-Sunday 8-10 September 2017, daily
2120 NE Tillamook Street, Portland, OR 97212

This is a package of events over three days, including a two-day ADU tour.

First event: ADU workshop on getting started, with permitting, financing and design, presented by Kol Peterson. Friday 8 September 2017, 6:00 to 9:00 PM. At or near Shining Star Waldorf School, 2120 NE Tillamook Street, Portland, OR 97212.

Second event: two days of ADU tours from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. A self-guided tour of ADUs in northeast Portland.

Third event: After-tour party. Music, beer, S’mores. Saturday 9 September 2017, 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Caravan (The Tiny House Hotel), 5009 NE 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97211.

Price: $90, regular admission, all events. Discounts and fees may apply.

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BestFest Cleantech Innovation Conference

Thursday 14 September 2017, 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
121 SW Salmon Street, Portland, OR 97205

BestFest explores how cutting edge innovations in Advanced Manufacturing, Energy, Water, Big Iron, Natural Resources, IoT, Agriculture and Food can make a positive impact on the planet while also growing the Oregon economy. Experts from across industries in Oregon and outside the state along with entrepreneurs and university researchers present exciting innovations.

Thursday 14 September 2017, 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM

World Trade Center, Building 2
121 SW Salmon Street
Portland, OR 97205

Price: $200 for general admission. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Native Plant Workshop

Thursday 21 September 2017, 6:00 to 8:30 PM
4244 SE 91st Avenue, Portland, OR 97266

This workshop introduces you to common native plant communities in Portland, show examples of species that do well in similar growing conditions, share successful planting tips that will help them thrive. A native plant slideshow will highlight characteristics and desired growing conditions of many local favorite native groundcovers, shrubs and trees.

Thursday 21 September 2017, 6:00 to 8:30 PM

Pilgrim Lutheran Church
4244 SE 91st Avenue
Portland, OR 97266

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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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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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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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41420   Salem, OR Metropolitan Area

Wine Country Eclipse

Monday 21 August 2017, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
520 S Pacific Highway West, Rickreall, OR 97371

It’s so close! View a full solar eclipse with others from Solar Oregon and support solar power development.

Solar Oregon is offering a second wine event in 2017 and volunteers are needed! Solar Oregon is the non-profit partner for the Oregon Wine Country Eclipse. Solar Oregon is looking for 50 or more volunteers over four days (18-21 August) to help with this event. Volunteers get free tent camping, eclipse glasses, parking, and event passes all while checking out the total solar eclipse. Volunteers must be 21 or over.

Monday 21 August is probably your only opportunity to see a full eclipse (without taking an expensive trip to a far corner of the world), and you can experience a fun event that features Oregon’s local alcohol, music, and crafts. Event takes place at the Polk County Fairgrounds near Salem, OR.

This eclipse is scheduled for Monday 21 August 2017, between 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM. The fair starts Saturday 19 August and ends Monday 21 August 2017.

Polk County Fairgrounds
520 S Pacific Highway West
Rickreall, OR 97371

Price: $60 for 3-day festival pass. Discounts and fees may apply. Check here for additional pricing.

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41860   San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA Metropolitan Area

LEED Green Associate Exam Prep

Tuesday 22 August 2017, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
1 Sausalito - San Francisco Ferry Bldg, San Francisco, CA 94111

The class will cover the basics of green building, USGBC and GBCI, and the intent and requirements of every credit toward LEED BD+C certification. No prior knowledge of LEED is required to attend the class. Presented by the U.S. Green Building Council, Northern California. The training class will include electronic handouts, instructions on how to sign up for the accreditation exam, and practice exam questions. This training also includes up to two hours of free personalized phone and/or email consultation with the experienced LEED instructor, within four weeks of the class.

The instructor is Alex Spilger, who has consulted on over 100 green building projects with high-profile clients such as Google, Salesforce, Skype, GoPro and the Wharton School of Business.

Tuesday 22 August 2017, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

San Francisco Ferry Building
Port Commission Hearing Room (PCHR)
1 Sausalito - San Francisco Ferry Bldg
San Francisco, CA 94111

Price: $245. Discounts and fees may apply.

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San Francisco Green Drinks

Wednesday 6 September 2017, 5:30 to 8:00 PM
575 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

This monthly event promotes green networking, education and volunteer events in the San Francisco Bay Area. Everyone is encouraged to bring materials and business cards to share on our Community Board.

Wednesday 6 September 2017, 5:30 to 8:00 PM

Southside Spirit House 575 Howard Street San Francisco, CA 94105

Free.

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Designing for the All-Renewable Energy Future

Tuesday 12 September 2017, Noon to 5:00 PM
3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303

Passive House California (PHCA) and the City of Palo Alto present this Designing for the All-Renewable Energy Future, a half-day workshop. It will showcase the transition to all-renewable energy building design, discussing how to do it and what it takes. There will be a discussion of Palo Alto and California-specific requirements, regulations, and best practices. There a panel discussion featuring architects, homeowners, and the City of Palo Alto Planning Department discussing in-the-field case studies of what worked and what didn't.

Tuesday 12 September 2017, Noon to 5:00 PM

Mitchell Park Library
3700 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Price: $50. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Refresh, Replace or Redesign?

Saturday 16 September 2017, 9:00 to 11:00 AM
944 Industrial Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94303

Part of a series on home remodeling, informative workshops for homeowners are taught by our industry experts. Light meal served.

Saturday 16 September 2017, 9:00 to 11:00 AM

Harrell Remodeling 944 Industrial Avenue,
Palo Alto, CA 94303

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Volunteer Solar Installer Orientation

Saturday 23 September 2017, 9:00 AM to Noon
3921 East Bayshore Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303

Orientation for volunteers who want to work on solar installations presented by SunWork Renewable Energy Projects. After the orientation, volunteers are eligible to participate on solar installations around the Bay Area, working together with SunWork's professional staff, attaching racking, running conduit, hanging inverters, and mounting the solar panels that make a system tick. This orientation session is indoors in a class room setting.

A separate presentation from 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm discusses the economics of going solar and provides purchasing tips.

Saturday 23 September 2017, 9:00 AM to Noon

Peninsula Conservation Center
3921 East Bayshore Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Free.

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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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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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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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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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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

Drinks and Discourse with Teresa Alvarado

Tuesday 22 August 2017, Starting at 6:00 PM
76 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95113

In this installment of SPUR’s exciting Young Urbanist series, we sit down with Teresa Alvarado, SPUR’s San Jose director. Come learn about her career path, how her role drives SPUR’s policy work in the South Bay, what she envisions for the future of San Jose and more. Hosted by SPUR, the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association.

Tuesday 22 August 2017, Starting at 6:00 PM

SPUR San Jose
76 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113

Free

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Green Drinks

Wednesday 23 August 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 23 August 2017, 5:30 to 9:00 PM

MacArthur Park
27 University Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Free.

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Composting Workshop

Saturday 26 August 2017, 10:00 AM to Noon
5283 Snell Avenue, San Jose, CA 95136

This is a composting workshop hosted by University of California Cooperative Extension for Santa Clara County. More information about the composting program can be found on the Composting Education Program of the Cooperative Extension website.

Saturday 26 August 2017, 10:00 AM to Noon

Composting Education Site
5283 Snell Avenue
San Jose, CA 95136

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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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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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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

CitiesAlive Green Roof and Wall Conference

Monday 18 September 2017, Monday-Thursday 18-21 September 2017, daily
1400 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

This conference highlights the necessity of green roofs and walls, and celebrates the region featuring content specific to the Pacific Northwest and explore the science behind green roof and wall performance, technology, and design through the lens of the different climates and cities within Cascadia. The conference includes networking opportunity at the Seattle Aquarium.

Plenary opening remarks by Governor Jay Inslee, Governor of Washington.

Schedule:

Registration opens at 7:30 AM on Monday 18 September 2017.
General conference activities:
  from 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM on Monday 18 September 2017
  from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM on Tuesday 19 September 2017
  from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Wednesday 20 September 2017
  (tours) from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM on Thursday 21 September 2017.
GRP Welcome Reception (open to all attendees) from 8:00 to 10:00 PM on Monday 18 September 2017.
Local Host Reception and Seattle Aquarium from 7:30 to 10:30 PM on Tuesday 19 September 2017.

Sheraton Seattle Hotel
1400 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Price: $849 for full pass. Basic delegate pass: $699. Discounts and fees may apply.

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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

Air Sealing and Insulating Existing Homes

Tuesday 5 September 2017, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
3136 Boeing Way, Stockton, CA 95206

The most important and cost-effective aspect of improving home comfort and energy performance is to optimize the building enclosure. This classroom session explains best practices for air sealing and insulating attics, floors, and walls in existing single family homes. Topics include diagnostic equipment; appropriate tools, materials, and methods; site constraints and potential hazards; and evaluating costs and benefits of insulation options.

Instructor: Gavin Healy, Balance Point Home Performance

Presented by PG&E Energy Education Classes.

Tuesday 5 September 2017, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Also in San Francisco in September.

PG&E Energy Training Center
3136 Boeing Way
Stockton, CA 95206

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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.)

Using the EPA Watersense Outdoor Water Budget Tool Webinar

Wednesday 6 September 2017, 9:00 to 10:00 AM Pacific Time
Online webinar

This webinar is an in-depth review of the WaterSense Water Budget tool and takes you step by step through an interactive exercise to better understand the functionality of the tool. The webinar covers its influential calculations and background equations, and it provides a walkthrough of the user interface.

Instructor: Olga M. Cano, Bachelor’s in Architecture and Masters in Environmental Engineering.

Wednesday 6 September 2017, 9:00 to 10:00 AM Pacific Time

Free, but a donation is recommended.

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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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