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

Lead Poisoning Prevention Workshop

Wednesday 20 February 2019, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
2900 SE Stark St. Suite A, Portland, OR 97214

Lead poisoning can occur through exposure to old household paint, drinking water, soil, and certain occupations. This workshop teaches participants about the health effects and common sources of lead exposure, basic prevention measures to limit future exposure, and resources for additional help to eliminate lead poisoning. Eligible participants receive free kits of lead poisoning prevention materials. Please register at the URL below, Community Energy Project, to ensure we bring ample materials for all participants.

Wednesday 20 February 2019, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Community Energy Project
2900 SE Stark St. Suite A
Portland, OR 97214

Free.

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Listed by: maureenk

Community Solar: Tool in the Clean Energy Revolution

Wednesday 27 February 2019, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
1700 North Killingsworth Street, Portland, OR 97217

Join us as Bridget Callahan from Sustainable Northwest and Dan Orzech from Oregon Clean Power Coop will be talking about the upcoming community solar program and its potential to create more clean energy in Oregon. We’ll be discussing what is Community solar, when it will be coming and what are some of the forms it could take.

Wednesday 27 February 2019, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Lucky Labrador Tap Room
1700 North Killingsworth Street
Portland, OR 97217

Free.

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Listed by: maureenk

41860   San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA Metropolitan Area

Requirements for Laboratory and Factory Exhaust Systems

Thursday 21 February 2019, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
851 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

The 2019 version of the California Energy Commission, Title 24, will for the first time, address fan energy consumption in laboratory and factory exhaust systems. In previous versions of Title 24, laboratory exhaust systems were exempted from the Building Energy Efficiency Standards. The proposed changes to Part 6, Chapter 5, Section 140.9(c) now include prescriptive requirements for the maximum allowable fan energy consumption for both laboratory and factory exhaust systems with volume flow rates greater than 10,000 cfm.

During this presentation, Brad Cochran will walk through the proposed updates to the standard; which include meeting discharge requirements from ANSI/ACGIH Z9.5-2015 – Laboratory Ventilation Standards; minimum allowable fan power per volume flow rate requirements for untreated and treated exhaust systems; and variable air volume control strategies that can be implemented when the minimum fan power allowances cannot be achieved. In addition, the presentation will also discuss upcoming changes to the Z9.5 standard, as they pertain to laboratory exhaust systems, along with their impact on the proposed Title 24 regulation.

Thursday 21 February 2019, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Pacific Energy Center
851 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Price: $75, includes dinner. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Listed by: maureenk

Examining Carbon Impacts of Tall Buildings in Dense Urban Settings

Tuesday 26 February 2019, Noon to 1:00 PM
130 Sutter Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94104

“Density is good” is a frequently-heard mantra among architects and planners – yet this generalization deserves critical examination. Green building/zero-energy consultant Ann Edminster M.Arch. has researched the carbon implications of tall buildings in urban settings (The New Carbon Architecture, Bruce King, New Society Publishers 2017). Her findings provide compelling evidence that construction of new, super-tall buildings within already-developed cities may be detrimental to society's carbon reduction goals and deserves a great deal more study, given the accelerating rate of climate change and the critical role of buildings in the increase of carbon emission from construction, operations, and related transportation. This presentation will cover Edminster's research to date and the further research needed to answer the question, "To what extent is increasing density a good, climate-beneficial, thing?"

Tuesday 26 February 2019, Noon to 1:00 PM

AIA San Francisco
130 Sutter Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94104

Price: $10. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Listed by: maureenk

Aging/Living in Place: Designing Your Home Today for All Your Tomorrows

Saturday 2 March 2019, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
944 Industrial Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94303

Learn to implement home updates that provide accessibility for all ages and abilities. If you’re wanting to stay in your home, as you gracefully age, you’ll learn how to design and remodel your home for today, and tomorrow. Harrell's 2019 series of informative workshops for homeowners are taught by industry experts who will share their 30+ years of experience and knowledge of the design and remodeling process. Their goal is to provide you with the educational tools you need to get started on a successful and minimally stressful remodel, and make your renovation project a rewarding and positive experience. A light meal and beverages will be served.

Saturday 2 March 2019, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Harrell Remodeling, Inc.
944 Industrial Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Free.

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Listed by: maureenk

Free Electric Vehicle Workshop

Wednesday 13 March 2019, 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Millbrae Library, 1 Library Ave, Millbrae, CA 94030

Everything You Need to Know to “Go EV”

Want to love the planet and your car? Learn how on March 13! Acterra and the City of Millbrae invite you to attend this FREE event.

Topics:

  • The benefits of EVs versus gas-powered cars
  • Government rebates (up to $10,800) for "going EV"
  • Additional rebates for low income consumers
  • Battery range and charging basics
  • Leasing versus buying
  • Current makes/models and what's in store for the future!

Event partners: City of Millbrae, Millbrae Library, Friends of the Millbrae Library

Wednesday 13 March 2019, 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Millbrae Library
1 Library Avenue
Millbrae, CA 94030

Free

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Listed by: ww.chou@gmail.com

Speakers Needed for Green Academy Symposium

Friday 22 March 2019, 9:30 to 11:45 AM
Woodside High School

The Green Academy Program at Woodside High School is planning a symposium for the sophomore class and is looking for professionals who can talk about their jobs and how they address environmental issues. Students in the Green Academy are inspired both in and outside the traditional classroom to become stewards of the environment, community leaders, and innovators in the field of green technology. The students interests are widespread from landscape architect and interior design to environmental advocacy and engineering. Two sessions are planned:

Session 1: Career Round Tables 9:35-10:30 Professionals will speak in a small group format about their career, educational background, give a brief job description and offer the pros & cons of their field. Students will have 15 minutes with each professional and then rotate to the next. The academy is looking for a professional who can fill one of the speaker positions.

Session 2: Hot Topics 11-11:45 Professionals will each speak on a different hot topic related to the environment or how your industry is addressing environmental issues that arise. This will be two rotations of 20 minutes each, in which a professional can introduce the issue, provide a bit of background information, and discuss solutions. For example: LEED certification. The academy is looking for professionals who can speak on industry topics.

If you are an innovator in green technology, a professional improving the environment, or a community leader, this program gives you an excellent opportunity to make a positive difference in a teenager's life.

Please contact Faith Velschow, Director of Mentoring and Career Services, at fvelschow@seq.org or via phone at 650-591-7502.

Woodside High School
Woodside, CA 94062

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

Energy Seminar: Naomi Hirose: Fukushima Accident and Its Aftermath

Monday 25 February 2019, 4:30 PM to 5:20 PM
475 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA 94305

Eight years have passed since the Japan Earthquake and subsequent Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident. Steady progress has been made towards the reconstruction of Fukushima, repopulation of surrounding areas, and the decommissioning of the plant. Meanwhile, with Japan having fully deregulated its electricity and gas market, the business environment surrounding Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings is undergoing a major change. In the long term, TEPCO foresees a decrease in demand for their power service and increased competition among utility companies. In this program, Naomi Hirose, who managed the Fukushima incident and reformed TEPCO as President from 2012 to 2017, shares his insights on the current situation in Fukushima, lessons learned and implications from the accident.

Monday 25 February 2019, 4:30 PM to 5:20 PM

Stanford U NVIDIA Auditorium
Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center
475 Via Ortega
Stanford, CA 94305

Free and open to the public.

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Listed by: maureenk

Modular Construction Meets Advanced Sustainability

Tuesday 26 February 2019, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
1995 S Bascom Avenue, Campbell CA 95008

This seminar will teach all about modular construction integrated with renewable energy smart home technology. The session will break down the differences between the "traditional stick built" method of construction versus the "modular" method. You'll learn the advantages and disadvantages of the modular process along with how we've used TESLA smart home products to create net zero in a home. Learn about “Renewable Energy" and how we've used TESLA solar roof tiles, the TESLA powerwall home battery and the TESLA smart home system to operate everything inside the home at net zero (NZEB), meaning the total amount of energy used by the building on an annual basis is roughly equal to the amount of renewable energy created on the site. In plain English, this means that your electric and heat bill comes out to $0 per month.

Tuesday 26 February 2019, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

DoubleTree - Pruneyard Plaza
1995 S Bascom Avenue
Campbell, CA 95008

Free.

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Listed by: maureenk

Architectural Intelligence Conference

Friday 1 March 2019, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
150 W. San Carlos Street, San Jose, CA 95110

The American Institute of Architects, Silicon Valley Chapter presents AI.19, the Architectural Intelligence Conference, to inspire and inform architects and our allies as we Frame the Future of Silicon Valley. Aligning our industry with a valley that has proven command of global Leadership and Innovation, we too commit to shaping and influencing the world with better, smarter design. This one-day conference examines some of the most pressing challenges facing our industry and offers expert intelligence on how we can elevate our local communities. The AI 2019 Conference focuses the discussion on Innovation, Sustainability, and Equity + Leadership in the Silicon Valley. These three session tracks provide specific learning and growth opportunities, while the lineup of exceptional speakers, vendor fair, and networking opportunities will inspire and connect attendees to a larger, far-reaching purpose.

Friday 1 March 2019, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

San Jose McEnery Convention Center
150 W. San Carlos Street
San Jose, CA 95110

Price: $215. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Listed by: maureenk

42220   Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA Metropolitan Area

Rebuild Green Expo

Friday 22 February 2019, 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
1351 Maple Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

The Rebuild Green Expo is a showcase for building affordable, sustainable and resilient communities. The Expo came out of a concern from many quarters following the catastrophic fires in the North Bay region of California. Get information and meet providers of efficient heating and cooling systems, healthy interiors and finishes, accessory dwelling units, landscaping, energy systems and storage, construction methods and wall systems, water use and reuse, and more.

A group of green building professionals, community organizers, and others formed the Rebuild Green Coalition under the auspices of the Ecological Building Network, a North Bay 501c3 organization that specializes in developing and disseminating information on healthy, low-carbon building.

Friday 22 February 2019, 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building
1351 Maple Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Free.

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Listed by: maureenk

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