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38060   Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Area

Energy OutWest Conference

Monday 21 May 2018, A 3-day conference, with 2 days of pre-conference tutorials
8000 Arizona Grand Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85044

A conference dedicated to weatherization, Energy OutWest covers ventilation, airflow, wall insulation, passive house standards, mobile home procedures, mold, moisture, heat pumps, air sealing, zonal pressures, cool roof technology, and many other topics. Get full details from their conference brochure.

A 3-day conference, with 2 days of pre-conference tutorials.
Monday 21 May 2018, Pre-conference tutorials 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday 22 May 2018, Pre-conference tutorials 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday 23 May 2018, Opening Plenary and sessions 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM, followed by reception and weatherization competition
Thursday 24 May 2018, 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM, followed by reception and jazz session
Friday 25 May 2018, 8:30 AM to Noon

Arizona Grand Resort
8000 Arizona Grand Pkwy
Phoenix, AZ 85044

Price: $650 for core conference, $250 for full day of tutorials. Discounts and fees may apply.

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

Timeless Gardens of the Northwest

Tuesday 22 May 2018, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
9319 NE Hwy 99, Hazel Dell, WA 98665

The Northwest's first female landscape architects, Elizabeth Lord & Edith Schryver, began their business and moved into their home in Salem in 1929. This tour views their home and gardens at Gaiety Hollow, where you can meander through the Entry Garden, Grape Pergola, Tea Garden and the Spring Garden. The gardens will be in bloom. Tour includes opportunities for lunch and plant shopping (costs not included).

Tour starts and ends in Hazel Dell, WA (Vancouver) and includes gardens and shopping in Salem, OR, and West Linn, OR.

Hosted by the WSU Extension Master Gardener Program.

Tuesday 22 May 2018, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
9319 NE Hwy 99
Hazel Dell, WA 98665

Price: $35, $10 for entrance fees. Discounts and fees may apply.

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21st Century Commuting

Thursday 24 May 2018, 4:00 to 6:00 PM
1732 NW Quimby Street, Portland, OR 97209

Learn how electric-assist bikes are getting more Oregonians than ever riding to work. Learn how major employers are improving business performance by adopting new software platforms that reward smarter commuting options.

Speakers: E. Sohier Hall, President and CEO, Luum, and Gabriel Scheer, Director of Strategic Development, LimeBike.

Thursday 24 May 2018, 4:00 to 6:00 PM

Jaguar Land Rover Open Software Technology Center
1732 NW Quimby Street
Portland, OR 97209

Price: $25. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Organic Gardening 101

Saturday 2 June 2018, 10:00 AM to Noon
NE 18th Street & NE 172nd Avenue, Vancouver, WA 98684

Come learn what it means to use effective organic methods in your home garden. We’ll discuss the pros and cons of different organic fertilizers, sprays and other products based on the latest scientific research. Learn the most-effective ways to make your garden thrive from the soil on up using organic and sustainable practices.

Saturday 2 June 2018, 10:00 AM to Noon

Pacific Park — Natural Demonstration Area
NE 18th Street & NE 172nd Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98684

Free, with 45 minutes of service at the demo garden.

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Village Building Design Course

Sunday 3 June 2018, 4-day event
2408 SE 16th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214

Repair Your City: the 2018 Village Building Design Course

Part of Village Building Convergence, ten days of events, this is four nights discussing principles of peacemaking, how ecological and social design considerations intersect with sense of place, reclaiming the commons, natural building, and permaculture. During the day, participants can choose from hands-on community site projects and gain direct experience.

Sponsored by Village Building Convergence and the City Repair Project.

Sunday-Wednesday 3-6 June 2018, 5:30 to 9:00 PM

Carvlin Hall
2408 SE 16th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214

Price: $160. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Dollars and Sense of Urban Trees

Thursday 7 June 2018, 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM
4033 Southwest Canyon Road, Portland, OR 97221

The Dollars and Sense of Urban Trees - Are You Getting The Best Bang for your Buck?

What are the best management practices, habits, and innovative approaches that optimize a city’s tree budget? Keynote Speaker: Dr Cecil Konijnendijk, professor of urban forestry at UBC in Vancouver. Other speakers: Kristin Ramstad, Scott Altenhoff, Eric DeBord, and Jon Pywell.

Sponsored by Oregon Community Trees.

Thursday 7 June 2018, 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM

World Forestry Center Miller Hall
4033 Southwest Canyon Road
Portland, OR 97221

Price: $125. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Mason Bees Workshop

Saturday 9 June 2018, Starting at 10:30 AM
1207 SE 8th Way, Battle Ground, WA 98604

Join Master Gardener Vione Graham for an introductory workshop on mason bees. The presentation will cover their role in pollination, their life cycle and habitats and how we can protect these valuable creatures.

[We added tubes for miner bees at our home, which may have helped produce bumper crops of apples, cherries, plums, and pears over the past few years. This year we added a "house" (with tubes) from Costco to our setup.]

Saturday 9 June 2018, Starting at 10:30 AM

Battle Ground Community Library
1207 SE 8th Way
Battle Ground, WA 98604

Free.

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Kelly Elementary School Depave Work Party

Saturday 23 June 2018, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
9030 SE Cooper, Portland, OR 97266

Come rip up pavement at Kelly Elementary School to help make way for a more inviting space! Kelly Elementary is an English and Russian Immersion school located in the Lents neighborhood, close to Johnson Creek. This project will rid the school of a blacktop area that floods when it rains and is "brutally hot and unforgiving" when it's sunny.

Depave is partnering with Kelly Elementary School and the Kelly Elementary School Parent Teacher Association (PTA). This project is being conducted with support from East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District (EMSWCD), ROSE Community Development, and Prosper Portland.

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Saturday 23 June 2018, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Kelly Elementary School
9030 SE Cooper
Portland, OR 97266

Volunteer.

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Green Drinks West Side

Wednesday 11 July 2018, 6:00 to 8:00 PM
12655 SW 1st Street, Beaverton, OR 97005

This event provides attendees with a chance to mingle more intentionally with those you have met over the last few months. For people interested in the overall theme of sustainability and triple bottom line business (people, planet and profit). No formal speaker for this event.

Wednesday 11 July 2018, 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Watson Hall
12655 SW 1st Street
Beaverton, OR 97005

Free to attend.

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Environmental Compliance Bootcamp

Tuesday 24 July 2018, 4-day training
550 SW Oak Street, Portland, OR 97204

Billed as "The Original Environmental Compliance Bootcamp&tm;" this course allows participants to study environmental requirements and learn from real-life regulatory challenges and innovative compliance strategies. It covers environmental laws, regulations, and programs that could affect organizations, how they relate to one another, and how they can be effectively managed.

Topics include: environmental compliance and management perspectives; hazardous and solid wastes; lead, asbestos, and PCB management; water quality regulations and permits; and many similar topics.

4-day training
Tuesday-Friday 24-27 July 2018
8:15 AM to 3:00 PM daily

Courtyard Marriott Portland City Center
550 SW Oak Street
Portland, OR 97204

Price: $1,795. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Green Drinks Portland

Wednesday 8 August 2018, 6:00 to 8:00 PM
3638 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214

This event provides attendees with a chance to mingle more intentionally with those you have met over the last few months. For people interested in the overall theme of sustainability and triple bottom line business (people, planet and profit). No formal speaker for this event.

Wednesday 8 August 2018, 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Portland Cider House
3638 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR 97214

Free to attend.

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Timber Processing and Energy Expo

Wednesday 17 October 2018, 3-day conference
2060 N Marine Drive, Portland, OR 97217

For those in the lumber, plywood, engineered wood product, and wood-to-energy industries. Covers new machinery, products and technologies from industry's leading equipment manufacturers and suppliers. Hosted by Timber Processing and Panel World.

3-day conference
17-19 October 2018
Wednesday 17 October: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday 18 October: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday 19 October: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Portland Exposition Center
2060 N Marine Drive
Portland, OR 97217

Registration opens 1 June 2018.

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41500   Salinas, CA Metropolitan Area

Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Sunday 12 August 2018, 6-day conference
800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Making Efficiency Easy and Enticing

Sponsored by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), the Summer Study discusses cutting-edge technologies, strategies, and programs for reducing energy use and addressing climate impacts. The building industry needs to significantly increase the pace of adoption across all market sectors and regions. To overcome stubborn behavioral, economic, and market barriers, it will need innovation in technology development, program design and implementation, codes and standards, financing, workforce development, and community development. The Summer Study is the place to bring your ideas, experiences, and vision, to make energy efficiency easy and enticing.

6-day conference
Sunday-Friday 12-17 August 2018
Sunday 12 August 2018, 7:30 to 9:00 PM Plenary Session
Monday 13 August 2018, 8:30 AM to 9:00 PM Panel, Informal, and Plenary Sessions
Tuesday 14 August 2018, 8:30 AM to 9:00 PM Panel, Informal, and Plenary Sessions
Wednesday 15 August 2018, 8:30 AM to Noon Panel Sessions, 7:30 to 10 PM Aquarium
Thursday 16 August 2018, 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM Panel and Informal Sessions, 7:30 to 11:00 PM Closing Party
Friday 17 August 2018, 8:30 AM to Noon Panel Sessions

Asilomar Conference Grounds
800 Asilomar Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Price: $1,275 for full conference. Discounts and fees may apply.

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41860   San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA Metropolitan Area

Silicon Valley Energy and Sustainability Summit

Thursday 24 May 2018, 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM
350 Oracle Parkway, Redwood City, CA 94065

This conference explore how to employs the latest innovative technologies and practices to create lasting value and learn what leading businesses are doing to address the sustainability imperative. It includes C-Suite plenaries, policy round tables and case studies, all focused on the business case for clean and efficient energy, environmental sustainability, water conservation and climate action. The event brings together policy experts, elected and appointed officials, business executives and NGO leaders for a series of thoughtful and engaging discussions.

Thursday 24 May 2018, 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Oracle
350 Oracle Parkway
Redwood City, CA 94065

Price: $460. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Continuous Exterior Insulation and High R-Value Walls

Thursday 24 May 2018, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
130 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94104

Building science expert John Straube will cover important concepts and detailing approaches for true high R-value enclosures, especially the important benefits of continuous insulation. He will discuss in detail how to employ continuous exterior insulation, minimize thermal bridging, and attach the (enclosing) exterior skin with minimal reduction in air, water, and thermal performance.

John Straube, Ph.D., P.Eng., is a Principal at RDH Building Science Inc., where he heads forensic investigations and leads research projects.

Thursday 24 May 2018, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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

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Maintaining Native Gardens and Leak Detection

Saturday 26 May 2018, 9:00 AM to Noon
3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303

Learn how maintenance of water-conserving landscapes differs from that of traditional landscapes, including the care and maintenance of native and drought-tolerant plants, soil, and irrigation devices. The lecture will also cover a brief explanation of detecting irrigation system issues, such as leaks and clogs, and how to clear them.

Saturday 26 May 2018, 9:00 AM to Noon

Mitchell Park Library, El Palo Alto Room
3700 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Free.

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Certified Green Building Professional Training

Thursday 31 May 2018, 2-day training
300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612

This 2-day course introduces the main principles of green building and the systems approach to the design, construction and operation of buildings. It provides an understanding of energy efficiency, resource conservation, water conservation, and indoor air quality, and how to effectively convey the importance of these principles and market your business to homeowners.

Thursday 31 May 2018, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday 1 June 2018, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, 1-hour exam at 4:00 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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Business Environmental Awards Ceremony

Thursday 31 May 2018, 5:30 to 8:30 PM
375 Beale Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

2018 Business Environmental Awards Ceremony and Reception

Meet and learn from the 2018 awards recipient. The 2018 awards recipient videos will be unveiled. This is an opportunity to network with top sustainability professionals in the Bay Area. Local and sustainable wine, vegan hors d'oeuvres and dessert will be available.

Sponsored by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

Thursday 31 May 2018, 5:30 to 8:30 PM

Bay Area Metro Center
375 Beale Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Price: $40. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Navigating Bay Area Water

Thursday 31 May 2018, Noon to 6:30 PM
3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303

This event focuses on transformative technology and the policy necessary for water reuse implementation. The event encourages solutions, such as adopting innovative technologies, making appropriate policy changes, and forging successful non-traditional partnerships. Hosted by Sustainable Silicon Valley.

Thursday 31 May 2018, Noon to 6:30 PM

Mitchell Park Community Center
3700 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Price: $160. Discounts and fees may apply.

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How to Design and Build High-Performance Walls and Roofs

Monday 4 June 2018, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
851 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Generally for architects, builders, remodelers, designers, real estate agents, and other professionals. This class examines how to design and build high performance wall and roof assemblies that deliver energy efficiency and do not lead to water and moisture failures. Steve Easley will use pictures from real world installations to illustrate the do’s and don’ts to building high performance walls and roof assemblies that are affordable and cost effective. This interactive class is designed to sort through the myriad of insulation system options in order to match the best insulation system to the type of structure.

California’s new Title 24 Energy Code all but requires high performance walls with exterior insulation as well as attics and roofs with multiple layers of insulation in what can seem to be in confusing and contradictory locations. Learn how to design and build a high-performance building envelope.

Monday 4 June 2018, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

PG&E Pacific Energy Center
851 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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Grid-Scale Storage Conference

Wednesday 6 June 2018, 2-day conference
1231 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Fourth Annual Grid-Scale Storage Conference

Discover the significant market opportunities for energy storage, including government policy and regulatory initiatives, new requirements for transmission and distribution of power in electric markets, increased utilization of distributed energy systems and the integration of storage into smart grid platforms. Get full details from conference brochure. This is a two-day conference, with site tours.

Site tours:

  • Tuesday 5 June 2018 - EOS Energy Storage and Primus Power | 12PM – 6PM
  • Wednesday 6 June 2018 – Conference Presentations Day 1 | 8AM – 5:45PM
  • Thursday 7 June 2018 – Conference Presentations Day 2 | 8AM – 4:45PM

Hotel Whitcomb
1231 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Green Making members may use the promocode GSS4YL for a 10% discount when signing up.

Prices: End Users, Consultants, Power Management Companies - $1,995. Government, Academic, Non-Profit - $1,595. Discounts and groups rates available.

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Sustainable Urban Streetscapes

Thursday 7 June 2018, 6:30 to 8:30 PM
130 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94104

Landscape architects and designers from Marta Fry Landscape Associates, Petersen Studio, and DeepRoot Green Infrastructure discuss their perspectives and experiences with design and implementation of sustainable streetscapes in the Bay Area.

Speakers:

  • James Munden, Principal and Design Director of Marta Fry Landscape Associates’ San Francisco Studio
  • Jacob Petersen, ASLA, Founder and Design Director of Petersen Studio
  • Shawn Freedberg, Director of Business Development at DeepRoot Green Infrastructure

Thursday 7 June 2018, 6:30 to 8:30 PM

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

Price: $15. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Grid Edge Innovation Summit

Wednesday 20 June 2018, 2-day conference
1333 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010

Grid Edge Innovation Summit examines the energy customer of tomorrow and how new innovative business models are quickly emerging. This year’s conference explores how frontier technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Edge Computing, and Blockchain will impact the sector and how market leaders are innovating core systems at the edge of the grid. The agenda includes presentations on Virtual Power Plants, the importance of customers as an energy asset, energy automation with artificial intelligence, energy marketplaces, decentralized energy markets, and resilience.

2-day conference
Wednesday-Thursday 20-21 June 2018
Wednesday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (start of networking reception)
Thursday 8:00 AM to 4:45 PM

Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
1333 Bayshore Highway
Burlingame, CA 94010

Price: $2,095. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Making the Business Case for ZNE Schools

Tuesday 26 June 2018, 9:00 AM to Noon
1405 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612

Delivering The Winning Pitch: Making the Business Case for ZNE Schools

This session focuses on the business of creating ZNE in California’s K-12 schools and community college campuses. This workshop will highlight the experiences of districts participating in the Prop. 39 ZNE Schools Pilot program including planning, engaging stakeholders, assessment of costs and savings and options to secure financing.

Designed for school administrators, construction and operations managers, business officials, community stakeholders, architects, engineers, contractors, and others interested in high performance design and construction.

Additional webinars are scheduled for pilot case studies (Thursday 31 May) and how ZNE can transform the school environment (Wednesday 13 June).

Tuesday 26 June 2018, 9:00 AM to Noon

East Bay AIA
1405 Clay Street
Oakland, CA 94612

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Intersolar Conference and Exhibition

Monday 9 July 2018, 4-day conference
800 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

This exhibition and conference focuses on the areas of photovoltaics, PV production technologies, smart renewable energy and solar thermal technologies. Since being founded, Intersolar has become the most important industry platform for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and partners of the solar industry.

Scheduled for Monday-Thursday 9-12 July 2018
Monday 9 July 2018 Conference 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Tuesday 10 July 2018 Exhibition 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Conference 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday 11 July 2018 Exhibition 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Conference 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Thursday 12 July 2018 Exhibition 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Exhibits:
Moscone Center West Hall
800 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Conference:
InterContinental Hotel San Francisco
888 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Price: Approximately $130 for access to exhibits and approximately $1,100 for the full conference. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Summer Solar Job Fair

Wednesday 11 July 2018, 1:00 to 4:00 PM
851 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Meet face-to-face with top industry employers to start your solar career or take it the next level. In addition to engaging with hiring employers, you can also visit the Networking Lounge to meet new contacts in the industry, or attend one of our softskills workshops or professional headshots booth.

Hosted by GRID Alternatives.

Wednesday 11 July 2018, 1:00 to 4:00 PM

Pacific Energy Center
851 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Free.

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Indigenous Origins of Permaculture

Thursday 26 July 2018, Three long weekends
El Sobrante, CA 94803

The Reclaiming Origins of Traditional Sustainability (ROOTS) Permaculture Design Course explores the indigenous origins of permaculture concepts. It is taught from culturally relevant perspectives from a diverse group of people and creates a space for understanding our roles as stewards of the land. It reclaims empowerment through holistic design methods. The goal is to deliver knowledge and an experience that facilitates connected oneness with mother earth and healing for our collective spirit.

72 hours starting Thursday 26 July 2018 at 9:00 AM
Dates: 26-29 July, 2-5 August, and 9-12 August 2018

Soul Flower Farm
El Sobrante, CA 94803

Price: $1,200. Discounts and fees may apply.

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VERGE Conference

Tuesday 16 October 2018, 3-day conference
550 10th Street, Oakland, CA 94607

This conference and expo is a platform for accelerating a clean economy. It brings together leaders to explore scalable solutions at the intersection of technology and sustainability within three dynamic and influential markets: clean energy, transportation and mobility and the circular economy. It comprises three concurrent conferences: VERGE Circular, VERGE Energy and VERGE Transport.

3-day conference
Tuesday 16 October 2018, 7:45 AM to 7:00 PM Demo, conference sessions
Wednesday 17 October 2018, 7:45 AM to Midnight Conference sessions, party
Thursday 18 October 2018, 7:45 AM to 5:30 PM Conference sessions, reception

Oakland Convention Center
550 10th Street
Oakland, CA 94607

Price: $1,675 for all access, single conference $975. Discounts and fees may apply.

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

Using Graywater in Your Native Garden

Tuesday 22 May 2018, 7:00 to 8:30 PM
13650 Saratoga Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070

Learn how you can install a simple laundry-to-landscape system, get a rebate for installing it, and which native plants are best suited for this type of irrigation. Attending this free workshop will help participants qualify for the District's graywater rebate: $200 (up to $400 in some areas).

Tuesday 22 May 2018, 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Saratoga Library
13650 Saratoga Avenue
Saratoga, CA 95070

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Innovation & Impact Symposium

Thursday 31 May 2018, 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
200 E Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95113

The Innovation & Impact Symposium focuses on the convergence and interdependence of emerging technologies in advanced mobility, energy, and the built environment. Join the region’s leaders from the startup, corporate, public, and research communities to examine what it takes to integrate and implement solutions for maximum impact.

Speakers include:

  • Sam Riccardo, Mayor of San Jose
  • Ruth Cox, CEO, Prospect Silicon Valley
  • Gil Friend, CSO, City of Palo Alto
  • Dragos Maciuca, Technical Directory, Ford
  • Jessie Denver, Energy Program Manager, San Francisco Environment

Thursday 31 May 2018, 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM

San Jose City Hall
200 E Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95113

Price: $250 until 31 March 2018. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Sustainable Urban Systems Symposium

Thursday 7 June 2018, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
443 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA 94305

Celebrates the exemplary work by students, researchers, faculty, and external partners in the past academic year under the Sustainable Urban Systems Initiative. It's an opportunity to explore new ideas and future collaborations within the broader community.

Thursday 7 June 2018, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Stanford University
Room 104, Shriram Center
443 Via Ortega
Stanford, CA 94305

Free.

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Leveraging Blockchain for Sustainable Energy

Thursday 7 June 2018, 5:30 to 8:30 PM
250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301

How can the blockchain enable a more sustainable energy system? Blockchain technology is still in its infancy and several challenges must be addressed. In this discussion, a panel of executives from top utilities, industrial firms, and energy companies in California and the U.S. address the question.

Presented by Women in Cleantech and Sustainability, the City of Palo Alto Utilities, and EDF (Electricity of France).

Thursday 7 June 2018, 5:30 to 8:30 PM

Palo Alto City Hall
250 Hamilton Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Price: $60. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Spring Share Fair

Sunday 10 June 2018, 1:00 to 3:00 PM
600 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Build a stronger community by sharing skills. Skills will include Chicken Care and Improv, Science and Crafts, and Tool Care. Allows you to share garden share, decor, goods, and more. Respond to the energy crisis and climate change by building local resilience. More on Share Faires.

Sponsored by Transition Palo Alto.

Sunday 10 June 2018, 1:00 to 3:00 PM

J. Pearce Mitchell Park
600 East Meadow Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94306

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TinyFest California

Friday 15 June 2018, 3-day Festival
Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Rd., San Jose, CA 95111

TinyFest California is a 3-day celebration of tiny living. It’s a place where the tiny house, simple living, eco-green, DIY, and alternative housing communities gather to connect, explore, experience, learn, and find new ideas and inspiration.

TinyFest will feature professionally built and DIY-built tiny homes in a variety of styles, including tiny houses on wheels, shipping container homes, ADU/backyard cottage options, skoolies, van conversions, and more! The festival also features a full line-up of speakers & workshops, a simple living marketplace, variety of food options, and live music.

Friday, June 15, 5pm-8pm (Free sneak peak)
Saturday, June 16, 9am-6pm ($20 at the gate, $15 online)*
Sunday, June 17, 9am-6pm ($20 at the gate, $15 online)*
*Single Day ticket prices. Weekend passes are available for only $5 extra.

Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
344 Tully Road
San Jose, CA 95111

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Tiny On!

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Silicon Valley Energy Summit

Thursday 21 June 2018, 7:30 AM to 7:00 PM
326 Galvez Street, Stanford, CA 94305

Provides insights on the latest energy technologies, best practices, market trends and emerging government policies. Participants interact with hundreds of people from the world’s largest IT companies, startups, investment funds, utilities, government, environmental organizations and research institutions.

Topics include electrification of transportation, renewable energy with storage, cybersecurity for energy efficiency in buildings, and clean-tech startups.

Thursday 21 June 2018, 7:30 AM to 7:00 PM

Frances Arrillaga Alumni Center
326 Galvez Street
Stanford, CA 94305

Price: $300. Discounts and fees may apply.

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42220   Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA Metropolitan Area

Sustainable Enterprise Conference

Friday 22 June 2018, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
1100 Valley House Drive, Rohnert Park, CA 94928

A conference and networking event for business, government, education, and community leaders seeking the latest information about green trends, policies, and products. It brings communities together to share their stories and ideas with each other.

Friday 22 June 2018, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The Event Center at SOMO Village
1100 Valley House Drive
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Price: $125 for individuals. Discounts and fees may apply.

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46380   Ukiah, CA Micropolitan Area

Intro to Off Grid Systems

Monday 21 May 2018, 2-day class
13771 S. Highway 101, Hopland, CA 95449

This two-day workshop provides an introduction to off-grid solar, wind and hydroelectric systems, which—individually or in tandem—allow homeowners to generate electricity without dependence on the utility grid.

Instructor: Doug Livingston, and independent consultant and NABCEP Certified Solar Installer.

Monday-Tuesday 21-22 May 2018
2-day class, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Solar Living Institute
13771 S. Highway 101
Hopland, CA 95449

Price: $350. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Off Grid Systems For Pros

Wednesday 23 May 2018, 2-day class
13771 S. Highway 101, Hopland, CA 95449

This two-day advanced class in off-grid PV covers the complex world of hybrid power systems, which integrate multiple energy sources (PV, wind power, small hydro, and generators) to satisfy the electrical demand of off-grid sites. This workshop is intended for advanced owners/builders and others with PV and electrical backgrounds who are interested in off-grid applications, or for beginners who have taken PV 190 (Intro To Off Grid Systems).

Instructor: Doug Livingston, and independent consultant and NABCEP Certified Solar Installer.

Wednesday-Thursday 23-24 May 2018
2-day class, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Solar Living Institute
13771 S. Highway 101
Hopland, CA 95449

Price: $350. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Biointensive Mini-Farm Tour

Sunday 27 May 2018, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
44850 Comptche Ukiah Road, Mendocino, CA 95460

Ecology Action is sponsoring a full tour of the Victory Gardens for Peace Mini-Farm in the Town of Mendocino. These tours give a good introduction to Grow Biointensive® sustainable mini-farming, what a practical research site is accomplishing, and how these sustainable methods relates to world agriculture.

Sunday 27 May 2018, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Victory Gardens for Peace at the Stanford Inn by the Sea
44850 Comptche Ukiah Road
Mendocino, CA 95460

Price: $25. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Biointensive Summer Course Series

Saturday 2 June 2018, Two parts, 9 Saturday sessions per part
44850 Comptche Ukiah Road, Mendocino, CA 95460

Ecology Action is hosting two, 9-session courses on Biointensive practices. The first part is for individuals to learn the essential components that make sustainable agriculture and a highly productive, closed-loop food production system possible in your back yard, using the Grow Biointensive® Sustainable Mini-Farming technique and a low-technology lifestyle. The second part is for individuals wishing to learn more about designing a complete diet and planning a sustainable vegetable garden or mini-farm using biointensive techniques.

Saturdays 2 June through 28 July and 18 August through 13 October 2018
Courses are 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM each Saturday

Victory Gardens for Peace at the Stanford Inn by the Sea
44850 Comptche Ukiah Road
Mendocino, CA 95460

Prices: Part 1 $644, Part 2 $713. Does not include food, lodging, or travel. Other disclaimers apply. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Build A Straw Bale House

Saturday 2 June 2018, 2-day class
13771 S. Highway 101, Hopland, CA 95449

This popular course will give you both the knowledge and practice you need to tackle your own straw bale construction project. The instructor, a leading expert in straw bale construction and a building inspector in Sonoma County, will teach you the latest innovations in this constantly evolving building technique.

Participants will help build a small load-bearing structure, including foundation and roofing, and they also will have the opportunity to mix and apply various plasters.

Saturday-Sunday 2-3 June 2018
2-day class, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Solar Living Institute
13771 S. Highway 101
Hopland, CA 95449

Price: $275. Discounts and fees may apply.

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US   National (all U.S.)

Analyzing City Benchmarking Data with the DOE Asset Score

Tuesday 22 May 2018, 10:00 to 11:30 AM Pacific Time
Online Webinar

This webinar will discuss how the DOE Building Energy Asset Score has been used by the City of Portland to predict building performance, with a focus on opportunities to develop policies and programs to more effectively leverage existing data tools.

Tuesday 22 May 2018, 10:00 to 11:30 AM Pacific Time

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Massive Timber Project Case Study

Wednesday 13 June 2018, 10:00 to 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Online Webinar

Optimized Design, Efficient Construction: How One Company Successfully Constructed a Massive Timber Project

This case study presentation offers a rare opportunity to learn about mass timber from a company that built one of the largest cross-laminated timber (CLT) projects in the US—a five-story, 156,000-square-foot office building in Hillsboro, Oregon. Swinerton Builders, which undertook all aspects of construction in-house, will share information on procurement and erection not easily found through other sources. Insights will cover pre-construction activities, including design optimization, proper use of BIM to manage the many prefabricated elements inherent in a large mass timber project, and phasing techniques. Site logistics, quality management, field production, and erection details will also be discussed.

Speakers:

  • Christopher Evans, LEED AP, Swinerton Builders, construction practitioner in Portland, OR
  • William Silva, Swinerton Builders, manager of design and pre-construction management

Wednesday 13 June 2018, 10:00 to 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Online Webinar

Free.

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Selling with EPS (Energy Performance Score)

Wednesday 13 June 2018, 9:00 to 10:00 AM Pacific Time
Online Webinar

For real estate agents, find out how to collaborate with Energy Trust of Oregon to provide energy-efficient solutions to homebuyers and sellers that reside in Energy Trust service territory. This online class helps participants expand their business opportunities as ambassadors for EPS. Agents can receive customer leads through Energy Trust’s real estate ally directory. Learn ways to recognize and promote EPS in the marketplace.

Instructor: Heather Kendall: Education Outreach Associate at Earth Advantage.

Wednesday 13 June 2018, 9:00 to 10:00 AM Pacific Time

Online Webinar

Free.

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Fundamentals of Building Enclosure Design

Wednesday 11 July 2018, 10:00 to 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Online Webinar

Building Enclosure Design: Fundamentals, Components and Assemblies

This presentation will explore design considerations associated with wood-frame building enclosures and the role of control layers. Discussion will focus on best practices for designing durable, energy-efficient enclosures using traditional light wood-frame construction.

Presenter: Colin Shane MEng, PEng, RDH Building Science Inc.

Wednesday 11 July 2018, 10:00 to 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Online Webinar

Free.

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First Friday LEED

Friday 3 August 2018, 9:15 to 10:50 AM Pacific Time
Online Webinar

This webinar covers Energy Modeling in LEED v4. Primarily intended for the USGBC South Regions. Walks participants through the key changes to whole-building energy simulation requirements from LEED 2009 to LEED v4. You will learn about best practices for energy team coordination, the critical steps in the energy modeling process and take a look at the costs and benefits of energy modeling in LEED v4.

Friday 3 August 2018, 9:15 to 10:50 AM Pacific Time

Online Webinar

Price: $10. Discounts and fees may apply.

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