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Green Building Conferences in 2007

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FYI on upcoming green building events, energy seminars in our area.

 


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From: jason@recycleannarbor.org

Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2007 08:33:37 -0800 (PST)

Subject: wgbc EVENTS!

 

Greetings and Happy New Year!

 

2007 should be an exciting year for Green Building in Southeast Michigan. Check out these events, sign up, and spread the word. Make sure you scroll all the way down...

 

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THURSDAY JANUARY 18

 

On Thursday, January 18, the Ecology Center and Recycle Ann Arbor will be hosting the first "Beyond Sustainability" meeting to discuss how we can implement some of the ideas William McDonough shared with us at the Ecology Center's November Fundraising Dinner.

 

The meeting will take place at Recycle Ann Arbor's EnHouse, at 2420 S. Industrial Hwy., in Ann Arbor. If you haven't yet let us know if you'll be attending, please RSVP to Lacey Doucet at lacey@ecocenter.org.

 

I hope you can join us next week!

 

Mike Garfield

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SATURDAY JANUARY 20

 

“Introduction to Green Residential Construction”

By Patrick Houle, Diamond Environmental Solutions

January 20, 2007, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Patrick Houle, from Diamond Environmental Solutions (www.diamondenv.com), will discuss green options for homeowners and builders. With several green building guidelines available today, it is important to understand similarities and differences between the programs and help homeowners and building professionals make informed decisions when it comes to building a green home. Join us for this informative discussion.

 

Cost for this event is $10, including refreshments. Registration is recommended as seating is limited.

 

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WEDNESDAY JANUARY 24

 

location: Ypsilanti District Library

 

"Installing Solar Power in Michigan"

January 24, 2007, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

 

Dave Strenski is credited with leading the installation of the Ypsilanti

Food Co-op's demonstration solar photovoltaic system. The system, which was

fully installed in the fall of 2005, was funded by a $6,000 grant, awarded

to the Co-op by the State of Michigan. Dave will cover topics surrounding

his project, such as: design, installation, production, monitoring,

associated costs, and the Co-op's future plans for expansion of the system.

 

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FRIDAY JANUARY 26

 

"Installing Solar Power in Michigan"

January 26, 2007, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

 

Dave Strenski is credited with leading the installation of the Ypsilanti

Food Co-op's demonstration solar photovoltaic system. The system, which was

fully installed in the fall of 2005, was funded by a $6,000 grant, awarded

to the Co-op by the State of Michigan. Dave will cover topics surrounding

his project, such as: design, installation, production, monitoring,

associated costs, and the Co-op's future plans for expansion of the system.

 

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Registration for these events is strongly recommended.

Unless otherwise noted, please RSVP at jason@recycleannarbor.org or 734-662-6288 ext. 118.

 

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SATURDAY FEBRUARY 10

 

"Renewable Energy Introductory Seminars"

February 10th, 2007, 9 am – 5pm

 

Are you interested in learning the basics of Renewable Energy systems and how they can work in Michigan? Then the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association’s (GLREA) Renewable Energy Seminars are for you.

These seminars answer commonly asked questions about different types of renewable energy applications, Solar Water & Space Heating, Solar Electricity and Wind Energy.

 

9:00 – 9:30AM Energy Efficiency Primer The wise person works to conserve as much electricity as possible before investing in renewable energy. Learn about energy efficiency improvements that you can make to your home and how to create energy saving habits.

 

9:30 – 11:30AM Solar Water & Space Heating Systems Learn how to use the sun’s energy for domestic uses (showers, sinks, washing machines) and for home heating. These systems are easy to install and often pay for themselves in energy savings in just a few years. This seminar provides an overview of a variety of water and space heating systems.

 

11:30 -12:30PM LUNCH

 

12:30 – 2:00PM Solar Photovoltaic Electricity Students will gain a basic understanding of the components that make up a Photovoltaic (PV) electric system and how PV works. Students in this seminar should attend the Balance of Systems session.

 

2:15 – 3:00PM Balance of Systems A part of the PV and wind energy seminars, this session covers the components that are common to both. There is no additional charge for this session.

 

3:15 – 5:00PM Wind Electricity This seminar is ideal for people who wish to learn more about wind energy technology and who are interested in installing a system. Students in this seminar should attend the Balance of Systems session.

 

One Workshop $30 (GLREA Members - $20)

Two Workshops $40 (GLREA Members - $30)

Three Workshops $50 (GLREA Members - $40)

 

Space is limited, and PRE-REGISTRATION IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. Avoid disappointment and register early! To register or for more information, please contact GLREA:

tel: 800-434-9788 email: info@glrea.org website: www.glrea.org

 

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MARCH 9, 2007

 

"Energy Efficiency Dollars and Sense for Builders"

 

location: Washtenaw HBA

 

A Training workshop for home builders presenting case studies outlining cost-effectiveness and feasibility of implementing the updated MEC (Model Energy Code), Energy Star for Homes, and the Build America program.

 

more info TBA soon

 

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MARCH 16-17, 2007

 

REMODEL GREEN MIDWEST

 

location: The Inn at St. John's (Plymouth, MI)

 

Save the Date for our first annual Remodel Green Midwest

Conference and Expo, an event highlighting the

opportunities for remodeling industry professionals, business

owners, residents, and community officials to reinvest in our

homes and workplaces to build a sustainable future.

 

Keynote Speaker:

David Johnston, author of Green Remodeling:

Changing the World One Room at a Time

 

For information, schedule & registration, please visit:

www.remodelgreen.org or call 734.662.6288

 

REGISTRATION through WWW.REMODELGREEN.ORG goes live WED. JANUARY 17

 

This is a big one - please spread the word!

 

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check us out on the web:

 

www.washtenawgbc.org


 

For questions regarding this list, please contact Jason Bing:

v 7346626288

jason@recycleannarbor.org

www.environmentalhouse.org


 

Midwest Green Building Conference

Registration is now available for the Midwest Green Building Conference

April 24 and 25, 2007

 

On-site at the IHM Motherhouse in Monroe, Mich.

One of the area's greenest projects!

 

Don't miss this opportunity to expand your knowledge and application of sustainable building practices among construction trades and design professionals for a healthier community, economy and environment.

 

Keynote Addresses: Terry Gips, President of the Alliance for Sustainability and Norm Strong, FAIA, Vice-President of the AIA

 

Workshops: Green Case Studies and Theory; "Green" and ASHRAE Energy Standard 90.1; The Natural Step Framework; Going Green, Saving Green; Installing Green Products; Marketing Green Buildings; Smart Growth: Innovative Strategies for Clean Water and Climate-Friendly Communities in Michigan; Practical Aspects of Maintaining the IHM Green Building; Construction Waste Recycling; Renewable Energy Today; Earth: The truly sustainable building material; Curriculum Implications for Careers in Green Building; Geothermal Systems; LEED Certification Guidelines

 

Cost: $55/day or $100 for both days; Student rate $25/day

 

New! Green Advantage Training: Environmental Certification for the Building Trades will be offered exclusively on April 25 from 8-5 p.m. This specialized Green Advantage Training is $425 and includes the first day of the conference. The Exam is offered at the IHM Motherhouse on May 3 from 9-11 a.m. Learn more at www.greenadvantage.org.

 

Also, IHM Motherhouse Tour, Exhibits, and Networking!

 

Download the registration brochure.

 

Register Online now!

 

Questions/Concerns? Call 734.240.9754 or email svenier@ihmsisters.org

 

Have a great day!

Sharon Venier

Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and

River Raisin Institute

610 W Elm Ave, Monroe, MI 48162

734.240.9754

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