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June 2018

Water, Energy and Time Efficient Hot Water Systems for New Homes – Rebuilding for Comfort, Efficiency, and Affordability

June 1, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
North Coast Builders Exchange, 1030 Apollo Way
Santa Rosa, CA 95407 United States

In this fifth session, Gary Klein will discuss hot water systems. The session is intended for all audiences: home owners, plumbing construction veterans, and all other building professionals. Hot water systems include the heater, distribution piping, plumbing fixtures and appliances, and the capture of waste heat that would otherwise run down the drain. Water heating ... Read more

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October 2018

Recovering from The Fire – Year in Review

October 10, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Twin Oaks Roadhouse, 5745 Old Redwood Hwy
Penngrove, CA 94951 United States
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Implementing Green Building Strategies What is working and what is not? Please come join us for a drink and a “salon” to share experiences with like-minded professionals. Wednesday October 10th  at Twin Oaks Roadhouse/Pennegrove 5:00 - 7:30 pm Sponsored by the US Green Building Council – Redwood Empire Chapter No host bar – No charge ... Read more

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Design Thinking for Zero Net Energy

October 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
North Coast Builders Exchange, 1030 Apollo Way
Santa Rosa, CA 95407 United States
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Ann Edminster will discuss how good design decisions and careful architectural and construction detailing can create attractive, comfortable, durable buildings that require much less energy for mechanical heating and cooling. Participants will learn key considerations that enable designers to make choices rather than pay a premium to achieve excellent comfort and energy performance. Register: http://usi.pge.com/event-details?EventID=19580 ... Read more

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Water, Energy and Time Efficient Hot Water Systems for New Homes

October 19, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
North Coast Builders Exchange, 1030 Apollo Way
Santa Rosa, CA 95407 United States
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Water heating has changed considerably in the past twenty years with increased adoption of on-demand and heat pump technologies. Distribution systems have been rethought. Gary Klein will provide guidance on how to design, specify, and build hot water systems based on up-todate thinking and information. Register: http://usi.pge.com/event-details?EventID=19588 Integrated Design and Construction: Rebuilding for Comfort, Efficiency, ... Read more

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Advanced Wood Framing, Plus Walls from Straw Bale, Hempcrete and Earth

October 26, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
North Coast Builders Exchange, 1030 Apollo Way
Santa Rosa, CA 95407 United States
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Civil Engineer Bruce King will discuss how advanced wood framing can improve energy performance while carrying structural building loads with less material. In part two, he will describe other enclosure methods such as straw bale, hempcrete and earthen walls, which have all been employed on numerous buildings in California. Register: http://usi.pge.com/event-details?EventID=19579 Integrated Design and Construction: ... Read more

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November 2018

High Performance Enclosures: Air Tight, Well-Insulated, Properly Ventilated

November 2, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
North Coast Builders Exchange, 1030 Apollo Way
Santa Rosa, CA 95407 United States
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Mike MacFarland will describe how clear goals, a team approach on the job site, and planning, communication and coordination can help manage costs and result in a well-designed enclosure that provides comfort, good indoor air quality, reduced energy use for heating and cooling. Register: http://usi.pge.com/event-details?EventID=19589 Integrated Design and Construction: Rebuilding for Comfort, Efficiency, and Affordability. ... Read more

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Residential Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC): Small Heat Pumps and Small Furnaces – High Efficiency and More Affordable

November 9, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
North Coast Builders Exchange, 1030 Apollo Way
Santa Rosa, CA 95407 United States
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Rick Chitwood will explain why setting an air tightness goal for the enclosure and confirming it has been achieved via blower door testing is essential and makes it possible to select small heat pumps and furnaces that cost less than a ‘standard’ furnace. Register: http://usi.pge.com/event-details?EventID=19605 Integrated Design and Construction: Rebuilding for Comfort, Efficiency, and Affordability. ... Read more

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February 2019

Redwood Empire February Chapter Mixer

February 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Twin Oaks Roadhouse, 5745 Old Redwood Hwy
Penngrove, CA 94951 United States
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Free

“We are all in deep environmental shit.  All our local municipalities need to fess up and develop a plan of action for their constituents.  Please join the USGBC-REC board of directors for a discussion focused on local community advocacy.” ~ Steve Sheldon Join the Redwood Empire Chapter of US Green Building Council for our quarterly ... Read more

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Rebuild Green EXPO

February 22 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Santa Rosa Veterans Building, 1351 Maple Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95404 United States
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Showcase for building affordable, sustainable and resilient communities Energy systems and storage Healthy interiors and finishes Construction methods and wall systems Heating and cooling Windows, roofing and walls Landscaping Water use and reuse ADU Accessory Dwelling Units Multi-family options Appliances And more! Join the Fun! We are accepting exhibitor and sponsor applications now. Check out ... Read more

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Rescheduled February Mixer

February 27 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Twin Oaks Roadhouse, 5745 Old Redwood Hwy
Penngrove, CA 94951 United States
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“We are all in deep environmental shit.  All our local municipalities need to fess up and develop a plan of action for their constituents.  Please join the USGBC-REC board of directors for a discussion focused on local community advocacy.” ~ Steve Sheldon Join the Redwood Empire Chapter of US Green Building Council for our quarterly ... Read more

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