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AIBD California Society 2014 Annual Conference Focuses on Building Science

By   /  March 27, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

AIBD California Society 2014 Annual Conference, April 2nd – 4th Enough for today about past events — this one is still on the horizon. Next week, in fact! In San Bruno, about 2 miles from where I sit as the crow flies, Skyline College’s Solar and Building Science department will be hosting the California Society […]

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PH2: PHenomenal Passive House CA’s “Building Carbon Zero California”

By   /  March 27, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

  Campers, this has been an extremely busy week or so for Northern California greenies, and it’s got me on a “squared” jag (see last post on BW2) … Yesterday I had the pleasure of participating in Passive House California’s “Building Carbon Zero California” at the delightful Cocoanut Grove Ballroom in rockin’ Santa Cruz. This […]

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BW2: Brilliant Weekend @ BuildWell 2014

By   /  March 27, 2014  /  News, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

BuildWell 2014 Innovative Materials for a Greener Planet

120 green building leaders and innovators in the built environment gathered last weekend at BuildWell 2014 in Sausalito, CA. Kudos to Ecological Building Network‘s Bruce King, co-producer Sarah King, and their dedicated band of volunteers for producing a brilliant event. The speaker line-up included keynotes from Architecture 2030‘s Ed Mazria, science wiz John Warner from […]

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World SB14 Barcelona Conference, Oct. 28-30, 2014

By   /  October 17, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

World SB14 Barcelona

The World SB[Sustainable Building]14 Barcelona Conference has announced the opening of the call for papers; SB Challenge 2014; and the Universities Competition, “Powering Transformation.” Please visit http://www.wsb14barcelona.org/ for full details. HouseTalk’s Ann Edminster will be serving on the conference’s Scientific Committee.

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ZNE Home Retrofitting Classes in San Diego

By   /  May 7, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Energy Free: Homes for a Small Planet

San Diego Gas & Electric will be hosting our 4-part class series on retrofitting existing homes to achieve deep energy reductions while targeting zero net energy. Here’s the schedule: May 9: Overview – yours truly (Ann Edminster) May 23: Mechanical Systems – Rick Chitwood May 30: Enclosure – Rick Chitwood + Gavin Healy June 6: […]

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Habitat X 2013 Summer National Conference

By   /  April 18, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Come Join us at Habitat X Tuesday, July 30, through Friday, August 2, 2013 Just for HouseTalk readers, Super Early Bird registration has been extended until April 22nd. Trainer-par-excellence Chris Dorsi writes: The most common comment I hear from people who have attended the Habitat X Conferences is that the solid network of colleagues is the most […]

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Net-Zero Energy Summit, October 8-10, 2013

By   /  April 17, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

It is with great excitement that I announce, on behalf of the Net-Zero Energy Home Coalition, that we are hosting the inaugural Net-Zero North American Leadership Summit this October in Irvine, California! Thanks to our early sponsors, US DOE and Southern California Edison, for their participation. The Summit is being held in conjunction with the […]

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Can Home Energy Efficiency Gain Traction?

By   /  April 15, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Unfortunately, it’s just not simple to make our homes more efficient, both personally and as a society. Katherine Tweed reports in GreenTech Media Can Home Energy Efficiency Gain Traction? : Greentech Media.

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This Army Camp Can Cut Soldier Energy Use by 75% : Greentech Media

By   /  April 11, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

We often think of the military as a stodgy, tradition-bound organization — not a thought leader. But very often they prove out the old adage “Necessity is the mother of invention”, as when they find themselves the biggest consumer of energy on Earth. Here’s one example of how they make skillful use of available clean […]

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Reuse & Salvage April Events

By   /  March 15, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

There are two upcoming events next month for salvage and reuse enthusiasts — luckily, on one each coast. First, the Reclaim & Remake Symposium: April 11-13 in Washington, DC, hosted by the Catholic University of America. Second, DECON ’13: April 29 – May 1 in Seattle, WA, hosted by the Building Materials Reuse Association. Both […]

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