Green Building (2015)

The USGBC are sponsoring free workshops on Green Building. See the schedule below.



Sunday September 13th

10:30-11:30 am Join Roland Boschmann, LEED BD+C accredited Architect on a workshop journey to “The Human Side of the Walls”. This is a short look at how our senses and psyches experience our spaces and structures of a home. Learn how your finish materials in the spaces subtly affect how we interact within those spaces.

11:30-12:30 pm – “The Path to High Performance & Sustainable Housing” Please join Building Science analyst and consultant Tyler Stein who will bring to light the essentials of sustainable, high performance housing.  Whether you are interested in up-grading an existing home, or building a new home, Tyler will cover the 7 core principles that will guide your design and decision making process before you get started. This workshop is suited for all; we will start with covering the basics, and then we will dive as deep into the details as time allows.  Come with questions, and the desire to share, participate and learn!

12:30-1:30 pm  Keynote Speaker Kathleen Baumgardner on the Main Stage

2:00-3:00 pm  Keynote Speaker Crotalo Sesamo, Ambassador to Damanhur Italy’s Sustainable Community

3:00-4:00 pm- Is your home “NetZero” yet? At Renewablue®, we believe we can help every home in the USA be NetZero in the next 2 Generations, and we need everyone’s help to make it so. This accomplishment will not only create billions in energy savings, but will also create a nation in which all the homes are healthy, comfortable and have zero impact on our natural environment. Please join James W Mitchell, founder and CEO of Renewablue®, to create your homes’ roadmap to NetZero, and a brighter future for us all.

3:00-4:00 pm – Join Mark Squibb on his presentation ” Solar Heat re-thunk – Luxury-Heat capacity on a budget.” This system uses 2x-capacity solar collection reflected from a 4000 sq/ft roof and a super-large storage system.  The sunny day BTU harvest and storage capacity exceeds 100,000 BTU to charge thermal reservoir to about 19 gallons of propane.  All that free heat enables whole house heating, a hot-tub and sauna. Affordable collection stems from site-built solar oven panels, circulating heat through a car radiator, heating a 2500 gallon hot-water cistern.  The  big cistern heats air in tubes for whole-house convection heat, clothes dryer and sauna while water in submerged coils heats domestic hot water and the hot-tub. Total system cost $3500.  Copy what we did – do it yourself – save a bundle. – Open Source Building