Attendees will see examples of solar and holistic design while receiving tips and guidelines for passive solar homes including the integration of thermal mass, insulation and green building materials. Systems incorporated include passive solar hot water, rainwater catchment, alternative wastewater systems and photovoltaics.
Karlis Viceps has designed and consulted for several hundreds of projects over 20 years, primarily focused on passive solar homes, alternative building materials and rainwater harvesting. Karlis is a past President of NMSEA and developed the Sunchaser mobile classroom. He is currently active at UNM-Taos as Sustainable Development Director.