[NMSEA-news] Events, Conferences, Classes

News from New Mexico Solar Energy Association nmsea-news at nmsea.org
Wed Sep 19 12:27:54 MDT 2007


Hi Solar Enthusiasts!

Here's the current list of events in our area and beyond. First is the 
calendar summary, then further below are more details for each event:

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9/21 Santa Fe Green Biz Networkers

9/29 - Hands-on Biodiesel Class

9/29-30 Santa Fe Green Building Expo

10/5 USGBC NM LEED workshop, Understanding LEED Project Costs & Returns

10/11 LASE (Los Alamos Sustainable Energy) Network monthly meeting

10/12-14, 20-21 - Hands-on PV Design and Installation Class

10/19-21 - Bioneers Conference and

10/19-28 - The Natural Building Colloquium, Quiet Valley Ranch, 
Kerrville, TX

11/7-9 Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change Conference! Sacramento, CA

11/10-18 Ecovillage Design Education Course – Social Dimension

GENERAL INTEREST ITEMS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LIST

Please see the NMSEA Event Calendar for the complete list of events:

http://www.nmsea.org/Events/Event_Calendar.php. We usually only list the

most recent notices here.

Any questions? Please contact us!

New Mexico Solar Energy Association

1009 Bradbury St SE, Ste. 35

Albuquerque, NM 87106

505-246-0400, 888-886-6765

Fax: 505-246-2251

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DETAIL OF EVENTS:
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9/21 SANTA FE GREEN BIZ NETWORKERS

Greetings Green Biz Networkers!

Our next meeting will be Friday September 21, 7:30am at Whole Foods 
community room.

On the morning's agenda - New Mexico Bioneers Conference update. Come 
hear all about the upcoming conference from organizers Amy Pilling and 
Richard Kujawaski.

For more information : http://www.santafealliance.com/events.php

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9/29 – BIODIESEL CLASS

The next hands-on Biodiesel Class is 9/29.

James Burgess and Eric Chrisp continue their series of hands-on 
Biodiesel101classes. They will cover sourcing oil, economic and 
ecological pros and cons, preferred vehicles, how to make your own 
biodiesel processor for under $400, how to brew on a small or medium 
scale, how to test oil quality, safety issues, washing fuel, politics, 
why we drink beer when we brew and much, much more!

Why: Because it's fun to make biodiesel! Oh yeah, and because "here we 
have a serious problem: America is addicted to oil, which is often 
imported from unstable parts of the world" (G. W. Bush, January 2006).

Learn many more reasons at the workshop.

Who: James Burgess and Eric Chrisp have been declared "Biodiesel Jedi" 
by the New Mexico Solar Energy Association. They have conducted numerous 
presentations and workshops. Each has been running one or more vehicles 
on home-brewed biodiesel for over two years.

Non-Members - $110

NMSEA Members - $99.

See http://www.nmsea.org/Workshops/biodiesel_workshop.php for further 
details.
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9/29-30 SANTA FE GREEN BUILDING EXPO
FREE TO PUBLIC
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29: 10AM-6PM
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 30: 12-5PM
DeVargas Center
Hosted by Build Green of The Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association
www.sfahba.com
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10/5 USGBC NM LEED WORKSHOP, UNDERSTANDING LEED PROJECT COSTS & RETURNS

The NM Chapter is hosting the "Understanding LEED Project Costs & 
Returns " training module to be held on October 5, 2007 from 8:30 AM 
until 12:30 PM at the South Broadway Cultural Center in Albuquerque, NM. 
We REALLY need to have a minimum of 30 attendees signed up by THIS 
Friday - September 14,2007 or the training will not be held. So, if you 
plan on attending this very informative training which addresses the 
question we most frequently hear about LEED - "How much does it 
cost?"...sign up today!

REGISTRATION
To register for this or any USGBC workshop, visit
www.usgbc.org/workshops/register
FEES
Early members $175, non members $205
Late (begins 09/28/07) members $225, non members $275
Students NEW! $150 (limited availability)
(FULL-TIME STUDENTS ONLY)
For info on student rates and all workshop inquiries,
contact workshop at usgbc.org or call 1-800-795-1747.
Fee Includes:
- A discounted price on the LEED-NC Reference Guide print
edition ($125 + S&H) when purchased at registration
- Educational handouts
- Refreshment breaks

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10/11 LASE (LOS ALAMOS SUSTAINABLE ENERGY) NETWORK MONTHLY MEETING

LASE Network monthly meeting at the Pajarito Environmental Center 
(PEEC), 6:30 socialize, 7 p.m. Topic: “Life Cycle Benefits of Green 
Building”. Los Alamos County is committed to an extensive building 
program over the next few years, and is trying to achieve LEED Silver 
certification on these projects. Furthest along is the Solid Waste 
Transfer Station. Other projects include the Airport Basin Site Project 
and the Judicial/Police/Jail Project.

ABOUT LASE

The LASE (Los Alamos Sustainable Energy) Network is a nonpartisan, 
volunteer based, open-to-all, Los Alamos community group dedicated to 
promoting the development, use, and education of sustainable energy
in our community. The LASE Network Resource Center is located in the 
Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) in the L-wing of the high 
school at 3540 Orange Street, one block east of Diamond Drive,
on the left at the bottom of the hill. If you can be a docent for the 
Center please get in touch with Chick Keller
atalfanso at mail.cybermesa.com.


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paragraph, just send the link and we’ll write it up! Be sure to visit 
the LASE web site at http://www.lasenergy.net/.
David Griggs, Chaosopher
Phone: (505) 661-4572
PO Box 221, Los Alamos, NM 87544
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10/12-14, 20-21 – HANDS-ON PV DESIGN AND INSTALLATION CLASS

Photovoltaic (PV) Design and Installation Class (Hands-On) 5-Day Class

(Fri-Sat-Sun-Sat-Sun)

Sponsored by New Mexico Solar Energy Association

Next class: October 12-14 & 20-21, 2007
Cost: $500.00 per person; NMSEA members - $450

Are you interested in learning more about solar electricity? Would you 
like to learn about siting, sizing and safely installing a PV system?

This class will be held over two weekends, October 12-14 and 20-21, 
2007. Topics to be covered include photovoltaic components, designing 
and sizing a system, siting, and the configuration of stand-alone 
(off-grid) and grid-tie (utility-connected) systems. Safety and energy 
efficiency will also be covered.

The class will start with three days in the classroom. It will include 
visiting instructors, tours of local PV systems and hands-on labs. The 
last two days will be spent installing a PV system. Students will have 
the opportunity to hear from local PV business owners, installers and 
other PV experts. Depending upon the group's interest, there may be 
evening slideshows and talks from members of the

New Mexico Solar Energy Association (NMSEA).

The instructor is Marlene Brown. Marlene is President of the New Mexico 
Solar Energy Association (NMSEA). She has been working with PV systems 
for over 15 years and has installed hundreds of systems in the U.S. and 
the developing world. Marlene has been teaching PV classes for over 10 
years. There may be other co- and guest instructors throughout the course.

http://www.nmsea.org/Workshops/pv_workshop.php contains these details.

Contact the office to register (info at top).
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10/19-21 – BIONEERS CONFERENCE

The Bioneers Conference <http://www.bioneers.org/conference> is a 
dynamic, leading-edge forum, focused on practical and visionary 
solutions for restoring the Earth’s imperiled ecosystems and healing our 
human communities.

See http://www.bioneers.org/ for details.

NM Bioneers Conference - Early Bird Rates Through August

There's still time to register at early-bird rates for the NM Bioneers 
Conference. The fee for attending the entire 3-day conference (Oct. 
19-21) at the College of Santa Fe is only $95 for general admission - 
and only $50 for youth, educators, elders, and nonprofit staff. Register 
today because the early-bird rates end August 31.

Your early registration saves you money - and shows your support for the 
conference. To register online or to print a form, visit 
www.nmconference.org. Or call us at 505-428-1227. The website also has 
information on becoming a conference sponsor, exhibitor, presenter, or 
volunteer.

CONFERENCE-RELATED NEWS (Visit www.nmconference.org 
<http://www.nmconference.org> for More Details)

The Youth Scholarship Raffle is taking shape to raise money for 
conference scholarships for up to 200 youth. The grand prize is an 
electric car. Also included are a vacation at an eco-resort in Mexico, 
an electric bike, and many other prizes. If you would like to 
participate in this important project by donating a raffle item or 
helping us sell tickets, please contact Richard Kujawski 
(richard at living-green.org <mailto:richard at living-green.org> or 
505-751-3424). The tickets to win these great give-aways are $100 each, 
and will go on sale shortly after Labor Day.

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10/19-28 -THE NATURAL BUILDING COLLOQUIUM

October will bring an opportunity to connect with natural builders and 
those committed to sustainability and community. The Natural Building 
Colloquium, Oct 19-28, 2007, will bring together many skilled, 
interesting, big-hearted people. It will be in Kerrville, a couple of 
hours from Austin or San Antonio. If the announcement below interests 
you, follow the link at the bottom for more information.
Derek Roff
Director, Builders Without Borders

In the spirit of strengthening and expanding our community of those 
interested in sustainable building, central Texas invites you to attend 
a Natural Building Colloquium, October 19-28. Colloquia are gatherings 
of people, ranging from experienced to simply curious, who come to learn 
from each other, to synergize their experience and to remind themselves 
of their larger vision.

Oct 19-28, 2007 ... come one weekend, two weekends or all ten days
Quiet Valley Ranch, Kerrville, TX

In our case, the vision is of a lifestyle and building culture that 
could repeat itself indefinitely through successive generations. With 
careful searching many of us have concluded that the use of locally 
abundant, unprocessed materials such as earth, stone, straw and native 
timber provide the structure with which to achieve this vision. Cob, 
strawbale, adobe, earthbag, leichtlehm (straw-clay), and timber frame 
are a few of the types of systems that exemplify this philosophy. 
Natural buildings become pieces of art created with soul and purpose.

Permaculture , or "permanent agriculture," helps us integrate human 
patterns into the landscape surrounding our homes. As originated by Bill
Mollison, permaculture is the practice of designing sustainable human 
habitats by
following nature's patterns, integrating ecology, landscape, organic
gardening, architecture and agroforestry.
There are other important aspects as well: delicious food that nourishes 
the body, music, laughter, creativity, families of all sorts, eager 
minds and willing hands. We seek to create homes that comfort the body 
and lift the soul. If you possess or aspire to any of the above, we 
invite you to join us this fall. We have in incredible group of 
presenters and hands-on projects.

Details on presenters, registration, costs, meals and accomodations at
<http://www.naturalbuildingtexas.org>

early registration ends Aug 15
We hope to see you in Texas this October!
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11/7-9 - BEHAVIOR, ENERGY, AND CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE

Sacramento, California

The first-ever Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference ("BECC") 
is a national conference focused on understanding the behavior and 
decision-making of individuals and organizations and on using that 
knowledge to help accelerate our transition to an energy-efficient and 
low-carbon economy

The conference program and registration details will be announced soon 
on the conference Web site: http://aceee.org/conf/07becc/07beccindex.htm.

What Topics Will Be Addressed? (partial list)

Behavior and technology-design, adoption, and use

Motivating individual and collective action

Behavior and policy design and regulation

Insights from anthropology, sociology, psychology, and public health

research and interventions

Increasing program participation and effectiveness

Incorporating behavior in energy potential studies

Lessons from 30 years of program evaluations

People are different-leveraging segmentation

Behavior in organizations

Impacts of changing lifestyles on energy use

Social norms and networks

Economic models and behavior

Social marketing and other behavior change strategies

Attitudes, opinions and "public will"

Messages, messengers, and role models

Who Should Attend?

This first-ever conference on Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change will 
attract a diverse group. The meeting will be of interest to anyone 
interested in behavior, energy, and climate issues, especially 
researchers; policymakers and advisors (national, state and local); 
program developers and implementers; marketing, advertising, and 
communications professionals; corporations; consultants; evaluators; 
utilities; technology manufacturers; NGO's; faculty and students.

Other Details

The Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference will be held November 
7 - 9, 2007 in Sacramento, California. The conference will begin on

Wednesday evening, November 7 with Registration and a Networking 
Reception from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Two full days of sessions will be 
held on November 8 and 9.

Online registration will be available soon at

http://aceee.org/conf/07becc/07beccindex.htm.

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11/10-18 ECOVILLAGE DESIGN EDUCATION TRAINING

Ecovillage Design Education (EDE) is a four-part introductory training 
course being offered over the course of the next year through the 
Univ.of New Mexico Continuing Education. The program is dedicated to 
creating solutions to global environmental, social, and economic issues 
through local and regional community building. Course content provides 
an overview of design considerations for establishing sustainable 
communities ("eco-villages") in both urban and rural settings in order 
to promote and prepare for a sustainable future and has already been 
presented and implemented in ten other countries including Germany, 
Brazil, and India. This year EDE is being offered for the first time in 
the United States, right here in New Mexico! EDE is a project of Gaia 
Education, a component of the Global Ecovillage Network and an official 
contribution to the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable 
Development.

For detailed course or registration information, visit:

www.ecovillagedesignsouthwest.org 
<http://www.ecovillagedesignsouthwest.org> 
<http://www.ecovillagedesignsouthwest.org>

<http://www.ecovillagedesignsouthwest.org> or e-mail 
info at ecovillagedesignsouthwest.org 
<mailto:info at ecovillagedesignsouthwest.org>

GENERAL INTEREST:

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