[NMSEA-news] NMSEA Events and Announcements

News from New Mexico Solar Energy Association nmsea-news at nmsea.org
Thu Oct 2 16:14:58 MDT 2008


Hi Solar Enthusiasts!

Here are the latest events, workshops, and announcements.

 
See the NMSEA Event Calendar for a complete list of Fiesta Workshops and 
other events: http://www.nmsea.org/Events/Event_Calendar.php.  
If you have questions or comments, please contact us!   We value your input!
 

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*ANNOUNCEMENTS*

FIESTA SUCCESS!

Thanks to visitors, volunteers, and exhibitors for making the Fiesta on 
Sept. 20 & 21 the greatest yet!

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*ACTION ALERT, SEIA: Contact Congress to extend the Solar Tax Credits. 
If you make only one call this year, this is the one!*

 Congress is set to vote on the solar tax credits in the U.S. House. *We 
need your immediate help to extend the solar tax credits. *The 
/Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008/ will extend the solar 
residential and commercial Investment Tax Credits for eight years and 
will remove the monetary cap. Even though the Senate voted first, the 
biggest battle will likely be in the House. If you make only one call to 
Congress this year, calling your Representative is the one to make. Your 
call is key to keeping the solar tax credits in this bill and getting 
them passed. TAKE ACTION: *Contact your Congressperson in the U.S. House 
of Representatives now to urge him or her to "Extend the Investment Tax 
Credit by voting YES on the Senate Stabilization Bill." *
 Find your Congressperson's Washington phone number here 
<http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001lYHUDZ6LMYiEPyBc_Fo86KrJLqjFe0SWV7Mojj-MhWccjKW1QUhcqNlcKvkJarknBTZfbUqKRF6VeKXXjFreEg1T9X9h6ryDppU5FZkmtq18HFIirPyaLIO1uLLpkJv8sw6ljmpxRAUdV9TO89xIXG-s9I0xf7l9> 
(just add your zip code) or contact the switchboard at Congress: 
202.225.3121.
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FOR SALE! SOLAR, SUSTAINABLE HOMES

The NMSEA Office now has a list of real estate agents who have 
advertised with us who have homes or other property for sale with 
special solar and/or efficiency features. We cannot provide detailed 
information, since that depends on current availability, but we can 
offer agent phone numbers and e-mail addresses.
Call or write the office if you are looking for a solar/sustainable 
property.

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*EVENT CALENDAR*

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4: TAOS CHAPTER SOLAR BUILDINGS TOUR

Solar homes, educational campuses, and commercial sites in the Taos 
area, featuring many types of sustainable design and construction 
techniques, will be open for visitors on this self-guided tour. 
Volunteers, including owners and builders, will be on site to answer 
questions. Tour Fee: reduced to $8 per person (tour program guide serves 
as entry ticket) - Students half price and NMSEA members free. Also half 
price if using a zero emission vehicle or bicycle for the tour!

How to take this Tour: Tickets may be purchased from 8:30 am until noon, 
Saturday October 4th, at the Taos Economic Development Center (TCEDC - 
on Bertha Street) in Taos. Included in the price of the tour will be 
four talks on a variety of topics- water harvesting, electric vehicles, 
thermal heating and energy savings building techniques- all between 8:30 
and 10:00 am. Local green businesses will have booths and displays as 
well. Rain or shine! To volunteer to help or for more information call 
575-758-5338.

This tour is part of the American Solar Energy Society's 13th annual 
National Solar Tour. See other tours around the country and New Mexico 
at www.nationalsolartour.org <http://www.nationalsolartour.org>

 

OCTOBER 9: LAS VEGAS CHAPTER MEETING

The next monthly meeting of Sustainable Las Vegas will be Thursday, 
October 9, at 5:15 pm.   (Note that we have moved the starting time 15 
minutes). The topic will be "Main Street Las Vegas: Partner in Greening 
the City." Roy Montibon and other members of Main Street will meet with 
us for this discussion at Digital Arts Photography Studio at 428-A Grand 
Avenue, (second floor). For further information, call Emelie at 
454-3920.   Note that we have changed our chapter name to reflect the 
actual range of our interests, which include but go farther than solar 
energy.

OCTOBER 10: REBUILD NM WORKSHOP ON SUSTAINABLE DESIGN PRACTICES -- A 
GUIDE TO LEED

Rebuild New Mexico is hosting a Sustainable Design Practices Workshop 
for Friday October 10th to be presented by Beaudin Ganze Consulting 
Engineers a national company working in this arena since 1991. Beaudin 
Ganze has opened an Albuquerque office. Location for the workshop is at 
the College of Santa Fe's Albuquerque Campus. See Rebuild NM 
<http://www.rebuildnewmexico.org/> The three part workshop will guide 
planners, designers, architects, and construction professionals through 
one of the most misunderstood yet important facets of sustainable design 
today and will be led by Beaudin Ganze Consulting Engineers 
<http://www.bgce.com> . The cost of the workshop is $175 w/ a catered 
lunch for the early bird signing up and paying by October 1 then  $200 
after. The workshop will start at 8.30 AM and conclude at 2:00 PM pm. 
Please email CC Jerkatis <mailto:sustainableconcepts at earthlink.net> if 
you are interested in signing up.

 

OCTOBER 10 -- DEADLINE FOR RFP:

Request for Proposal: Develop Intel Master Design Standard: IMDS 1236: 
Solar Flat Panel Collectors: Domestic & Process Hot Water Systems. See 
attached file.

 

OCTOBER 13-16: SOLAR POWER INTERNATIONAL, SAN DIEGO, CA

See www.solarpowerinternational.com

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OCTOBER 25 & 26: ENERGY AUDITS -- HANDS-ON WORKSHOP, ALBUQUERQUE HARWOOD 
ARTS CENTER

/Event highlights include:/

- Discover the energy audit process based on LEED-EB & ASHRAE

standards alongside professional architects and engineers.

- Learn cost / benefit analysis for energy conservation measures

- Acquire technical experience with energy modeling

- Contribute to a local non-profit's efforts for a greener facility

See attached flier for more information.

 

OCTOBER 25 & 26:
GREEN TRADESHOW AND CONFERENCE, ALBUQUERQUE

The producers of the International Green Ideas Show have announced their 
alliance with the highly successful ABQ Home and Lifestyle EXPO. The 
International Green Ideas Show is New Mexico's first broad-based green 
consumer trade show.  It will take place October 25th & 26th at Expo New 
Mexico and will run semi-annually alongside the ABQ Home & Lifestyle 
EXPO.  This innovative event will feature the latest in earth-friendly 
products and services including renewable energy, hybrid vehicles, green 
building, eco-fashion, socially responsible investing, water 
conservation, green weddings/funerals and much more. Please take a look 
at the website at www.IGIShows.org <http://www.igishows.org/>.  Feel 
free to contact Christina Brown at 1.877.GR.IDEAS (1.877.474.3327) or 
cbrown at IGIShows.org <mailto:cbrown at IGIShows.org>, if you have further 
questions. Exhibitors: register early for the best rates and booths!

 

OCTOBER 26-29: NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY MARKETING CONFERENCE, DENVER

Register now for this year's exciting National Renewable Energy 
Marketing Conference, "A New Climate for Change," in Denver, CO on 
October 26--29, 2008. Topics include:

    * The Interplay Between Climate Change Policies and Renewable Energy
      Markets
    * Innovations in Utility Marketing
    * Integrating Sustainable Energy Strategies for Business
    * Current Trends and Future Prospects in Photovoltaics
    * Media and Perception

Go to renewableenergymarketing.net for more information.

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28: ALBUQUERQUE CHAPTER MEETING, REI

Katje Erickson from Delta Third Design will give a talk about how green 
building designs can help achieve a 2000kW per capita global society. 
Katje's portfolio spans more than 30 years of working with owner-builder 
clients, from permit plan set drafting  to realization.  Her custom home 
portfolio can be found at: http://www.deltathird.com/custom.html 6:30 
PM, REI Recreational Equipment store, I-25 and Montano, 1500 Mercantile 
NE, phone: 246-0400.

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NEW MEXICO SOLAR ENERGY ASSOCIATION

1009 Bradbury Dr. SE, # 35, Albuquerque, NM 87106

505-246-0400, 888-886-6765, Fax: 505-246-2251

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