[NMSEA-news] NMSEA News

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Mon Feb 22 08:57:15 MST 2010


*Hi Solar Enthusiasts!
Here are the Latest News, Events, and Announcements from NMSEA!*

*For a Complete Listing of Events, Please See our NMSEA Event Calendar 
<http://www.nmsea.org/Events/Event_Calendar.php>  
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*_ANNOUNCEMENTS_*
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* *FEB 26:*  *Deadline for Green New Mexico Homes for Green Built Tour 
in June                ***

*_EVENTS_*

    * *FEB 22:  CNM Workforce Training Center is offering a LEED for
      Contractors class -- Albuquerque, NM*                **
    * *FEB 23:  Albuquerque NMSEA Chapter Meeting -- Albuquerque,
      NM*                                                                                                        
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    * *FEB **24:  BUILDINGS is presenting a webinar on "Conducting and
      Understanding an Energy Audit",** **11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (MST)*
    * *FEB 25-26 &27-28: 15^th Water Conservation and Xeriscape
      Conference and EXPO -- Albuquerque,
      NM                                                                                                                     
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    * *FEB 26: USGBC-NM Workshop:** Green Building: LEED 2009 Approach &
      Changes* *-- Albuquerque,
      NM                                                                                                                     
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*_ANNOUNCEMENTS_
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**FEB 26:  Deadline for Green New Mexico Homes for Green Built Tour in June*

*USGBC-New Mexico Chapter is now accepting application for homes 
certified under Build New Mexico or the LEED for Homes rating systems.  
The tour will feature new construction and renovations with exceptional 
green features or innovative materials and techniques.  Homes using 
passive and/or solar design and technology, sustainable design and 
construction, new and different alternative building envelopes and/or 
unique innovative and comprehensive green features are welcome.  
Application fees:  $15 for renovated/innovative home; $25 for new 
construction.  An additional $250 fee will be charged to industry 
professionals submitting homes.*

*_Nominate a home for the 2010 GreenBuilt Tour_** by obtaining an 
application form from Ken Beierle, 505-242-2851, or *Kent at edi-arch.com* 
<mailto:Kent at edi-arch.com>.*

*For more information on the GreenBuilt Tour, visit *www.USGBCNM.org* 
<http://www.usgbcnm.org/>.*

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*_EVENTS
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*FEB 23:  Albuquerque NMSEA Chapter Meeting -- Albuquerque, NM 
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Location REI off of Montano* *Tuesday at 6:30 pm.  Topic will include 
Reflections on Climate Change from the Copenhagen Summit.

For additional information please contact Olga Lavrova at 505-417-9342

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*FEB 22-29:  CNM Workforce Training Center LEED for Contractors Class*

Monday 2:30 -- 5:00pm

Register Now at www.cnm.edu/wtc  

Cost: $499

This class is designed to provide background and resources for 
construction for professional who are working on or plan to work on 
commercial buildings pursuing LEED certification. The course will focus 
on tools and practices that minimize the time and effort required to 
successfully provide the necessary documentation and appropriately 
manage the construction site. (16 hours) Instructor is Green Advantage 
Certified! Essential Training for Contractors

*Learning Highlights *
(New Construction & Major Renovation)

. Sustainable Sites
. Water Efficiency
. Energy & Atmosphere
. Material & Resources
. Environmental Quality
. Innovation in Design
For Further information Contact CNM Workforce Training Center
Alicia West, Program Coordinator
(505) 224-5204, awest11 at cnm.edu www.cnm.edu/campus/wtc or visit: 
http://usgbcnm.wildapricot.org/Content/Documents/Document.ashx?DocId=108140

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*FEB **24:  BUILDINGS is presenting a webinar on "Conducting and 
Understanding an Energy Audit",** **11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (MST)*

An energy audit is the first step toward assessing how much energy your 
building consumes and which systems are consuming the most. An audit 
will identify problems that, when fixed, can save significant amounts of 
money. But where do you start, and how do you go about it? Determine 
whether or not your facility needs an energy audit - and how to get it 
done - by watching this webinar

 Learning Objectives

    * Define the steps of an energy audit.
    * Learn ways to identify how much energy your building consumes, and
      which systems are the biggest energy wasters.
    * Identify the possible problems that might be identified during an
      energy audit.
    * Compare the pros/cons of doing an energy audit yourself and hiring
      a professional.

Presenter:  Jennifer Woofter is the founder and president of Strategic 
Sustainability Consulting (SSC). In this role she draws upon more than a 
decade of experience in the fields of organizational sustainability, 
corporate social responsibility, and socially responsible investing. She 
has worked with more than 50 clients on projects including Green 
Auditing, Sustainability Master Planning, Carbon Footprint Analysis, 
Stakeholder Engagement, Training and Facilitation, and Sustainability 
Reporting. She currently manages the SSC Consultant Network, an 
association of more than 450 professionals with expertise in virtually 
every area of sustainability. Her leadership helped SSC become an EPA 
EnergyStar Partner, an EPA WasteWise Partner, and a member of the EPA 
and DOT "Best Workplaces for Commuters" program. Jennifer holds a 
Bachelor of Science degree in Politi cal Science from the University of 
Oregon, and a Master of Arts in Political Science from Virginia Tech. 
She also holds a Master of Science in Strategic Leadership Towards 
Sustainability from the Blekinge Institute of Technology in Karlskrona, 
Sweden, where she studied under Karl-Henrik Robert, founder of The 
Natural Step.

More information: 
http://www.buildings.com/EventDetails/tabid/3329/ItemID/185/Default.aspx

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*FEB 25-26 &27-28:* *15^th Water Conservation and Xeriscape Conference 
and EXPO *

This year's theme is the water use-land use connection and the 
conference will feature internationally known speakers, such as Peter 
Gleik of the Pacific Institute and Sandra Postel of the Global Water 
Policy Project and formerly with the Worldwatch Institute. The EXPO, 
held on the weekend at EXPO NM, will provide an opportunity to visit 
with over 250 vendors, such as nurseries, irrigation companies, rain 
barrel suppliers, gravel and mulch companies, landscape designers and 
many more.

For more information and registration, visit 
http://www.xeriscapenm.com/xeriscape_conferences/2010/index.php 
<http://www.xeriscapenm.com/xeriscape_conferences/2010/index.php%20>

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*FEB 26: USGBC-NM Workshop:** Green Building: LEED 2009 Approach & 
Changes* Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

 

ITT Technical Institute

5100 Masthead Street N.E.

 

*Cost:* $110/person, includes lunch

Discounts available for companies with more than 3 attendees.  Emerging 
Green Builders will receive a $25 refund!

*Description:*

Version 3 of the LEED rating system was released in 2009 and includes 
numerous enhancements to the rating system and online documentation 
process.  This presentation explains the USGBC's harmonization approach, 
the basis for credit weightings and the reasoning behind regional 
priority credits.  Comparisons between version 2.2 and LEED 2009 will be 
offered, along with project examples, to illustrate advancements.  In 
addition, an explanation of the improvements to the online interface 
will be presented.  This session is intended for professionals who have 
prior experience with the LEED rating system, yet limited experience 
with LEED version 3.

*Registration:*

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

Click on "Make a donation to USBC-NM" on the lower left that will take 
you to PayPal for payment by credit card.  Please type "LEED 2010 
Workshop" in the link/box after you fill out your purchasing 
information. OR email reservation to:

education at usgbcnm.org <mailto:education at usgbcnm.org>

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