[NMSEA-news] NMSEA News, Events & Announcements

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Thu Mar 11 14:03:56 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 
Or Contact Us with Questions or Comments! We Value Your Input!*

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*__** **_EVENTS_*

**** MARCH 11: Science & Society Public Talks  -ABQ, NM                 
* MARCH 11: NMSEA Sustainable Las Vegas Chapter Meeting  -LV, NM    
*** MARCH 11: NMSEA Sustainable Las Vegas "Speaking Meeting" -LV, NM
* MARCH 12: 2010 Climate Change UNM Campus Conference Call to Senate 
* MARCH 13: NMSEA Board of Directors Meeting -ABQ, NM   
***** MARCH 15-19: High Tech/Green Tech Virtual Job Fair
***** MARCH 16: NM Green Building Tour -ABQ, NM
***** MARCH 17: NMSEA Santa Fe Chapter Meeting -Santa Fe, NM      
***** MARCH 22-23: Green Bld Council "Green Build Professional" 
***** MARCH 23: NMSEA ABQ Chapter Meeting -Abq, NM  
***** MARCH 25: The Living Building Road Show -Abq, NM**        
***** MARCH 27: GREEN Your Space in Any 
* APRIL 10-11: **Home Builders, Remodelers & International Green Ideas 
Showcase -Abq, NM**
* MAY 17-22 : SOLAR 2010 American Solar Energy Society (ASES) National 
Conference and Trade Show -Phx, AZ *


** MARCH-APRIL: **Solar Foundation's Free 'Wednesday Webinar' Series


*MARCH-APRIL: Solar Foundation's 'Wednesday Webinar' Series*

Since February, the Solar Foundation has been hosting weekly Wednesday 
webinars (2-3 pm ET) on issues impacting the solar industry from 
finance, workforce training, current policies, utility interaction and 
tariffs, permitting, technology innovation and aesthetics, purchase 
process streamlining, insurance issues and more.

The webinars are free, but you must register to attend 
<https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/981869544>. * *You only need to 
register once to register for all the webinars in the series.*


* **March 17: **Community Purchases: An Emerging Method for Solar 
Purchases */Speaker: Kevin Fox, IREC; Gwen Rose, Vote Solar Initiative; 
Andria Jacob, Solar Now!/
*March 24: **Utilities Driving Solar: *How Utility Ownership Models are 
Pushing the Market **/Speaker: Jenn DeCesaro, Solar Energy Technologies 
Program, DOE/
*April 28: Workforce Development: */Speaker: /IREC's Jane Weissman and 
NABCEP's Ezra Auerbach

Register <https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/981869544> for the Solar 
Foundation's Wednesday Webinar Series **every Wed. 2-3pm EST. 


*MARCH 11:* *Science & Society Public Talks*
Thursday @ 5:00 pm Meet & Greet 4:30 pm UNM Conference Center 1634 Univ. 

Larry Papay is currently CEO and Principal of PQR, LLC, a management 
consulting firm specializing in managerial, financial, and technical 
strategies for a variety of clients in electrical power and other energy 
areas. He has been engaged in energy and environmental systems for over 
40 years including the development and demonstration of renewable 
technologies.  Larry has served on numerous state and national 
committees. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and 
serves on its Board of Councilors.  He chaired the Panel on Electricity 
from Renewables and co-chairs a joint committee with the Chinese 
Academies on Renewables.

*_Abstract: _*Today, about 10% of all electrical generation in the U.S. 
is from renewables, mostly from hydroelectric sources. A U. S. National 
Academies Panel found that, with a sustained effort, renewables could 
produce 20 percent of the nation's electricity generation by 2020 and 30 
percent of electricity generation by 2030 - 2035.  The major impediments 
to accomplishing this are issues dealing with deployment and 
integration. Larry will discuss these issues.

For additional information please contact:  Gordon Chandler at 505-845-8384

*MARCH 11:* *NMSEA/Sustainable Las Vegas Chapter Meeting*
Thursday @ 5:15 pm NMHU Donnelly Library, Rm 325

Roberto Rio, Executive Director of EDC (Las Vegas-San Miguel Economic 
Development Corporation) will be our guest.   We will discuss ways we 
can help EDC promote sustainable economic development in the city and 
county.  Please bring your ideas and questions to this meeting. 

For further information, call Emelie at 454-3920.  Note: this is a 
change from the topic announced earlier.

*MARCH 11:* *NMSEA Sustainable Las Vegas "Speaking Meeting"** *

6:30pm-8pm at PEEC, Pajarito Environmental Education Center*

LASE Network members will have the opportunity during this meeting to 
get more involved in LASE Chapter meetings and organizational structure.
Please come and share your suggestions, ideas, and interests!

Las Vegas Chapter meetings typically scheduled to be held every 2nd 
Thursday of the month at PEEC.

For further information, call Emelie at 454-3920.  Note: this is a 
change from the topic announced earlier.

*MARCH 12: 2010 Climate Change UNM Campus Conference Call to Senate 

Climate and clean energy policy is one of the defining issues of our 
time, stirring nationwide debates across college campuses and in Congress.

On behalf of Professor Bruce Milne and the UNM Sustainability Studies 
Program, we invite you to join the conversation on climate change by* 
*participating in a *statewide conference call on Friday, March 12th at 
2:00 pm MST*, with the offices of New Mexico Senators Jeff Bingaman and 
Tom Udall. 

The call will begin with a briefing by a New Mexico student discussing 
current statewide engagement on campus with climate issues. 

Jonathan Black and Andrew Wallace will then discuss positions on clean 
energy and climate policy from Senators Bingaman and Udall.  After these 
two introductory briefings they will then respond to student questions 
and concerns.   

Be part of this critical educational dialogue on climate change by 
submitting questions for Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall to 
climate at bard.edu <mailto:climate at bard.edu> by calling (712) 432-3100, 
code 253385 at 2pm MST, Friday, March 12th. All those who submit 
questions will automatically enter in a raffle to win a free case of 
Clif Bars!*
While the call is designed to connect campus to the Senate, interested 
community members are welcome to send in their own questions, and join 
the call as well. Please *help spread the word* and also send us the 
contact information for others in New Mexico so that we can engage the 
maximum number (500) New Mexico

Let's Talk is coordinated by the Bard Center for Environmental Policy 
<http://www.bard.edu/bcep/lets_talk/> as part of a national initiative 
connecting campus to congress. Follow us on Twitter 
<http://twitter.com/Campus2Congress> and on our Facebook page 
students, faculty, staff and citizens with Senators Bingaman and Udall 
on the call on Friday, March 12th.

Please contact us with any questions at climate at bard.edu 
<mailto:climate at bard.edu> .  We look forward to talking with you!

*MARCH 13: NMSEA Board of Directors Meeting          *

11:30 Potluck & 12:00 -- 3:00 pm NMSEA Board Member Meeting

Please bring a dish and join us for our monthly NMSEA Board meeting, at 
the NMSEA Office at 1009 Bradbury Dr.
No additional items will be added to the agenda. All members welcome! 

Please contact Rose or Ragan at the NMSEA office at 505-246-0400 for 
additional information.

*March 15-19: High Tech/ Green Tech Virtual Job Fair

Online at:  www.nmvirtualjobfair.com

For more information, please contact Ingrid Baker, TVC Director of 
Recruitment Resources: 505 843-4255

*MARCH 16: **NM Green Building Tour *

Emerging Green Builders -NM Chapter presents NM Green Building Tour

Lunch 11:30 am -- 1 pm at Silver Gardens
Home tour of green, mixed income housing to revitalize downtown, 
buildings nearing completion, rain water catchment features & building 
integrated wind turbines.

* Event is free, but space is limited.  RSVP REQUIRED by Friday, March 
12: Amanda at edi-arch.com <mailto:Amanda at edi-arch.com> *

*March 17: **NMSEA Santa Fe Chapter Meeting

6:20pm Main Library, Downtown Santa Fe, Upstairs  Please wear green.

Guest speaker will be Gerald Greernaert, PhD -Director of the Institute 
of Geophysics & Planetary Physics, LANL. Dr. Greernaert will speak about 
climate change projections for this century.

For more information, please contact Gary Anderson, Vice Chair NMSEA 
Santa Fe at: gla_5573 at yahoo.com or 505 670-8246

*MARCH 22-23: Green Build Council "Green Build Professional" Training

*8 AM to 4:30 PM, Doc Savage Supply, 600 Candelaria NE. 

"Certified Green Professional" -- two-day course for building 
professionals presented by Green Build Council.  Learn how to 
incorporate green building principles into homes without driving up the 
cost of construction.  HBA members $345/Non-members $445. 

For more information contact: 
<http://USGBCNM.wildapricot.org/Content/Documents/Document.ashx?DocId=115926>education at usgbcnm.org 
<mailto:education at usgbcnm.org>

***MARCH 23: NMSEA ABQ Chapter 
Meeting                                                               *

Tuesday @ 6:30 pm REI Recreational Equipment store at 1550 Mercantile 
NE, 87107.

This month's NMSEA ABQ Chapter speaker will be Helene Beauchamp of 
Zomeworks whom works with passive solar technologies and solutions.

ABQ Chapter meetings are open to the public and free, with donations 

For additional information please contact chapter leader Olga Lavrova at 

*MARCH 25: **The Living Building Road Show*

8:30am - 3:30pm/ /
Living Building Challenge (presented by USGBC -- Cascadia Chapter) has 
swept North America.
There are now more than sixty registered projects from coast-to-coast 
pursuing certification under this vigorous performance standard and 
interest continues to rise.

The ROAD SHOW is a tour of in-person introductory workshops to share the 
tenets of the Challenge with advanced practitioners and will be coming 
to Albuquerque on March 25th!  Approved for 6 GBCI CE Hours for LEED 
APs. /10% discount to the first 10 people who register!  /

For event and location details, please visit:  www.ilbi.org/roadshow 
/Or register here:  http://ilbi.org/education/events/albuquerque-nm 
<http://ilbi.org/education/events/albuquerque-nm>  /

***MARCH 27: GREEN Your Space in Any Color *

Saturday 10am -- 12pm Southwest Green Building Center, LLC

"GREEN YOUR SPACE IN ANY COLOR" - with professional Jason Goldbarg
Jason will be showing off several of our zero VOC paints by applying 
them right here on our walls. Enjoy 10% off all paints from March 16 - 31.

Call 821-6259 to sign up... SPACE IS LIMITED!

*APRIL 10-11:* *Home Builders, Remodelers & International Green Ideas 

Saturday, April 10: 10am-5pm////
Sunday, April 11: 10am-4pm/

//East Hall of Albuquerque Convention Center

The 2010 Home Builders, Remodelers and International Green Ideas 
Showcase will include a Virtual Trade Show, over 250 exhibitors in up to 
400 booths, and dozens of seminar speakers covering all aspects of new 
home construction, home improvement and eco-friendly lifestyles. 
National celebrity speakers will also join local and regional experts.

For additional information, please contact: www.hbashowcase.com 
<http://www.hbashowcase.com/> or www.igishows.com <http://www.igishows.com/>

*MAY 17-22 : SOLAR 2010 American Solar Energy Society (ASES) National 
Conference and Trade Show *

The National Solar Conference is America's leading conference on the 
emerging trends, technology, and opportunities shaping the new energy 
economy. Join NMSEA, a local ASES Chapter, for SOLAR 2010, the nation's 
best educational opportunity for solar energy professionals at the 
Phoenix Convention Center. 

For more information, please visit the ASES website: www.ases.org



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