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</span></u></b></p>
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</span><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"><strong></strong></span><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"><strong>New
DOE Case Studies, Biz Models to Support Energy Efficiency Upgrade
Programs</strong><br>
-
</span><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"><strong></strong></span><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"><strong>DOE
Public Review of Energy Savings Protocols to Help Standardize
Efficiency Estimates<br>
- UniRac 1st to Receive Product Certification from Intl Code Council
for SolarMount (E)volution<br>
</strong></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><b><u><span style="font-size: 13.5pt;"></span></u></b><b><u><span
 style="font-size: 13.5pt;">EVENTS<br>
</span></u></b><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"><b></b></span><br>
<span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"></span><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"></span><span
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 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";">-
</span><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"><strong>July
14: <b>Community Solar Financing Program Seminar </b></strong><b>–<i>
Santa Fe, NM</i></b></span><br>
<span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";">-
</span><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"><strong>July
20-21 & 27-29: <b>Biofuels Training "Ethanol</b></strong><b>"
–<i> Albuquerque, NM<br>
</i></b></span><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";">-
</span><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"><strong>July
24: <b>NMSEA Albuquerque Chapter Meeting</b></strong><b>
–<i> Albuquerque, NM<br>
</i></b></span><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";">-
</span><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"><strong>August
1: <b>USGBC Luncheon</b></strong><b> - Southside Water Reclamation
Plant –<i> Albuquerque, NM</i></b></span><br>
<span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";">-
</span><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"><strong>August
4, 5, 10: <b>Biofuels Training "Biodiesel Production"</b></strong><b>
–<i> Albuquerque, NM</i></b></span><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"></span><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"></span><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"></span><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"><b><i><br>
</i></b></span><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";">- </span><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"><strong>August
11-13 & 17-19: <b>Biofuels Training "Algae Production"</b></strong><b>
–<i> </i></b></span><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"><b><i>Albuquerque</i></b></span><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"><b><i>,
NM</i></b></span><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"><strong></strong><b>
</b></span><br>
<span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"></span>_______________________________________
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</span></u></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"><strong>New
DOE Case Studies, Biz Models to Support Energy Efficiency Upgrade
Programs<br>
</strong></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="">As part of the Obama Administration's
all-of-the-above strategy to reduce
energy costs for consumers and American businesses, the Energy
Department today
released a new suite of resources supporting the design and
implementation of
energy efficiency upgrade programs. Developed through the Department's <a
 href="http://www.eere.energy.gov/buildings/betterbuildings/neighborhoods/stories_phoenix.html">Better
Buildings Neighborhood Program</a>, these new resources include six
case
studies, a business model guide, and a video, all of which leverage the
experiences and knowledge of participating partners in testing new
program
models while upgrading more than 20,000 homes. These tools will help
communities across the country replicate successful energy efficiency
programs—creating new jobs and business opportunities and saving
consumers
money on their utility bills. <o:p><br>
</o:p>_______________________________________ <br>
</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"><strong>DOE
Public Review of Energy Savings Protocols to Help Standardize
Efficiency Estimates<br>
</strong></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="">As part of the Energy Department's
efforts to help American homes and
businesses save money by saving energy, the Department is developing
new
voluntary procedures, or protocols, that will help standardize how
state and
local governments, industry, and energy efficiency organizations
estimate
energy savings. The protocols are being developed by technical experts
through
collaboration with energy efficiency program administrators, industry
stakeholders, and home energy assessors—including major firms that
perform up
to 70% of the home energy efficiency assessments in the <st1:country-region
 w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">United States</st1:place></st1:country-region>.
The Energy Department invites stakeholders from the public sector,
industry,
and academia to participate in an <a
 href="http://ump.pnnl.gov/forum.php">online
public review</a> of these new protocols for estimating energy savings
from
energy efficiency programs. <o:p></o:p><br>
_______________________________________ <br>
</p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"><strong>UniRac
1st to Receive Product Certification from Intl Code Council for
SolarMount (E)volution<br>
</strong></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">With these certifications, UniRac is
helping the industry bring down the cost of the balance of system
components, making solar power more affordable and supporting an easy
adoption by the
mainstream.  Within the last two years, Unirac
has achieved the International Organization for Standardization ISO
9001:2008
certification for its Quality Management System and ISO 14001:2004
Certification for Environmental Management System, making Unirac the
first
solar infrastructure company to secure ISO 9001:2008 and ISO
14001:2004.  <span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman";"><br>
</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman";">For more
information about Unirac’s full line of innovative PV mounting
solutions,
please visit them at </span><a
 href="Intersolar%20North%20America%202012"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman";"><a
 href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001rWgBGffSbVVLLRYV1VcZQhisVL_w2oBe5rsgDe61iLiaiz_T_3Zd1jes4xiqHgctawNMwt743B8TSuC3iHDaRLge0zffh38q4mn8VYmLreYUZaZt7dhh2g=="><span
 style="color: windowtext;">Intersolar North America 2012</span></a></span></a><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman";">, Booth 9411,
July 10-12 in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">San Francisco</st1:City>,
<st1:State w:st="on">CA or at their <a href="http://www.unirac.com">website
online</a>.<br>
</st1:State></st1:place></span>______________________________________ <br>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><u><span style="font-size: 13.5pt;">EVENTS<br>
</span></u></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"><strong>July
14: <b>Community Solar Financing Program Seminar </b></strong><b>–<i>
Santa Fe, NM<br>
</i></b></span><span style="color: black;">10am-3pm at </span><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman";">Rancho Viejo
Village Market, </span><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman";">55 Canada del
Rancho</span><br style="">
<span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman";"><!--[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]--><br
 style="">
<!--[endif]--></span><span style="" lang="IT"></span>Positive Energy
Solar's goal  is to have every roof in New Mexico supply solar. As
electric bills continue to rise, the cost of solar becomes more
affordable. Go solar with your neighbors and save.<br>
The more homes that go solar the bigger the rebate.  Exclusively
offered through Positive Energy Solar.  Let us show you how you can get
off the PNM roller coaster and actually have PNM to pay you. <br>
</p>
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 href="http://www.positiveenergysolar.com/component/jevents/icalrepeat.detail/2012/07/14/143/50/Y2QyMGZhM2YyZmUwZGU4MDRlYmQyODEzYjNmZDRkMTE=">Schedule
of Events</a><br>
<br>
Hope to see you there!<br>
<span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman";">RSVP
Karen 428-0069 or
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<p><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"></span><span
 style="color: black;"><strong>July 20-21 & 27-29 : <b>Biofuels
Training "Ethanol</b></strong><b>"
–<i> Albuquerque, NM</i></b><br>
@ CNM </span><span style="color: black;">South Valley Campus, 5816
Isleta Blvd., SW -</span><span style="color: black;"> July 20: 4-7 pm;
July
21: 9-6 pm; July 27: 4-7:30 pm; July 28: 9am-6
pm; July 29: 9am- 6pm<br>
</span></p>
<p><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"><span
 style="color: black;"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">SFCC</st1:PlaceName> 
<st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Biofuels</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType
 w:st="on">Center</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>
of Excellence is offering a range of FREE training classes to qualified
applicants.  Look over the
curricula and sign up online. Initial dates for classes are listed.
<br>
</span><u>greentraining.sfcc.edu</u></span><br>
_______________________________________<br>
</p>
<p><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"><strong>July
24: <b>NMSEA Albuquerque Chapter Meeting</b></strong><b>
–<i> Albuquerque, NM<br>
</i></b></span><span style="color: black;">6 pm at REI</span><span
 style="" lang="IT">,1550 Mercantile Ave NE, 
Albuquerque, NM 87107</span></p>
<p>The topic for the Abq NMSEA Chapter meeting will
be "What Happened to Schott Solar?"  We will explore what led to Schott
making the decision to open a factory in Albuquerque.  How did it
perform when it was open and what cuased the closing?  We will also
look at how this will impact the PV Solar market locally and
internationally.<br>
</p>
<p>This
<span style="" lang="IT">event is FREE & open to the public. </span><br>
For
more information, please visit  <a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated"
 href="http://www.NMSEA.org">www.NMSEA.org</a>, or contact the NMSEA
office at: <a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated"
 href="mailto:info@nmsea.org">info@nmsea.org</a><br>
_______________________________________<br>
</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"><strong>August
1: <b>USGBC Luncheon</b></strong><b> - Southside Water Reclamation
Plant –<i> Albuquerque, NM</i></b></span><br>
@ the Indian <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Pueblo</st1:place></st1:City>
Cultural Center<o:p></o:p><st1:Street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on"><span
 style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34);">, 2401 12th Street NW </span></st1:address></st1:Street>87104</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">$25 USGBC<span style="font-family: Cambria;">‐</span>NM
Members, $30 Non<span style="font-family: Cambria;">‐</span>members,
$18 Emerging Green Builders, $5 additional fee after July 27th.<br>
</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Speaker, Charlie Leder, is a principal engineer
with the
Water Authority and works in its Water Resources, Planning, and
Engineering
Division which manages all CIP for Water Authority facilities.  He
brings
the Water Authority 35 years of practical experience in planning,
design, and
construction of water and wastewater utility infrastructure.  The past
30
years of Mr. Leder’s professional career have focused on improving the
Water
Authority’s water and wastewater facilities as well as those belonging
to other
NM municipal and tribal utilities. <br>
<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">The Southside Water Reclamation Plant (SWRP) is
the largest
facility for water recycling in NM and has a capacity 5 times larger
than any
other comparable facility in the state.  First commissioned in 1962,
the
SWRP converts raw wastewater into clean effluent that can be returned
to the
environment while also generating bio-solids for compost and rangeland
reclamation and electricity to power a portion of the treatment
process. 
This presentation summarizes some of the “green things” done each day
at the
SWRP and provides an overview of plant assets now used.  With some of
these assets in use since 1962 and limited funds available for
renovation/repair since the last major upgrade in 1998, the SWRP is due
for an
“extreme makeover”.  The balance of this presentation describes the
asset
management principles the Water Authority will now use to evaluate,
design, and
construct $250 million worth of renovations committed to the SWRP to be
sure
that limited ratepayer funds are well-spent.   Particular focus will
be given to describing future capital projects to be implemented in the
next 5
years and the proposed method for project implementation.<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Please register at:  <a
 href="http://www.usgbcnm.org/"><span style="text-decoration: none;">www.usgbcnm.org
</span></a><o:p></o:p><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on"> or
contact Cathy</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Kumar at </st1:PlaceName><st1:PlaceName
 w:st="on">SouthWest</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Green</st1:PlaceName>
<st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Building</st1:PlaceType> <st1:PlaceType
 w:st="on">Center</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> for more info (505)
821-6259<br>
<o:p></o:p>_______________________________________
</p>
<p><span style="color: black;"><strong>August 4, 5, 10: <b>Biofuels
Training "Biodiesel Production"</b></strong><b>
–<i> Albuquerque, NM</i></b><br>
@ CNM </span>South Valley Campus, <st1:address w:st="on">5816 Isleta
Blvd, SW - </st1:address><span style="color: black;">all classes 9 am
to 5 pm<st1:Street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on"></st1:address></st1:Street><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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 style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; vertical-align: baseline; background-attachment: scroll;">
</p>
<p><span style="color: black;"></span><span class="apple-style-span"><span
 style="color: black;"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">SFCC</st1:PlaceName> 
<st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Biofuels</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType
 w:st="on">Center</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>
of Excellence is offering a range of FREE training classes to qualified
applicants.  Look over the
curricula and sign up online. Initial dates for classes are listed.
<br>
</span><u>greentraining.sfcc.edu</u></span><br>
_______________________________________</p>
<p><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"><strong>August
11-13 & 17-19: <b>Biofuels Training "Algae Production"</b></strong><b>
–<i> </i></b></span><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"><b><i>Albuquerque</i></b></span><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"><b><i>,
NM</i></b></span><span
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