On a recent trip to Guadalajara, I was able to witness this first hand and dig into some of the details. I was invited to Guadalajara to deliver an address at the Universidad Panamericana’s XII Simposium Internacional de Ingeniería Civil, titled “LEED en Latinoamérica” and focused on the importance of using tools like Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and the Living Building Challenge to support the creation of high-performance building projects. While there, I also met with the Cámara Mexicana de la Industria de la Construcción (CMIC) Jalisco Energy and Environment Committee and conducted a videoconference on green building and sustainable forestry that was broadcast to Comisión Nacional Forestal (CONAFOR) staff in 18 Mexican states.
Solar Oregon President Ron McDowell comments on President Obama’s speech on Climate Change – June 25, 2013
Last month, the school spent $10,600 to install a 12-panel, 3 kilowatt solar array that will help keep its new barn powered off the grid. “It’s what we call an off-grid system,” said volunteer Cliff Schrock, a retired electrical engineer who’s helping install the new array, while teaching periodic classes in Jewell School on his trade. “A lot of people live off-grid with this amount of power.”