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Solar Ready Workshop Series - Lake Oswego

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Join Lake Oswego Sustainability Action Month and Solar Oregon and become Solar Ready!

 

This free workshop series will teach you how to retrofit your existing home or what design features to incorporate into the home you are building in order to make the most of the sun's energy.

The series is broken into two classroom sessions and 2 onsite visits. 
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Class session 1

Date: Wednesday May 4, 2011
Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Location:
Lake Oswego City Hall,
Council Chambers,
380 A Ave.,
Lake Oswego, 97034

Doug TSRF

 What you will walk away with:



  • an understanding of your home’s energy use in the context of US averages
  • you will get a link to an energy glossary with key terms and definitions
  • you will be able to convert energy into different units and understand the forms of energy that you are using
  • learn how to use simple energy measuring equipment

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On Site Session 1

Date: Saturday May 14, 2011
Time: 10-11:30am
Location:
305 G Ave.
Lake Oswego, 97034

stoffel

 

You will walk away with:


  • a broader understanding of how space heating, water heating, lighting and appliances consume energy in your home through diagnostic tools
  • knowledge of how your house uses (or gains) heat energy and what you can do to improve that
  • witness the energy cost of infiltration via blower door demonstration

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Class session 2

Date: Wednesday June 1, 2011
Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Location:
Lake Oswego City Hall,
Council Chambers,
380 A Ave.,
Lake Oswego, 97034

PV House 3

 

You will walk away with:


  • techniques to determine if your site is suitable for passive solar strategies or active solar systems
  • questions to ask a contractor about your roof (when thinking about a roof top solar system)
  • rules of thumb about sizing a PV or SHW system and how much energy that system might provide for your home

>>click here to reserve your seat
 

On Site Session 2

Date: Saturday June 11, 2011
Time: 10:00am-11:30am
Location: 19250 Nixon Ave West Linn, OR

LiveLight install

 

You will walk away with:


  • a guided tour of a home that integrates passive and active solar strategies
  • the importance of energy efficient construction, mechanical systems and lighting
  • an overview of energy rating systems to help determine if or how they fit into your personal energy goals and links to additional resources for each of them


>>click here to reserve your seat

 

 
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