The winter sun is shining through this morning!
Second Thursday means time for another SESH seminar.
This week we begin the solar portion of the series:
Introduction to Solar Energy: We’ll explore why we’re interested in solar energy, our solar resource and how it gets to us, solar terminology, measurement and units, atmospheric effects, and sun angles through the days and seasons. Next we’ll take a quick tour through the ways we can use the sun’s energy ranging from direct uses (the solar cat and others), passive solar concepts, active solar thermal including domestic hot water and space heating, and photovoltaic systems. It’s a whirlwind tour. Using a seminar format, we’ll make time for and encourage Q&A and general discussion.
7:00-9:00 p.m. Thursday, 1/13/11, $10
Integrated Design Lab (108 N. 6th)
$50 for the entire eight-month series and you may apply your previous admission.
Hope to see you again this Thursday!
All seminars are interactive as knowledge doesn’t flow one way!
You’re invited to bring information and be prepared to share that with the group as well.
Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Homes seminar series is a partnership of Green Remodeling (Josh Bogle) and Renewable Energy Solutions (Stephan Howe). Many thanks to the University of Idaho Integrated Design Lab. We’ll bring you the latest in building science, providing actual Boise case studies, and apply it to the issues of your unique home. All seminars are stand-alone and interactive, so bring your questions and ideas. Here is the complete list:
Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Homes seminars are held the 2nd Thursday of each month:
10/14 Home Energy Performance and the Paths to Net Zero
11/11 Insulation, Windows, Infiltration and Sealing
12/09 Indoor Air Quality and Boise Case Studies
01/13 Introduction to Solar Energy and Day Lighting
02/10 Residential Solar Hot Water
03/10 Introduction to Photovoltaic Systems
04/14 Passive Solar Design
05/12 Emerging Sustainable Technology
For more information, call Green Remodeling, at 608-9788
or Steve at Renewable Energy Solutions at 863-8679
Renewable Energy Solutions
Green REMODELING LLC
121 E. 38th St. Suite 101
Boise, Idaho 83714