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Free 5-Part Integrated Design and Construction Series: Rebuilding for Comfort, Durability and Energy Efficiency

May 4, 2018 from 12:00 4:00 PM

North Coast Builders Exchange

1030 Apollo Way

Santa Rosa, CA 95407
38.4232885, -122.7517997

The County of Sonoma Energy and Sustainability Division and Sonoma Clean Power are partnering with PG&E to bring the following training series to the North Coast Builders Exchange in Santa Rosa. The classes are free and are held on Friday afternoons beginning on April 27th. Lunch will be provided to class participants. We are very interested in promoting these important trainings to builders and contractors working on rebuilding in Santa Rosa.

This training was organized by PG&E and is offered in collaboration with County of Sonoma Energy and Sustainability Division, County of Marin Community Development Agency, and Sonoma Clean Power.

While each session stands on its own, we encourage you to attend all or as many as possible. All five take place at the North Coast Builders Exchange. Lunch will be provided for class participants.

To register go to On the left side of the page go to the location menu, scroll down and check Santa Rosa, then click on the box above that says “FILTER”.

Session Two on May 4: Advanced Framing to Save Energy Material and Labor

Structural Engineer Bruce King will discuss how advanced framing can improve energy performance and meet or exceed structural building loads while using less material, potentially reducing first cost of materials. He will describe the overall approach optimum value engineering and show and discuss specific details. Bruce will consider potential tradeoffs such as increased need for advanced planning and identifying framers skilled in the technique, or training an unskilled crew. While the majority of this training will focus on wood framing, Bruce will briefly describe other enclosure methods such as straw bale and earthen construction.

Register for May 4 event

Contact Information

Liz Yager

Program Manager

Energy and Sustainability Division

General Services Department

Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
La Plaza A
2300 County Center Drive
Suite A105
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.46242, -122.725426