The Energy and Sustainability Division is part of the General Services Department of the County of Sonoma. This division is responsible for planning, evaluating and administering the County-wide Energy Management and Sustainability Program.
Ann Edminster will discuss how good design decisions and careful architectural and construction detailing can create attractive, comfortable, durable buildings that require much less energy for mechanical heating and cooling. Participants will learn key considerations that enable designers to make choices rather than pay a premium to achieve excellent comfort and energy performance. This training is organized by PG&E and is offered in collaboration with County of Sonoma Energy and Sustainability Division and Sonoma Clean Power.
Should you go solar, and should you add a battery if you do? This class will give you the basic information to help you answer those questions, including how solar works, what value batteries can add, and basic costs and return on investment. Lunch will be provided. Preregistration is required. This training is organized by PG&E and is offered in collaboration with Sonoma Clean Power with promotional support provided by the Sonoma County Energy and Sustainability Division.
Gary Klein will provide guidance on how to design, specify, and build hot water systems based on up-to-date thinking and information. Water heating has changed considerably in the past twenty years with increased adoption of on-demand and heat pump technologies. Distribution systems have been rethought. This training is organized by PG&E and is offered in collaboration with County of Sonoma Energy and Sustainability Division and Sonoma Clean Power.
Civil Engineer Bruce King will discuss how advanced wood framing can improve energy performance while carrying structural building loads with less material. In part two, he will describe other enclosure methods such as straw bale, hempcrete and earthen walls, which have all been employed on numerous buildings in California. This training is organized by PG&E and is offered in collaboration with County of Sonoma Energy and Sustainability Division and Sonoma Clean Power.
Provided by PG&E in collaboration with the County's General Services Energy and Sustainability Division, the MI-BEST is a series of five consecutive days of training designed to be taken in sequence. MI-BEST joins the art of construction to the science of energy and moisture management. It provides building professionals an opportunity to learn and practice techniques that might otherwise take many residential projects to experience and troubleshoot. Participants are encouraged to attend the entire series but individual sign-ups by day and topic are allowed. Visit www.pge.com/energyclasses for more information.
Join the Energy and Sustainability Division for a free workshop on Rebuilding for Efficiency. You'll learn about the options, benefits, rebates and incentives and considerations for your design team,
Join the Energy and Sustainability Division for a Home Energy Workshop to learn how you can start saving money and live more comfortably now.
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