Water Conservation Showcase
Tuesday, Mar 25. Pacific Energy Center
Many experts believe that water will surpass energy as the resource of greatest concern to Californians in the coming years. We live in a state with a growing population, limited water reserves, and unpredictable rainfall. Water use also has significant energy implications. The California State Water Project that is responsible for moving water from sources to customers is the single largest user of energy in the state. Additional energy is required to heat, cool, pump and treat water. Reducing water use through conservation can extend our limited supply of this resource and produce significant electricity and natural gas savings.
The Pacific Energy Center will be hosting the 5th Annual Water Conservation Showcase on March 25th. This event will provide information on water-conserving strategies for building and landscape applications through presentations and exhibitor displays. This event is organized by: The showcase will include lectures by experts from state and local governments, water districts, research institutions and engineering firms. These talks will address recent research, new water policies, technological developments, and case studies for both commercial and residential building projects. The water-energy relationship will be included in several of the presentations.
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Finance
Thursday & Friday, Mar 27th-28th. Park Central Hotel, New York.
This two day conference will explore all the issues relating to the developing area of Biodiversity Finance. Speakers will be a balance of conservation groups; financial institutions’ and early adopter best practice case studies. Day one of the conference will introduce the biodiversity finance challenge and biodiversity conservation finance and Day Two will focus more closely on the financial service sector and biodiversity.
Meeting the 2030 Challenge: The Short Road to Net Zero Energy
Thursday, Mar 27. 6 – 8pm. Pacific Energy Center
A presentation of the AIA’s Sustainability 2030 Toolkit: “Climate Change is real. Architects have solutions.” Come learn about tools to meet the 2030 Challenge.
Dave Deppen: Anatomy of a Green Building
Thursday, Mar 27. 5:30pm reception. 6:00pm program
The Commonwealth Club. 595 Market St., 2nd floor
Find out what makes a green building a great building as Deppen presents a case study of the Kirsch Center at De Anza College, one of the country’s most user-friendly and widely acclaimed green buildings. He will also touch on the broader fields of sustainable building, process, design and technology.
Livable Neighborhoods Program Workshops – NY
Saturday, Mar 29. 11am – 4pm
Brooklyn College Student Center, 4th Floor, East 27th St. & Campus Road
The Livable Neighborhoods Program, a project of the Municipal Art Society Planning Center, was created to provide communities with the knowledge, tools, and training needed to transform local vision into effective plans. The program, which first launched at Hunter College in 2007, provides participants with in-person training, a take-home comprehensive community planning toolkit and access to a web-based network for ongoing to discussion.
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