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Green Building Lecture Series 2017-2018

Scottsdale launches a new green building lecture series featuring local speakers and experts to discuss timely topics and issues involving the future of rooftop solar, green home renovations, toxicity in the home and workplace, edible landscapes, water resources, fresh air ventilation, combating summer heat and repurposing materials for reuse. The lectures are free and held the first Thursday of every other month from October 2017 through June 2018, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Scottsdale Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Rd. Map it 

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Next Lecture

December 7, 2017
7- 8:30 p.m.
Solar Energy & Storage Battery Systems

Special guest speaker Paul Hirt will speak about the solarGB Speaker Paul
energy revolution, why solar is coming faster than anyone expected and how it will change our world. Professor Hirt is an historian and Senior Sustainability Scholar at ASU specializing in environmental history and sustainability studies. He has published dozens of peer-reviewed articles and books on energy history, water, and natural resources conservation. His current scholarly activities focus on the transition to renewable energy in the U.S.

Joining Professor Hirt will be Jack Walker, Titan Solar PowerGB Speaker Jack
Director of Business Development . Mr. Walker will be discussing residential battery storage options for utility connected solar PV systems. For some home owners it’s about control over time of use rates, for others it may be about controlling demand charges while for others it may be about having a "back up" system in the event of utility grid failure. Mr. Walker is a veteran of the Solar Industry having worked for such prominent companies as Echo First and SunEdison. His current role with Titan Solar Power includes developing new markets, driving new finance products, recruiting selling teams to further grow the industry and creating hybrid products to support a wide variety of challenging rate plans across multiple markets allowing residential and commercial customers to realize true savings while generating their own power.

Green Building Lectures Series 2016-2017

Scottsdale’s Green Building Program would like to thank the following speakers for participating over the last year in the 2016/2017 green building lecture series. Topics included roof top solar, green home renovations, heathy homes, edible landscapes, water efficiency and treatment alternatives, indoor fresh air, energy efficient roofing, and repurposed building materials.

Paul Hirt, ASU Sustainability Scholar Brandon Cheshire, SunHarvest Solar
Russell Moore, Professional Engineer Gerardo Ramirez and Paul Hopkins, Plaza Osborn
Dorie Morales, CEO, Publisher/Editor
in Chief Green Living Magazine
Diann Peart, Principal, Truce
Joan Baron, Environmental Artist,
Urban Garden Educator
Dr. Peter Fox, Senior Sustainability Scientist  
Elisa Klein, Water Conservation Coordinator Kimberly Llewellyn, Performance
Construction Manager, Mitsubishi Electric US
Brad Lindsey, CEO, Horizon energy Systems Karen Jayne, CEO Stardust Buildings Supplies
Jason Carlyle, Deconstruction Supervisor, Stardust Building Supplies Kate Fulton, Marketing Coordinator, Stardust Building Supplies 
Paul Murphy, Director of Construction, Habitat for Humanity  

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