Event Title:

North Bay Guild


Sponsored By:

Build It Green

Event Date/Time:

Start: 5/9/2012 5:00:00 PM
End: 5/9/2012 7:00:00 PM


Greg VanMechelen
VanMechelen Architects


Marin Builders Association


May 9, 2012 2:00 PM
May 9, 2012 2:00 PM

Event Deadline:

05/09/2012 14:00

Event Notes:

Topic:  Passive Solar Architecture
Passive solar design is the most effective, healthiest and lowest-cost method to provide thermal comfort in any climate. We'll introduce you to the physics of passive solar design, its historical use in a variety of climates, and show you modern examples focusing on Northern California climates. You are welcome to bring your own projects for an interactive discussion.
Presentation Team: Greg Van Mechelen
Certified Green Building Professional CEU Value: 1.5 credits
5:00-5:15 Sign In
5:15-5:30 Networking Exercise
5:30-6:30 Topic Presentation
6:30-7:00 Open Discussion  
Registration:  Pre-registration on our website is encouraged and incentivized and is available until 2pm on Wednesday, May 9th.  When preregistering online, folks can pay by credit card or choose to pay at the door with check or credit card.   
Pre-Registered Prices: 
$10 /Members
$15 /Non-Members   
Door Price (Not Pre-Registered): 
$15 /Members and Non-Members  
Transportation Tips:   Parking lot is available for attendees.  Build It Green encourages carpooling to our events and we recommend posting comments in the section below to make arrangements with other attendees.  
Things To Bring:  Attendees are encouraged to bring business cards for networking purposes.    
About the Guilds: Hear from expert speakers on the latest green building issues and share your own experience with your peers. Meetings take place monthly in the South Bay, East Bay, North Bay, and San Francisco.  Learn more!

Event Comments:

Cancellation Policy:  No refunds will be given for cancellations or no-shows due to our limited venue capacity. Registered attendees can transfer their credit to another colleague (i.e. go in their place) for the same Guild Meeting - not for another Guild Meeting.

Speaker Information:


Greg VanMechelen is an architect with more than 20 years of experience in a variety of environmentally-considered building techniques.  He has designed numerous projects utilizing passive solar design, and projects using alternative materials, including the first strawbale school in California.  He has also worked with clients with severe environmental sensitivities.  Mr. VanMechelen serves on the National Board of Architects/ Designers/ Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR), and a founding member of the California Straw Building Association (CASBA).
Phone: 510.558.1075     Email: info@vanmechelenarchitects.com

Contact Name:

  Karen Beck

Contact Phone:

  510-590-3360 x116

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