Event Title:

Green Building Workshop - Local Rebate Programs


Sponsored By:

Build It Green

Event Date/Time:

Start: 9/12/2013 5:30:00 PM
End: 9/12/2013 7:30:00 PM


Peter Waring of Healthier Dwelling, and Torsten Glidden of Build It Green


Marin Builders Association


Sep 12, 2013 5:30 PM
Sep 12, 2013 5:30 PM

Event Deadline:

09/12/2013 17:30

Event Notes:

Topic: Local Rebate Programs
Join us for a workshop on residential energy efficiency rebates available in the North Bay! This workshop offers a "hands on" introduction to home energy upgrades and the rebates & incentives which encourage them. Speakers include Torsten Glidden who helps administer the Energy Upgrade CA program at BIG, Peter Waring who analyzes buildings for possible upgrades & helps projects satisfy State & local Green Building requirements, and John Rising of Rising Design who is an Energy Upgrade CA Building Performance contractor. During the presentation we will walk you through the steps to secure rebates, incentives, and tax credits. The presentation will also feature a "show and tell"  of a recent energy upgrade which included extensive attic & wall treatments and a solar pre-heated combined hydronic system providing both domestic hot water and space heating. We look forward to seeing you there!
Food is provided!
Certified Green Building Professional CEU Value: 1.5 credits
5:30-5:40 Sign In, Food, Networking
5:40-6:30 Local Rebates, Peter Waring
6:30-7:10 Energy Upgrade CA, Torsten Glidden
7:10-7:30 Q&A
Registration:  Pre-registration on our website is encouraged and incentivized and is available until 2:30pm on Thursday, September 12th. When preregistering online, folks may pay by credit card. We accept credit card payments at the door as well.
Pre-Registration Prices: 
$10 /Members
$15 /Non-Members  
Door Price (Not Pre-Registered): 
$15 /Members and Non-Members 
Marin Builders Association has parking available at their facility.
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 our Technical Workshops: Hear from expert speakers on the latest green building issues and share your own experience with your peers. Meetings take place in the South Bay, East Bay, North Bay, and San Francisco.

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 Workshop - not for another Workshop.

Speaker Information:

Peter Waring teaches Building Performance at Skyline and Laney Colleges and other educational organizations in northern CA. He helps home owners & developers in the Bay Area to satisfy Green Building requirements and to take advantage of various incentive & rebate programs to make their buildings more energy efficient, comfortable, healthy & safe. He enjoys deep energy retrofits and raising public awareness of the need to redefine our relationship with our dwellings through his consulting practice www.HealthierDwelling.com and through Resilient Neighborhoods Marin, a pilot program promoting climate change action one group of households at a time.

Torsten Glidden is currently a Project Manager and QA Specialist with the Energy Upgrade CA team, specializing in mentoring contractors and raters on the full-range of program related issues. Formerly a practicing CA General Contractor, he is now a certified BPI Building Analyst, a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor and Home Performance with Energy Star trained. Torsten is also an Advanced Certified Green Building Professional and is Green Point Rated certified for New Homes (Rater) and Existing Homes (Advisor). Additionally, Torsten is in the process of finalizing HERS I and HERS II certifications through CalCERTS. Informed by these numerous sustainable building and energy efficiency related trainings, he is currently in the process of reconfiguring and updating Build It Green’s Energy Upgrade CA trainings to become more efficient and effective tools for attendees, to better equip them for participation in the developing ‘green industry’ market transformation.

Contact Name:

  Alyssa Baker-Blanc

Contact Phone:

  510-590-3360 x183

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