Thursday, September 06, 2007

COTE Forum: Getting the Sun Into Your Next Project

Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Getting the Sun Into Your Next Project

Learn about getting solar into your next residential or commercial project, from experienced designers and installers. From an environmental, political, and even financial point of view, solar power and hot water are the right things to do! Please join us for this brown-bag program--and bring along your friends and co-workers!

Presented by Jesse Quay, Senior Design Consultant for Sun Light and Power , Bill Burke, AIA/LEED AP of Pacific Gas & Electric Company's (PG&E) Pacific Energy Center (PEC) and Peitsa Hirvonen of Sesco Electrical.

Jesse Quay, Oakland native Senior Design Consultant for Sun Light. Sun Light and Power was started in 1976 and has pioneered the alternative energy movement in the SF Bay Area and beyond. Jesse has been building, designing and selling solar electric, hot water and hydronicsystems since 2003. Experienced in working with architects, developers and homeowners to customize energy solutions to their dynamic needs.

Bill Burke is an architect with a long background in environmental issues and energy-efficiency. As staff architect at Pacific Gas & Electric Company’s (PG&E) Pacific Energy Center (PEC), he oversees architectural educational programs and consultations. Bill promotes good site and building design for passive cooling and heating, a high performance building envelope to maximize energy efficiency, and incorporation of renewable energy strategies such as solar thermal and photovoltaics.

Peitsa Hirvonen started SESCO in 1992 and has been doing superior electrical work for general contractors and homeowners since 1992, providing a wide range of electrical wiring and communications/media cabling services, from new construction to remodeling and from service maintenance to repair. In addition, the company is committed to educating our crew in all facets of green building, including solar energy and all technologies related to energy efficiency.

Time: Noon-1:30
Location: AIA East Bay Chapter Office, 1405 Clay Street , Oakland
Contact: Kellie Hewlett or Erik Mikiten, AIA
Cost: None, this is a brown bag lunch. Drinks are provided
This Forum open to all.

For more information: Kellie Hewlett 510/464-3600

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