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Pacific Energy Center
851 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103, United States

Upcoming Events At This Venue

September 10, 2014

This class will have a tour of LED llighting retrofit project. At the PEC we’ll experience Lighting Lab demo and go over LED fixtures light quality and energy savings. We’ll also review LED vignettes applications with what fixtures to use and cut sheets/specs for these applications. There will be a hands-on experience with LED fixtures, lamps and components across pods of tables. By the end of the class we will have completed approximately 6 LED lighting vignettes. This is a fun and informative class for both beginners and intermediate-level.

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Date: September 10, 2014 9:00 am
Cost: Free

September 12, 2014

This class will begin with a demonstration of lighting controls, how they save energy and how the experience of space changes with controlled fixtures. Then we’ll take a look at 6 types of spaces and make sure that we have the right lighting layouts. Working in groups we’ll have mock interviews. You will first interview the owner or end-user to build your controls strategy. Then, guided by a panel of controls Mfrs., you will create the controls layout for each of the vignettes. You will work through the controls design and specifications process and learn what information you need and what information the Controls Mfrs. Need from you to make the controls implementation a success. You will create approximately 6 vignettes of lighting controls. This is a fun and informative class for intermediate-level.

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Date: September 12, 2014 9:00 am
Cost: Free

September 15, 2014

This 3.5-hour seminar will provide builders a comprehensive review of zero net energy ready home construction, including the business case, detailed specifications, and opportunities to be recognized as an industry leader. In the process, attendees will learn the answers to the following questions:

    • What is the future of housing and why is it headed there?
    • What new business approach is critical for builders in a slow housing market?
    • What critical components define a truly zero net-energy ready home?
    • How are builders offering zero net-energy ready homes today at market-based prices?
    • Why are zero net-energy ready homes often the lowest cost option for homebuyers?
    • What eight compelling value propositions are unique to zero net-energy ready homes?
    • How can zero net-energy ready homes substantially lower home buildersÂ’ risks?
    • How can zero net-energy ready homes be constructed with readily available, tried-and-true technologies and practices?
    • How can builders achieve significant recognition for providing zero net-energy ready performance?
    • What local resources are available to assist home builders with zero net-energy ready projects?

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Date: September 15, 2014 9:00 am
Cost: Free

September 16, 2014

The intention of this three-day workshop is to develop the energy auditing skills of individuals associated with small-and medium-sized (under 500 kW) commercial facilities. We will provide an overview of building technologies with an emphasis on distinguishing older, inefficient equipment from newer efficient systems. In-class exercises and a mock-audit at the end of the last day will allow the attendees to apply what they have learned. Though geared to the non-experts, attendees should have a fundamental understanding of building components and energy concepts.

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Start: September 16, 2014 8:00 am
End: September 18, 2014 4:30 pm
Cost: Free

September 23, 2014

Our objective in this course is to provide the basic vocabulary, technical, and economic details necessary to understand and evaluate grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) projects from a project manager’s and/or owner’s perspective. In this introductory course, Pete Shoemaker, Renewables Program Coordinator for the Pacific Energy Center, will provide an overview of the fundamentals of solar electric systems, technically known as photovoltaics. He will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of various PV technologies (monocrystalline, polycrystalline, and thin-film), including module efficiencies and their implications on the space requirements of a project.

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Date: September 23, 2014 9:00 am
Cost: Free