Thursday, September 04, 2008

Solar Power Your Home

Solar is Coming to EDMONDS

Sposored by – Sustainable Edmonds and the Sustainability Committee of Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church

Date: Saturday, September 27, 2008
Place: Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church, 8109 224th Street S.W., Edmonds, WA 98026

Time: Setup crew arrives – 12:00 PM
Doors open to the public - 1:00 PM
Meeting – 1:30 – 5:00 PM
Socialize as desired, and clean-up 4:30 – 5:00

Agenda and schedule:

1:30 – 1:45 – Welcome and introduction

1:45 – 2:45 – Eric Teegarden, Sunergy Systems (40 minutes + 20 minutes for questions)
- The energy crisis and why solar energy is needed
- How feasible is solar energy in the Seattle area?
- Incentives for installing solar energy
- Examples of existing installations
- Solar thermal applications
- Solar photovoltaic applications

2:45-3:00 – Intermission

3:00 – 3:20 – Invited speaker on solar energy national perspective
Sen. Maria Cantwell invited; awaiting reply

3:20 – 4:20 –Chris Herman, Winter Sun Design Co. (40 minutes + 20 minutes for question)
- Solar energy application from the point of view of whole house design
- Solar resources for the Northwest
- Three types of solar energy applications: passive (heating, cooling, daylighting),
photovoltaic, and solar hot water (active solar)
- Green building and energy efficiency
- Architectural features of houses incorporating solar energy

4:20 – 4:50 – Discussion and questions – Eric Teegarden and Chris Herman

4:50 – 5:00 - Wrap-up and thanks

Registration - Ask for pre-registration, but onsite registration OK. At registration table at entrance, ask for name, address, e-mail. No charge for admission, but have a basket with a sign saying a donation of $10 per family or whatever you can afford would be appreciated to support the work of Sustainable Edmonds. Have a stack of SE brochures available.

Promotion – publicity team needed

Press release – distribute by e-mail to local newspapers and environmental and solar energy groups. First press release August 15. Second press release September 1. Third press release September 15.
Meeting notices to the Herald, Beacon, and Enterprise newspapers (“Around the Town” column, etc.).
Copies to Channel 21, South County Senior Center, ACE, Snohomish County Sustainability Task Force, Sustainable Communities, SCALLOPS list, Eco-Building Guild, Solar Washington, Solar Activistis (Chris’s list), Third Place Books, many environmental groups active in the area, Edmonds Community College (Tim Hohn, Holly Hughes)

Flier – distribute by Sustainable Edmonds members posting around Edmonds in store windows, coffee houses, public buildings, etc.
For paper copies at lowest rates, try UPS copy centers at James Village and Safeway shopping center.
Poster at the Sustainable Edmonds booth at the “Green Edmonds” festival on September 13

Website – Sustainable Edmonds – full information on events page; Everything Edmonds – information on calendar page

Logistics – logistics and setup/takedown team needed

Equipment: Church has audio system and screen available. Bob Rinehart will supply cords and duct tape.
Speakers will supply own laptop computers with digital projector/
Tables at entrance: Registration (as above)
Information table – Sustainable Edmonds brochures and brochures for speakers’ companies.

Church will provide coffee, hot water, and tables in lobby
Tea, cups, sugar, milk and cream, napkins, paper towels
Solicit donation of cookies from QFC and PCC and sell at meeting
Food may be consumed in the etnry way and in the main hall.

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