12:00pm - 4:00pm North Coast Builders Exchange
1030 Apollo Way , Santa Rosa, CA 95407
The County of Sonoma’s Energy and Sustainability Division and Sonoma Clean Power are partnering with PG&E to offer a series of workshops on rebuilding for comfort, durability and energy efficiency.
The classes are free and held on Friday afternoons at North Coast Builders Exchange.
The second session, on May 4, Advanced Framing to Save Energy, Material and Labor, is from 12pm-4pm.
Structural engineer Bruce King will discuss how advanced framing can improve energy performance and meet or exceed structural building loads while using less material, potentially reducing first cost of materials. He will describe the overall approach of optimum value engineering and show and discuss specific details. King will consider potential tradeoffs such as increased need for advanced planning and identifying framers skilled in the technique, or training an unskilled crew. While the majority of this training will focus on wood framing, King will briefly describe other enclosure methods such as straw bale and earthen construction.
Each session in the series stands on its own. Lunch will be provided for class participants.
The other remaining sessions:
- May 11, 12pm-4pm, High Performance Enclosures: Air Tight, Well-Insulated, Properly Ventilated
- May 18, 12pm-4pm, Residential Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning: Small Heat Pumps and Small Furnaces – High Efficiency and More Affordable
- June 1, 1pm-5pm, Energy and Time Efficient Hot Water Systems for New Homes