June 2013 Meeting

Meeting Topic: Maximizing your solar investment for homes and businesses

Les LazareckPlease join us for a presentation from Les Lazareck of Home Energy Connection! Learn how to stretch your solar or energy efficiency spending for maximum benefit.

Les Lazareck, CEM is a building performance expert focused on optimizing the energy use, comfort, health and safety of both commercial and residential buildings through his company Home Energy Connection, LLC founded in 2006. Prior to becoming a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Les established Nevada’s Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program, HomeFree Nevada/EnergyFit Nevada.

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May 2013 Meeting

Meeting Topic: U.S. Green Building Council – LEED V4 updates

Jennifer TurchinLEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. It is the green building rating system developed by the nonprofit U.S. Green Building Council and is continuously evolving and improving.

The next update to the rating systems (LEED v4) will open up LEED to a wider range of building types and manufacturing industries, delivering the benefits of green building up and down the supply chain. It will advance environmental footprint issues, like climate change, and encourage optimization of energy and water use.

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April 2013 Meeting

SolarNV will not have a monthly meeting in April, but please join us on April 20th at GREENfest!

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SOLAR 2013 Panel to Address Political Attacks on Solar in State Legislatures Across the US

A nationwide misinformation campaign is underway to dismantle state-level policies critical to the growth of wind and solar. Panelists at the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) National Solar Conference taking place in Baltimore April 16-20, will unveil the misinformation at the heart of these efforts, and address ways to counter the opposition.

Special interest groups opposed to renewable energy and funded by fossil fuel interests, including the billionaire Koch brothers, are stepping up their misinformation campaign to repeal or weaken bipartisan Renewable Electricity Standards (RES) – also known as Renewable Portfolio Standards – in states across the US this year.

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March 2013 Meeting

Meeting Topic: Tubular Daylighting Devices

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Solar NV meets monthly and everyone is invited!

Date: March 21st. (third Thursday of every month)
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: University of Nevada – Las Vegas
(UNLV)

Beam Hall, Room 120 (BEH 120)
4505 S Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89154 (map & parking info)

solatubephotoPlease join us for a presentation by Solatube International, a manufacturer and marketer of Tubular Daylighting Devices (TDDs)! The Solatube Smart LED System harvests daylight during sunlight hours (using the traditional Solatube Daylighting System model) and, as light levels begin to dim, its “smart” sensors activate the LED lighting.

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February 2013 Meeting

Meeting Topic: EnergyFit Nevada

Solar NV meets monthly and everyone is invited!

Date: February 21st. (third Thursday of every month)
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: University of Nevada – Las Vegas
(UNLV)

Beam Hall, Room 120 (BEH 120)
4505 S Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89154 (map & parking info)

energyfit-nevadaLauren Boitel of EnergyFit Nevada will talk about how the organization is helping people save money, be more comfortable and help the environment.

EnergyFit Nevada is the statewide nonprofit sponsor of Home Performance with ENERGY STAR.  Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) is a national program from the U.S. EPA and DOE, which offers a comprehensive and quantitative whole-house approach to improving energy efficiency, comfort, health, safety and durability of homes.

A whole-house approach helps homeowners optimize energy efficiency by looking at the house as an energy system with interdependent parts, each of which affects the performance of the entire system. It also takes into account the homeowners, local climate and more. EnergyFit Nevada has helped over 550 Nevadans to live in healthier, happier, more affordable homes through our residential energy efficiency rebates.

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