Maximizing Your Energy Efficiency for Homes and Businesses Investment

Meeting Rescheduled to July 19th
New location: Spring Valley Library
4280 South Jones Boulevard


Is your Home Energy Efficient?  Do you know where you are wasting money running your home?

Looking to buy or sell your home; know the ‘other costs’ associated with home ownership.

Before you put Solar on your home, make sure the low cost ‘fixes’ are made.

Date: THURSDAY     JULY 19, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: New Location Spring Valley Library
4280 South Jones Boulevard  FREE to attend

Speaker: Les Lazareck, Certified Residential Energy Inspector

LES LAZARECK HOME ENERGY CONNECTIONLes Lazareck is a residential Home Performance Expert who as the original Program Manager established Nevada’s Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program, HomeFree Nevada. He is a certified home energy rater (HERS) through RESNET, certified Building Performance Institute (BPI) Building Analyst, Envelope and AC Heat Pump Professional trainer and proctor, Certified National Green Building Verifier (NAHB), owner of Home Energy Connection, LLC and a founding member and past Board Member of Solar NV, the local chapter of the American Solar Energy Society and Nevada Building Performance Professional. Les Lazareck earned his Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara, focusing on alternative energy design. Applying his knowledge in residential home performance, Mr. Lazareck’s production home is now a net zero electric home.

Home Energy Connection provides a wide range of services for homeowners, builders, insulation, HVAC and remodeling trades, realtors and lenders for new and existing homes and commercial buildings. Since most buildings are built to code and code represents the minimum accepted standards for buildings, we strive to create high performing homes/buildings whether new or existing. In many cases, this adds little to the cost of the building or retrofit. Working with your goals, Home Energy Connection will craft a solution.


Air Leakage accounts for largest category of heat loss/gain in your home. Air sealing walls and ceiling is typically more valuable than windows and doors.

If you own, are buying, selling or plan to build a single or multi-family home or commercial property, call Home Energy Connection first. Unlike Home/Building Inspectors, Home Energy Connection is trained, certified, licensed and experienced to:

    1. Buying
      1. Determine the cost of operating the property.
      2. Verify the combustion appliances (water heater, furnace, oven, etc.) are operating safely.
      3. We provide recommendations to optimize the home/building’s energy efficiency, comfort, health, safety and durability which can assist you in negotiating a lower purchase price.
      4. We oversee and coordinate improvements so work is performed to industry best practices.
    2. Selling
      1. Perform an energy assessment to determine how your home/building compares to similar properties and decide if and what improvement may be desirable to complete. The MLS system can document these improvements. The cost of the energy assessment can be included in the closing costs like a home inspection.
      2.  The Appraisal Institute now requires the results of an energy assessment be used in determining the property’s value.
      3. In addition to the aesthetic features of your home/building, use documented energy performance to sell the property faster, (e.g., new or upgraded a/c or furnace, energy star appliances or recently installed windows or doors.)
    3. Building/Remodeling
      1. Through planning, we can help incorporate design elements to maximize the building’s performance, comfort, indoor air quality and durability.
      2. Verify your home if seeking ENERGY STAR or NAHB National Green Buildingcertification.
      3. Represent the owner to ensure work is performed to best practices and verified.
    4. Training for Energy Auditors and Contractors
      1. Train and proctor individuals interested in becoming a BPI Certified Building Analyst, Envelope or AC and Heat Pump Professional or RESNET Home Energy Rater (HERS).

Discussing the Energy Choice Initiative ballot measure 2018

Date: May 17th, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: inNEVation Center (6795 Edmond St.), 3rd Floor

Jennifer L. Taylor, Esq. brings nearly 20 years of legal experience in environmental, insurance, construction and construction defect law practice to the discussion of clean and renewable energy development in Nevada.

– Discussing the Energy Choice Initiative ballot measure.
– Discussing the work of the Committee on Energy Choice, including the recommendations of the Technical Working       Group on Innovation and Development in Renewable Energy and Technology and Consumer Protection.
– Discussing renewable energy development in other restructured states.

Jennifer understands the impact of policy and regulation on Nevada’s citizens from work, including representing homeowners living over one of Nevada’s largest groundwater contamination sites. She has been a member of the environmental law sections in both Washington and Nevada, and a member of Nevada’s Energy, Utilities and Communications section. Taylor served on the board of Nevada Conservation League board chair from 2010 to 2013, and as board chair from 2010 to 2013.  Taylor served as the executive director for Clean Energy Project from 2015 to 2017, and now consults with Clean Energy Project, Advanced Energy Economy and other clean energy and clean tech organizations and companies on state policy and programs. Taylor moved to Nevada in 1995 to serve as law clerk for Nevada Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert E. Rose. Taylor is currently admitted to practice before the United States Supreme court, as well as state and federal courts in Nevada, Washington, California, and Texas. Taylor has a J.D., cum laude, from University of Houston Law Center, B.A. from Southern Methodist University, and is a graduate of both Leadership Las Vegas and Emerge Las Vegas. Taylor served as the Vice Chair for the Clean Energy Sources Technical Advisory Committee of the New Energy Industry Task Force, was a member of the City of Las Vegas’ City Manager’s Energy Advisory Committee, and a member of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Working Group for the Reno based coalition Sustainability Partners in Northern Nevada. Most recently, Taylor was named by Governor Sandoval to his Committee on Energy Choice, and is the Chair of that Committee’s Working Group on Innovation and Technology in Renewable Energy Development, which will be tasked with making recommendations and proposal for actions that may need to be taken should the Energy Choice Initiative pass a second time and be amended into the Nevada Constitution.

Greenfest this Saturday, April 21st in Downtown Summerlin

Join SolarNV at GreenFest this Saturday in Downtown Summerlin.  April 21, 2018

This event will be in place of the monthly meeting.

GREENFest brings together southern Nevada’s sustainable community to gather in one location to inform and educate the public.  In cooperation with our collaborative GREEN Allies, this event presents various ways to become more sustainable and showcase their meaningful work. GREENFest features environmental topics and exhibits, innovation and resources to create a more enjoyable and healthy lifestyle.

GREENFest has grown from year to year and is enjoying over 40,000 attendees. Once again, our event is being hosted by Downtown Summerlin®.

Enjoy a fun filled day in the plush grassy area and West Parking Lot, in conjunction with the Pavilion

GREENFest is celebrating EARTH Day with over 120 exhibitors, interactive displays, food, fun and live music.

 * Live Entertainment
 * Treasure Hunt with Prizes
* Kids Zone Fun Activities
* Activities for all ages
 * Photos with Mascots
 * Animal Adoptions
 * Live Artists & Art Displays
 * Great Food Options
 * Beer & Wine Garden
 * Solar Powered Festival
 * Organic Gardening & Composting Demos

* Clean Energy Drive – Hybrids, Electric & CNG Vehicles
* Healthy & Green Living
* Green Homes & Buildings
* Smart Energy & Tech
* Artists Behind Earth Day
* Marketplace featuring Farmers Market
* Sustainable Community – Green Allies:

   ○ State, County, City Government & Agencies

    ○ Local Chambers of Commerce

    ○ Schools, Educators & Student Organizations

    ○ Utilities and Conservation Districts

    ○ Professional & Trade Associations

    ○ Other Non-Profits

* Cottage Crafters
* Connect with Nature
* How Your Garden Grows

UPCOMING speaker  Mark Campbell
Director of Sustainability Strategies at MGM Resorts International

Casual SolarNV meeting: discuss renewable issues and volunteer opportunities January 25, 2018

Thursday 25th of January 6 to 8 pm
At High Scores 4785 Blue Diamond 1/2 block East of Decatur.
2018 kick off gathering for renewable energy education and volunteers to help push to a clean energy future for Nevada.
Opportunities to volunteer for SolarNV committees and events.

If you are interested in volunteering but can’t make the meeting, email and let us know you are interested.

Next Speaker   February 15, 2018  Thursday 6:30-7:30

Paul Anderson
Executive Director at
Nevada Govern’s Office of Economic Development
The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) was created during the 2011 Session of the Nevada Legislature through a collaboration of the Nevada Governor’s Office and the Leadership of the Nevada State Senate and State Assembly.

GOED promotes a robust, diversified and prosperous economy in Nevada, stimulating business expansion and retention, encouraging entrepreneurial enterprise, attracting new business and facilitating community development.

NV Energy Solar Generations program. November 16th, Monthly Meeting

Speaker C’Les Jensema, Project Administrator of Renewable Generations

Are you interested in generating some of your own energy and reducing your carbon footprint? Please join C’Les Jensema, Project Administrator from NV Energy, to learn more about the SolarGenerations program. She’ll share information on how a rooftop solar system works, the available incentives and the application process.

Date: November 16th, 2017 (third Thursday of every month)
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: inNEVation Center (6795 Edmond St.), 3rd Floor

September 16th, Solar NV golf outing

Solar NV Summer Golf Tournament

Join Solar NV along with our friends and volunteers for our annual

Summer Golf Tournament on September 16, 2017!

Register Now

We are excited to have this year’s event at:

Angel Park Golf Club

Angel Park Golf Course, Las Vegas, NV

Date: September 16th, 2017
Registration Time: 6:30-7:45 AM
Tee Off Time: 8:00 AM
Awards Luncheon: Immediately Following
Location: Angel Park Golf Club
Address: 100 S Rampart Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89145

Format: 4-Person Scramble

1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Prizes – Golf course contests, longest drive & closet to the pin

Includes: Practice Range, Awards, Luncheon, Golfer Gift Bag.

Register Now

Solar NV's Annual Summer Solstice Golf TournamentEnjoy the outdoors with a round of golf (includes practice balls, swag bag and cart) followed by a great lunch and plenty of networking.  $1,000 in raffle prizes and contests.

Proceeds help cover Solar NV’s Scholarship fund. Solar NV is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Early Registration Deadline is September 2, 2017

Register on or before September 2nd for $100 per person and $400 per foursome. After September 2nd, the cost is $125 per person and $450 per foursome.

Proceeds help cover Solar NV’s yearly operational expenses and the Solar NV Scholarship fund. Solar NV is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
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Solar NV's Annual Summer Solstice Golf TournamentAttend the Awards Luncheon Only

What’s that? You don’t golf but would like to come out for the lunch party and raffles prizes?

No problem!
Register for Lunch Only

For only $20 per person you can enjoy lunch during the awards and participate in the raffle prize drawing too.

Register now and join us for an awesome lunch and celebration!

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Solar NV's Annual Summer Solstice Golf TournamentSponsorship Opportunities are Available!

Support clean, renewable energy in Nevada. Please consider becoming a Solar NV annual sponsor.

There are several levels of participation and custom sponsorships are available.

For more details please email or register as a sponsor online:

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