December 7, 2017
Join us for a lively discussion and update on rooftop solar, distributed
energy, load management, incentives and the future of photovoltaics
(PV) in the Desert Southwest. Hear about the latest energy storage
technologies and the city’s largest solar PV installation using battery
storage to reduce peak demand.
February 1, 2018
Join urban gardeners as they share the benefits and how-to’s of
growing your own healthy food, herbs, edible flowers and fruit trees
in our desert environment. Learn about our planting and harvesting
seasons. Find out about the wide range of community gardens
available for you to participate in and how school gardens provide
students with valuable skills.
April 5, 2018
Here about the timeless technology and simplicity of converting
earth into efficient and durable structures. Learn how mass walls and
floors modulate indoor temperatures while reducing cooling costs and
June 7, 2018
Used for decades in Europe and Asia, “ductless” mini-split heat pumps
differ from traditional home heating and cooling systems. Instead
of leaky and bulky duct-work, ductless mini-split heat pumps use an
indoor unit connected to an outdoor unit via refrigerant lines. Up to 8
indoor units can be attached to one outdoor unit allowing for different
temperature settings in various locations in the house. Find out how mini-splits can cut cooling costs by 30%.