Re: [hreg] Interest in Renewables on the north side
- Marie: I might be interested provided it is promoted via the mass media to
generate a good turnout. I have also found that it is not cost effective
for me to participate unless it is oriented toward the new home market with
emphasis upon energy efficiency/passive solar and healthy home concerns.
Just to demonstrate solar cookers and other solar equipment like PV, solar
water heaters, etc., doesn't generate enough traffic for my environmental
architecture practice re: passive solar design, highly energy efficient and
healthy home design/consulting.
You got my attention because I have several passive solar and highly
efficient homes on that side of town, including a straw bale home and I am
working on several more, including one where we will be harvesting rainwater
for all their water needs. We may also be entirely off the energy grid.
LaVerne A. Williams, AIA
Environment Associates, Architects & Consultants
5828 Langfield Road
Houston, TX 77092-1429
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From: "Ristroph" <ris@...>
To: "HREG" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2001 11:55 AM
Subject: [hreg] Interest in Renewables on the north side
> I am trying to determine if there is sufficient interest in
> a demonstration of renewable energy applications on the
> north side of town. I don't know where various people
> live, but my suspicion is that there is a considerable amount
> of interest around the Woodlands, Tomball, etc. Because
> of the proposed megapower plant in Dobbin by the Sempra
> Energy people, folks in that area are very conscious of the
> damage traditional power production involves, and interest
> seems to be very high in anything that would make a
> fossil fuel-burning plant unnecessary. Also, Tomball
> has several solar equipment dealers.
> I would like to put together an event promoting solar cookers
> and other appliances, water heaters, etc. in August or
> September (or later). Sunday afternoons seem to work.
> I am confident that this could be scheduled on the Montgomery
> College campus in the Woodlands, the North Harris College
> campus near the airport, or the Tomball College campus.
> Of the three, the Tomball College campus has the best site
> since there is a huge semi-circular parking lot with solar
> exposure, and nearby areas with shade and picnic tables.
> Prairie View A & M would be good also, but it is on the western
> edge of the Houston Metro area and might draw less traffic.
> I visualize a repeat of any demonstrations done in the past at
> Earth Day or the Stafford site, and anything else some willing
> souls would come up with. I think the goal should be to promote
> RE to the general public with booths, literature, demos,
> and food. It could be a HREG meeting, or a stand-alone event.
> Let me know if anyone else is interested in pursuing this.
> -- Marie
> Spring Creek Watershed Initiative
> Marie Gibbens Ristroph
> 33819 Cripple Creek Road
> Pinehurst, TX 77362
> (281) 356-7397 or mobile/voice mail (281) 467-4255
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- Hello Marie!
HREG has attempted to have an event like this in the form of a meeting but
only a few members showed up. It is good to hear others having the same idea
and we can only hope that at some point the events are well attended. This
sounds like something that we should all be a part of and you can count on
HREG involvement to support any renewable energy efforts. Lets talk further.