[hreg] Workshops in Austin
- It seems like there's a battle going on between the
HREG listserv and the TXSES announce listserv.
In case any Houston folks are interested, here is an
announcement that Kathryn just sent out about
upcoming workshops that we will be doing in Austin.
FREE EVENING SEMINARS
6:30 to 8 p.m.
at Austin Branch Public Libraries
Renewable Energy Association of Central Texas (REACT)
Texas Solar Energy Society (TXSES) 512.326.3391
Wed. Nov. 17 Rainwater Collection Manchaca Road Branch
Follow that raindrop from the sky to your faucet and learn everything
required in between to provide your entire household with pure, soft
water. The focus of this seminar is harvesting for sole source of water
supply, including recommended roofing, guttering, cisterns and
filtration systems. Instructors are TXSES Director, Kathryn Houser,
President of WATER WORKS of Texas, Inc., and Jess Reich, owner of
Rainwater Specialties, who have both been designing and installing
collection systems for over 5 years.
Thurs. Nov. 18 Home Energy Awareness North Village Branch
What's your share of the Carbon Dioxide surplus? How much is that
sunlight streaming in worth? Does energy conservation outperform the
stock market? This seminar strives to answer these questions and more,
raising general awareness of energy use in the home. Instructor is
TXSES Board member, Chuck Wright, a micro chip designer at IBM, who has
devoted considerable time to studying energy efficiency.
Mon. Nov. 22 Photovoltaics: Solar Electricity Howson Branch
Photovol.......what? You know, solar electricity: the direct conversion
of sunlight into electricity. What a cool idea! Come on down to
Austin's only PV-powered library to see and hear about the basics of
solar-electric systems. Your questions will map our course into the
future of sustainable energy production and use that is here today.
Instructor is TXSES Vice Chair, Andrew McCalla, who has been in the
business of PV system design and installation since 1994.
Tues. Nov. 30 Passive Solar Energy Design North Village Branch
This seminar will give an overview on a number of passive solar
techniques that can be incorporated into any building to increase energy
efficiency and reduce dependence on natural resources. Instructor is
REACT President, Paul Breaux, a Physicist, who has recently designed
and built a totally self-sufficient solar house, "Chez Soleil," featured
on the recent Cool House Tour 99.
Weds. Dec. 1 Solar Hot Water Systems Old Quarry Branch
Learn about the system components and operations to get the power of the
sun to heat your water, whether it is in your pool or your shower. The
seminar also reveals the economics of solar water heating. The
instructor is Curtis Christian, the Solar Man, who has been in the solar
business since he received his associates degree in solar energy from
TSTI in 1981.
Manchaca Road: 5500 Manchaca Rd. near Stassney in South Austin
North Village: 2139 W. Anderson Ln. 1 block E. of Burnet in N. Austin
Howson: 2500 Exposition Blvd. in Central Austin (472-3584)
Old Quarry: 7051 Village Center Dr. SW of MoPac at Far West in NW