July 2017


8:00am // Registration and Organic Breakfast

8:45am // Welcome, Introductions

9:15am // Electrification Strategies: Sean Armstrong

9:45am //Low Power Residential Design: Rick Chitwood

10:30am // Leaked Methane Emissions and Their GHG Impact: Naomi Wentworth

11:00pm // Break

11:15am // When is Electricity Cheaper and Lower GHG Polluting in a Single Family House?: Jenna Bader and Jeff Harkness

11:45am// ZNE Retrofitting the Bay Area: Alisa Patersen

12:15pm // Organic Lunch, Free Massages and Beach Walk Break

1:45pm //Valuing ZNE in Real Estate Transactions: Debra Little

2:15pm //Modeling DHW Tanks as Thermal Batteries: Emily Higbee and Redwood Energy Intern Team

2:45pm //Creating High Performance Housing...Cost Effectively - Case Studies and Challenges: Bob Massaro

3:45pm // Refreshments

4:05pm // Advanced modeling strategies with CBECC-RES: Lucas Morton

4:45pm//How Big of a PowerWall Do You Need?: Josiah Norton

5:00pm// BIG Advances: Amy Dryden

5:30// Kayak the Little River, Live Harp Music and Organic Drinks, Beach Walk

7:00pm // Organic Dinner 

9:00pm-11:00pm // Reservations for a private Sauna or private Hot Tub at Cafe Mokka

8:30am // Farm Walk at Sean's house: 1887 Q St, Arcata

9:45am-10:30am // Brunch at Brio next to the  Arcata Farmers Market 

10:30am-12:00pm // An easy Hike in the lush and gorgeous FSC-Certified redwoods of Arcata's 2100 acre Community Forest

12:00pm // Lunch at Phoenix Cafe One of the tastiest lunches in town featuring produce from local farms

1:15pm // Swim in the Mad River, beneath the bridge in Blue Lake, CA

7:30pm // Potluck BBQ Dinner Party, Farm Walk and Bonfire at Sean's House, 1887 Q St

Saturday, July 29
In and near Arcata, CA

8:30am // Organic Breakfast

9:00am //ZNE and Electrification of the SCE Grid Territory: Will Vicent and Lori Atwater

9:30am // Costs of Gas Infrastructure: Nehemiah Stone

10:00am // Plug Load and Cooking Monitoring Results: Greg Pfotenhauer

10:30am // Break 

10:45am // QII and Thermal Enclosure Checklist--An Illustrated Guide for Contractors: Courtney Brown

11:15am // Improving Weak Links: Skylights, Mechanical Rooms and Crawl Spaces: Clay Johnson

11:45am//ZNE Low Income Housing Design Brainstorm: Vanessa Guerra and Bryan Dove

12:15pm // Organic Lunch, Free Massages and Beach Walk

2:00pm // ZNE Innovations at TRC: Farhad Farahmand

2:30pm // Tiny House ZNE Design Brainstorm: Steve Glenn with Ann Edminster

3:15pm // Refreshments

3:25pm // Tall Building ZNE Design Brainstorm: Dan Johnson with Ann Edminster

4:10pm// Rainwater Harvest Engineering: Lonny Grafman

4:40pm// Decarbonized Controlled Environment Agriculture: Nic Maderas

5:10pm // Organic Drinks and Beach Walk

6:30 // Organic Dinner

9:00pm-11:00pm // Reservations for a private Sauna or private Hot Tub at Cafe Mokka

Friday, July 28:
Moonstone Beach, Westhaven Exit 726A from Hwy 101
Welcome: Wednesday, July 26

7:00pm - 9:00pm // Wednesday Night Welcome at The Redwood Lily Guest House


Light refreshments

Arcata and Venues, Maps + Info

Transportation ridesharing logistics

Finalizing Childcare schedule

Weekend Activities Arrangements

8:00-10:00pm // Private reservations at Cafe Mokka, Finnish Country Sauna and Tubs 

Thursday, July 27:
Moonstone Beach, Westhaven Exit 726A from Hwy 101