Lighting Classes at SMUD in Sacramento

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  • Sustainability Series
    March 08, 2019 – July 12, 2019
    Category: Business This free Sustainability Series is an 8-month (one morning a month) program providing sustainable solutions to you, our business customer. SMUD business customers are invited to attend a breakfast meeting from 8-10am (first meeting will be 8-11am) and hear from subject matter experts on innovative solutions that have not only helped them achieve sustainability goals, but also provided a positive business benefit. BERC (Business Environmental Resource Center) will be facilitating this series and providing their sustainable business program for attendees. SMUD and BERC are pleased to offer this workshop series to SMUD Business customers who want to take action by adopting environmentally friendly practices, preventing pollution and conserving resources. We hope you will attend the entire series, but we understand if you cannot – please join us for a class or two. Sign up today and learn from our experts on how your business can adopt sustainable strategies that make good business sense. November 9, 2018 – Cultural Sustainability Speakers: Shea Robinson, Sustainability Coordinator for Nugget Market Tina Reynolds, President of Uptown Studios, Inc. Mark Jewell, President for Selling Energy. Licenses will be provided for his Selling in Six series (see above). December 7, 2018 – HVAC and Controls Speakers: Damon Brown, Marketing and Community Manager for Datacate, and Doug Norwood, manager, SMUD Facilities Installation of a new HVAC system; leveraging Energy Management Systems, controls, demand response, etc. January 11, 2019 – Waste, Recycling, and Food Waste Diversion Speakers: Sacramento Regional Solid Waste Authority; Bree Taylor, Airport Planner for the Sacramento Airport; and Laura Fisher, Environmental Health and Safety Specialist for SMUD will discuss new legislature, purchasing, procurement and disposal February 8, 2019 – Lighting and Controls Speakers: Dave Bisbee, Program Manager, and Connie Samla, Lighting Specialist for SMUD New technologies that work for your building March 8, 2019 – Water Conservation Landscape, pumping and waste April 12, 2019 – Renewables (@ Archnexus, Sacramento) Field trip to Archnexus learning how they incorporated renewables into their facility May 10, 2019 – Electric Vehicles and Electric Buildings Speakers: Bill Boyce, Manager of Electric Transportation, and Scott Blunk, Electrification Planner for SMUD Vehicle variety, charging issues and programs; making your building more efficient by going electric June 14, 2019 – Selling your Plan Speaker: Mark Jewell, President for Selling Energy How to sell your sustainable ideas upstream including marketing, financials, etc. Register smud.org/Workshops Questions: contact Connie Samla 916-732-6404, connie.samla@smud.org

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  • Air Handling Systems Efficiency and New Technologies
    April 11, 2019 at 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM PT
    SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room
    Category: Business David Wylie, PE, is back to give us a foundational overview of air conditioning systems, integrated demand side management, and related Title 24 measures. Major topics include variable and constant air-volume systems, adjustable speed-drives, ventilation, economy cycle, and other efficiency opportunities. We’ll cover real life examples for analyzing typical, variable air volume retrofit economics. Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • New Time-of-Day Rates Explained
    April 13, 2019 at 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT
    SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room
    Category: Residential SMUD is transitioning residential customers to our new Time-of-Day (TOD) Rate. We’ll explain why SMUD is making the transition to Time-of-Day Rates, how this new rate works, and provide tips, tools and information to help you reduce and shift your electricity usage. Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • Tired to Inspired: Case Studies & Strategies for Net Zero Adaptive Re-Use
    April 24, 2019 at 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT
    SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room
    Category: Business All new commercial buildings are mandated to be Net Zero by 2030. Even more daunting, 50% of existing commercial buildings will be retrofitted to be Net Zero by the same deadline! Learn from the experience DPR Construction gained by renovating four DPR offices into Certified Net Zero Energy buildings, as well as building two new Net Zero offices currently in development (including the new Sacramento office). We’ll cover a variety of design and operational aspects including site/building selection considerations, integrated design process, design elements, occupant satisfaction, building certification (including LEED, Living Building, and WELL), and post occupancy considerations. Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • Mad Science with Static Electricity: Family-Friendly Class (ages 10+)
    April 27, 2019 at 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PT
    SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room
    Category: Residential *Rescheduled from March 2nd* It can happen when you least expect it. You’re walking across the carpet in your wool socks when – WHAM – you get shocked by the door handle! What is the mysterious force behind static electricity, and how can we harness its power for fun and science? Bring the kids and answer these questions and more as you go through a series of fun experiments that teach you about one of the fundamental forces of the universe. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please register your children as a "guest" to help us plan for the workshop. Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • LEED, WELL and Fitwel: What’s the Difference?
    May 08, 2019 at 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM PT
    SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room
    Category: Business As sustainability and wellness certifications such as LEED, WELL and Fitwel gain momentum, the question often becomes “which system is right for my project”. Regardless of which certification is pursued, every project can borrow ideas and strategies from these leading sustainability and wellness frameworks to create a better built environment. Join our interactive half-day training as we evaluate the strategies, requirements, costs & benefits associated with the LEEDv4.1, WELL and Fitwel systems - focusing on the pros and cons of each as it relates to different types of projects. Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • Solar Pet Robot: Family-Friendly Maker Class (Ages 10+)
    May 08, 2019 at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PT
    SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room
    Category: Residential Hands-On Bring the kids to this family-friendly workshop where children and their accompanying guardian will build a solar powered pet bug using a solar robot kit provided by SMUD. Children must be accompanied by an adult and only one kit will be provided per family. This class is for children 8+ and kits will not be provided to adults. Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • Energy Efficiency in Pumping Systems: Hands-On Workshop
    May 15, 2019 at 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM PT
    SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room
    Category: Business Energy Engineer Barlas Demirciler, of Lincus is bringing you a hands-on opportunity to explore pumping systems with two centrifugal pumps connected with clear PVC pipes. Understand and practice measuring pressure and flow recorded through a data collection device that provides the Overall Plant Efficiency (OPE) for the pumping system to help demonstrate concepts such as head, pressure, power and flow. We’ll also review specific case studies so you have real-world examples to apply to your operations. Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • All-Electric Development: Get Ahead of the Curve
    May 16, 2019 at 7:00 AM – 9:30 AM PT
    SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room
    Category: Business Can all-electric development save you money and help you sell your project? Join us for a free workshop designed specifically for our greater Sacramento region developers. Learn more about the growing trend towards all electric construction and the best commercial and residential applications for all-electric designs. You’ll get the chance to meet SMUD experts, hear about SMUD incentives for all-electric buildings, and ask questions about your specific projects. Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • Advanced Framing and Alternative Systems for Energy Efficiency
    May 21, 2019 at 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM PT
    SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room
    Category: Business Homes today are generally safe, comply with code, but use far more lumber and labor than necessary. This costs money, wastes energy, and isn’t doing the climate any favors. Structural engineer Bruce King will demonstrate how to frame or remodel a house with 30% less lumber, with lower cost and much better energy performance. There are also other ways to frame a house, many of them more fire resistant, handsome, and/or insulating. Alternative systems that will be covered include straw bale, earthen walls, straw-clay, hempcrete, bamboo, container houses, and a few other things as are now available around California. Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • Is Solar Right for You?
    May 22, 2019 at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PT
    SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room
    Category: Residential If you’re thinking about going solar, let us help you make an informed decision. Attend this workshop to get expert advice from our Solar Specialist. We’ll help answer your questions about potential savings, system size and cost so you can decide if solar is the right choice for you. Visit smud.org/Solar for more information. Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • Lighting at Your Fingertips
    May 30, 2019 at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PT
    SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room
    Category: Residential Have you seen the new “connected” lighting products in stores? Maybe you are wondering how these fancy new lighting systems work. Connected lighting allows you synchronize your circadian system, create different ambiances for every occasion, and lower energy costs – all from your phone. Join us as we explore the nuances of this new technology and what benefits it can bring to your lifestyle. Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • Build Your Own Solar Cooker: Family-Friendly Maker Class
    June 01, 2019 at 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT • Registration Closed
    Soil Born Farms
    Category: Residential You’d be surprised how easy it is to prepare delicious food with only the power of the sun. Join us for this family friendly class in which we will explore the different types of solar cookers, share some of the best solar cooking recipes, and provide you materials to build your own solar cookers (limit 2 per family). Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • Egress or Emergency Lighting?
    June 06, 2019 at 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT
    SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room
    Category: Business Emergency lighting (EM) is critical to the success of projects. Properly designed EM lighting is important as lighting designers are held to a higher standard of care in the eyes of the owner and the courts. Learn how EM lighting and controls interface with other systems and how to show these designs on the plans. The course will analyze the correct photometric calculation of EM lighting and its importance of being included in the design. Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • Life-Changing Lighting
    June 06, 2019 at 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM PT
    SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room
    Category: Residential Did you know that lighting can affect you and your family's sleep, mood and health? Come learn simple, low-cost, energy efficient lighting tips designed to help you feel energized during the day and sleep better at night. Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • Life Cycle Cost Analysis Workshop
    June 12, 2019 at 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM PT
    SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room
    Category: Business Hob Issa, Vice President of Lincus, will guide participants through real-life case studies to calculate the total cost of an energy efficiency project based on investment costs as well as future operational costs. Practice with the software used for LCC Analysis, and work through practical examples to apply to your own projects. Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • Build a Solar Phone Charger: Family-Friendly Maker Class
    June 15, 2019 at 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PT • Registration Closed
    SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room
    Category: Residential Power your devices by the sun! The whole family will enjoy this hands-on workshop where you will build a solar powered charger for use with batteries, phones and other small electronic devices. We’ll provide the materials, including a 2.5 watt solar panel. You bring your creativity to customize your charger with your own personal designs. One solar charger will be given per family (1-3 persons per family). Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • Who Left the Lights on at the Zoo? (for children ages 7-12)
    June 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT
    SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room
    Category: Residential Hands-On We have a mystery we need your help in solving: Who keeps leaving the lights on at the zoo? Kids help solve the mystery with energy-related take-home crafts like solar bracelets and spectroscopes, all while learning about lighting and energy efficiency. This class is for ages 7-12 and children must be accompanied by an adult. Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • Is an Electric Vehicle Right for You?
    June 25, 2019 at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PT
    SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room
    Category: Residential Are you thinking about buying an electric vehicle? Join us for an overview of electric vehicle basics before making this very important investment. Topics include what to know before buying, charging technologies and discounted rate options. Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • Save Money on Your Summer Bill
    June 29, 2019 at 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT
    SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room
    Category: Residential SMUD Energy Specialists will help you find efficiency options and recommended strategies to reduce summer electricity bills without sacrificing comfort and quality. Topics will include cooling and ventilation strategies, insulation, shading, and basic maintenance. Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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