Events And Presentations

Tune in to hear Rob Nicely and Steven Jungerberg on the Neal and Larry Show

On Saturday, October 18, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., tune your radios to KION news talk, 1460 AM or FM 101.1 to hear Rob Nicely (president/owner Carmel Building & Design) and Steven Jungerberg (president/owner Retro Green Homes) on the Neal and Larry Show. You’ll hear about some of the latest innovations in plumbing, water heating and grey water recycling that we’re using in a Carmel home, and other green building strategies that are integral to every home we build. These are not your everyday approaches.

The live Neal and Larry Show explores practical and innovative ways to gain self-sufficiency in architecture and community and as individuals.

Green Essentials—a workshop for Real Estate Professionals

Green Essentials, a free workshop for Real Estate Professionals, takes participants through the latest information on why “green” is becoming a key factor in buying and selling homes. Presented by Jay Gentry, owner/president of Con Com-T Inc. (consulting) and regional director of Community Home Energy Retrofit Project (CHERP), the workshop offers practical insight on how being “green” savvy can positively impact a Realtor’s business. Today, a growing number of sellers and buyers understand that energy efficiency and environmentally sound design influence a home’s market value, comfort and durability as well as the cost of living in a home over time.

Friday, June 20, 2014

9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Il Fornaio, Carmel

There is no cost to attend and lunch is included. Space is limited. For more information and to make your reservation, contact Jay Gentry at JayGentry@CHERP.net or (831) 626-1340.

The workshop and lunch sponsored by Community Home Energy Retrofit Project, Build It Green, Carmel Building & Design and TreeHouse Mortgage. Carmel Building & Design is proud to be a sponsor of this event.

Anya Spear to speak at March 19 Sustainable Building & Innovation meeting

Anya Spear, Associate Director of Campus Planning at CSUMB is the featured speaker at the March 19 meeting of the Sustainable Building & Innovation (SB&I) group, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. at the Monterey College of Law. Anya will highlight the 2013 and upcoming Main Campus Move Out events designed (and proven) to keep tons of waste out of landfills. This amazing effort involves dozens of volunteers and, in 2013, resulted in 7.2 tons of waste diverted from landfills to donations, reuse and recycling. Hear how this year’s Move Out aims to surpass last year’s achievement and how participants in the SB&I group can be involved in the effort.

Check out the speakers featured at Building Carbon Zero Monterey Bay

Here’s the fifth of five renowned speakers you’ll meet at Building Carbon Zero Monterey Bay, March 26, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Cocoanut Grove in Santa Cruz. Get all the details and buy your tickets today at co2zeroca.org.

Ann Edminster—A principal author of the LEED for Homes Rating System and author of Energy Free: Homes for a Small Planet, Ann is a leading international expert on green home design and construction. For more on Ann Edminster, click here.

Check out the speakers featured at Building Carbon Zero Monterey Bay

Here’s the fourth of five renowned speakers you’ll meet at Building Carbon Zero Monterey Bay, March 26, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Cocoanut Grove in Santa Cruz. Get all the details and buy your tickets today at co2zeroca.org.

Graham Irwin—BPI Building Analyst and Certified Passive House Consultant Graham Irwin is principal of Essential Habitat, a Northern California design and consulting practice with an emphasis on Passive House methodology. One of the first Passive House Consultants certified in the US, he a founder of Passive House California (PHCA). His building industry experience is wide ranging from carpenter, plumber and electrician to general contractor, building designer and building scientist. For more on Graham Irwin, click here.

Check out the speakers featured at Building Carbon Zero Monterey Bay

Here’s the third of five renowned speakers you’ll meet at Building Carbon Zero Monterey Bay, March 26, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Cocoanut Grove in Santa Cruz. Get all the details and buy your tickets today at co2zeroca.org.

Devon Hartman—Devon is principal of Claremont, California-based Hartman Energy Strategies, LLC and Executive Director of Community Home Energy Retrofit Project (CHERP). Today, he puts his 35 years of experience in architecture, construction and business to work in energy efficiency education and strategic business consulting. Through Hartman Energy Strategies, he works with cities, community organizations and contractors to increase organizational efficiencies and sustainable building practices resulting in greater profitability and the reduction of fossil fuel use in buildings throughout California and beyond. For more on Devon Hartman, click here.

Check out the speakers featured at Building Carbon Zero Monterey Bay

Here’s the second of five renowned speakers you’ll meet at Building Carbon Zero Monterey Bay, March 26, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Cocoanut Grove in Santa Cruz. Get all the details and buy your tickets today at co2zeroca.org.

Nick Grant—Technical Director of the UK Passivhaus Trust, Nick is among the earliest adopters and advocates of Passivhaus in the UK. He has worked as a Passivhaus consultant on many projects including Certified Passivhaus schools, single-family homes, flats, offices and a co-housing development. Nick is an engineer and builder who enjoys the theoretical side of low energy building design. For more on Nick Grant, click here.

Check out the speakers featured at Building Carbon Zero Monterey Bay

Passive House California—with help from sponsors like Carmel Building & Design—is hosting speakers who are renowned leaders in green building at Building Carbon Zero Monterey Bay. Mark your calendar for March 26, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Cocoanut Grove in Santa Cruz. Get all the details and buy your tickets today at co2zeroca.org (early bird pricing expires February 28). Speakers are Alex Wilson, Founder of BuildingGreen, Inc. and Executive Editor, Environmental Building News & GreenSpec; Nick Grant, Technical Director of the UK Passivhaus Trust; Devon Hartman, Hartman Energy Strategies, LLC and Co-Founder/Executive Director of CHERP (Community Home Energy Retrofit Project); Graham Irwin, Building Analyst, Certified Passive House Consultant and principal of Essential Habitat; and Ann Edminster, international expert on green home design and construction. Over our next few posts, we’ll highlight each of these movers and shapers of sustainable building concepts for today, and tomorrow.

Alex Wilson—Alex founded BuildingGreen, Inc. in 1985 and launched Environmental Building News—the first North American publication focused on green building—in 1992. During the past three-plus decades, he has been a trusted voice on energy efficiency and environment responsible design and construction. Alex received the 2008 U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership Award for Education and in 2010, he was honored with the Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Housing. For more on Alex Wilson, click here.

BCZGet your tickets for the big March 26 event—Building Carbon Zero Monterey Bay

Carmel Building & Design is proud to be a sponsor of Building Carbon Zero Monterey Bay—hosted by Passive House California. It’s Wednesday, March 26, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Cocoanut Grove in Santa Cruz. The day will be filled with dynamic speakers, panel discussions and workshops and an expo featuring select vendors—all focused on ways we can reduce our carbon footprint while pumping up energy efficiency, health and comfort in the built environment. If you’re attending the conference, you are also invited to tour local high performance projects immediately following the event. The free tour is limited to 100 people so be sure to sign up when you purchase your tickets.

Lunch and refreshments are included and free parking is available Tickets are on sale now and are selling fast. For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.co2zeroca.org.

U.S. Green Building Council–Northern California Chapter (USGBC-NCC) Launches Building Health Initiative
Exciting developments like the launch of the USGBC-NCC Building Health Initiative show that people are aware of and rallying around issues concerning the environment —both in our buildings and on our planet. Learn more at the upcoming USGBC-NCC meeting:
Wednesday, February 5, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Moss Landing Marine Labs
8272 Moss Landing Road
USGBC-NCC executive director Dan Gieger will deliver the organization’s state of the union message and discuss the Building Health Initiative.
For more info on the Building Health Initiative, go to www.usgbc-ncc.org/buildinghealthinitiative
For meeting details and to register, visit www.usgbc-ncc.org/calendar/event/1369

Focus 2014: Sustainability and a Sense of Place
Mark your calendar for February 12 and join in the 7th annual CSUMB showcase on sustainability and addressing climate change. Carmel Building & Design’s Rob Nicely will be on hand to discuss Green Building on the Central Coast during an afternoon breakout session.

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Community Home Energy Retrofit Project (CHERP) debuts on the Central Coast.
Learn all about it at the December 18 meeting of the Sustainable Building & Innovation group, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. at the Monterey College of Law.
Jay Gentry, President, Con-Com-T Inc, will talk about CHERP—an exciting initiative proven to dramatically improve energy efficiency, and reap both financial and environmental benefits. Brainchild of Devon Hartman, CHERP originated as a partnership between the city of Claremont, CA, local energy efficiency experts and volunteers. Today, cities and counties throughout the State are embracing this successful approach. In collaboration with Carmel Building & Design, Jay is working to bring the program to our area. Don’t miss this opportunity to get behind this important endeavor.

You don’t want to miss this!
Mark your calendar for March 26, 2014, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and plan to attend the Building Carbon Zero Monterey Bay conference at The Cocoanut Grove in Santa Cruz. The day will be packed with exciting guest speakers, workshops, displays and info on the latest innovations and a trade expo. Carmel Building & Design is collaborating with Passive House California (PHCA) on this annual Building Carbon Zero event. Stay tuned for more details.

You’re invited to participate
If you’d like to learn more about—or better yet, get involved in—the exciting initiatives and innovations that address use of precious natural resources and protect our environment and economy, plan to attend our next meeting on December 18. The Sustainable Building and Innovation workgroup (also called building & design cluster), part of the Monterey County Business Council’s efforts to bring people together to address issues vital to our County, meets the third Wednesday of each month, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. at the Monterey College of Law. You might just be surprised at all the work that’s going on and the progress we’ve already made. For more info, check out http://c2.mcbusiness.org/ and http://mcbc.mcbusiness.org/.

Passive House California’s Fall Symposium, San Rafael, CA, October 3, 2013
Rob Nicely will share his expertise and experience on achieving extreme energy efficiency. 
For more info, visit http://www.co2zeroca.org/.

ACI Annual Conference, Denver, CO, April 30 – May 3, 2013
Affordable Comfort, Inc. (ACI) is the nation’s leading educational resource for the home performance industry.
Rob Nicely will lead a session entitled Extreme Efficiency with No Aesthetic Compromise: Building a High End Passive House, May 2. 

Monterey Home & Garden Expo, Monterey, CA, March 9 – 10, 2013
Rob Nicely gave a presentation entitled Homes of the Future about Passive House technology, March 9

Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce 1st Annual Sustainable Business Showcase, Sponsored and coordinated by Carmel Building & Design, 2008

10th Annual Community Planning Forum, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties, hosted by the Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG), 2008

Green Evening colloquium series for the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), Monterey County Chapter

Solar Homes Tour and Sustainability Fair, 2008

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