Oct 5, 2016 teachers can experience “one of the greenest buildings in the world…”

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Citizen Power is partnering with Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens to offer the perfect place for teachers to learn about renewable energy and energy efficiency…in “one of the greenest buildings in the world.”


Sustainable Energy Workshop II: Solar Thermal Technologies

October 5, 2016 at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Center for Sustainable Landscapes

8:00 am sign-in  / 8:30 am – 3:30 pm workshop

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Teachers will gain introductory knowledge and hands-on experience with renewable energy and energy technologies including Concentrating Solar Energy, Solar Thermal Heating , and Passive Solar Building Design. The workshop is FREE and participants receive six Act 48 credit hours, lunch, and over $170 of teaching resources and “toys” including: a solar Stirling Engine, solar parabolic mirror, solar H2O heater kit, Fresnel lens, chemical heat pack, solar tube, resource binder and flashdrive. Geared for 6th – 12th grade teachers of energy-related curriculum (science & career/tech-ed). (Photovoltaics will not be covered in this workshop – see Citizen Power’s Sustainable Energy Workshop I.)

Plus a special tour of the new innovative Center for Sustainable Landscapes, which meets and exceeds the world’s highest green building standards: The Living Building Challenge™, for which Net Zero Energy Building Certification was achieved in February 2014; Four-Stars Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) certification for landscapes, which was awarded in November 2013; LEED® Platinum, which was earned in August 2013; and WELL Platinum Pilot Certification, a protocol for measuring human wellness in the built environment, which was attained in October 2014.

Presenters:  Citizen Power and Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Staff

Register: by September 28 on the Citizen Power website https://citizenpower.com/EEP/schedule/  

Questions? contact Janice Serra at 412-421-7029 or [email protected]