Today, building owners and designers are looking to minimize the energy and carbon footprint of new and existing buildings. LEED V4 and the Architecture 2030 Challenge are pushing the industry beyond energy efficiency features into on-site renewable energy generation. Join Taylor Brown and Devin Welch from Sun Tribe Solar, a Charlottesville-based solar energy company, as they discuss renewable trends and design best practices. Come learn more about solar photovoltaics, battery storage options, and Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) from leaders in the field.

When:
December 12, noon to 1:00pm (lunch provided)

Register for Lunch Here!

Where: 
City Space
100 5th Street, NE, Downtown Mall, Charlottesville, VA

Friends of EcoVillage Charlottesville,

You are invited to a fundraiser event at 5:30 pm on Friday, December 1st.

This two-part evening will entertain you with a game show style competition! Children from a local education cooperative will be playing against a team of adult thought-leaders in the environmental social sciences. My money’s on the kids!!!

The excitement will continue with a panel discussion and Q&A on models of culture and education in intentional community living. Please let us know if you would like a few minutes to talk about your work and/or passions on this subject.

Donations will benefit local parent-led education models.

Call or text Macaco for more information at (862) 234-0014.

Friday, December 1st, 2017
5:30pm to 7:30pm
EcoVillage Charlottesville, Lochlyn Community House
480 Rio Road East Charlottesville VA 22901

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Water issues such as drought, infrastructure failure, and restrictions on use are things we have all gotten used to hearing but often don’t consider further. The truth is that globally our thirst for water is increasing at an alarming rate with no end in sight. The reality is that only 2.5% of the earth’s water is freshwater and half of that is tied up in glaciers and ice caps. Water reuse is a viable solution to the water issues facing us all. Understanding how to apply basic principles of water reuse planning and system application will ensure we have enough water for generations.

Speaker: Benjamin Sojka, Vice President of Design, Rainwater Management Solutions

Pre-approved for 1.0 GBCI and 1.0 AIA CE

When:
November 14, noon to 1:00pm (lunch provided)

Register for Lunch Here!
           
Where: 
City Space
100 5th Street, NE, Downtown Mall, Charlottesville, VA