Vancouver's Leader in Transition toward Strong, Resilient, Complete Communities
Time: March 4, 2012 from 1pm to 3pm
Location: Cedar Cottage, Register for address
Website or Map: http://www.spec.bc.ca/Default…
Event Neighbourhood and Type: cedar cottage, energy, solar, greenhouse, food, construction, build, community resilience
Organized By: Vancouver Renewable Energy Co-op, SPEC, and Village Vancouver
Latest Activity: Mar 2, 2012
"Conventional greenhouses are heavy energy users. In fact, as part of the recent announcement to review the Carbon Tax, the BC government pointed to the greenhouse industry as being hard hit by the tax. But do greenhouses have to be such energy hogs? This workshop will focus on the design of solar greenhouses. These greenhouses use passive design features to collect and store energy from the sun rather than from other sources. In the workshop we will discuss design features and then participate in the hands-on construction of a solar greenhouse designed for backyard use."
Presented by Rob Baxter, and sponsored by Vancouver Renewable Energy Co-op (VREC), Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC), and Village Vancouver.