Upcoming Events

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Envelope Webinar Series: Energy Efficiency (Roofs)

U.S. DOE’s Better Building Alliance and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are kicking off a new webinar series focused on advancing envelope technologies in commercial buildings. This webinar will be an opportunity to for commercial building owners, operators, and facility managers to discuss and learn about the latest innovations in building envelope technologies.

During the webinar, participants will:

  • Learn about new energy-saving envelope technologies, specifically advancements for sealing and air barrier systems
  • Discuss market barriers and challenges to adoption of envelope technologies
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Sunday, June 5, 2016

Solar Power is for Everyone!

Thanks to a new community solar law in Maryland, everybody can go solar! Community solar allows you to sign up for solar power for your home, business or organization without installing any equipment on your roof. It’s clean energy from a local project in your neighborhood. Come on June 5 to learn how you and your neighbors can join together to build a local clean energy solar project that will let you save money and help the environment.

Gary Skulnik will be the speaker at this event. He is the founder of a new social enterprise called Neighborhood Sun, www.neighborhoodsun.solar.He is a strategic thinker who has been a leader in developing the clean energy market in the East Coast. As President of Clean Currents, he started the movement for clean power in Maryland and the region. Gary is an active public speaker on sustainability, clean energy, B-Corps, social enterprises and many other topics.

For more info, contact:
Armando Gaetaniello – armando@neighborhoodsun.solar – 301-256-5948
Lore Rosenthal – lore@neighborhoodsun.solar – 301-345-2234

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

USAID Adaptation Community Meeting: A Typhoon Early Warning System for China

The coast of Southern China has seen record-breaking typhoons for four years in a row—Vicente in 2012, Haiyan in 2013, Rammasun in 2014, and Mujigae in 2015. Climate Decision is partnering with Sun Yat-sen University (Guangzhou, China) to develop an end-to-end system that delivers typhoon early warnings to clients on the China coast. This system will provide location-specific predictions and risk assessments for strong wind, heavy rain, and storm surges resulting from typhoons. This system will serve government emergency response agencies, fisheries, agriculture, and large coastal infrastructures such as ports and electric/water utilities. Currently, the key modeling components of this system have been completed and tested for China’s Guangxi Province. These components will be integrated with an information dissemination system that is currently under development.

Join Dr. Paul Chan, chief scientist for Climate Decision, for a discussion of the early warning system development process, and lessons learned that can inform the development and application of typhoon early warning systems in other areas that are prone to coastal storms.

For more event information, including access to the online webinar link for remote participation, please visit the event description on Climatelinks.


Photo credit: Credit: NASA/SSAI, Hal Pierce courtesy Creative Commons.

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Friday, June 17, 2016

1st Global Forum on China’s Urban Air Pollution Control

With China’s increasingly serious smog problem, the International Fund for China’s Environment (IFCE) and the Center for US-China Technology, Innovation and Development (UCTID) will host the1st Global Forum on China’s Urban Air Pollution Control in Washington DC on June 17-18, 2016, with supports from leading institutions in the United States, China and Europe. It will bring together government officials from the three regions, top technical experts, innovative entrepreneurs, and leading representatives of civil and international institutions. The forum will discuss about the status quo of China’s smog mitigation, share successful experience, demonstrate best practices, promote innovative technology, and search for new model of international collaboration. This will provide important and timely international support to China’s urban air pollution control efforts. We welcome Chinese and international government officials, technical experts, entrepreneurs, and concerned professionals to join the forum.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

CitiesAlive: 14th Annual Green Roof & Wall Conference

Rising to the “Stormwater” Challenge!

Description: CitiesAlive, the North American green roof and wall industry conference, is taking place in Washington DC from November 1st to 4th, 2016.  The conference features presentations on research, design and policy; a trade show with 60+ exhibitors; professional development courses and tours of high-performance green infrastructure projects.  The focus of this conference is stormwater management technology, policy, research and best practices in Washington DC.


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