Friday, February 1, 2013

Cascadia TOLUG Cold Storage Systems


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The steering committee is our local organizing group, providing scope and direction to the branch. All are welcome to attend and contribute at the committee meetings. We are eager to hear a new voice and gain the help of a lending hand. Volunteers are eligible for LEED CE hours. Meetings are at BLRB Architects the 4th Thursday of the month, 7:00 - 8:30 am. For more information contact Committee Chair Brett DeSantis.

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Next Thursday February 7th,  7:30-9 am

TOLUG Cold Storage Systems

Thermal storage, specifically ice storage, is reemerging as a valuable energy and energy cost saving technology for building owners. This presentation by Frank Pawul provides a bit of theory, application, and design. 

Learn to identify an economic rationale for ice storage, dispel common myths, and avoid the most common stumbling blocks when designing for ice storage.

7:30-9:00 am
McGranahan Architects
2111 Pacific Avenue, Suite 100 
Tacoma, WA  98402

Thursday March 7th, 3-8:30 pm

Joint Meeting with CSI Rainier Chapter

Save the date for our annual Branch dinner meeting with Construction Specification Institute (CSI) Rainier chapter. What a lineup!
  • LEED v4 by Katrina Morgan of Fermata
Professional Development Talk 3:00 pm

  • Approaching Net Zero in High Performance Schools to meet the 2030 Challenge by Brian Haugk and Mark Humiston of Hargis
Tech Talk 4:10  

  • 2030 Challenge and Related Materials by Beth Stroshane ZGF
Dinner Speaker  
La Quinta Inn
1425 East 27th Street
Tacoma, WA 98421

Net Zero House Opening May 2013

The Sustainable Building Science Net Zero project is nearing completion at Clover Park Technical College. Details for the ribbon cutting and tour to come!

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