Sustainable Ramona presents the Green Building series



Sustainable Ramona will highlight resources to promote sustainable buildings in its second series of symposia on the topic of green buildings.

Speakers will offer Zoom information daily during the week of November 8 on a variety of ways to improve sustainability in Ramona’s homes and businesses. Viewers are encouraged to watch and interact with any or all of the speakers via Zoom.

Topics will cover advice on building new homes and renovating current homes for sustainability, an update on food waste disposal, building electrification, and green building design techniques.

This free series will include the following speakers, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday to Thursday, November 8 to 11.

  • Monday 8 November, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m .: Rob Lewallen, “Overview: Sustainable Homes – EnergYes Efficient design “

Rob Lewallen is an architectural designer and general building contractor in California specializing in energy efficient design and construction since the mid-1970s. He has designed and built over 300 homes as well as numerous additions and renovations in the Greater Montreal area. Ramona over the past 45 years.

Rob lewallen

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  • Tuesday, November 9, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m .: Steve Weihe, “Food Scraps and Organic Recycling – What You Need to Know

Steve Weihe is a TRUE Certified Consultant, Master Composter and currently works as a Recycling Specialist for the San Diego County Solid Waste Planning and Recycling Section. In the county, Weihe provides technical assistance on composting and organic waste reduction efforts in schools, businesses, and unincorporated nonprofits, as well as education and outreach to schools and communities. the community in general. Weihe holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies and previously worked for the City of San Diego as a Recycling Specialist.

Steve weihe

Steve weihe

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  • Wednesday November 10, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m .: Robert Carr and Tom Abram,“What is the electrification of buildings? “

Robert Carr is a consultant specializing in improving the sustainability of the built environment in the San Diego area. Carr is a GPRO instructor and has used this experience to participate in numerous energy and environmental design (LEED) leadership projects with local organizations, including the San Diego Green Building Council. He is also a volunteer for the San Diego Building Electrification Coalition and the San Diego Green New Deal Alliance to advocate for just, equitable and sustainable communities for all. Previously, Carr was a science teacher in the San Diego Unified School District and a flight instructor.

Tom Abram has experience in energy audits, analysis, climate action planning, sustainability management, decarbonization / electrification, and green building design. He is interested in working on creative and cooperative approaches to tackle environmental issues and improve quality of life.

Robert carr

Robert carr

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Tom abram

Tom abram

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  • Thursday November 11 6:30 pm-7:30pm: Drew Hubbell, Architect “Green Building Techniques”

Drew Hubbell’s diverse experience ranges from historic restoration to adaptive reuse of existing structures to custom residential design. His firm, Hubbell & Hubbell Architects Inc., specializes in sustainable architecture, green building materials and the use of alternative building materials such as straw bales, insulated formwork, adobe and concrete construction. shotcrete.

Drew hubbell

Drew hubbell

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Zoom information: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82661215935?pwd=TEVPVEo2WE4zVHdJaHdlR1lwNWFVZz09

Meeting number: 826 6121 5935

Access code: 380127

Or contact: Info@SustainableRamona.com

Green Buildings is the second in a series of presentations offering suggested resources to improve sustainability in Ramona. Future topics to be covered include transport, including electric vehicles and public transport; agriculture, including information on agro-voltaics; sustainable gardening, including composting, rearing worms.

For more information on this series, visit SustainableRamona.com or the @Sustainable Ramona Facebook page. Or sign up to receive the Sustainable Ramona newsletter at: Info@SustainableRamona.com


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