|When:||Back to Calendar September 15, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm||Where:||to be determined
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|Contact:||Society Promoting Environmental Conservation
Description: Greenhouses can be valuable tools for growing food all year round. However, conventional greenhouses designed to extend the growing season 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 high energy users? 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. This allows you to extend the growing season with little or no external energy inputs other than the sun. In the workshop we will discuss passive design features, active solar technologies and methods of greenhouse food production.
Instructor: Rob Baxter is a co-founder and a director of the Vancouver Renewable Energy Cooperative and Chair of SPEC’s Energy Committee. He teaches a course in renewable energy for Langara College Continuing Studies. He is an advocate for renewable energy, specifically solar energy as well as sustainable transportation. Rob believes in practicing what he preaches and has contructed a solar greenhouse for his family’
To register: Society Promoting Environmental Conservation