Butte College's Training Place will offer a series of free workshops on Green Building and Energy Systems on May 3-5, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the main campus, 3536 Butte Campus Dr. The Green Building and Energy Systems Workshop Series focuses on the fundamentals of Green Building through hands-on construction projects. Following an overview of the systems and design, participants will construct projects in the College’s Scenario Village. This is a full contact, hands-on learning environment. Participants should be in good health, have adequate personal construction attire, and be prepared for an action-packed workshop. Participants must bring a social security card, driver’s license, and sack lunch to first session on May 3.
Group 1 Participants will choose one of two hands-on workshops: Green Building Workshop Details – “Energy Efficient Home Design,” or Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) Construction. The Energy Efficient Home Design workshop features Structurally insulated Panel System (SIPS) Construction with instructors: Todd Harris, Good Green Homes; Bill Yoskowitz, Quality Homes; and Jon Stallman, Butte College. Attendees will learn the design requirements for Structurally Insulated Panel (SIPS) Construction; develop the necessary skills for SIPS assembly; apply techniques to accommodate design challenges using specialized tools; and understand the components of a properly sealed SIPS home. The Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) Construction workshop is taught by instructors: Steve Ferreira and Steve Buttita. This workshop will identify the design requirements for ICF Construction; develop the necessary skills for ICF assembly; apply techniques to accommodate design challenges using specialized tools; and understand the components of a properly sealed ICF home.
Another workshop will be offered featuring Solar PV and Small Wind Workshop “Power the Village," taught by Butte College instructor Jon Stallman. Students will learn to understand the design requirements for Solar Photovoltaic systems for residential scale energy systems; develop the hands-on skills to install a P.V. system; apply techniques to assemble and complete a P.V. tracking array; understand the design requirements for small scale wind turbine-based energy systems; develop the hands-on skills to install a small wind turbine; and understand strategies and applications of renewable energy systems. For more information, call 530-895-9015. Get the Schedule.