[Sust-mar] Solar Shelter Courses starting in January!

Daniel MacKay daniel at bonmot.ca
Wed Dec 7 10:47:35 EST 2005

Hello Solar Nova Scotia member or friend!

Solar Nova Scotia is pleased to announce the next courses of Solar 
Shelter Design, a practical, how-to course on designing and building 
solar shelters, incluing greehouses, solaria, additions and 
especially solar homes.

This course is intended for the general public and for those in 
design and construction. The main instructor is one of Canada's most 
experienced solar designer-builders, Don Roscoe.

Here's the outline:
(1) _Solar Basics_ of active and passive, an affordable approach.
(2) _Climate Control_ for comfort and health, energy and the environment
(3) _Site Designing_ working with nature
(4) _Shelter Designing_ bringing you, your needs, and your site together
(5) _Solar Construction_ ground frost insulation, heat storage slabs, glazing
     types and systems and solar mechanicals
(6) _Making It Happen_ costing, controlling costs, contracting, doing it
     yourself, case studies, and other approaches.

For Winter 2006 we currently have courses planned in Winsor and Chester NS.

Chester: Forest Heights in Chester Basin, Six Tuesday evenings, 
6:30pm - 9:30pm starting January 24th. Register with Chad Haughn at 

Bridgewater: Bridgewater High School, Six Tuesday evenings 6:30pm - 
9:30pm starting January 24th. Register with Sandy Mair at 543-2274.

Fee for the course is $90 for individuals and $150 for couples and 
includes a hand out with an optional textbook ($15).

For more information, see http://solarns.ca/ or write back.

Solar Nova Scotia also gets together on Friday evenings for informal 
socials, networking, and information exchange, at Maxwell's Plum, 
Halifax, from about 5:00pm to about 8:00pm. If you want to learn 
about sustainable energy in an informal setting, drop in there!

Daniel MacKay Secretary, Solar Nova Scotia

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