[Sust-mar] Solar Nova Scotia Courses!

Daniel MacKay daniel at bonmot.ca
Sun Mar 1 12:17:13 EST 2009

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,  
     types and systems and solar mechanicals
(6) _Making It Happen_ costing, controlling costs, contracting, doing it
     yourself, case studies, and other approaches.

Fee for the course is $90 for individuals and $150 for couples and  
includes a hand out. If you don't have a textbook (The Solar Shelter  
Manual) already, you can buy one at the course for $15. When you  
register, we'll need to know (a) if you're single or a couple and (b)  
contact information for you in case something changes. Note that each  
course has specific registration info.

Upcoming Courses

HUBBARDS: Solar Basics (one night) March 11, 6:30 - 9:00pm.  at the  
Hubbards Library, No registration fee, no registration required.

HALIFAX: Solar Construction Course, April 18th 9:00 - 5:00 at NS  
Community College, Leeds St. Halilfax. Cost: $50 ($40 for students)  
includes a CD, detail sheets, and other materials. Register by  
voicemail at 852-4758

Solar Shelter Courses:
BRIDGEWATER: Six Tuesdays from 6:45-9:45pm starting April 7, at  
Bridgewater HIgh School; register with Sandy Mair at 543-2274
HALIFAX:  Six Thursdays 7-10:00pm starting April 2, at NS Community  
College, Leeds St. Halilfax. Register by voicemail at 852-4758
MIDDLETON: May 29, 30, 31. Get particulars, and register at:  
solarhomes at hotmail.com
TRURO: May 1, 2, 3. Get particulars, and register at:  
solarhomes at hotmail.com
WOLFVILLE: May 15, 16, 17.  Get particulars, and register at:  
solarhomes at hotmail.com

Daniel MacKay Secretary, Solar Nova Scotia

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