Reduce – Then Produce: Energy Conservation & Solar

Free Workshop Co-Sponsored by Nebraskans for Solar & Transduction Technologies

Speaker: David Holtzclaw, Ph.D., P.E., C.E.M., President, Transduction Technologies, energy consultant, building science expert                            headshot_me-150x150

When: Thursday, November 13, 2014 – 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: UNO’s Community Engagement Center (near the Durham Bell Tower), Room 209
Parking: Please see information below.

Last year, the cost of installation of photovoltaic (PV} panels on residential and commercial properties fell approximately 10-15%, the 4th consecutive year of solar installation price reduction.

However, in 2014, the lowest cost of residential and small commercial solar installation (4 kW or 16 solar panels) in Nebraska is still at least $8,000 (after all incentives and tax breaks), which is beyond the means of most homeowners and small commercial developers without financing.

A key player in the nation’s “all of the above” energy strategy is energy efficiency. In 2008, New York Gov. David Paterson stated, “The cheapest (and cleanest) energy is the energy never used.”

During this presentation, we will:

  • Focus on short-term and long term energy efficiency strategies for the residential, non-profit, and small commercial markets.
  • Discuss basic building science principles that govern energy consumption in these markets, how to determine the best upgrades to make, how to find good contractors, what questions to ask, and the importance of 3rd party verification.
  • We will also present some newer technologies that will have a major impact on these markets.
  • Finally, we will bring it full circle and demonstrate how energy efficient upgrades can significantly reduce your initial solar investment and improve your rate of return, all while decreasing your carbon footprint, increasing your savings, and improving your comfort and indoor air quality.

Free and open to the public! Refreshments provided.

RSVP: Space is limited to 35 attendees, so please email your reservation right away to:

Important information about parking:
Please use the lot on the north side of the Community Engagement Center, near the Durham Bell Tower. A parking lot attendant will be in the kiosk at the entrance to the lot. Tell him or her that you’re there for the Nebraskans for Solar event in Room 209. There is no parking fee.