Virtual Workshops

Heartland Renewable Energy Society plans to have virtual workshops as often as time and circumstances permit.

Past Virtual Workshops are listed below with the most recent at the top of this listing.

KCMO Sustainability Plan

KCMO Sustainability Plan

Andy Savastino will be presenting on the City’s new Climate Protection & Resilience Plan (CPRP), adopted by the Kansas City council in August. The CPRP is an equity-centered roadmap to help our community achieve our greenhouse gas emission reduction goals of climate neutrality for city operations by 2030 and citywide by 2040 and adapt to flooding, extreme heat, and other climate change impacts already experienced in the region.

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Ice House Roofing Keeps You Cool

Ice House Roofing Keeps You Cool

Orlo Stitt will be presenting on Icehouse Roofs and how a properly designed and installed Icehouse roof will naturally exhaust excessive summer heat through convection.

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Metro Energy Center Protecting the Environment

Metro Energy Center Protecting the Environment

Kelly Gilbert, director of Metropolitan Energy Center (MEC) in Kansas City, will give an overview of the history, purpose and current goals and projects at MEC, which is the region’s only nonprofit dedicated to reducing the impact of both buildings and transportation on our environment and climate.

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Sustainability – What Does It Mean?

Sustainability – What Does It Mean?

Chet, an HRES Board member, will guide us through the true meaning for us and for Planet Earth of sustainability. We have all come to understand (hopefully) that the Earth is a planet of limited resources. We must discover how to meet our food, products, and transportation needs using renewable, reusable, zero waste and carbon dioxide emitting processes.

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What is a Home Energy Audit?

What is a Home Energy Audit?

What is a Home Energy Audit? Who do you call? How do you prioritize work on your home? Are there programs to help pay for it? These questions and more will be answered in this webinar that will cover the concepts and process in the professional energy auditing industry.

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Grow Lettuce in Your Living Room

Grow Lettuce in Your Living Room

If you want to be more food self-sufficient, eat pesticide-free veggies, save time and money, an indoor LED passive hydroponics garden may be just what the doctor ordered. In this webinar, Dan Chiras will describe how you can produce a ton of produce including microgreens in your home in one-quart canning jars, self-watering containers, 3-gallon buckets, and microgreen trays.

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EV Basics and Industry Trends

EV Basics and Industry Trends

Over the past year, traditional automakers have joined the electric vehicle (EV) revolution by pledging over $50 billion towards domestic research and manufacturing by 2025. Between strong support from both industry and the federal government, the winds of change are not just blowing…they are roaring.

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Grow Lettuce in Your Living Room

Chinese Greenhouse Book With Intro Video

This virtual workshop video features Dan Chiras, Author of ” The Chinese Greenhouse” as he explains how to build and use these unique structures to provide food for your family without the need for commercial heating or cooling energy.

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Going Solar the Right Way Presentation

Going Solar the Right Way Presentation

Whether you are building a home or installing a solar energy system, there are details that many people are not aware of. Join us to better understand how to make sure you are getting the most out of Solar Energy.

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Changes in Passive Solar Construction

Changes in Passive Solar Construction

In this presentation led by past HRES president Craig Wolfe, we will examine the elements of passive solar and energy efficient construction that have survived the tests of time, and those that have been improved over time.

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Going Solar the Right Way Presentation

Energy Mortgages

Join Ken Riead as he explains how the energy mortgage process works using information from Bob Solger’s home, which was featured in the previous HRES virtual workshop. Ken is joined by Shauna Zahner, the designer of Bob’s home, and by Sharla Riead for technical software support and her energy expertise.

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Everything Solar

Everything Solar

Heartland Renewable Energy Society as been on sabbatical during the COVID-19 crisis, but we are getting back into the swing of things with a great “Virtual HRES Workshop!”

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