San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Get trained to evaluate the sustainability of electricity systems across grids of all scales and become a certified PEER Associate!
October 25, 2013 from 8:30am until 4:00 pm
Hosted by Foothill College, Sustainable Silicon Valley, and Perfect Power Institute
- Coffee, lunch, and parking will be provided
- Includes tour of campus energy systems
- Includes PEER Associate Certificate upon successful completion
- Includes one year of PPI Membership - which gives you access to supporting materials for PEER, discounts on education, and PPI's membership directory
This course will both train and test potential PEER Associates in a full-day event at Foothill College in their new LEED Silver certified building. After training, attendees will take an exam to qualify for certification as a PEER Associate, someone who can credibly apply the PEER methodology. While the course instructors will give case studies to show how methods are applied, we will also be taking a short tour of Foothill College to examine localized electricity systems first-hand.
This course will enable you to evaluate the sustainability of electricity systems at the building, campus, or community level. The training emphasizes the role of smart, real-time data in designing the grid of the future. This methodology has already been demonstrated to cut energy, cost, and pollution. To learn more about PEER and its applications, please visit www.perfectpowerinstitute.org
For more details about what will be covered in the course, take a look at our course syllabus. While we expect the course to attract Facilities Managers, Building Managers, and professionals charged with managing electricity within their organization, the course should be accessible to those of non-technical backgrounds looking for an in-depth introduction to smart grid and other sustainable electricity methodologies and practices. Attendees will leave the course with an ability to apply the PEER methodology across grids of all scales, enabling an apples-to-apples comparison across the electricity sector.
Scholarship applications are available upon request: Contact PEER-Course@sustainablesv.org with "Scholarship" in the subject line.
Thanks to Clean Coalition and Johnson Controls, sponsors of this PEER Course!
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Foothill College will issue parking passes to the registered attendees before the event.
Public Transit is also available, with busses running from both the San Antonio and Mountain View Caltrain Stations.
From the San Antonio Caltrain - Bus 40 SB runs from the San Antonio Shopping Center (0.4 mi from the San Antonio Caltrain Station) to Foothill College.
From the Mountain View Caltrain - Bus 52 SB runs from the Mountain View Caltrain to Foothill College.
Bike racks are limited, but available.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email PEER-Course@sustainablesv.org with any questions you may have.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes, your ticket is transferrable. If you no longer plan to attend, but have someone who wishes to use your ticket in your place, please update your ticket information with their name, job title, and company.
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, you can update your registration information at any time.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, your ticket does not need to be printed. However, you will be asked to prove you have registered, so you should have your ticket ready to show on a mobile device or on paper.
What is the refund policy?
Sorry, we are not doing refunds for this event. However, you can transfer your ticket to someone else. If you are giving your ticket to someone else, please update your ticket information with their name, job title, and company.
What nearby Accomodation is available?
Courtyard Marriott - 4320 El Camino Real - Los Altos, CA
Cabana Hotel - 4290 El Camino Real - Palo Alto, CA
Creekside Inn - 3400 El Camino Real - Palo Alto, CA
When & Where
Sustainable Silicon Valley
Founded in 2000 as a project of California EPA, Sustainable Silicon Valley is integral to the Silicon Valley community and culture of innovation. We bring the public and private sectors together to solve challenging sustainability issues. SSV facilitates collaboration and networking, leveraging the ingenuity and creativity of Silicon Valley. Our 46 members include Facebook, Google, Microsoft, LinkedIn, SCVWD, BAWSCA, the county of santa clara and most local cities.
SSV's Water Mission
To ensure the Bay Area has a resilient water supply to enable the region's continuing success and maintain a high quality of life with enough water for residents, businesses and natural habitats.
For more info : www.sustainablesv.org