2013 Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 6, 2013: 7pm
Speaker: Norbert Lechner, Prof. Emeritus, Auburn University

Who: Norbert Lechner
Professor Emeritus, Auburn University
LEED-accredited professional and ASES Fellow.
Author of Heating, Cooling, Lighting Sustainable Design Methods for Architects.
Solar Responsive Design, ASES

Flyer: View (Tree graphic courtesy of American Solar Energy Society, Solar Today magazine)

Where: KANEKO Building, 1111 Jones Street, Omaha, NE, North Side of Building, 11th and Jones St.

When: March 6th 2013, 7pm - 830pm

What: Lecture: Solar Responsive Design: How Does Your Space Stack Up? A building cannot be sustainable if it is not energy efficient, and it cannot be energy efficient if it is not solar responsive in its design. Such a building will try to include all of the following features: orientation, color, window placement and size, shading, passive solar heating, day-lighting, active solar hot water heating, and photovoltaics. Since it makes sense to "pick the low hanging fruit first", these features should be incorporated into a building in the order presented above. Mr Lechner will lead a lively discussion in basic solar design principles, leaving attendees with a sense of how to design a new home or building for optimal energy performance working with passive and active solar design components, as well as how to analyze pre-existing structures for possible solar design retrofits. There will be a brief Q and A at the end of the lecture.

For your review, one of Norbert's previous lectures on-line: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WY3MFQqv5M4

Solar Today articles written by Norbert Lechner:

Special thanks to AEI Nebraska Chapter, and KANEKO, for underwriting the costs for hosting Norbert Lechner.


2010 NSES Sponsors:

Corporate Sponsor(s):

2009 Sponsors:

Corporate Sponsors:

  • Maverick Productions, UNO
  • NASA Nebraska Space Grant
  • Contrivium Design + Urbanism
  • EV World
  • Nebraska Renewable Energy Sources

Contributing Sponsors:

  • USGBC Flatwater Chapter
  • Lewis Pinch
  • Russell and Jetty Rabeler
  • Olsson Associates
  • Windrow Energies, LLC
  • Nebraska Renewable Energy Association
  • Solar Heat and Electric
  • Focus Energy Group