Portland Community College

Classes & Workshops

we have been teaching classes and workshops thru PCC since 1996

Site locations vary depending on the project, but most are held in the solarstudio in SE Portland

check the current catalog for class listings and registration

www.pcc.edu

Summer 2007 (all students must register for workshops with pcc)

solar hot tub

June 30-sat
Solar hot tub – on-site lecture on designing closed loop solar water heating systems for hot tubs. 9:30-12:30

$50 payable to instr. limit 12. Location: solarstudio

bottle wall workshop

July 7-Sat
Bottle wall wkshp- at the solarstudio, se pdx. Learn the art of building bottle walls and stucco mixes.
Bring your wine bottles! 9-4

$50 payable to instr. limit 10.

 

water collection 1

date TBA

Water catchment #1- install rainwater collection system with cistern in se pdx. Meet at solarstudio to carpool. Will discuss onsite calcs for rw collecting, cistern sizing, etc. 9-4

$75 payable to instr. No limit.

water collection 2

Aug 4-Sat
Water catchment #2 – install rainwater collection system in se pdx. Meet at solarstudio to carpool. Will discuss onsite calcs for rw collecting, cistern sizing, etc. 9-4

$75 payable to instr. No limit.

stucco wkshp

July 4 – Wed
Lime stucco wkshp – hands-on wkshp on site near Goldendale, Wa. Students need to supply workboots, gloves and lunch. Will include overview of stucco options for earth, strawbale, and cement walls. 9-4

$75 payable to instr. Meet at solarstudio to carpool.

   

photovoltaic wknd wkshp

Aug 11-12 wknd wkshp
PV Install. Sat lecture 9-4 at the solarstudio using suncharts, calc and sizing systems, components, storage, tax credits, incentives, and lots more. Sun will travel to site to install small system.

$150 payable to instr. Limit 12

 

 

Fall 2006-classes & workshops

simple solar 1

build w/ straw

water solutions

bottle wall workshop solar hot tub workshop4

Summer 2006

solar hot tub installation

strawbale workshop

bottle wall building workshop

Spring 2006

Monday Night Series 1 -
Ecological Alternatives in Arch

Tuesday Night Series 2 -
Simple Solar

Wednesday Night Series 3 -
Water Solutions

Wkshp: Living Roofs

Wkshp: BottleWall Building

Wkshp: Cobbing 101

Winter 2006

ecological architecture
syllabus

strawbale workshop

miscellaneous courses

ARCH 131   Sustainable Structures  (PCC fall2003)  syllabus  calendar

 

bottle wallbuilding workshop Solar Survival Global Energy
Build with Straw Strawbale workshop - gonzo structure

ecological architecture

Buildings of the Earth and Indigenous Architecture Strawbale workshop 27 sept. 2003 Solar Today
Contractors guide to alternative/green options Sustainable Structures Urban Retrofitting
Earthships, Earthshelters and Strawbales    

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