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Archived News Release from 2009

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Learn about Award Winning Zero Energy Home!

Redwood City, CA - November 6, 2009 - For three weeks last October, the U.S. Department of Energy hosted the Solar Decathlon—a competition in which teams of college and university students competed to design, build, and operate the most attractive, effective, and energy-efficient solar-powered house. The third place winner was a group of students from Santa Clara University and California College of the Arts – and this week Redwood City and are hosting a presentation on their remarkable zero energy home entry in this prestigious national competition. 

  • Thursday, November 12th, 2009
    5 - 6:30 pm (5 pm networking/5:30 pm presentation)
    Redwood City Council Chambers
    1017 Middlefield Road, Redwood City

The presentation will be by Timothy Hight, Santa Clara University’s Associate Professor for the Department of Mechanical Engineering. More information on their entry is available online at

This event is FREE, and includes light refreshments, the presentation, and plenty of discussion and questions and answers. Interested community members can RSVP by visiting or calling (650) 599-1485.

A Taste and a Talk is a short bi-weekly educational and networking series on green building topics held in Redwood City. Everyone, from architects to contractors to homeowners, is welcome to join us for light refreshments, relaxed conversations and short presentations on how to build quality, high-performance, safe and healthy homes. The series is brought to you by RecycleWorks, a program of San Mateo County, and the City of Redwood City. See

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Erica Spacher
City of Redwood City


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