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350 Santa Fe May Monthly Meeting – The Electric Hail Mary
May 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm MDT
Our Progress and Plans
Join us at 10:00 am to learn more about our teams’ progress and plans.
Invited Talk: The Electric Hail Mary: Zero On-Site Carbon Emissions for future residential development within our City limits
Our monthly meeting this Saturday, May 13 10:00 am will feature a presentation by Bob Kreger on the next steps to take for the City of Santa Fe’s building codes.
“A Hail Mary pass is a very long forward pass in American football, typically made in desperation, with an exceptionally small chance of achieving a completion. Due to the difficulty of a completion with this pass, it makes reference to the “Hail Mary” prayer for strength and help.” – Wikipedia
While the City of Santa Fe, together with local Home Builders and Architecture Associations, has led the development and implementation of “Green” residential building and water conservation codes, we now find ourselves caught in incrementalistic local politics – all too little too late – hence, the“…desperation, with an exceptionally small chance of achieving a completion.”
We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take the next step and advance to true “sustainable” construction.
Call it whatever you want: Net Zero, Zero Carbon, Zero Energy, it has little to do with the current Green Code, and everything to do with direct action.
This long throw aims at reducing pollution, increasing efficiency, saving consumers money and protecting New Mexico’s climate by using already well-established Zero On-Site Carbon Emissions standards developed by DOE, EPA, and Green Enterprise Communities.
This next step also ensures success for Santa Fe for projected ~3,000 new dwellings in the pipeline within Santa Fe City limits over the next 20 years. It also responds to The Sustainable Santa Fe 25-Year Plan.
About the speaker, Bob Kreger, AIA https://www.kregerdesignbuild.com/
Bob is a Santa Fe-based architect laser-focused on energy and water conservation and efficiency strategies in residential construction, with a background in production housing as well as custom homes. His firm designed and built the first custom LEED Platinum home in the state of New Mexico in 2008. Bob is also a past Habitat for Humanity Hero, a climate activist, and has won various awards for green building during several Parade of Homes sponsored by the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association.
Bob designs to the Passive Design and Construction Standard founded upon the benefits in “A Better Way to Zero”.