Upcoming Events

April 17, 2014

Earth Day Celebration

Date: Thu. Apr 17 5:30 pm to Thu. Apr 17 8:00 pm
Venue: Portland Public Library
Monument Square, Portland , ME

Join USGBC’s Maine Chapter and Maine State Climatologist, Dr. George Jacobsen to learn more on climate, how’s it’s varied over the past 800,000 years and how human impact plays a role in climate today. Dr. Jacobson, Professor Emeritus of Biology, Ecology, and Climate Change at the University of Maine, has been involved in the Climate Change Institute since 1979, serving as its Director for nearly a decade. During his career he has been involved in numerous national and international initiatives to pursue research and promote collaboration among climate scientists.

Networking and light refreshments will begin our evening, followed shortly by an hour long presentation. There will be time for questions and comments at the end. The cost is $5 at the door. Please contact executivedirector@maineusgbc.org with any questions.

April 19, 2014

Heat Local – Kedel Pellet Boiler & Heat Pump Water Heater Home Tour in South Portland, Maine

Date: Sat. Apr 19 9:00 am to Sat. Apr 19 10:30 am
61 Cobb Street, South Portland, ME

Photo-Dec-19-3-53-57-PM-e1396547490443-225x300Join our sister company, ReVision Heat on Saturday, April 19 for a Heat Local home tour. This month, they are traveling to South Portland where the Bauman family is excited to share their journey off fossil fuels. By switching to Kedel, the Baumans are poised to save over $1800 on their yearly home heating and domestic hot water costs while also reducing their CO2 by 90%. By transitioning to a local, renewable, and sustainable heating fuel, they are supporting Maine’s economy and lowering their carbon footprint. Come meet the Baumans, learn how their adventure began while enjoy delicious pastries and coffee from Katie Made Bakery in Portland. ReVision Heat will be on hand to answer your questions and provide a tour of the Bauman’s new Kedel central heating system and AirGernerate heat pump water heater.

For more information, contact ReVision Heat at 207-619-1096.

April 24, 2014

Solar Electric Emergency Power Systems – Maine Pilot

Date: Thu. Apr 24 5:00 pm to Thu. Apr 24 7:30 pm
Venue: ReVision Energy Showroom
142 Presumpscot Street, Portland, me, 04103

Join us on April 24th from 5:00-7:30 PM for presentations led by Eric Hopkins and Bill Young! You will have the opportunity to learn  more about solar emergency backup systems for schools and shelters and to explore the feasibility of developing a solar shelter program in Maine. We encourage any one interested to come, the event is free and open to the public.

About the Presenters:
William Young is a national expert in solar electric emergency power systems. He worked for 22 years for the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), University of Central Florida, until retiring in 2013. He served as a senior research engineer on photovoltaics applications for transportation, disaster relief, stand-alone and grid-tied utility power systems, building energy and standards. His efforts involved technology research, application development, system design, testing and technology transfer.

Mr. Young authored a $10M grant from the Department of Energy to create the Sunsmart E-shelter Program – which installed over 100 solar-powered emergency power systems on school-based emergency shelters. Revision Energy and the York Energy Efficiency Committee are proud to sponsor this workshop in the hopes of replicating the Sunsmart E-shelter program in Maine.

Eric Hopkins is Founder and Chairman of the York Energy Efficiency Committee (YEEC), a non-profit citizen’s energy group based in York, Maine. Established in 2006, YEEC has successfully led a series of initiatives to improve the energy performance of town buildings and operations – establishing the Town of York as a model for other communities in the state. In 2013, Mr. Hopkins authored a Community Demonstration of Renewable Energy grant from Efficiency Maine to install a 10KW PV array on the roof of the York Middle School – to offset the electricity used by the entire fleet of 300+ MLTI student laptops.

April 25, 2014

2014 Midcoast Home Show

Date: Fri. Apr 25 8:00 am to Mon. May 26 4:00 pm
Venue: Central Lincoln County YMCA
525 Main Street, Damariscotta


Join ReVision Energy at the 2014 Midcoast Home Show at the Central Lincoln County YMCA for two days filled with ideas, home inspiration, hands-on demonstrations, and one-stop shopping for everything you will need for those spring projects. With over 60 vendors from Lincoln County and beyond, this fundraiser will have all the newest products for inside and outside the home. Tickets are $5, children under 12 get free admission.

Show Schedule:

Friday, April 25th 2:00 PM -8:00 PM

Saturday, April 26th 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The 2014 Wild & Scenic Film Festival at the Music Hall

Date: Fri. Apr 25 7:00 pm to Fri. Apr 25 10:00 pm
Venue: The Music Hall
28 Chestnut St, Portsmouth, NH, 03801
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Cost: 15

SELTNHThis year, ReVision Energy will be sponsoring The Wild & Scenic Film Festival, the largest environmental film festival in North America. This local showing is a collection of short films that explore the environmental concerns and celebrations of our planet. This year’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival is themed “emPOWERment” – and what better way to be inspired to act on behalf of our shared world than through an evening of beautiful, engaging films!

Tickets are $15.00 and may be purchased online; by calling the Music Hall Box Office at (603) 436-2400; or in person at 28 Chestnut Street, Portsmouth, NH, Mon-Sat 12:00pm-6:00pm.

Proceeds will benefit the Southeast Land Trust.

April 26, 2014

North Shore Home and Landscape Show at the Topsfield Fairgrounds

Date: Sat. Apr 26 10:00 am to Sun. Apr 27 4:00 pm
Venue: Topsfield Fairgrounds
207 Boston Street, Topsfield, MA, 01983
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ReVision Energy will be hosting a booth at this years North Shore Home and Landscape Show at the Topsfield Fairgrounds.

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Northern Home Shows are great places to get ideas, investigate new products, gather information and meet the professionals to help you make your next remodeling, renovation, or decorating project a breeze. This is a must for everyone with an interest, however big or small.

More information can be found by contacting:  Northern Show Management, Inc at (978) 534-0587 or jweld@aol.com

April 27, 2014


Date: Sun. Apr 27 11:00 am to Sun. Apr 27 7:00 pm
Venue: UNH
Great Lawn near T Hall, Durham, NH, 03824
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Cost: FREE!!

UNH Solarfest pic Join us and the UNH Student Environmental Action Coalition for the 21st anniversary of Solarfest!

This event is free and open to the public, so get ready for dancing, smiling, laughing, and jamming with the Durham
community on the Great Lawn near T Hall!

For more information, please contact: unhsolarfest@gmail.com



April 29, 2014

Investing in Renewable Energy Solutions

Date: Tue. Apr 29 6:00 pm to Tue. Apr 29 8:00 pm
Venue: Keller Williams Realty
168 South River Road, Bedford, 03110
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Cost: Free

kw-logoJoin us for this event to meet and learn from the top professionals in the sustainable energy community! They will offer their insight and experience with helping New Hampshire homeowners make the investment in renewable energy solutions.

Topics that will be discussed:

- Rebate programs in NH
- Solar energy options
- “Green” loans and financing options
- “Green” Appraising and home values
- How to market and sell your energy efficient home
- How to make home improvements that will benefit your homes energy use

Professionals and organizations on the panel:

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Kate Bashford Epsen – New Hampshire Sustainable Energy Association
Jonathan Gregory – ReVision Energy
Peter Thompson – Bank of New Hampshire
Mark McKeon – McKeon Appraisal
Michael Hvizda with Keller Williams Realty

Please RSVP with Ryan Hvizda ryanhvizda@gmail.com

May 3, 2014

Solar Open House – City of South Portland’s Planning Office

Date: Sat. May 3 9:00 am to Sat. May 3 10:30 am
Venue: South Portland Planning Office
496 Ocean Street, South Portland, ME
Cost: Free

City of South Portland Planning Office Solar - South Portland, MaineCome check out the South Portland Planning Office’s solar array on May 3rd from 9:00 to 10:30 AM! You can learn more about solar energy systems, how they work in our Northeast climate, current pricing and incentives. You will have the opportunity to tour their solar electric system and learn more about how they are saving money and the environment. All are welcome to this event and refreshments will be provided!

Stonyfield 5k and Earth Day Fair! – Londonderry, NH

Date: Sat. May 3 10:00 am to Sat. May 3 1:00 pm
Venue: Stonyfield Yogurt Works
10 Burton Drive, Londonderry, NH, 03053
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Cost: 25


Come celebrate Spring and Earth day with us at Stonyfield Yogurt Works in this morning-long festival featuring a 5K run/walk followed by a FREE Earth Day Fair! Bring the family as there will be booths and activities for all ages.

The morning kicks off with a 5K run/walk on a gentle rolling course followed by a super post-race celebration featuring live music, great food and beverages. While you groove to the music be sure to take advantage of our free buffet of healthy snacks featuring delicious Stonyfield products of course and take a tour of our Earth Day Fair booths and exhibits.

While registration for the race is $25, the Earth Day Fair is free and open to the public, and also provides educational opportunities with sustainability approaches, products and services.

Yogurt on a mission: In line with Stonyfield’s mission, portions of the race’s proceeds will go to several worthy causes.


Stonyfield 5k runners


23rd Annual Kitchen Tour presented by The Music Hall

Date: Sat. May 3 10:00 am to Sat. May 3 3:00 pm
Cost: 30

This year’s tour highlights the kitchens we all dream of! Whether you prefer sleek and contemporary or cozy and traditional, the kitchen’s on this tour feature historic & modern homes in Rye, and are packed with innovation and imagination.

Proceeds benefit The Music Hall.

Please call the MH Box Office for more information.

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May 4, 2014

Cycle the Seacoast- Portsmouth, NH

Date: Sun. May 4 7:00 am to Sun. May 4 3:00 pm
Venue: RedHook Brewery
1 RedHook Way (Pease Tradeport), Portsmouth, NH, 03801
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Cost: 35

Cyclet he Seacoast 2The quintessential New England town of Portsmouth, NH, offers a beautiful historic waterfront, rolling farmlands and a vibrant downtown. Join us for this one-day, multi-route trek which is both challenging and fun for serious athletes to weekend warriors with kids in tow.

For more information, please contact the American Lung Association at 207-624-0312 | 800-499-LUNG, or email: cycletheseacoast@lungne.org

May 5, 2014

38th Annual New Hampshire Governor’s Conference on Tourism

Date: Mon. May 5 7:00 am to Tue. May 6 5:00 pm
Venue: Church Landing at Mill Falls
Meredith, NH, 03253
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Cost: Starting at $125

Governors conf 2014

The NH Division of Travel & Tourism Development and the NH Travel Council presents:
The Governor’s Conference on Travel & Tourism

2014 Conference Highlights:
+ Keynote Speaker Roger Brooks, Branding and Tourism Marketing Expert
Over the past 30 years Roger has helped thousands of people transform ordinary places, businesses and attractions into
incredibly successful destinations.

+ NH Division of Travel & Tourism Development Annual Update Presentation
+ NH Travel Council annual meeting
+ Workshops and panel discussions with industry experts
+ Luncheon Cruise aboard the M/S Mount Washington
+ Reception at Laconia Harley-Davidson
+ Cinco de Mayo Dinner at Church Landing
+ Historic Walking Tour of Meredith
+ Tour of the Winni Playhouse
+ NH Travel Council Industry Awards luncheon
+ Industry expo
+ Silent auction
+ Breakout Sessions

For more information, please visit: www.nhtravelcouncil.com/conference

May 10, 2014

Sustainable Heating Workshop- Holderness, NH

Date: Sat. May 10 9:30 am to Sat. May 10 11:30 pm
Venue: Squam Lakes Natural Resource Center
Phone: 603 968 7194
23 Science Center Road, Holderness, NH, 03245
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Cost: Free

Squam Lakes 2Join us for a seminar about sustainable heating options to help introduce a new sustainable, Wood Energy Exhibit at the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. Revision Energy and Ultra Geothermal will present and discuss sustainable options including solar energy, efficient heating, and geothermal.

Light food and refreshments will be provided and the live animal trails will be open for exploration. There is no charge to attend, but please register by calling 603-968-7194 or email info@nhnature.org

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