Wednesday, December 7, 2016
The North City Tech Meetup is very pleased to announce a special speaker and presentation on Monday, December 12 at the Lake Forest Library meeting room at 7pm.
Professor Larry Gales (retired) will present:
“Energy Efficiency – How to Maintain a Modern Life Style Using Drastically Less Energy”
This talk attempts to show that using three technologies: electric vehicles, the European Passive House, and solar PV, we can maintain a lifestyle similar to our current one in terms of capabilities, comfort, and convenience, yet using a tiny fraction of our current energy use, and with lower dollar costs.
This talk will be of interest to anyone concerned about the environment and the effective use of technology to achieve goals of a modern lifestyle with a minimal impact on the environment.
Dr Gales has a Ph.D in computer science from the University of Washington and has been at various times a programmer, computer consultant, and Research Associate Professor (University of Washington, at the center for Quantitative Sciences in Fisheries, Forestry, and Wildlife) applying computer simulations to biological and mixed human-natural systems.
He has been a long-time member, and later president, of Energy Transitions Northwest (ETNW) having made many presentations on energy and electric vehicle solutions in the Seattle area. ETNW currently exists as on online email resource on energy and electric vehicles in the Northwest
The meeting will start at 7pm with introductions and a brief general discussion. Dr. Gales will speak and take questions for one hour, followed by group discussion.
RSVP is encouraged, but not required. There is no charge and the session is open to all. More details and RSVP on the MeetUp page.
The North City Tech Meetup meets on the first or second Monday of each month at 7pm, at either the Shoreline or Lake Forest Park Libraries, depending on venue availability. The group offers an opportunity for technology oriented people to meet without having to fight traffic to downtown Seattle. The group alternates between a general discussion and a presentation every other month.