november, 2021

This is a repeating event

mon08nov6:30 pmmon7:30 pmSustainable Ramona Highlights Resources for Green Buildings6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Event Details

Sustainable Ramona November events (4)

Press Release
Sustainable Ramona Highlights Resources for Green Buildings in Second Symposium Series

October 29, 2021, Ramona, Calif. – Sustainable Ramona will highlight resources to foster sustainable buildings in its second symposium series. Speakers will offer information over Zoom daily during the week of November 8, 2021 about a variety of ways to improve sustainability in residences and businesses in Ramona. Viewers are invited to watch and interact with any or all of the speakers via Zoom.

Topics will cover tips on building new and retrofitting current houses for sustainability, update on food waste disposal, building electrification, and green building design techniques.

This free Green Building series will include the following speakers and all will occur from 6:30 to 7:30 in the evening, Monday through Thursday, November 8-11.

Monday, November 8 , 6:30-7:30: Rob Lewallen, “Overview: Sustainable Homes – Energy Efficient Design”
Rob Lewallen is an Architectural Designer and California General Building Contractor specializing in Energy Efficient Design & Construction since the mid 1970s. He has designed and built more than 300 homes as well as many additions and remodels in the Ramona area over the past 45 years.

Tuesday, November 9, 6:30-7:30: Steve Weihe, “Food Scraps and Organics Recycling-What You Need to Know.”
Steve Weihe is a certified TRUE Advisor, Master Composter and currently works as a Recycling Specialist for the County of San Diego’s Solid Waste Planning and Recycling section. At the County, Steve provides technical assistance on composting and organic waste reduction efforts at unincorporated schools, businesses and non-profits as well as education and outreach to schools and the community at large through various methods including social media Steve holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies and previously worked for the City of San Diego as a Recycling Specialist.

Wednesday, November 10, 6:30-7:30: Robert Carr and Tom Abram,’”What is Building Electrification”
Robert Carr, MA, LEED AP O+M, LFA, is a consultant who specializes in making our region’s built environment more sustainable. He is a LEED AP, LFA, and GPRO instructor and has used this experience to participate in many LEED projects with local organizations including the San Diego Green Building Council. Robert also volunteers for the San Diego Building Electrification Coalition, SD 350 and the San Diego Green New Deal Alliance to advocate for just, equitable and sustainable communities for all. Previously, Robert was a science teacher in San Diego Unified School District and a flight instructor

Tom Abram, PE, LEED AP, CEM, is committed to redesigning our world to become more sustainable. Tom has experience in energy audits, analysis, climate action planning, sustainability management, decarbonization/electrification, and green building design. He is interested in working on creative and cooperative approaches to dealing with environmental issues and improving quality of life.

Thursday, November 11, 6:30-7:30: Drew Hubbell, Architect “Green Building Techniques”
Drew Hubbell’s diverse background ranges from historic restoration to adaptive reuse of existing structures to custom residential design. His firm specializes in sustainable architecture, green building materials and the use of alternative building materials such as straw bales, insulated concrete forms, adobe, and sprayed concrete construction. He leads the firm Hubbell & Hubbell Architects Inc., and collaborates with his father—renowned artist James T. Hubbell—merging art and architecture in ecologically and aesthetically mindful ways.

Zoom info:
Meeting ID: 826 6121 5935
Passcode: 380127

Green Buildings is the second of a series of presentations to offer resource suggestions to improve sustainability in Ramona. Future topics to be covered include transportation, including electric vehicles and public transportation; agriculture, including information on agrivoltaics; sustainable gardening, including composting, worm farming.

Sustainable Ramona is a grass roots group organized to foster sustainability in Ramona. For additional information about this Sustainable Resource series, go to or Facebook page @Sustainable Ramona. Or sign up to receive the Sustainable Ramona newsletter at:

Media contact: Joyce Strand 408-210-2422



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