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2014 Events:

March  
Canton Home Expo  
Ann Arbor Home, Garden & Lifestyle  
April  
Novi Home Show  
Earthday Seminar & Solar Tour  
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony  
Rochester MI Earth Day Fest  
June  
Ann Arbor Mayor's Green Street Fair  
August  
Dexter Daze  
September  
Sustainability Conference  
October  
National Solar Tour  


 

March


Saturday, March 1 and Sunday, March 2, 2014 | Summit on the Park
Event Highlights:
  • Free admission, parking and refreshments
  • Live broadcasts from special guest stars
  • Murray Gula, Host of "Your Home with Murray Gula" on 1130 WDFN
  • Joe Gagnon "The Appliance Doctor" from 1600 WAAM
  • How-to workshops on a variety topics
  • Live wood carving demonstrations
  • Hands-on children's project center
  • Multiple raffles throughout the weekend, including wood projects made by Canton Construction along with the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters.
  • Free Expo Advertisement Booklet available at a welcome station. The booklet is filled with vendor coupons, a map of the show, workshop schedules and several home improvement tips.
  • All Expo attendees will also receive a free, reusable canvas bag. If you attended last year's event and still have your bag, make sure you reuse it for this year's event. The first 100 people to reuse last year's bag will receive a free day pass to Canton's Summit on the Park.
The Expo is free of charge and hosted by Canton's Building and Inspection Services Division, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Observer and Eccentric Newspapers.
For more information please call Canton's Building and Inspection Services Division at (734) 394-5200. Canton 2013 Home Improvement Expo

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Ann Arbor Home, Garden & Lifestyle Show | Visit us at Booth A42

 

March 14 - 16, 2014
Friday 3:00 - 9:00
Saturday 10:00 - 7:00
Sunday 11:00 - 5:00
Location: Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds | 5055 Ann Arbor Saline Rd, Ann Arbor, MI
Admission: $5, Ages 12 & under are free
For more information visit: www.bragannarbor.com/se_builders.cfm
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April

  Novi Home Improvement & Garden Show Logo

Novi Home & Garden Show / Visit us at Booth #1136

 

To be announced
Anything and everything you need for your home and garden can be found under one roof. Walk through 25,000 square feet of landscaped gardens and browse hundreds of home improvement booths and exhibits.
Admission: Adults $8, Seniors $7, Children under 12 FREE. Admission includes a year subscription to Home & Garden Magazine.
Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Avenue, Novi, MI 48374.
Located just 1 mile west of Novi Road.
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Earth Day Warm-Up Saturday April 19, 2014 
Solar Seminar
Attend our Solar Energy Investment Seminar at the Summit on the Park, 46000 Summit Pkwy Canton, MI 48188
Free! 10am -12noon
Registration required Call: (734) 453-6746 to book a seat.  Map
Learn how solar can be the best investment you will make.
Solar works in Michigan and is a practical application for you and your family.
After the seminar join us for a tour of our solar powered building.
See, feel and touch solar in action!

Tour
Our solar powered building.
Doors open 11am - 2pm
Free, Open to all
Ask questions

On the Tour
  • 5.1 kW grid tied solar electric (PV) system
  • 2 styles of solar space heating
  • Solar hot water
  • Solatubes with new designer lenses
  • Solar attic fan
  • New this year! An Indoor Battery back-up generator. Never go down with the grid again – works anywhere there is a plug. Add solar power to it and qualify for 30% Federal Tax Credit on the solar system.
  • Watch videos of local solar homeowners share their experience of living with solar. Some of these will be on the tour. Find out how many are getting negative utility bills and actually receiving checks from the utility companies.
Bring your utility bills and see how solar works for you.
563 MWh of electricity generated by our installations since Jan 2010. That's enough to power the Michigan Stadium for 2.5 years.
Sign up today and reserve your seat. (734) 453-6746

For a personalised idea of how solar can work for you print and fill out this form and bring it with you.

Tour located at:
Mechanical Energy Systems
8130 Canton Center Rd.
Canton, MI 48187

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Rochester MI Earth Day Fest

TO BE ANNOUNCED
Rochester Earth Day Fest Logo

  • Booth on Renewable Row PLUS Oakland Community College Interactive Solar Trailer
  • The three-day celebration will highlight green and healthy living products, services and programs of local businesses and community groups.
  • 150 exhibits
  • 20 presentations
  • Entertainment
  • Concessions, kids activities, and many special events
  • Announcement and awarding of winners of the US Green Building Council, Detroit Regional Chapter's My Green School Art Contest.
  • Admission to the event and all activities is free and open to all ages.  

June
Ann Arbor Mayor's Green Street Fair

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TO BE ANNOUNCED

During the annual Green Fair, Downtown Main Street will be open to pedestrians for free entertainment and over 150 exhibits with local environmental information and  hands-on activities for youth.Areas include:
 

  • Environmental Leaders,
  • Clean Energy Expo,
  • Green Commute Options
  • WasteKnot Business Partners, and more.
For more information, please call the Mayor's Office at 734.794-6161 x 41602.
WILL BE HELD RAIN OR SHINE!

 

















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August

Dexter Daze

Dexter Daze TO BE ANNOUNCED

Oakland Community College nonprofit, interactive, educational, solar educational trailer.

About
Dexter Daze has been an annual community celebration since 1972. Every year, it occurs on the second weekend of August.
Dexter Daze originated in 1972. Enthusiasm, as well as community growth, has developed an event that includes over 100 booths artists, free entertainment for the whole family, and a sense of “community” with people knowing and caring for their neighbors.
Visit our booth and the interactive solar trailer from Oakland Community College. See, feel and touch solar and ask questions.
Location: Downtown Dexter, MI


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September
Sustainability Conference
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Friday, September 27 8:00am - 6:00pm  To be Announced

9th Annual Conference
A collaborative conference presented by Michigan Interfaith Power & Light and Lawrence Tech’s Center for Sustainability. Free to attend. http://www.ltu.edu/sustain/sos2012.asp 2 day conference. We will be there on Friday.

This conference will bring together PEOPLE - architects, engineers, entrepreneurs, homeowners, educators, students and those responsible for non-profit buildings and houses of worship—to explore ‘green’ solutions for PROFIT and the PLANET

 

October

Join us Saturday November 1st 2014 for the Solar Specialist SE Michigan Home Tour, part of the National Solar Tour

ASES National Solar Tour LogoLocation:
Mechanical Energy Systems Inc. / The Solar Specialist
8130 Canton Center Road • Canton, MI 48187 | 800-29-SOLAR

Take the solar tour with us! 
We’ve been in the solar business since 1985 and can share with you how to plug into the sun and save. Visit our demonstration center to participate in the 2013 18th Annual ASES National Solar Tour
 

On the tour see, touch and feel:
  • 5.1 kW grid tied solar electric (PV) system
  • 2 styles of solar space heating
  • Solar hot water
  • Solatubes with new designer lenses
  • Solar attic fan
  • New! Plug your car into our solar powered charger while on tour. Ask us about the Ford/SunPower Drive Green for Life Rebates.
  • An Indoor Battery back-up generator. Never go down with the grid again – works anywhere there is a plug. Add solar power to it and qualify for 30% Federal Tax Credit on the solar system.
  • Watch videos of local solar homeowners share their experience of living with solar. Some of these will be on the tour. Find out how many are getting negative utility bills and actually receiving checks from the utility companies.
  • Bring your utility bills and see how solar works for you.
  • 900+ MWh of electricity generated by our installations since Jan 2010. That's enough to power the Michigan Stadium for over 4 years.
  • We don't have a pool on display but thousands of customers have been heating their pool with the sun for decades – ask us how.
 

Mechanical Energy Systems view of solar PV and space heating on buildingBrighton, MI 20.2 kW residential solar system picMichigan solar pool heating picturePeter installing a solar water heating system in Ann Arbor, MI








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