About Winter Sun Design:

 

19420 84th Ave. W
Edmonds, Washington 98026
(206) 525-3969
chris@wintersundesign.com

Chris Herman
Certified Professional Building Designer

Residential building design with specialties in passive solar and sustainable (green) building design and consulting.

Experienced with alternative & conventional, resource & energy efficient, low toxic, building materials & systems since 1987.

Certifications:

  • Washinton State Association of Building Designers 
    1989, CBD (Certified Building Designer)
  • National Council of Building Designer Certification 
    1991, CPBD (Certified Professional Building Designer)
  • American Lung Association - Healthy House Training 2000

Take Part with Us!

Northwest Eco-Building Guild:

The Seattle chapter of the Northwest Eco-Building Guild holds monthly educational/networking meetings on the 4th Wednesday of every month, except November & December.

Meetings are held 7:00-9:00 PM at the

Phinney Neighborhood Center
(Community Hall - lower brick bldg.)
6532 Phinney Avenue N
Seattle (206) 783-2244

The presentations/meetings are open & free to Guild members. $5 donation from public is appreciated.

For more information call (206) 575-2222,
or visit the Eco-Building Guild Website

Solar Washington Association:

Meetings are usually held 7:00-9:00 PM on the
3rd Monday of every month at REI in Seattle. Networking, Education & Occasional Tours.

Call Chris at (206) 525-3969,
or visit the Solar Washington Website

Email Groups:

Sign up for periodic announcements relating to solar energy use. E-mails are always sent bcc and we never share our lists. Please specify which list to include you on - or both.

Solar Activists
Want a Solar Career

Classes for 2013:

Solar Home Design Class
June 8th, 10 AM - 4 PM
See class info. page
Edmonds Community College

Solar Home Design Class
March 10th, Noon - 6 PM
See class info. page
Edmonds Community College

Solar For Your Home Class
February 23rd, 10 AM - 12 PM
See class info. page
Edmonds Community College

Classes for 2012:

Solar Home Design Class
October 28, 12 PM - 5 PM
See class info. page
Edmonds Community College

Solar Home Design Class
October 27, 10 AM - 4 PM
See class info. page
UW Experimental College

Solar For Homes Class
October 13, 10 AM - 12 PM
See class info. page
Edmonds Community College

Solar Home Design Class
September 22-29
See class info. page
21 Acres School

Solar Home Design Class
May 8 - June 12
See class info. page
21 Acres School

Solar Home Design Class
February 12, 10 AM - 4 PM
See class info. page
UW Experimental College

Classes for 2011:

Solar Home Design Class
February 12, 10 AM - 4 PM
See class info. page
UW Experimental College

 

Solar Home Design Class
October 15, 10 AM - 4 PM
See class info. page
UW Experimental College

Classes for 2010:

Solar For Your Home Class
January 26, 6:30-8:30 PM 
See class info. page

Shoreline Community College

 

Solar Home Design Class
February 13, 10 AM - 4 PM
See class info. page
UW Experimental College

 

Solar Home Design Class
March 20, 10 AM - 4 PM
See class info. page
Shoreline Community College

 

Solar Home Design Class
April 10, 10 AM - 4 PM
See class info. page
Shoreline Community College

 

Solar Home Design Class
October 16, 10 AM - 4 PM
See class info. page
UW Experimental College

Classes for 2009:

Solar Home Design Class
October 10, 10 AM - 4 PM
See class info. page
UW Experimental College

Solar For Your Home Class
October 13, 6:30-8:30 PM 
See class info. page

Shoreline Community College

 

Solar Home Design Class
November 7, 10 AM - 4 PM
See class info. page
Shoreline Community College

Home Shows/Fairs/Classes for 2008:

Remodel Expo

January 4-6

Washington State Convention Center

Seattle, WA

Remodel Expo website

Citizens Lobby Day
January 23
Olympia, WA
Earth Share of Washington website

Phinney Home & Remodel Fair
January 27
Seattle, WA
Phinney Neighborhood Center website

 

Solar Home Design Class
February 2, 10 AM - 4 PM
UW Experimental College

Brown Bag Lunch Presentation

for the Sustainable Development Task Force

August 13

 

Green Edmonds Festival Booth & Presentation

September 13

 

Sustainable Edmonds

September 27

 

Everett Home Show

October 3, 4, & 5

 

Solar Home Design Class
October 11, 10 AM - 4 PM
Shoreline Community College

 

Solar Home Design Class
October 25, 10 AM - 4 PM
UW Experimental College

 

Home Shows/Fairs/Classes for 2007:

Phinney Home & Remodel Fair
January 28
Seattle, WA
Phinney Neighborhood Center website

Solar For Your Home Class
January 31, 7-9 PM 
Phinney Neighborhood Center

Solar Home Design Class
February 10, 10 AM - 4 PM
UW Experimental College

Solar For Your Home Class
April 2, 7-9 PM 
Phinney Neighborhood Center

Oregon Country Fair Booth & Presentation
July 13-15
near Eugene, OR
Oregon Country Fair website

Solar For Your Home Class
October 16, 7-9 PM 
Phinney Neighborhood Center

Solar Home Design Class
October 27, 10 AM - 4 PM
UW Experimental College

Home Shows/Fairs/Classes for 2006:

Remodel Expo

January 20-22

Washington State Convention Center

Seattle, WA

Remodel Expo website

Phinney Home & Remodel Fair
January 29
Seattle, WA
Phinney Neighborhood Center website

Solar Home Design Class
February 11, 10 AM - 4 PM
UW Experimental College

Solar For Your Home Class
March 21, 7-9 PM 
Phinney Neighborhood Center

Oregon Country Fair Booth & Presentation
July 7-9
near Eugene, OR
Oregon Country Fair website

Vashon Island Earthfair Booth
August 4-7
Vashon Island, WA
Island Earthfair website

Northwest Renewable Energy Festival
Presentation
September 22-23
Walla Walla, WA
NW Renewable Energy Festival website

 

National Solar Tour in Washington State

October 7

10 AM - 4 PM

Tour website

Solar Home Design Class
October 28, 10AM-4 PM
UW Experimental College

Solar For Your Home Class
November 1, 7-9 PM 
Phinney Neighborhood Center

Previous Presentations and Events:

Lopez Community Land Trust - 2/10/2001

Energy Outreach Center - 4/28/2001

Environmental Works - 8/22/2001

Antioch University - 9/1/2001,02,03,04
Premaculture Certification Guest Lecturer

International Conference of Building Officials Meeting - 11/8/2001

Solar Installation Workshop and Presentation
7/14/2001 Organizer & Leader
Whidbey Island, WA

NW Renewable Energy Festival - 9/'02 - present
Guest Presenter

Solar Electric & Wind Turbine Installation Workshop - 9/7/2002
Ellensburg, WA
Organizer/Presenter with Tom Rentz of Sun Wind Concepts www.sunwindconcepts.us

Solar for Your Home Class - Fall & Winter for 6 years at Phinney Neighborhood Center

Solar Home Design Class - Fall & Winter for 16 years at UW Experimental College

Meeting Presentations
At 5 of the 9 Eco-Guild Chapters

KUOW-NPR - 12/9/2002
Interview

Solar Energy Installation - 4/8/2003
Guest Presenter at week long PV Design & Installation Workshop

Oregon Country Fair Booth
July, 2002, '03
near Eugene

Solar Power Seminar
Saturday, August 23, 2003
Everett, Washington
Presentation Workshop
Sponsored by Snohomish County PUD and Solar Washington Association

KEXP - 9/22/03
Interview

Solar Energy International Guest Speaker
October 14, 2003
During week long PV Design & Installation Workshop.

Solar Power Seminar & Kids' Solar Camp
Saturday, May 22, 2004
Everett, Washington
Presentation Workshop
Sponsored by Snohomish County PUD and
Solar Washington Association

Green Building Guidelines for Homes
Saturday, July 10, 2004
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Portland, OR
For more information, contact Becky Campbell-Howe at bchowe@ases.org

Solar Conference & Tour
July 11 - 14, 2004
Portland, OR
Presenter and organized tour in WA State.
For more information go to www.ases.org or www.solarwashington.org.

Vashon Island Earth Fair
August , 2003 - to present

National Solar Tour in Washington State

October, 2000, '01, '02, '03, '04, '05

10 AM - 4 PM

Statewide

For more information go to www.ases.org or www.solarwashington.org.

 

Natural Home & Garden Magazine

Article in July/August issue 2005

click here for PDF article

 

Home Power Magazine
Article in October/November issue 2005
click here for PDF article

 

Sustainability Conference

April 24, 2005

NW Environmental Education Council

Seattle, WA

Co-Presenter

 

Self Reliance Symposium

April 28, 2005

Evergreen State Fairgrounds

Co-Speaker

 

Bainbridge Island Solar Forum

August 27, 2005

Bainbridge City Hall

Co-Speaker

 

Jefferson County Energy Center

October 15, 2005

WSU Learning Center

Port Hadlock, WA

Co-Presenter

 

Clallam County PUD #1

November 15, 2005

Sequim, WA

Presenter

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Big Support and Motivation:

Contact Chris Herman at (206) 525-3969
chris@wintersundesign.com

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