Community Education & Technology Center
Residential Workshops
In the interest of public safety SMUD will temporarily offer community education through digital platforms only. We look forward to the next time we can gather safely for classes, but until then we invite you to learn with us through webinars, online courses and videos. From all of us in the Community Education & Technology Center, stay well.
Month
Date
Upcoming Event
May
5/6/2021
12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
Swim Into Savings: Pool Efficiency Tips
Did you know a new pool pump can pay for itself in as little as a few years? Swim into savings and learn from SMUD experts about technologies that allow you to operate your equipment more efficiently without compromising the safety or quality of your pool.
June
6/5/2021
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Build a Solar Cooker at Home
You’d be surprised how easy it is to prepare delicious food with only the power of the sun. This family-friendly experience will explore the different types of solar cookers, share some of the best solar cooking recipes and provide you the unique materials to build your own solar cooker.
July
7/8/2021
12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Now you’re cooking … with induction!
Induction cooking isn’t new, but it may be new to you! Induction cooking offers many benefits over cooking with gas or standard electric stoves, including speed, precision, and improved air quality. This class will cover how induction works and why it’s superior to other cooking methods. The class will include demonstrations by the Food Service Technology Center’s consulting chef.
August
8/5/2021
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Is an Electric Vehicle Right for You?
Are you thinking about buying an electric vehicle? Join us for an overview of electric vehicle basics before making this very important investment. Topics include what to know before buying, charging technologies and discounted rate options.
September
9/2/2021
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Is Battery Storage Right for You?
Is buying a residential battery storage system cost-effective? Will it provide back-up power and energy independence? This workshop, taught by SMUD’s battery storage expert, will cover energy consumption, upfront costs, bill savings and payback.
November
11/4/2021
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Designing with Light
Come and learn about the many ways to light your home while improving its look, feel, and energy efficiency! This session will cover general types of lighting in addition to specific lighting tools and tricks for different rooms in a home.