Ecology Center Event

The Greened House Effect: Renovating Your Home with a Deep Energy Retrofit

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What happens when you slash your energy bills by 50%-90% or more with a process called a Deep Energy Retrofit? You save money, of course, but you also make your older home a more comfortable and healthier place to live.  At the same time, Deep Energy Retrofits have a positive effect on the wider problems of our Economy, Environment, and Energy Security.

Please join HGTV and diy network host Jeff Wilson for a multimedia presentation on how his family completed a Deep Energy Retrofit on their 70 year old home and reduced their energy bills by 85%, bringing their old, drafty home into the 21st century.

Jeff will go over:

·       Testing the energy efficiency of your home and learning where improvements need to be made;

·       Dealing with local building codes and regulations;

·       Financing and paying for a DER;

·       Major components of the DER, such as roofs, exterior walls, basements, and whole house systems; and

·       Details of home-scale renewable energy options to complement the DER, including passive and active solar systems.

Co-sponsored by Transition Berkeley. Copies of the book will be available to purchase.

Start:
Friday, June 28, 2013 7:00 pm
End:
Friday, June 28, 2013 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Wheelchair Accessibility:
This event is wheelchair accessible.
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