The seminar will take place at the Blacksburg Rec. Center, 725 Patrick Henry Drive from 9am - 12pm. Local area green building businesses and organizations will exhibit their wares and services from 8am to 1pm. The tour is from 1-5pm.
Green Remodeling: Retrofitting Your Home
Incorporating green building techniques, energy efficiency, and environmentally friendly materials is not only applicable to new construction. Learn how these techniques and materials can be used in remodeling your home. Presenters: Ed Tuchler, Shelter Alternatives and Colin Arnold, Community Housing Partners
Landscaping for Energy Conservation
Landscaping can be more then beautifying your home and property. Learn how effective landscaping can reduce your residential heating and cooling loads, allow you to practice water conservation, and help protect the natural environment. Presenter: Terry Clements, Virginia Tech
Residential Solar Technology
Using solar energy is clean, renewable, and can replace or offset residential dependence on more harmful traditional electricity generation. Learn about cost and applications of solar systems, the potential of net metering, and new solar technology. Presenter: Bryan Walsh, Solar Connexion