Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Green Home Seminar Schedule for Saturday, April 26th

Haven't registered yet? You can register at the Blacksburg Rec. Center, 725 Patrick Henry Drive on Saturday morning beginning at 8am.

8:00 9:00 Meet the Exhibitors and Have Breakfast

9:00 – 9:05 Welcome and Introductions

9:05 – 9:55 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

9:55 – 10:00 BREAK

10:00 – 10:45 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

10:45 – 11:00 BREAK

11:00 – 11:35 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 Connection

11:35 – 12:00 Question and Answer with Panel of Presenters

Moderator: Billy Weitzenfeld, Association for Energy Conservation Professionals

12:00 - 1:00 Meet Exhibitors and Have Lunch/Receive Home Tour Brochure

1:00 - 5:00 Self-Guided Tour of Green Homes

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