Home Energy Conservation 202 @ Pittsburgh Green House

6:00-7:00pm, Wednesday, December 19; Located at the Pittsburgh Green House, 308 N. Sheridan Ave; Cost: $5; Hosted by Pittsburgh Green House

Learn about cost-effective energy efficiency upgrades you can make to your home based on an easy, self-conducted home audit.

You will learn to calculate the payback period, return on investment, efficiency change, and environmental benefits associated with the various suggested upgrades; relevant subsidies and rebates will be discussed and included in the calculations. Along with this in-class exercise, you will learn how to understand your utility bills in the context of money and energy savings.

Note: There is a $5 fee for this workshop. Please use the registration link below to make a payment. Cash/checks will also be accepted at the door.

What you need to bring: Materials for taking notes.

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The Pittsburgh Green House, a project of ACTION-Housing, Inc., is a 110-year-old home that has been renovated as a weatherization training and educational facility where contractors and the general public can learn about residential energy and water savings and making homes healthier. Visitors can browse the resource center for information on do-it-yourself projects, contractors, and retrofit financing; engage in interactive educational activities; discover useful facts on informational signage throughout the building; and interact with our knowledgeable staff.

ACTION-Housing staff, regional experts, and a variety of local nonprofits and product specialists will teach a range of classes geared toward the general public on a rotating schedule. Contractors can receive hands-on training including building science, weatherization skills, blower door technology, and Building Performance Institute (BPI) certification in a typical regional home preparing them for career opportunities in the residential weatherization and retrofit market. Some courses are free, while others have associated fees. Take a look at the calendar to find a class that interests you.

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  • Mary Beth S.

    will we be able to buy materials at this workshop?

    December 13, 2012

    • PittsburghGreenHouse

      Hi Mary Beth. Thanks for your interest. Unfortunately there will not be materials for sale at the workshop, but we will be using and talking about products that are readily available at Home Depot (which is directly across the street). Hope you can make it!

      1 · December 13, 2012

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