10:00-11:30am, Thursday, January 17; Located at the Pittsburgh Green House, 308 N. Sheridan Ave; Cost: $10; Hosted by Pittsburgh Green House
Join our weatherization team to explore a wide range of air sealing techniques essential to proper home weatherization.
Whether you're a homeowner or contractor, this hands-on course will teach you about the value of incorporating basic air sealing practices into your residence. This workshop will begin with a brief discussion of basic techniques followed by actual hands-on practice with installing air sealing materials in a typical 110-year old home.
Note: There is a $10 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: Attendees are asked to come prepared to get dirty - wear long sleeve shirts, pants, and closed toe shoes.
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.