6:00PM-7:00PM, Tuesday, January 8; Located at the Pittsburgh Green House, 308 N. Sheridan Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206; Cost: $5; Hosted by Pittsburgh Green House
Interested in reducing your water bills and promoting conservation practices?
This workshop teaches where water comes from, where it goes, and which appliances in your home consume it.
Take an interactive tour of the Pittsburgh Green House and learn how to reduce your water consumption with behaviors and by installing various water saving features around your home. At the end of the course, you'll receive a Home Energy Audit guidebook and shower timer to help you decrease your water consumption.
What you need to bring: Materials for taking notes.
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.