Alan Benoit's Sustainability Series continues at the Northshire, offering a forum for our community to learn what local experts are applying to their daily lives right here in Southern Vermont.
Each talk in the series focuses on a different topic and includes presentations by local experts geared toward increasing public awareness about energy efficiency, living green, and sustainable practices. These presentations are free, informative, and sure to inspire and support your own sustainability aspirations. Some recent topics in the series have been: Wind Power and Wind Turbines; Socially Responsible Investing; Heating Systems Demystified; Gardening, and Maximizing Food Production on Minimal Land.
February's "Perfect House" presentation started a focused series on designing and renovating homes to be healthy, environmentally-friendly, efficient, and affordable. In the months ahead, the Perfect House Committee will continue to share its knowledge and guide attendees on their quests for domestic perfection.
On March 15th, the talk will focus on improving the energy performance of existing homes. "Fixing up a Money Pit" will outline the top 10 steps that should be taken when investing in efficiency upgrades during renovation. "The Vermont Energy Code" on April 19th will teach us everything there is to know about the code and the many ways it affects any new building, addition and renovation. Then on May 17th the series will start to focus on some of the critical components of a house starting with "The Building Envelope", which alone is responsible for keeping the inside warm in winter, cool in summer and dry all year long.
If you are not already attending this highly popular series, please mark your calendars and take advantage of this great opportunity to learn from Alan and his colleagues!