Hear from the experts about advanced steps to green your home, apartment or apartment building at our nextSaving Green Together workshop, “Saving Green Starting with the ‘Studs,'” Monday, April 11th, 6:30 p.m-8:30 p.m.., at the United Church of Rogers Park, 1545 W. Morse (at Ashland), 2nd Floor. Free parking is available at the church parking lot on the southwest corner of Morse and Ashland.
Some of the city’s foremost experts on home energy efficiency and greening your home will be available to share their insight and experiences. You could spend hundreds of dollars obtaining the type of information that you’ll get free Monday night.
Corbett Lundsford of Green Dream Group, a professional energy auditing firm, will explain the science behind how your home performs. The interaction of air leakage, pressure, moisture, heat flow, and air quality can combine to help or hurt the performance of insulation, windows, lighting, appliances, and HVAC systems. Between all of the home performance products and services available today, it can be easy to spend more than you planned on items that might not perform as advertised. Lunsford will answer your questions and hand it off to the designers and contractors in the room to provide the resources to move forward with your home improvement or building projects.
David Flechaus, a professional contractor with Energy Reduction, Inc., will discuss a “whole building approach” to maximize performance and achieve the greatest return on investment. David’s firm works on air sealing, insulation, electrical systems and mechanical systems, heating, ventilation and air conditioning.
Finally, architect Howard Alan, an expert in passive solar architecture design and past president of theIllinois Solar Energy Association, will speak about two projects he’s been working on–a remake of a Chicago two-flat into an energy efficient, green three-flat using passive solar design and the transformation of the third floor of his 120-year-old building to make it harvest the sun.
For a complete schedule of the remaining SAVING GREEN TOGETHER workshops, scroll down to the bottom of this e-mail or download a poster for the series here:
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Don’t miss this amazing workshop series Monday, April 11th, and the following three Mondays at 6:30 p.m., at the United Church of Rogers Park, 1545 W. Morse.
SAVING GREEN TOGETHER.
MONDAY NIGHTS at 6:30 PM
(except where otherwise noted)
United Church of Rogers Park 2nd Floor
1545 W. Morse (at Ashland)
FREE ADMISSION – FREE PARKING ACROSS THE STREET
Presented by Alderman Joe Moore’s
49th Ward Green Corps Leadership Circle Members
Theo Harduvel, Polyana Wolf and Chad White
Workshop Series Chairs
Mon., April 11 Saving Green Starting with the “Studs”
Hear from our experts about advanced steps for greening your home. Ask questions about everything from insulation to heating and cooling solutions.
Sat., April 16 North Lake Shore Earth Day Celebration at Loyola University
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Join residents from other north side communities for a full day of environmental workshops and networking in observance of Earth Day. Location: Loyola University, Quinlan Life Sciences Building (1050 W. Sheridan). For more information, call 773-508-7450 or visit http://www.luc.edu/earthday/
Mon., April 18 Window to the Groups Who Make it Happen
Meet the groups who can make your energy makeover a reality. Get answers about economic incentives, rebates and financing. Learn about resources, including no-cost programs, toward energy efficiency and home comfort, your family and future generations.
Mon., April 25 Raising the Roof: Organizing Strategies for Your Apartment, Condo, Co-op, Block and Community.
Can’t effect the changes you want to see all by yourself? Get the support, strategies, and skills you need to bring your neighbors together.
Mon., May 2 Creating a Solid Foundation: Green Building Legislation
What does the future hold at the federal, state and local level when it comes to a renewable energy future and zero/net energy buildings, solar, geothermal, wind policy and more? Hear from the leaders and experts and share your hopes.
Watch videos of previous workshop series at http://savinggreentogether.blogspot.com
WORKSHOP SERIES SPONSORED BY:
Greening the 49th Ward, One Neighbor at a Time.