(5) Thursdays, February 9, 16 & 23 and March 1 & 8, 7:00-9:00pm
at First Unitarian Church of Ithaca Annex, 208 E. Buffalo St.(near Aurora), Ithaca NY
- February 9: Earthships! A showing of the award-winning documentary,
Garbage Warrior, will be followed by a discussion with one local couple who
recently built an earthship and another who are working on one this year with
Michael Reynolds (the leading earthship guru, featured in Garbage Warrior).
For more about the film, visit: http://www.garbagewarrior.com/
- February 16: Deep Energy Retrofits. What does it take to turn a
typical home into a super-performer? Jon Harrod of Snug Planet and Ian
Shapiro of Taitem Engineering will walk you through their process for making
a home super energy-efficient and discuss the huge benefits that can
- February 23: Rehabbing Old Windows. With a few simple repairs and
improvements, you can make your old windows perform as well as new ones.
Mark Pierce, Extension Associate with Cornell University's College of
Human Ecology, is an expert in energy efficiency issues in residential
buildings, and Shad Ryan is the Owner of On Balance Solutions, which
specializes in vintage and historic sash rehabilitation. They will discuss the
benefits of keeping your old windows and walk you through the process of fixing
and tightening them up.
- March 1: Affordable Green Building. Following up on last year's
popular seminar, we've invited two local experts to discuss different strategies
for keeping your green building projects affordable, including the
decision-making process that goes into incorporating green building practices
and materials that are healthy, safe, resource-efficient, and durable but that
don't cost a premium. Scott Reynolds is the Director of Construction
Services for Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services, and Joe Laquatra is the
Hazel E. Reed Human Ecology Extension Professor in Family Policy at Cornell
University, whose teaching and research efforts focus on sustainable aspects of
- March 8: High-Efficiency Heating Systems. So, you've made your home
as energy-efficient as possible and now your old boiler isn't just inefficient,
it's oversized. There are a lot of options these days. We'll discuss
high-efficiency biomass and fossil fuel-fired systems, mini-splits, geothermal,
masonry heaters, and more, including how heat-recovery ventilation works as part
of the system.
Please visit http://ccetompkins.org/gbss to check for changes or cancellations on the day of the seminar!
For more information, contact Guillermo Metz at (607) 272-2292 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.