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Molly Cole

Energy Efficient Home Seminar Series: Information You Can Trust
and Standards You Can Demand

Presented by the Western Michigan University Environmental Institute
with support from the Energy Office of the Department of Consumer and
Industry Services

Whether you’d like to make your current home more comfortable and
affordable, are planning to add on, or are building a new home, you have
the opportunity to
save money, and increase comfort and safety.

New Construction with Carl Terwilliger, Five Star Energy and American
Lung Association, Health House Builder.
Wednesday, July 26 - 6:30 to 8:30
Kalamazoo Valley Community College on 9th St., Room 1050 (Gallery)

Carl will discuss the value of an energy efficient and healthy house and
what you need to know to get your builder’s or contractor’s cooperation
in designing and building such a home.

Weatherization with Doug Ginn & Tom Knowles, Kalamazoo Co. Housing
Wednesday, August 16 - 6:30 to 8:30
Kalamazoo Valley Community College  on 9th, St. Room 1050 (Gallery)

Doug & Tom, will address do-it-yourself or small contract home energy
saving improvements. they’ll tell you what ‘s  new in the field of
energy efficiency since it was all the rage in the early 80’s.

Remodeling with John Barrie, Environmental Architect from Ann Arbor.
Wednesday, September 13 - 6:30 to 8:30
Kalamazoo Nature Center, 7000 North Westnedge, Orientation Room

John Barrie will talk about how he added a second story to his ranch
house and brought it up to a five star energy rating, the highest energy
rating for homes. He’ll also  give examples from other renovation
projects his company is working on and how you can incorporate energy
savings into your remodeling job.

Registration for each presentation is $6.00 at the door. Advance payment
for all three programs is $15.00. For more information or to register in
advance for all three seminars contact Molly Cole at 616/387-2716 or
email <molly.cole@wmich.edu>

All of the speakers will specifically address energy efficiency
opportunities related to foundations, floors, walls and window, ceilings
and roofs, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems, site
orientation, and the availability of home energy ratings. Lots of
information will be available for you to take home for future reference.

Co-sponsors: Van Buren and St. Joseph Michigan State University
Extension Offices and the Kalamazoo Nature Center.

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