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Conserving Energy in Your Home

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Conserving Energy in Your Home

Time: February 3, 2016 at 7:30pm to March 9, 2016 at 9pm
Location: Watershed Center, Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
Street: 31 Titus Mill Road
City/Town: Pennington
Website or Map: http://www.koddler.com/event.…
Phone: 6097377592
Event Type: adult, education, course
Organized By: Laurie Babicki
Latest Activity: Jan 8, 2016

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Event Description

Are you interested in learning about steps you can take to reduce your use of energy in your home, save money on your electric bills and help the environment? Curious about how solar energy and geothermal systems really work and whether they are right for you? 

Registration is now open for our adult education course focused on home energy efficiency to be held in our award-winning Watershed Center, which has received the highest “Platinum” rating from the US Green Building Council. The course aims to extend many of the lessons learned from designing and building our energy efficient Center to what a homeowner can do in either building a new house or retrofitting an existing home to use energy more efficiently, reduce energy bills and lower impacts on the environment and climate change. 

The course will be led by Watershed-member Ted Borer, Energy Plant Manager at Princeton University and Robert Harris, a former Watershed trustee and retired faculty member at Princeton University who taught a senior engineering design course on energy efficient buildings. The course will consist of six Wednesday evening lectures and three Saturday morning field trips beginning on February 3 and ending March 9. The classroom sessions will focus on how energy is used for heating, cooling, and lighting a house, the energy used for hot water and “plug loads”, and what determines the efficiency of energy use, as well as what practical cost effective measures can be taken to lower energy bills and be better stewards of the environment. The field trips will be designed to illustrate how an energy audit is done, the use of solar panels to produce electricity and hot water, and the methods of weatherizing a house to reduce the loss of heat in the winter or gain of heat in the summer.

SBMWA Member- $180 
SBMWA Non-Member- $230

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