Phyllis Theermann

A group of citizens created a working group called “Newton Safe and Sound” to regulate leaf blowers in Newton. They felt that leaf blowers contributed to the degradation of their environment and decreased the quality of their lives.

On January 17th of this year, Newton’s City Council passed a New Noise Ordinance regulating leaf blowers. It allows only ONE electric blower per property from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and all year all leaf blowers must be no louder than 65 decibels. This was a huge step for Newton.

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Phyllis Theermann

photo courtesy of ZeroEnergy Design

Go behind the scenes to learn about the design and construction of a net zero energy home that will produce as much energy annually as it consumes.

Architects ZeroEnergy Design, and contractors Auburndale Builders will explain how this home will achieve exceptional energy performance, healthy indoor air quality, superior thermal comfort, and long term durability.

While the home is under construction, you will get the unique perspective of seeing the building and systems while the walls are still open for viewing, plus a short explanatory presentation by the experts.

DATE:  January 18, 2017, Wednesday at 12PM

(Address provided approximately a week before tour to confirmed attendees.)

DETAILS:  Attendance is free.  RSVP required!

Reserve your space by emailing with name & phone number.