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Learn the Benefits of Healthy, High Performing Homes
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Are you considering renovating or building a new home? Here is the recording from our event where local design experts discussed healthy, high performing homes that offer value, comfort, and a way to reduce your emissions.
Topics covered in the webinar include:
Retaining the Character of Existing Homes
Rachel White, CEO of Byggmeister, a design/build firm, shared 2-3 renovation/retrofit case studies and how they offered significant opportunities to reduce a home’s carbon footprint while improving comfort.
Architect Says: “Designing Net Zero Homes Is A No Brainer”
Stephanie Horowitz, Managing Director of ZeroEnergy Design, showed a variety of homes, both new construction and major renovations, that offer exceptional energy performance.
Building New High Performing Homes
Nick Falkoff, Owner and General Manager of Auburndale Builders, spoke about adjacent cities/towns that are working toward better building practices town-wide, and about effective citizen advocacy.
This virtual event supports the Town of Wellesley’s newly launched Climate Action Plan (CAP) which maps out goals and actions residents can take to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in our community. As the CAP outlines, in 2020 63.6% of Wellesley’s emissions came from our buildings. By considering and implementing healthy home building practices, residents can help the Town achieve our goals of transitioning away from fossil fuels and achieving net-zero emissions by the year 2050.
Keep hearing about Electrification? Want to know how it affects our future and how you can do it?
There are 3 events that can help clarify.
Thursday, November 4 from 7-8:30pm
How To Electrify Homes - Are you considering new construction, renovations, replacing your HVAC or wanting to learn more about new technology in hot water and cooking? Register for this event for lots of insights. Thank you to Newton’s Climate and Sustainability Team for organizing this event. Register here.
Tuesday, November 9th 7-7.30PM
Winter Heating - Experts share information on:
This event is presented by Abode Energy Management in partnership with Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP).
Tuesday, November 23, 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
Ready to heat with electricity instead of fossil fuels? Learn about different types of heat pumps available (air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps, ducted and wall mounted) and their best applications. Experts will review hybrid systems which pair heat pumps with existing heating systems as a transition strategy. The presentation will also cover operating costs of electric systems vs. fossil fuels. Presenters: Travis Anderson, Placetailor and Nick Falkoff, Auburndale Builders. Register here.