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SEEDS presents forum on high performance, passive and zero net-energy homes


HONESDALE, PA — The local non-profit group Sustainable Energy Education & Development Support (SEEDS) will host a free presentation on how to design, model and construct high performance, super-insulated, zero net-energy homes on Tuesday, July 15 at the Park Street Complex from 7 to 9 p.m.

Rob Lewis and Jack Barnett will lead the discussion, which will include super-insulated walls designs for air-tight envelopes, passive gains for lighting, heating and cooling, household systems and appliances for energy conservation and modeling the whole building’s energy usage to properly size an energy generation system, such as solar photovoltaic.

Lewis lives in Shavertown, PA and is a principal with Bakker & Lewis Architects. Barnett is a SEEDS board member, interim board president of the newly formed Clean Energy Cooperative Inc. for Wayne and Pike counties, and owner of a nearly zero net-energy solar home near Hawley, PA.

“We want to keep people informed about the latest developments in home building methods for maximum energy efficiency,” says SEEDS Executive Director Jocelyn Cramer. “This forum will be highly useful to those in the building trades, and anyone interested in renovations to their present home or considering new construction.”

For a full list of its forums and other programs, visit www.seedsgroup.net, or contact the office at 570/245-1256, or upstairs at the Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale.