High Performance, Passive and Zero Net-Energy Homes Wayne County Pennsylvania

igh Performance, Passive and Zero Net-Energy Homes

Tuesday July 15th at 7:00pm at the Park Street Complex, located near Wayne Memorial Hospital, off Rt 6, at 648 Park Street.

Everyone wants to save money and energy, especially if you’re thinking of building a new house or for any major renovation. A public presentation on Tuesday, July 15th will address how to design, model and construct high performance, super-insulated homes, even to point of having the building be zero net-energy, i.e. where all the annual energy it uses is less than the energy generated. All are welcome to attend this free forum at the Park Street Complex in Honesdale at 7:00pm to 9:00pm. The forum is sponsored by your local non-profit group SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education & Development Support) of Northeastern PA.

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.

Rob Lewis lives in Shavertown, PA and is a principal with Bakker & Lewis Architects. Jack 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. Rob has been personally and professionally interested in high performance buildings since 1980. He and his partner, Margaret Bakker, designed Jack’s house, which was completed in 2008.

“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.”

SEEDS, is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting sustainable energy and living in Northeast Pa. For a full list of its forums and other programs, visit www.seedsgroup.net, or contact their office on 570-245-1256, or upstairs at the Cooperage, 1030 Main Street, Honesdale.

Featured Courses

Energy Audit
Alternative / Renewable Energy Systems
Sustainability / Green Design


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