Doing Your Part: Energy Efficiency in the Home

Doing Your Part: Energy Efficiency in the Home

This past Wednesday night, we had the fourth instalment in the library’s Doing Your Part series of eco-themed talks. This week’s discussion was about how to use energy more efficiently at home. Wendy Pollard, our speaker for the evening, gave an excellent and engaging lecture with a great and eye-catching Powerpoint presentation, complete with virtual tours of green homes.

She did a fantastic job of explaining how energy works in a home and how to maximize energy with minimal consumption. She drew examples from newer home projects that featured award-winning green homes. She also explained the culprits for energy loss in some older homes and how to prevent those energy leaks.

Among the topics she covered were: operating energy, passive solar energy, plug loads, and efficient mechanical systems in the home. She provided us a good stack of brochures that outlined many of the points she covered in the lecture and even left us with some nice bookmarks.

The next talk in the series will be Breathe Easy: The Importance of Trees, and will be taking place on July 4th at 7:00 pm. We hope to see you there!

 

 

 

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