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ecoREMOD Events

Throughout 2011, LEAP will host school field trips, contractor trainings, and residential seminars and workshops at ecoREMOD: The Energy House. They will bring to life in a relevant and interactive manner the smart, healthy, and cost saving investments of this renovated home and how you can do the same with your home.

Space is limited at ecoREMOD: The Energy House. Please RSVP for these events by emailing tyler@leap-va.org

 

September 15
Healthy Homes: How Home Efficiency Can Alleviate Asthma & Allergies

Common health problems including asthma and allergies can be traced back to the very place you should feel safest and healthiest: your own home. Did you know a healthy home is inextricably linked to one that uses energy more efficiently? Join us to learn more about common issues that plague houses in the Charlottesville area and what you can do to protect your family.

Join the Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) for this free, public workshop September 15, 5:30-7. rsvp: tyler@leap-va.org or 434.227.4666.

More info.

Time: 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Location: The ecoRemod House at 608 Ridge Street – Downtown Charlottesville.

Speakers:

• Tom Kavounas, Albemarle Heating and Air

• Mike Kelly, Albemarle Heating and Air

• Wes Ammons, DuctMedic

 

What’s Coming?

September
Making an Old House New With Energy Efficiency

October
Preparing Your Home for Winter Weather: Air Sealing, Insulation, Windows, Doors & More

November
How to Be Comfortable & Save Money: Heating Systems & Heat Pumps

December
Everyday Energy Use: Lighting, Appliances, Base Load

 

Previous ecoREMOD Events

July 14
It’s Getting Hot Out There: Cooling Strategies to Save You Money

Hot and humid weather is a fact of life here in Central Virginia during the summer. The question is whether you get relief from the heat when you walk inside your front door – and what price you pay in energy use and utility bills to stay cool. Join us for this workshop to get tips – from easy DIY ideas to more comprehensive options – on how to beat the heat and high cooling costs this summer.

More info.

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Location: UVA Community Credit Union (Berkmar Branch)

Speakers:

• Tom Kavounas, Albemarle Heating and Air

• Leslie Burns, Leslie Burns Design

• Guy Caroselli, LEAP

 

July 20
House, Lawn & Garden — Saving Water Inside & Out

We will be giving away a rain barrel as a door prize!

Drought and our water supply are hot-button issues in the Charlottesville region, but what does that mean for your house, lawn or garden? Find out how you can use less water (and save energy and money) in your bathrooms and kitchens and with your plants, flowers and gutters –also get the inside scoop on rebates, incentives, and the most innovative products.

More info.

Time: 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Location: ecoREMOD: The Energy House (608 Ridge St.)

Speakers:

• Jenny Patterson, City of Charlottesville Department of Public Works

• Sarah Lawson, Rainwater Management Solutions

• Norm Carlson, Snow’s Garden and Landscape Center

June 9
It’s Getting Hot Out There: Cooling Strategies to Save You Money

Hot and humid weather is a fact of life here in Central Virginia during the summer. The question is whether you get relief from the heat when you walk inside your front door – and what price you pay in energy use and utility bills to stay cool. Join us for this workshop to get tips – from easy DIY ideas to more comprehensive options – on how to beat the heat and high cooling costs this summer.

Speakers:

• Tom Kavounas, Albemarle Heating and Air

• Leslie Burns, Leslie Burns Design

• Guy Caroselli, LEAP

May 18
How to Make an Old House New with Energy Efficiency

Download the event flyer. Get more information about the event here.

Speakers:

• John Quale, University of Virginia

• Louis Nelson, University of Virginia

• Eryn Brennan, Board of Architectural Review

• Zach Snider, Alloy Workshop

April 21
Real Estate & Energy Efficiency: Tips for Home Buyers & Sellers

Speakers:

• Tracy Meade, Real Estate III, Earthcraft Certified Realtor

• Ray Walsh, Virginia Home Performance

• Buddy Carlisle, Carlisle Home Inspection Services

• Greg Slater, Real Estate III, Past CAAR President

March 30
Home Energy Improvements: Financing and Remodeling Tips for Comfort & Savings

Before you get to work on those spring home improvements, join LEAP and local experts to find out how you can cost-effectively address your home’s energy needs at the same time. We’ll share the latest on the Green $ense lending program that LEAP offers in partnership with UVA Community Credit Union and the loans and rebates available for home remodeling and improvements projects that include energy upgrades.

Speakers:

• Charles Hendricks, The Gaines Groups

• Dale Abrahamse, Abrahamse & Company

• Rebecca Cardwell, UVA Community Credit Union