Insulating Your Older Home Workshop
February and October

Co-sponsored by the Green Decade/Newton and Historic Newton

Despite what you have heard, it is possible to weatherize your older home without compromising its historic character!

This guide to residential building science includes a hands-on demonstration of energy audit tools such as blower doors and infrared cameras, as well as an objective survey of a variety of weatherization and energy-efficiency products and techniques. You'll leave this workshop with a better idea of how your house works -- and doesn't work -- and what you can safely and economically do to reduce its energy consumption.

Paul Eldrenkamp, Kyoto Project Chair and Bruce Torrey of Building Diagnostics will show you how your house works as a system, discuss the common myths and misperceptions prevail regarding home weatherization, give you a sense of how to gauge the quality of an insulation contractor's work, and answer all your questions.

This workshop generally takes place at the Jackson Homestead, 527 Washington St., Newtonville, but has also been held at other sites. Check the Events Calendar or Upcoming Events for the date and location of the next workshop.

COST: $30/person ($15/ Green Decade & Newton Historical Society members).

Register on-line for the November 7, 2009 workshop.