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Energy-Smart Choices for Your Home

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Time: 2 p.m.

Granite Falls Library, 815 E Galena St. Granite Falls 98252

The Master Builders Association of Snohomish and King Counties is pleased to present a variety of free consumer classes to assist with your home projects. Click here to look for classes by subject or click here for a printable listing of upcoming classes. Be sure to invite a friend!

Worried about rising energy costs? Confused about your options for using less or generating your own power? This panel presentation has the information you need. Learn about affordable improvements that can slash your energy bills and geothermal and solar options that can help you kick the fossil-fuel habit. This program’s panel of experts will also fill you in on the tax credits, rebates and other incentives that make energy-smart choices easier and more affordable than ever!

Four Program Takeaways:

  1. Which energy efficiency improvements get you the most bang for your buck
  2. How and why geothermal energy works
  3. How much sun you really need to make solar worthwhile
  4. How to save money with tax credits, rebates and other incentives

Length of program:

1.5 to 2 hours, including Q&A

Panel of Topics/Presenters:

Take Control of Your Home Energy Bills!

Pam Worner, Top Dog, Green Dog Enterprises, Inc.
Pam WornerMaster Builders Association member Pam Worner founded Green Dog Enterprises in early 2006 after 10 years of management experience with construction associations convinced her that builders could use help finding practical, affordable ways to build green, energy-efficient homes. As a third-party verifier, she’s worked with more than 50 builders to help them certify over 200 projects throughout the Puget Sound to Built Green® and other certification programs. Pam holds a master certificate in building science from Advanced Energy and is one of the first female licensed HERS energy raters in Washington state. She is also a licensed real estate instructor and popular presenter to both industry and consumer audiences.

Letting the Earth Heat & Cool Your House: Geothermal Heat Pumps!

Ron Miller, Territory Manager WA/MT/AK, WaterFurnace International
Ron MillerMaster Builders Association member Ron Miller has been in HVAC industry for 26 years. As a territory manager with WaterFurnace International, he promotes and supports residential geothermal contractors and installers throughout Washington, Alaska and Montana. In addition to this, he enjoys educating homeowners about geothermal systems through home shows and seminars.

Solar Energy: Yes, It Really Does Work in the Northwest!

Jeremy Smithson, CEO, Puget Sound Solar, LLC
Jeremy SmithsonMaster Builders Association member Jeremy Smithson is co-owner of Puget Sound Solar LLC, which is now in its12th year designing and installing solar energy systems. He is a popular lecturer on the subject, explaining solar energy concepts and realities to professional and non-professional audiences alike through entertaining PowerPoint slide presentations.

Phone:(206) 362-8860
Cost: Free
Notes: R.S.V.P. by calling the library