How older houses work

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – If you live in an older home, then you won’t want to miss this informative presentation, “How Older Homes Work.” If you’ve ever wondered about drafts, moisture, and heat, this is an opportunity to learn how they’re interrelated and how buildings function as a system.

Sustainable Energy Outreach Network and the Rockingham Conservation Commission will present a two-part program “How Older Houses Work” May 23 and 30, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Peter Yost, principal of Building-Wright, will be the presenter. He has more than 30 years of experience in building, researching, teaching, writing, and consulting on high performance buildings. His expertise ranges from construction waste management and advanced framing to energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and building durability.

On May 23, session one examines how heat and moisture interact in buildings and looks at some building science “puzzles.” May 30, session two is an opportunity to bring your own building science puzzles and questions, and will conclude with a survey of the tools and techniques used to diagnose building issues and energy efficiency.

This program is being held at the Masonic Temple in Bellows Falls. Light refreshments will be provided by Efficiency Vermont. For more information and to register, visit www.seon.info/public-forums. For questions, email admin@seon.info.

SEON is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Brattleboro.

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