COLUMBUS, Ohio — Learn how to get your house in order, energy-wise, at two events on May 16 at The Ohio State University.
Erik Daugherty, founder of the Nashville, Tennessee-based home-performance company E3 Innovate, will present “Technologies and Strategies for Home Energy Efficiencies: Satisfied Homeowners, Sustainable Planet” from 7:15 to 9:15 a.m. in the university’s Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, in Columbus.
Afterward, Ohio State will hold its second Green Home Workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the same location. The agenda will feature about a dozen sessions and speakers, including experts from the university and industry. Details are at go.osu.edu/GreenHome.
EPN’s monthly breakfast program
Daugherty’s presentation is part of a monthly breakfast program series hosted by the Environmental Professionals Network (EPN). The network is a statewide professional group based in Ohio State’s School of Environment and Natural Resources. The school is part of the university’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).
David Hanselmann, a lecturer in the school and EPN’s coordinator, said Daugherty’s talk will show “just how cost-effective new home energy efficiencies have become.”
Green home tech and design
The Green Home Workshop will continue that theme. According to its website, it “will help Ohioans navigate the complex landscape of green home designs and technologies.” Its goals include helping participants cut their home energy use and bills, improve their indoor air quality, and achieve healthy, sustainable living.
The workshop also will offer tours of the university’s nearby enCORE solar house.
Register by May 15
Registration for the EPN event, which includes breakfast, is $10 for members of the network and the public. It’s free for Ohio State students. Registration for the workshop, which includes lunch, is $18, or $10 for students. Registration for both events is available at go.osu.edu/MayEPN. The deadline to register is May 15.
Community partners for the events include the Central Ohio chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council; the New Albany-Plain Local School District; Owens Corning; Lutron Electronics; Habitat for Humanity-MidOhio; and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers.