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Energy Efficiency & Indoor Air Quality Seminar Addresses Deep Energy Reductions in Maine Homes

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E-mail: christy@maineindoorair.org

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For immediate release Contact: Christine Crocker, Executive Director (207)626-8115

January 20, 2012 christy@maineindoorair.org

Energy Efficiency & Indoor Air Quality Seminar Addresses
Deep Energy Reductions in Maine Homes

What: The Maine Indoor Air Quality Council is hosting a one day Seminar on February 3, 2012 at the Augusta Civic Center. The seminar is a full day event featuring Linda Wigington, founder of Affordable Comfort, Inc. and the current director of deep energy reduction initiatives at Affordable Comfort, Inc.

When: February 3, 2012, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Snow date February 5, 2012)

Where: Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, Maine

Who: Nationally-known presenter, Linda Wigington will focus on practical strategies for achieving deep energy reductions (reductions of 70% or more) in existing homes.



Topics to be addressed in the presentation:

  • Paradigm Shift: Context for Deep Reductions in Existing Homes

  • It's More Than Just Energy:  Resilience, Water Reductions, Economic Development

  • Introduction to the Thousand Home Challenge: Determination of Threshold Allowance

  • Approaches to Deep Reductions: All at Once; Staged, and Creative

  • On the Path: Emerging Transitional Strategies  

  • Operational vs. Asset Performance: Project Implications

  • Deep Reduction Case Studies

  • Lessons Learned from Case Studies: Strategies, Costs, Energy Savings, IAQ & Durability

  • Opportunities & Implications for Current Initiatives in Maine

The positive and negative synergy between energy efficiency and indoor air quality will be interwoven throughout the above topics. 


Program details are available at www.maineindoorair.org or contact Christine Crocker, Executive Director of the Maine Indoor Air Quality Council, at (207) 626-8115 or by email at christy@maineindoorair.org.

About The Council:

A non-profit organization, the Maine Indoor Air Quality Council is an interdisciplinary cooperative of professionals dedicated to the improvement of indoor environments.