GENESEO — If you’ve ever been curious about reducing heating costs and your carbon footprint, then a new, local community presentation series is here to help.
On Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 the Little Lakes Sustainability Network kicked off the new year with the first in its series of monthly presentations on practical ways to improve environmental sustainability, with presenter Bill Labine of Avon instructing on the ‘passive house’ approach to building design.
“Much like a boat designer keeps flotation in mind throughout the boat building process, keeping the Passive House principles in mind while designing makes it possible for any building to be comfortable, healthy, low energy, low carbon, resilient, and affordable – by design,” L.L.S.N said. “Learn about several area homes that use these Passive House principles and are able to heat for a couple hundred dollars per year.”
The Little Lakes Sustainability Network is a new environmental organization that represents the western Finger Lakes and Genesee Valley region in Livingston County. This grassroots organization is committed to creating awareness of local resources and promoting action towards healthy, sustainable communities. The group meets on the third Monday evening of each month at the Geneseo Goodwill Store Community Room.
The general meeting was at 6 p.m., with the hour-long presentations beginning at 7 p.m.. New members are always welcome.
From January until June, 2016, the monthly meetings will feature presentations and films on such topics as environmentally responsible investing, understanding the principles of permaculture, and information on how NYSERDA can assist homeowners, businesses and municipalities to improve their energy costs.
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