West Bend


Making Better Buildings: Your Sustainable Home Come True

Chris Magwood - Endeavour Centre
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Workshop Level: Intermediate
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Workshop Description

The dream of building and owning your own sustainable home quickly runs into many "reality checks" as you negotiate the countless decisions required along the way.

This workshop helps you to set realistic sustainable goals. Are you dreaming of low costs? High energy efficiency? Lowest carbon footprint? Best indoor air quality? Using a system that has helped many eager homebuilders prioritize and rationalize their goals, this workshop puts you on the path to better understanding the kind of home you want and how to move forward to achieve your dream sustainable home.

Speaker Bio

Chris Magwood has been helping individuals and organizations meet their sustainable building goals for almost 20 years. In his role as a director at The Endeavour Centre, he teaches a unique, full-time sustainable building program in which the students complete an entire building (including Canada's Greenest Home). At Endeavour he also helps to oversee a diverse program of hands-on workshops for beginners and professionals alike. He is the author of Making Better Buildings (New Society Publishers), as well as several books about straw bale construction.

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