Dan Chiras on Net-Zero Home Energy Homes

Reader Contribution by Staff

Hi Everyone…

I’m going to be presenting this two-day workshop in St. Louis, on ways to drastically reduce your energy bills, and wanted to let readers know about it.

For: Homeowners planning to build a new home or renovate an existing home
When: Saturday and Sunday, March 13 and 14, 2010 (two-day course) 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Hosted by: EarthWays Center of Missouri Botanical Garden
Where: Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis 63110 (Corner of Shaw and Kingshighway)
Cost: $80 for Missouri Botanical Garden members, $95 for non-members. Discounts available for couples or homeowner attending with his or her builder. Call (314) 577-9506 or email carol.baumann@mobot.org for discount.
Fee includes continental breakfast, hand-outs and parking.

Learn ways to cut your home’s energy costs up to 50 percent in this practical, intensive workshop. Strategies for new and existing homes will address energy demand, passive-solar design and construction, implementing renewable energy systems, building and rehab costs, and more. Take on the challenging goal of designing/building or upgrading your home to reduce energy consumption and sustainably produce the energy your home consumes!

Day 1: Introduction to the concept and functions of a Net Zero Energy Home
Day 2: Specific strategies – instruction geared to address YOUR project!


Contributing editorDan Chirasis a renewable energy and green homes expert who has spent a lifetime learning life’s lessons, which he shares in his popular blog,Dan Chiras on Loving Life. He’s the founder and director of The Evergreen Institute and president of Sustainable Systems Design. Contact him by visitinghis websiteor finding him on.