The public is invited to a June 5 event that will feature tips and advice on how to make your home more energy efficient.
The forum, “Building Blocks for Energy-Efficient Homes” is sponsored by Westchester County and the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund and it will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at County Center in White Plains. The event is free, but advance registration is requested. Go to the New York League of Conservation Voters’ website.
“Our goal is to educate residents about cost-efficient, sustainable housing solutions and let them hear from a variety of experts who can guide them through the process.” said Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino. “This will be a one-stop place for residents to find out about every aspect of greening their homes.”
Marcia Bystryn, president of the League of Conservation Voters, said: “By connecting residents directly with the experts, we hope to make it easy to go green – and to help homeowners save on their energy bills, too.”
Here is a description of the two panel discussions from the county’s press release:
• “Greening Your Home to Maximize Its Value” – Moderated by Judy Martin, consultant, Green Homes Consulting. Panelists will include industry professionals who will inform the audience about the latest in energy efficiency and environmentally friendly design. Panelists include: Leah Caro, real estate owner and broker of Bronxville-Ley Real Estate; Susan Anthony, an interior designer; Sean Murphy of Murphy Brothers, home builders; Christina Griffin, principal of Christina A. Griffin PC, an architect; and Jared Haines of Mercury Solar of Port Chester.
• “How Do You Get Started?” – What are the existing residential incentive/financing programs to help pay for this? What other residential incentive/financing programs are under consideration? This will be moderated by Pamela Lippe, principal e4 inc. Panelists include: Tom Bregman, director of Energize, NY; Kristina Klimovich, an associate with PACENow; Anthony Marmo, an energy efficiency specialist for Clover Comfort; Toby Simpson, a Honeywell representative for Con Edison; and John Sullivan of Sullivan Architecture.