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Part 1: Introduction to Retrofitting with a Focus on Sustainable Building
Sun, 2 April 2017, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT
What is a retrofit? What is the best retrofit for you? What is sustainable to you? This workshop will help you determine your priorities when renovating your house; is it clean indoor environment, cutting down on energy use, renewable energy, collecting your own water, growing your own food, tightening your building envelope?
We will discuss 'living small', passive heating and designs, living buildings, and healthy homes
We will discuss how to tread lightly when we renovate our homes by calculating embodied carbon energy of building products, identifying hazardous materials and how to avoid them (off-gassing, and side affects), electro-magnetic frequencies, rain water harvesting, salvaging materials, and reclaiming lumber.
This workshop will be theory-based and will take place in a classroom setting.
Kyle is a Red Seal Carpenter and has been doing home renovations as long as he could remember. His interest for sustainable building has brought him to New Mexico to learn about Earthships, Vancouver island to learn about straw bale and cob building, and has also taught how to build your own tiny home workshops. He currently works as a project coordinator helping to shape and sculpt the homes and commercial properties of Vancouver.
Must be 18 years old or older to participate.
$25 for VTL members.
$30 for non-members.
***Refunds will only be available before 48 hours before the workshop begins. After that, you're welcome to transfer your ticket to someone else. Make sure you call us and let us know!