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Free home energy improvement workshops offered in Asheville



2/21/2011 - Free home energy improvement workshops offered in Asheville

"Living green is the Asheville way. Whether you live in a Healthy Built Home or a Victorian going green, improving your efficiency is the name of the game. There are many classes and workshops in the Asheville area to aid you in energy improvement." -Ben Falcon

ASHEVILLE -- Heating your home in the winter and cooling it in the summer takes a lot of energy and money.  Come learn how to make your home more energy efficient and spend less money on your energy bills in the coming Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Improvement Workshops that are free and open to the public. The upcoming workshops include:


o 6 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Public Works Building Room A109 located at 161 S. Charlotte St.


o 6 p.m. March 8 at the Shiloh Community Center located at 121 Shiloh Rd.


The workshops are sponsored by the city of Asheville Office of Sustainability, Asheville GO (Green Opportunities), A-B Tech GIST (Global Institute for Sustainable Technologies) and Shiloh Community Association.


Homeowners and renters are invited to attend the following workshops.  Participants will learn basic home energy economics and then get hands-on experience in implementing some quick energy saving fixes as led by qualified and trained Asheville GO weatherization staff.  Please wear clothing that can get a little dirty or bring something to wear over clothing for the hands-on portion.


Reserve your seat by e-mailing or calling 251-4057.


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