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OneBlueSky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 06:30 AM
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Build Green for Health and Safety
Md-Hudson Health & Safety Institute/UCCC, Sustainable Hudson Valley and Hudson River Sloop Clearwater present

A Seminar on How to Improve Your Home
and Save Money by Building Green

Saturday, October 4, 2003 8:00am - 4:30pm

Quimby Auditorium
Ulster County Community College
Stone Ridge, NY

Designed to answer the question "How can we breathe cleaner
air and enjoy greater comfort while saving money and
reducing our energy consumption?" this day-long, "How To"
seminar will introduce homeowners and building professionals
to green building practices, energy efficient design and
renewable energy resources. Includes Green Building
Guidelines developed by the NAHB Research Center, and other
information to help create better, healthier and safer

Keynote speaker:
Peter Iwanowicz of the American Lung Association will
discuss the relationship of air quality to human health.
Other speakers will address the practicality of moving from
dependence on fossil fuels to clean, renewable types of
energy such as solar, wind and geothermal. Participants will
learn how to control moisture, prevent mold and mildew,
maximize indoor air quality and avoid toxic materials while
reducing costs. Other topics covered will include purchasing
green building materials, pest prevention, assuring fire
safety and achieving zero net energy homes.

Speakers will include:
Rick Lewandowski, solar consultant for Direct Global Power;
Lloyd Hamilton, building performance expert; Sephir
Hamilton, engineering consultant; Steve Cornachinni,
Cornacchini Construction; Michael McDonough, renowned green
architect; Manna Jo Greene, former Ulster County recycling
coordinator; Ron Kamen, Community Energy; Clearwater
Executive Director Andy Mele on the New York Energy
Challenge; and Chuck Bowles of Energy Consortium, Richmond,
Virginia, who will address insulating for health and safety.

Vendor Exhibition:
An extensive vendor show will feature products and services
for renewable energy, green building and safety.

AIA accreditation for architects:
Rebuild America, U.S. Department of Energy, is cosponsoring
the Oct. 4 Building Green for Health & Safety seminar.
Rebuild America, U.S. Dept.of Energy, is a Registered
Provider to the American Institute of Architects. 3.5 CEUs
are offered to AIA members for attendance at the conference.

Pre-registration is encouraged, because seating will be

Course Number: HSI 128-01

Registration fee:
$35 (pre-registration) through September 24
$40 (at the door)
Payable to "UCCC" - includes continental breakfast and
lunch. See registration form on seminar brochure.

By Phone: 845-339-2025 or
By Fax: 845-339-0708 or

Mail by September 24 to:
BRC, Cont. Ed. Registration
One Development Court
Kingston, NY 12401


Registration & Exhibits: Continental Breakfast in Cafeteria

Global Implications of Green Building and Renewable Energy:
Reducing greenhouse gases, ozone, particulates and other
substances that impact human health and the environment,
with emphasis on full cost accounting. Moderator, Tom
Kacandes, Taylor Recycling

Health Implications of Fossil Fuel Combustion: Peter
Iwanowicz, American Lung Assoc.

Transitioning to Energy Efficiency and Clean Renewable
Sources of Energy: Rick Lewandowski, Solar Energy
Consultant, Direct Global Power

Wind Powered Electricity: Available and Affordable: Ron
Kamen, Community Energy

Introducing the New York Energy Challenge: Andy Mele,
Executive Director, Clearwater

Brief Q & A

Break & Time to View Exhibits: Cafeteria

Maximizing Health & Safety; Minimizing Energy Costs:

Controlling Moisture, Mold, Mildew; Maximizing Comfort,
Indoor Air Quality & Fire Safety: Lloyd Hamilton: Building
Performance Specialist.

Zero Net Energy Construction: Sephir Hamilton, Engineering

Builder's Experience Transitioning to Green Building: Steve
Cornacchini, Cornacchini Construction

Brief Q & A

Lunch Break & Exhibits: Cafeteria

Case studies:

Finding & Using Better Building Methods & Materials: Michael
McDonough, e-House. A series of investigations into how we
design, build and inhabit our buildings. Sustainable
practices, new systems, new ideas.

Owner/Builder's Perspective: Manna Jo Greene: How health
and safety factors were incorporated into the construction
of the HVSCN Sustainability Center

Insulating for Health & Safety: Chuck Bowles, President,
Energy Consortium, Richmond, VA. Benefits of cellulose
insulation, as compared with other insulation materials,
with regard to cost, recycled content, effectiveness, fire
retardant properties, pest prevention, etc.

Q & A panel of all speakers. Pat Courtney,
Coordinator, Mid-Hudson Energy $mart Communities will join
the panel to address NYSERDA incentives for green building,
energy efficiency and renewables.

- Get Your Questions Answered ! -

Networking and Exhibits. Cafeteria (see list below).


4:45 (Optional)
Green Building Tours: Sign up at Registration Desk; meet
outside Quimby Auditorium.
Cottekill Sustainable Living Center
148 Cottekill Rd., Cottekill.
Town of Rosendale Community Center
Rt. 32, Rosendale.

For further information:

NESEA Green Building Tours:

A solar-powered solar building in Cottekill and the Town of
Rosendale's environmentally friendly "green" community
center will be open for free visits from the public
following the day-long Building Green for Health & Safety
Conference at Ulster County on Saturday, October 4th.
Visitors will be able to tour the buildings and talk with
the building owners and operators to learn what it is like
to live or work in a building that has been designed with
the environment in mind. The open house will show that these
buildings are comfortable, attractive, and surprisingly

The local open house is part of a region-wide Green
Buildings Open House being organized by the Northeast
Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA). The regional event
is being held in conjunction with the American Solar Energy
Society's National Solar Tour.

The Sustainability Center in Cottekill features highly
efficient radiant floor heating and active and passive solar
architecture, which uses sunlight to help heat the building
on winter days. Owner/builder, Manna Jo Greene notes, "We've
been able to reduce our bills for heating fuel by 90%.
Net-metering allow us to sell the excess energy generated
during the day by our photovoltaic solar panels back to
Central Hudson in the daytime, offsetting what we use at
night." The tour of this building, located at 148 Cottekill
Road, will begin at 5pm

The Town of Rosendale Community Center on Route 32 in
Rosendale, which will also be open for visits from the
public, includes several cutting-edge "green" features
including a geothermal heating and cooling system and lots
of natural daylight. Overall, the building uses half as much
energy for heating and cooling as similar buildings.
Rosendale Town Supervisor, Phil Terpening says, "Not only
are we saving money on operating costs, but our residents
appreciate being so comfortable in this beautiful daylit
space. We are happy to open our building on October 4th so
that others can learn about design features they can easily
incorporate into their own buildings." A brief tour of the
Rosendale Community Center will begin at 6pm

To find out about other local buildings that will be part
of the Green Buildings Open House, go to the NESEA website,

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usrbs Donating Member (583 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 07:06 AM
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1. Thanks for posting this
I've been very interested in these topics since I read "The Party's Over" about our oil running out, and I think I'll make the drive from Mass. and attend.

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