The Home + Energy Chats webinar series is geared toward homeowners, those in the market, and anyone interested in green and healthy home improvements. Our first episode, The Value of Green Home Improvements, will be hosted this coming Tuesday 3/30 followed by The Future of Cars is Electric! in April and Women in Green Building in May. More episodes to follow.
What is a green home worth? There are many ways to improve the health and efficiency of your home, while making it more comfortable and reducing its draw on our natural resources (and potentially even your bank account). Wondering what value this could add to your property? The first conversation in the Home + Energy Chats series will explore how various home improvements, such as air sealing and insulation, solar energy, heat pumps, balanced ventilation systems (such as ERVs and HRVs), electric car chargers and more are being received in today's real estate market. And if you're selling your home, what you need to know to be sure that your home is valued accordingly. Join us, as we hear from these industry experts:
Julia Bassett Schwerin, Green Broker and Realtor, Coldwell Banker Realty
Rob Lynch, SRA, AI-RRS, SVP / Chief Appraiser, United Valuation Group
Parlin Meyer, Director, BrightBuilt Home
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Thinking about buying an electric vehicle (EV)? Maybe you’ve been hearing all of the news about car manufacturers phasing out gas-powered vehicles and you’re wondering if an EV could be for you. This episode will cover everything you need to know about buying and driving an electric vehicle in Maine. Learn about the different types of EVs and the models currently available on the market. Discover the ever-growing network of EV charging stations in Maine, how to find them when you’re on the road and the plans for future stations. And don’t miss the details on Efficiency Maine’s EV rebate program! Buckle up for an engaging discussion with Maine’s EV experts, including:
Travis Ritchie, EV enthusiast, teacher, and formerly of Paris Autobarn
Molly Siegel, Program Manager, Electric Vehicle Initiatives, Efficiency Maine
Barry Woods, Director of Electrical Vehicle Innovation, ReVision Energy
Women have traditionally held a smaller percentage of jobs in the building sector than men. But that is changing and no place more so than here in the great state of Maine. Maine’s green building community is home to many female architects, builders, engineers, designers and more. They have gained recognition throughout the region and beyond for their expertise and contributions to the field. What is it like to be a woman in today’s high-performance building community? What tips and lessons learned do these woman have to share? Join us for a conversation with:
Anna Heath, Carpenter and Certified Passive House Consultant, Maine Passive House
Emily Mottram, RA, Mottram Architecture
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