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  • Energy Efficient Home Building Courses – February and March 2017

    Posted on January 7th, 2017 don No comments

    Winter 2016/2017 Schedule

    Energy Efficient Home Building

    You don’t have to build a tiny house to have tiny utility bills, and you don’t have to be rich to afford an energy-efficient home. This two-day course provides an excellent overview of what you need to know to build an energy-efficient home, from upgrades costing only a few hundred dollars, up to a Net-Zero home.

    Course Description

    Small homes are in growing demand among people looking for less maintenance, homes that fit their budgets, or simply want to make a lower impact on the environment. New this year will be a discussion on small homes (about 1,000 square feet) and how they live bigger than they are.

    DAY 1 – The first day focuses on design, space planning, and the building science that make a home efficient.

    DAY 2 – The second day focuses on building techniques, materials, performance testing, and how to manage lender appraisals. See and feel samples of alternative high-performance materials and get a feel for how they work.

    Course Registration and Dates

    Course registration is through Kirkwood Community College. See course listing links below, and click the register link, then add to cart to pay the college directly.

    • 6 and 8 February 2017, Monday and Wednesday, 6PM – 7:30PM, Kirkwood Regional Center at University of Iowa Oakdale Campus near Coralville, Iowa. [Register]
    • 20 and 22 February 2017, Monday and Wednesday, 6PM – 7:30PM, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Kirkwood Center for Lifelong Learning. [Register]
    • 14 and 16 March 2017, Tuesday and Thursday, 6PM – 7:30PM, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Kirkwood Center for Lifelong Learning. [Register]
    • 21 and 23 March 2017, Tuesday and Thursday, 6PM – 7:30PM, Kirkwood Regional Center at University of Iowa Oakdale Campus near Coralville, Iowa. [Register]

     

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