Event: A Super-Insulated Retrofit –The Option for Existing Houses

Sponsored by The Solar Energy Society of Canada and Grant MacEwan University.

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What: A Super-Insulated Retrofit — The Option for Existing Houses…

When:  Wednesday, 2010 March 10

Time:  7:00pm to 8:30pm

Who:   Harold Orr, Canada’s legendary figure in energy efficient construction. This talk will be of interest to homeowners, builders, engineers and architects.

Why:   He will be in Edmonton on March 10 to speak about his energy retrofit of a 1950s 4-plex in Regina.

Where: Grant MacEwan University CN Theatre Room 5-142, 105 Street

Building, 105 St, 105 Avenue, Edmonton

Cost:  Free presentation and discussion. Free refreshments at 6:30pm

Registration: Not necessary

Details:      See attached flyer

Outline:

Start with your existing house to save energy, money and greenhouse gas emissions.  Come and hear Canada’s legendary figure in energy efficient construction present the findings from his latest project — the renovation of a 1950’s 4-plex in Regina.  This extensive retrofit included a vapour barrier, new wall and roof insulation, and air-to-air heat exchanger as well as new windows, siding and roofing.  His presentation will cover some of the technical details, economics and performance figures from this well-documented project.

Presenter:

Harold Orr is a retired engineer and a carpenter with a distinguished career with the Division of Building Research with the National Research Council in Saskatoon.  Harold has been associated with a number of key innovations in the field of low energy houses including practical air sealing technologies, the astounding Saskatchewan Energy Conservation House (in 1978, which started the whole energy-efficient housing industry), double-wall retrofits of existing houses, the HOTCAN computer program for calculating house performance, air tightness requirements for buildings and a host of other innovations.  His work has revolutionized energy-efficient housing around the world and made Canada the world leader that it is.

Sponsored by:

Solar Energy Society of Canada Inc, Northern Alberta Chapter

Grant MacEwan University

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