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As the limited amount of snow that fell this winter melts over these next few weeks, EarthShare New England has three different offerings from local members that will help you avoid mud, get you thinking, and connect to your local community in a creative way. Learn with your hands how to easily conserve energy within your home, or go to a conference to understand energy sustainability on a broader scale. Also, go check out some historic sites in New England with the family, because wouldn’t you know it we’ve got some pretty cool places to visit.
Boston Building Resources Workshop: Window Rehab
On Saturday March 17, from 10:00am – 1:00pm Boston Building Resources is giving on great tutorial on you can get your home’s old wood windows to work properly again! Many local homeowners decide to replace their original windows with expensive new ones when some simple and inexpensive improvements will make the existing windows more energy-efficient—for a lot less money than replacements. Learn how to disassemble double-hung windows, replace ropes, restore sashes, reinforce loose joints, and weatherstrip.
Fees: Standard member $50, Plus member $35, general public $75.
Instructor: Ryan Pirro. To register, call 617-442-2262.
Newport Mansions Open for the Season
The Preservation Society of Newport County has announced that The Breakers, Chateau-sur-Mer, The Elms, Marble House and Rosecliff all open for daily touring on Saturday, March 17.
“We’re expanding our operations to daily tours two weeks earlier than we have in the past to meet the demand from our visitors,” says Preservation Society CEO & Executive Director Trudy Coxe. “Our late winter/early spring weekends are very busy, and we also want to meet the needs of visitors traveling during spring school breaks.”
Enjoy the popular audio tours at The Breakers, The Elms, Marble House and Rosecliff, where state-of-the-art audio players allow you to hear first-person stories and reminiscences from people who lived and worked in these great houses.
The remaining Newport Mansions properties will open in the following weeks. Kingscote and Green Animals Topiary Garden will open for daily tours on Saturday, May 12. Hunter House, Isaac Bell House and Chepstow will open for weekend only tours on May 26, then extend to daily tour operations on Saturday, June 30.
The Center for EcoTechnology Sponsors Deep Energy Workshop
On March 20 from 9:00am – 4:30pm in Peabody, the Center for EcoTechnology will sponsor the Deep Energy Measures Verification Workshop with Joe Lstiburek from Building Science Corp.
This full-day workshop will explore:
For a detailed agenda follow this link.
Call Lisa Karlin at 413-586-7350 x240 for more information or to register.
All three organizations, Boston Building Resources, The Preservation Society of Newport County and Center for EcoTechnology, are local members of EarthShare. Like what they do? You can support them more by helping us gain access to new private employee giving campaigns. Call us today to see how you can help.