CANTON, NY -- More speakers are being added every day to the line up of the Small-Scale Energy & Energy Efficiency Extravaganza being held on Saturday, December 1st. The event will focus on new homes, retrofitting of older homes, grid-tied renewable energy and interesting wood heating innovations.
The line up, so far, includes: Gordon Terlier of Solart Group on Renewables Make Dollars and Sense for Energy-Intensive Agricultural, Commercial & Home Applications; "Crazy" Jerry Bartlett on Woodstoves, Rocket Mass Heaters, and the Missing Link; Panel Discussion: Wood Heating Innovations, Fire Science, and "Rocket" Stove Technology; Scott Shipley, Northern Lights Solar Energy on Benefits of the Grid-Tied Solar Community; Mark Mayhew, Project Manager at NYSERDA on NYSERDA's Small Scale Wind Turbine Incentive Program; and, Gerald Loch of NYSERDA on Residential Energy Efficiency & How to Measure Progress.
Organized by the Local Living Venture, this this one day mini-Energy Fair is geared to the average family and what might be attainable for their pocketbook. For instance, attendees will gain energy efficiency skills regarding no-cost and low-cost efficiency measures, including “apparent temperature” and relative humidity; the use of high velocity, low flow shower heads; appliance management; phantom power; and, how to figure out the “Energy Factor” to usefully measure month-to-month usage.
An “Energy Kit”, valued at $15.00, will be given to all attendees of the NYSERDA presentation on residential energy efficiency. Emphasis will be placed in many of the workshops on rebates and incentives available to home and business owners. Organizers also hope to include workshops on geothermal and micro-hydro in this event.
There is a suggested minimum donation of $10 for any one session or $15 ($5 student) to attend all of the workshops as well as access the vendors. On-site or advance volunteer opportunities are available, and are rewarded with free entry.
For more information, see the website at go to SustainableLivingProject.net and click on the "Energy-Renewables" page or
The event will be held on Saturday, December 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cooperative Extension Learning Farm at 2043 Rt. 68, Canton, NY, 13617.
The Local Living Venture (LLV) is a volunteer-run organization that coordinates workshops promoting traditional rural and simple living skills, as well as collaborating on a regional food economy. The LLV is part of Seedcorn, a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization based in Potsdam, NY.