Housing affordability is tied to energy efficiency. It is now possible to build or rehabilitate housing units that are very energy efficient. This session would discuss what can be achieved and how to get there.
Participants will learn to present principles behind energy efficient rehab:
- Air sealing
- Water use
- Efficient appliances
- Discuss construction techniques
- Present case studies
- Explain how energy efficient rehab pays for itself by generating cash flow to pay for work
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Eugene Goldfarb, University of Illinois – Chicago/Great Lakes Environmental Planning, Inc.
Eugene Goldfarb was the Midwest Environmental Officer for 15 years and retired from a 30 year career with HUD in 2004. Eugene was a certified planner (AICP) from 1981-2012 and continues to be a licensed attorney. He teaches courses on environmental assessment and sustainability for the Universities of Illinois-Chicago and Johns Hopkins. Eugene has written articles on HUD environmental practice for HUD’s research journal, Cityscape, and a chapter on the “Sustainable City” for the University of Illinois’s open source textbook on sustainability. He is a member of the KSU TAB (Technical Assistance for Brownfields) team supported by USEPA and was one of the principal architects of the “Nuts & Bolts of Brownfield Development.” Eugene is currently working with The Cloudburst Group designed HUD’s planned online training.
- Offered: Online
- Start: February 14, 2017 - 2:00 pm
- End: February 14, 2017 - 3:00 pm