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Friday, September 21
 

10:00am

Practical Tips for Accessible Living
Ageing in Place specialist will discuss how Universal Design works for all ages, lifestyles and abilities and how barrier free living enhances quality of life.

Speakers
AR

Ashley Richards

Aging in Place Specialist


Friday September 21, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Energy & Shelter Speakers Tent Energy & Shelter Area, which is located between the Rose Gate and the Sheep Dog Demos

11:00am

Solar Water Heating Basics
Solar Water Heating (SWH) has been in use in the U.S. for over 150 years. While many lessons have been learned about the proper installation of SWH systems, access to this knowledge has been somewhat limited. This presentation looks at the basic design rules for long-lasting residential SWH systems.

Speakers
VW

Vaughan Woodruff

Insource Renewables


Friday September 21, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Energy & Shelter Speakers Tent Energy & Shelter Area, which is located between the Rose Gate and the Sheep Dog Demos

12:00pm

Efficiency: The Cheapest Energy You Can Buy
Energy Efficeincy has been called "the cheapest option to reduce home heating bills and avoid the need to purchase unnecessary carbon-emitting fuels." Learn how to pick this low-hanging fruit with cost-effective home energy upgrades that reduce waste and improve health and comfort.

Speakers
KM

Kathleen Meil

Evergreen Home Performance


Friday September 21, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Energy & Shelter Speakers Tent Energy & Shelter Area, which is located between the Rose Gate and the Sheep Dog Demos

1:00pm

Microhydro for Stream & Tidal Current
Overview of hydro energy generating sites prevalent in Maine; permitting; various types of devices; installing off and on grid hydro generators, and cost components.

Speakers
FH

Frank Heller

Katahdin Energy Works


Friday September 21, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Energy & Shelter Speakers Tent Energy & Shelter Area, which is located between the Rose Gate and the Sheep Dog Demos

2:00pm

Solar Hot Water Systems: Basic Fundamentals

Learn about current grid-tied solar electric technologies and incentives at this in-depth talk from one of Maine's veteran solar experts. Hear how solar technology has evolved, where it's going, and best uses for solar in both new and existing homes.


Speakers
PC

Phil Coupe

ReVision Energy


Friday September 21, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Energy & Shelter Speakers Tent Energy & Shelter Area, which is located between the Rose Gate and the Sheep Dog Demos

3:00pm

Solar Hot Water Works Great in Maine
We'll be talking about the potential for solar in Maine and what's involved with a home installation.

Speakers
CP

Chuck Piper

Sundog Energy Systems


Friday September 21, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Energy & Shelter Speakers Tent Energy & Shelter Area, which is located between the Rose Gate and the Sheep Dog Demos

4:00pm

Save Money & The Environment - Feel the Difference
Green Energy Barrier offers a cost effective solution to homeowners looking for ways to start conserving energy and saving money. Unlike typical insulation that merely resists heat, our reflective attic insulation product reflects heat by acting as a radiant heat barrier.

Speakers
HW

Howard Wheldon

Green Energy Barrier


Friday September 21, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Energy & Shelter Speakers Tent Energy & Shelter Area, which is located between the Rose Gate and the Sheep Dog Demos
 
Saturday, September 22
 

10:00am

Monolithic Heated Slab Foundations
The application and construction of an insulated, heated, monolithic slab foundation in cold climates

Speakers
GR

Greg Roberts

Design Concepts Co


Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Energy & Shelter Speakers Tent Energy & Shelter Area, which is located between the Rose Gate and the Sheep Dog Demos

11:00am

Masonry Heaters in Maine Homes
Albie will discuss the construction & performance of masonry heaters in Maine homes.

Speakers
AB

Albert Barden

Maine Wood Heat Co. Inc.
Maine Wood Heat Co., Inc. was founded in 1976, and is owned and operated by three family partners: Albie, Cheryl, and their son, Scott Barden. For over thirty years, the mission of Maine Wood Heat has been to introduce high efficiency, environmentally friendly, clean burning, and... Read More →


Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Energy & Shelter Speakers Tent Energy & Shelter Area, which is located between the Rose Gate and the Sheep Dog Demos

12:00pm

The Small House Sketch Book
We'll explore small houses focusing on homes in the 600 to 800 sqft. range. I'll present a number of ways for people to clarify what they want anf need in a house. We'll look at the benefits of a small house including the fewer resources required to build, maintain and heat.

Speakers
JB

Jim Bahoosh

Jim Bahoosh, Builder


Saturday September 22, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Energy & Shelter Speakers Tent Energy & Shelter Area, which is located between the Rose Gate and the Sheep Dog Demos

1:00pm

Solar Power That Makes Cents for Your Home
Learn about practical uses for solar hot water in Maine, as well as current incentives and environmental savings.

Speakers
BB

Bill Behrens

ReVision Energy LLC


Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Energy & Shelter Speakers Tent Energy & Shelter Area, which is located between the Rose Gate and the Sheep Dog Demos

2:00pm

Green Building & Passive Haus
Overview of the state of the art of green building in Maine and The Passive Haus approach to building comfort and lowered carbon footprint.

Speakers
AG

Alan Gibson

GO Logic


Saturday September 22, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Energy & Shelter Speakers Tent Energy & Shelter Area, which is located between the Rose Gate and the Sheep Dog Demos

4:00pm

Solar Water Heating Basics
Solar Water Heating (SWH) has been in use in the U.S. for over 150 years. While many lessons have been learned about the proper installation of SWH systems, access to this knowledge has been somewhat limited. This presentation looks at the basic design rules for long-lasting residential SWH systems.

Speakers
VW

Vaughan Woodruff

Insource Renewables


Saturday September 22, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Energy & Shelter Speakers Tent Energy & Shelter Area, which is located between the Rose Gate and the Sheep Dog Demos
 
Sunday, September 23
 

9:00am

Constructing a High Tunnel using Eastern Cedar

Mobile high tunnel demonstration made with local materials, funded by a NRCS grant.



Sunday September 23, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am
Hayloft The speakers tent in Agricultural Products, the area between Crafts and Folk Arts

10:00am

Efficiency: The Cheapest Energy You Can Buy
Energy Efficiency has been called "the cheapest option to reduce home heating bills and avoid the need to purchase unnecessary carbon-emitting fuels." Learn how to pick this low-hanging fruit with cost-effective home energy upgrades that reduce waste and improve health and comfort.

Speakers
KM

Kathleen Meil

Evergreen Home Performance


Sunday September 23, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Energy & Shelter Speakers Tent Energy & Shelter Area, which is located between the Rose Gate and the Sheep Dog Demos

11:00am

Change Your Space, Change Your Life
Experience the profound influence personal environments have on your behavior, relationships, and performance. Learn immediate and practical ways to arrange your home office envoronments to improve your mental, spiritual and physical well being.

Speakers
TC

Terry Cline

Dwell Right


Sunday September 23, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Energy & Shelter Speakers Tent Energy & Shelter Area, which is located between the Rose Gate and the Sheep Dog Demos

12:00pm

Masonry Heaters in Maine Homes
Albie will discuss the construction & performance of masonry heaters in Maine homes.

Speakers
AB

Albert Barden

Maine Wood Heat Co. Inc.
Maine Wood Heat Co., Inc. was founded in 1976, and is owned and operated by three family partners: Albie, Cheryl, and their son, Scott Barden. For over thirty years, the mission of Maine Wood Heat has been to introduce high efficiency, environmentally friendly, clean burning, and... Read More →


Sunday September 23, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Energy & Shelter Speakers Tent Energy & Shelter Area, which is located between the Rose Gate and the Sheep Dog Demos

1:00pm

Monolithic Heated Slab Foundations
The application and construction of an insulated, heated, monolithic slab foundation in cold climates

Speakers
GR

Greg Roberts

Design Concepts Co


Sunday September 23, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Energy & Shelter Speakers Tent Energy & Shelter Area, which is located between the Rose Gate and the Sheep Dog Demos

2:00pm

Solar Hot Water Works Great in Maine
We'll be talking about the potential for solar in Maine and what's involved with a home installation.

Speakers
CP

Chuck Piper

Sundog Energy Systems


Sunday September 23, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Energy & Shelter Speakers Tent Energy & Shelter Area, which is located between the Rose Gate and the Sheep Dog Demos

3:00pm

The Small House Sketch Book
We'll explore small houses focusing on homes in the 600 to 800 sqft. range. I'll present a number of ways for people to clarify what they want anf need in a house. We'll look at the benefits of a small house including the fewer resources required to build, maintain and heat.

Speakers
JB

Jim Bahoosh

Jim Bahoosh, Builder


Sunday September 23, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Energy & Shelter Speakers Tent Energy & Shelter Area, which is located between the Rose Gate and the Sheep Dog Demos

4:00pm

Save Money & The Environment - Feel the Difference
Green Energy Barrier offers a cost effective solution to homeowners looking for ways to start conserving energy and saving money. Unlike typical insulation that merely resists heat, our reflective attic insulation product reflects heat by acting as a radiant heat barrier.

Speakers
HW

Howard Wheldon

Green Energy Barrier


Sunday September 23, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Energy & Shelter Speakers Tent Energy & Shelter Area, which is located between the Rose Gate and the Sheep Dog Demos