Is it possible to spend $100 a less per month on utility bills to heat a new home?
Find out at our May 13 Greenburgh Town Board meeting…
Paul Birgy will speak at the next Greenburgh Town Board meeting – on Wednesday, May 13th at 7:30 PM. Paul is building a house at 95 Wilson Park Drive, Tarrytown. His new house is a real model for energy efficiency. The house has numerous energy related design and system features that should result in at least 70-80% less energy consumption than most standard constructed homes. There is a rooftop evacuated tube solar hot water system (in addition to the
3 solar powered attic fans), new installed cellulose insulation R-38 and R-75 in the 12 inch thick walls and ceilings . Paul thinks that his monthly Con Ed bill will be $100 or less! He will show us a dozen or more photos of his alternative energy house to illustrate some of the more interesting energy saving and sustainable features of the house.
It's my hope that this brief presentation will motivate all of us to think of ways to promote even greener construction in all municipal, school, residential and commercial construction.
After his presentation there will be a public hearing on a proposal to require green commercial construction--commercial buildings will have to meet LEEDS standards In 2002, when the Town Board approved a law requiring energy star in new residential construction, civic leaders expressed concern that we were requiring energy efficiency standards for only residential construction but not commercial properties. They were correct.