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Fighting Climate Change at Home: Retrofit for Sustainability, Efficiency, and Comfort

  • Brooklyn SolarWorks 200 6th Street Brooklyn, NY, 11215 United States (map)

The banner in the fight for climate progress is being carried by cities, and it takes all of us doing our part to get the work done. Emerging technologies have made it easier to live sustainably and comfortably at home, while solar power prices have dropped. Combined with high performance building supplies, solar homes have the potential to transition to full-electric power for heating as well as electric demand - removing the gas line completely.

Brooklyn SolarWorks and 475 High Performance Building Supply present the best-case solutions that New York City homeowners are using for future-proofing buildings. Using recent case studies, the presentation will cover everything from specifics of product installation to the economic case for common local improvements .

Who Should Attend:

  • Architects interested in Passive House, Net-Zero, and Deep-Energy Retrofit buildings

  • Homeowners interested in the details of retrofitting for sustainability and comfort

  • Consultants and Real Estate professionals interested in deepening their understanding of green building practices and economic paybacks

 

About The Organizers:

475 High Performance Building Supply (475) distributes building knowledge and components to building professionals across North America, seeking to supply materials that enable the improvements required to dramatically reduce our energy demand and address our climate crisis.


Brooklyn Solarworks is a Gowanus-based, solar installer that specializes in flat roof solar technologies. Their work has received national coverage in Wired Magazine and The New York Times and has been lauded with awards by Interior Design Magazine.