Preservation Network - Energy Efficiency Makeovers for your Historic Home - July 8th


 Energy Efficiency Makeovers for your Historic Home

Knox Heritage presents the next installment of the monthly series Preservation Network on Saturday, July 8th at 10:00 a.m. Preservation Network is held at Historic Westwood, 3425 Kingston Pike. Parking is at Laurel Church of Christ, 3457 Kingston Pike. It is free and open to the public.

The July Preservation Network features Bruce Glanville, owner of On Earth Energy Group. Glanville will discuss energy efficiency makeovers for your historic home.

Glanville is a home and building energy makeover expert for homeowners, contractors and utilities in the Southeast. He was an early pioneer in the field of healthy building science and has now seen multiple projects win LEED and Energy Star Certification. He achieved the first LEED for Homes Certifications for Low Income Housing in the US and has been project manager for a City of Knoxville program which is renovating low-income homes to successfully reduce energy costs by 30%. Since founding On Earth Energy Group in 2006, Bruce has become the “go-to” consultant for those who care about applied building science, from TVA to Oak Ridge National Labs to Glasgow Electric, from government agencies to non-profits, from architects and developers to alternative energy providers. He provided Green Rater services for 48 successful LEED for Homes certifications for new home construction. This includes the first 7 LEED Gold Low-Income homes in the US.

Preservation Network is a series of free workshops held once every month on the second Saturday. The monthly workshops feature guest speakers who are specialists in windows, flooring, roofing, stained glass, tile, plumbing, electrical, and more. Other guest speakers have included experts in real estate sales and appraisals, and city codes and zoning officials who discuss historic overlays and building requirements.