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[dropcap color=”#3694bc” boxed=”no” boxed_radius=”8px” class=”” id=””]J[/dropcap]oin us for the 81 Brent Street Open House on September 6, 2014 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Take a tour of Dorchester’s first LEED Platinum home and learn about this efficient, healthy home. The day will consist of tours of 81 Brent Street; workshops and discussion about building sustainably; and hearing from experts about resources and organizations to help you greenovate your home.   We will also launch the 81 Brent Street website that captures the development of this home from start to finish.

Join us for the open house by signing up for a workshop below and visit the resource tables for more information in addition, Green Bean Mobile Cafe will be onsite. You can purchase rich, organic, fair trade coffee knowing that a portion of the proceeds will be donated towards Boston’s green initiatives. To eat, Green Bean Mobile Cafe offers a variety of delicious options – from coffee cake and bagels made by local businesses to Belgium waffle and unique panini sandwiches made onboard the truck!

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9:00am -10:00am – Meet the homeowners

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10:15am – 11:15am – How Do I Make My Home More Efficient?

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Most people don’t know how easy and affordable it is to save energy at home. Everyone can do something.  Hear from Energy Advisors about the importance of weatherizing your home; efficient lighting, fixtures and mechanical systems that allow for energy savings; and more. Learn about Renew Boston and Mass Save’s incentives for insulation and modernizing old wiring; rebates for high efficiency heating equipment; no interest loans; and more.” description=”” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””][button link=”https://www.eventbrite.com/e/81-brent-street-open-house-how-do-i-make-my-home-more-efficient-tickets-12621835249″ color=”default” size=”” type=”” shape=”” target=”_blank” title=”Click Here to Register for How Do I Make My Home More Efficient?” gradient_colors=”|” gradient_hover_colors=”|” accent_color=”” accent_hover_color=”” bevel_color=”” border_width=”1px” shadow=”” icon=”” icon_divider=”yes” icon_position=”left” modal=”” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””]Click Here to Register[/button][/tagline_box]

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11:30am – 12:30pm – What Makes A Garden/Landscape Sustainable?

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12:15pm – 1:15pm – How Healthy is My Home?

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1:30pm – 2:30pm – Is Solar Right For My Home?

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2:45pm – 3:45pm – How To Save Money By Managing Energy

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4:00pm – 5:00pm – What is LEED?

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