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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    May 18, 2004      File #
    Contact: Armando Navarro, Environmental Technology Center, 664-2577

 

ETC Course Explores How to Go Green With a Home Remodel

Eco-architect Carol Venolia of Santa Rosa will explain how to transform a home using the basic principles of ecological remodeling in a class offered by Sonoma State University's Environmental Technology Center,

The course will be offered on June 1, 8 and 15 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Cost is $80.

Topics addressed include how to:
° make your home more comfortable and delightful
° begin with small, inexpensive changes
° lower utility bills
° get heat and light from the sun and cooling from the wind
° choose wisely among eco-friendly building materials
° respond to the unique qualities of your home, site, and climate
° incorporate ecological landscaping and outdoor living network with like-minded homeowners and professionals.

Carol Venolia is a Santa Rosa architect and author who has been a pioneer in the ecological building movement for decades. Her design work includes homes of rammed earth, straw bales, "good wood," and other natural and resource-efficient materials. She has consulted on the design of schools, healing centers and eco-villages.

She writes the “Design for Life” column for Natural Home Magazine and is the author of "Healing Environments: Your Guide to Indoor Well-Being." She currently serves on the Development Committee for the Santa Rosa Green Building Program.

For information and registration, call Armando Navarro, Environmental Technology Center, 664-2577.



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