The Eden Mills Going Carbon Neutral project has announceda free two hour workshop on April 4 about wood and biomass heating.
Wood is the most ancient source of heating. Wood and biomass products are also fuelling leading-edge energy technologies. Wood and biomass can be a renewable energy source (for heating and cooking) for a home with very low emissions and be carbon neutral and economical.
The workshop will include:
– a brief history of wood-burning, and its remarkable evolution over the past 40 years;
– recent innovations and standards;
– how to get more out of wood-burning device(s);
– how modern appliances achieve tremendous efficiency;
– how others are using the technology and appliances;
– how available fuel types and their costs can benefit the homeowner; and
– how technology and forestry are advancing into exciting new areas.
Workshop organizers are Charles Simon and Charles Fraresso.
Simon, an award-winning architect specializing in green building is a leading member of the Going Carbon Neutral team.
Fraresso is an architectural technologist and Eden Mills resident with practical experience in heating with a wood pellet furnace. Industry specialists will also be present.
This is the fourth in what is an ongoing series of information sessions designed to help citizens make informed decisions about making changes designed to reduce the production of green house gases, and to build a carbon neutral lifestyle.
The workshop runs 10am to noon at the Eden Mills community hall. Admission is free.
For information contact Simon 519-853-9921.