Finding and Sealing Air Leaks to Improve Building Performance

Bob Walker, Sustainable Energy Resource Group

Friday, October 30, 2009, 3:30pm

Spanos Auditorium

This seminar is part of the Jones Seminars on Science, Technology, and Society series

Many northern New England homes are very old and inefficient. Home performance assessments and retrofits can result in huge energy savings, along with improvements in health, comfort and safety of the building. This seminar will discuss the dynamics of building heat loss, tests used to identify and quantify heat loss, measures for improving building efficiency and health and safety concerns related to building tightness.

About the Speaker

Bob Walker is founder, president and executive director of Sustainable Energy Resource Group, a nonprofit organization founded in 2002 and located in Thetford, Vermont. SERG promotes energy conservation, efficiency and renewables by forming and consulting with town energy committees. Bob is a certified energy auditor. In 1992, Bob wrote EarthRight Institute's "Guide to Town Energy Planning in Vermont." Bob is also director of the Elizabeth Mine Study Group, working on the cleanup of an abandoned Superfund site and chair of the Thetford Energy Committee. Bob has been a social, political and environmental community organizer and activist in Vermont since 1979.