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Energy Committee Home Tours, Saturday, May 4

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CRAFTSBURY — Craftsbury’s Energy Committee and SaveEnergyNEK offer three home weatherization tours on Saturday afternoon, May 4.

The old and new home tours will feature presenters NETO, with income-qualifying free weatherization and appliances; Mark Snyder of Vt. Energy Audits and Matt Moody, energy-efficient home contractor.

At 1 p.m. NETO will present information about the Federal Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) at the Craftsbury Town Hall, 85 S. Craftsbury Road.

Then at 1:30 p.m., there will be a basement tour of their weatherization work next door at the 150-year-old Silva home, 67 S. Craftsbury Road.

NETO will talk about their free weatherization approach and applications for homes, trailer homes and renters.

For the Silva home, they decreased air leakage in the home by 37% by spray foaming the upper basement walls, adding dense-pack cellulose in the walls, blown cellulose insulation in the attic, weather stripping on exterior doors, rebuilding and air sealing the bulkhead door and the attic hatch, repairing a chimney clean out, re-venting the dryer, installing a heat pump space heater and a heat pump water heater.

The 2:15 p.m. tour is at the Hanson home, 95 S. Craftsbury Road. Mark Snyder, EffVT certified auditor, and the owners will talk about the benefits of insulation and air sealing applications in the house, ventilation and moisture concerns, and the priority of the work done.

The 3:30 p.m. tour is at Matt Moody and Paula Davidson’s new, energy-efficient, timber-frame home and accompanying timber frame tiny home at 251 Mountain Hill Road, Craftsbury Common.

Moody is a contractor and built the houses himself. The two houses have double-wall construction, modified timber frames, insulated concrete forms, recycled 3” foam board, Zip R6 plywood, Rockwool insulation and Lunos fans for heat recovery ventilation.

Both homes are off-grid, with LP gas heat for the tiny house, and a wood stove for the main house, using less than one cord of firewood per year.

For events on the Craftsbury Energy Committee Facebook page see facebook.com/profile.php?id=100069323105070. For more information, contact [email protected].

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