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Free sustainability workshop

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Martin Springhetti attended a 2014 DIY Solar Workshop and installed his own system shortly afterwards.

August 10, 2016

WAVERLY, PA — SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education & Development Support) is partnering with The Waverly Community House to present a free two-night workshop from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, August 24 and Thursday, August 25 at The Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Rd.

This two-night course will teach you all about saving energy and saving money at home, about the different types of solar energy systems, how they work, how to evaluate your site for a solar installation, and how to take the next steps. SEEDS will provide information on commonly available rebates and incentives for solar installations, certified solar installers in our area and options for do-it-yourselfers.

These sessions will also be very helpful to businesses or non-profits interested in lowering their energy consumption and/or generating their own electricity.

The SEEDS presenters will include:

• Blair Buselli—a NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) certified solar installer, and a partner in the family-owned Buselli Solutions in Beach Lake, PA.
• Larry Reeger—a former wind turbine technician from Waymart, PA, and a Green Building Educator and Assistant Professor of Green Building at SUNY Sullivan.
• Gordon Smith—certified by the Building Performance Institute as a Building Analyst, Envelope Professional, Heating Professional, A/C & Heat Pump Professional. Smith is an approved solar installer in both the NYSERDA program and former PA Sunshine program, and an approved wind installer in NY. He is President of Renewable Energy Solutions based in Narrowsburg, NY.
• Jack Barnett—a principal consultant in sustainability, solar, zero net-energy buildings, and telecommunications technologies and strategy; a past chair of a chapter of the American Solar Society; and president of the local Clean Energy Cooperative.

Registration is encouraged; email or call 570/245-1256. For more information visit