Learn to be an environmentally responsible homeowner

March 12, 2012 by  

The annual Practical Apps for Living Green seminar will take place at the Aldie Mansion on March 15 from 6:30-9 pm. This is a free event from the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce; wine and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

The evening will start off with a networking session for local business owners and the public. That will be followed by three noted green living experts speaking on various topics that concern the homeowner and topics such as sustainable construction. The topics that will be discussed are:

• Where green begins: zoning and planning – J. Robert Hillier
• Evaluating sustainable design – Mark Janiczek
• Passive house design – Laura A. Blau

The evening will conclude with a question and answer period where those in attendance can talk to the experts directly.

The design of a building is definitely where it all begins in terms of green living, starting with sustainable housing will ensure that it will be more friendly to the environment. However, many buildings were not built to those standards and we can’t just knock them down; we have to make the best of what is available. Many Doylestown companies already follow green practices. For example, printing companies for the most part have switched to using vegetable-based dyes and recycled paper products. They are also committed to disposing of any dangerous chemicals in a safe and responsible way. Other companies are trying to use less paper products or use recycled paper and they have recycling bins throughout their offices.