Upcoming Climate Conversations
Join us for our climate programs at 1 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. These are co-sponsored by the Chelmsford Library. Register through the Library for a Zoom link.
Planting with Native Species with Jessie Panek -May 13th at 1 p.m.
Jessie Panek is a retired landscape designer who has interests in native plants and ecology. She received her landscape design education at Radcliffe Seminars and her native plant studies certificate from the Native Plant Trust. She has taught many classes about native perennials for the Native Plant Trust, and she has led tours for the public at their Garden in the Woods. In addition to working on her own extensive garden in Harvard, MA, she also enjoys bird-watching and watercolor painting.
Fundamentals of Energy and the Science of Buildings
with Mike Simons -June 10th at 1 p.m.
Want to learn more about building science, energy efficiency, renewables, and heat pumps? Mike Simons has been involved in building performance for 10 years. From running over a thousand Mass Save energy audits to training over 150 energy auditors he learned how homes work, and knows how to fix them. He was part of the launch team of two energy efficiency companies. The first being a Home Performance Contractor (HPC) that has since grown to be the second largest in Massachusetts. His current employer, Abode Energy Management, has him doing what he does best, developing/providing comprehensive training related to energy efficiency. Whether serving as a BPI Proctor Mentor, teaching emerging professionals building science, or making heat pump design understandable, Mike tries to put the Fun in Fundamentals of Energy!