Pasadena’s historic homeowners can learn how to enjoy modern efficiency and comfort while protecting their home’s character during “Energy Efficiency and Historic Homes,” a special workshop sponsored by Pasadena Heritage from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20 at Polytechnic School, 1030 E California Blvd.
Pasadena is a treasure trove of hundreds of historic properties, designed by the likes of Greene and Greene, Wallace Neff and Reginald Johnson. But with little or no insulation and drafty doors and windows, vintage homes are often hot in summer and chilly in winter, which can lead to higher energy bills.
During the event, a panel of local experts will cover efficient heating and cooling options, weatherizing, lighting, air infiltration and energy audits to target waste, as well as rebates and financial incentives available for efficiency retrofits.
John Hoffner, Pasadena Water and Power Department’s (PWP) Public Benefits Program Manager, will be available to answer questions about PWPs conservation programs and rebates.
Panelists will include City of Pasadena Senior Planner Kevin Johnson, Energy Advisor Tony Ward, Building Doctors President Dan Thomsen, and HartmanBaldwin Design/Build Architect, Bill Judson. Moderating the panel will be Page & Turnbull Principal Architect John Lesak.
The event will also include question-and-answer sessions, refreshments and an information fair in the campus courtyard.
Tickets are $25 for Pasadena Heritage members and $30 for non-members. To purchase tickets visit www.pasadenaheritage.org/energy.
The event is co-sponsored by Page & Turnbull Los Angeles in partnership with PWP and the City’s Design & Historic Preservation Division, with support from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
PWP offers a variety of rebates for energy-efficient lighting, appliances and devices.
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