Sunapee, NH (PressExposure) March 09, 2009 -- Bonin Architects & Associates and Old Hampshire Designs are teaming up again to offer a Free Seminar and Open House on Saturday, March 21, 2009 from 10:00 AM â 12:00 PM at the Best Western Sunapee Lake Lodge, 1403 Route 103, Newbury, New Hampshire, located next to the Mt. Sunapee Ski Area. The Seminar will feature presentations on green home design and construction, as well as SIP panels and solar and geothermal technologies, as well as financing options for green homes. An Open House at a nearby TimberpegÂ® timber frame home, built by Jay Tucker of Old Hampshire Designs, will follow the seminar from 12:30 PM â 2:00 PM.
Architect Jeremy Bonin, AIA NCARB LEED AP, of Bonin Architects & Associates, PLLC, Claremont, NH, will present the topic âGreen Home Designâ, which will help homeowners start thinking about their energy efficient home design and introduce green building materials and systems that can significantly impact a homeâs energy usage. A portion of the presentation will be devoted to solar energy systems and geothermal heating.
For those interested in timber framing, a specialty in green building, Jay Tucker will present the seminar topic âTimber Frame Homesâ, showcasing the types of timber frame systems commonly used, wood species and their features and benefits, timber frame joinery, and typical costs involved. Tucker will also discuss Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) and their benefits.
Kimberly Bonin, co-owner of Bonin Architects & Associates, anticipates a great turnout for the seminar. âThe topics we cover in our seminars are timely â green home design, energy efficient building materials, and renewable energy. Our green home seminar last month had standing room only,â Kim says. âItâs a good sign for the economy to see so many people ready to start their home design.â
An Open House will be held at a nearby Timberpeg timber frame home which features SIP panels, solar and geothermal systems. Describing the energy efficiency of the 2100 square foot home, Tucker states, âThe homeowner is an advocate of green building and wanted to build a home that is both beautiful and highly energy efficient. With a timber frame, structural insulated panels, and renewable energy systems we easily accomplished that goal.â
Anyone interested in building a new home is invited to attend. Both the seminar and open house are free with registration. Register at http://www.boninarchitects.com or by calling 603-504-6009.
Free Green Home Seminar Best Western Sunapee Lake Lodge 1403 Route 103 Newbury, New Hampshire
Saturday, March 21, 2009 Seminar: 10:00 AM â 12:00 PM Lunch on your own Open House: 12:30 PM â 2:00 PM