Hartwick to Host Talk on Green Renovation April 12

April 9, 2010

On Monday, April 12, Hartwick College will host a talk by Andrée Zaleska and Ken Ward of J.P. Green House, which is undertaking a green renovation of an abandoned 100-year-old former neighborhood store in Boston, MA. The talk, part of 2009-10 Energy theme activities, will be held at 7 p.m. in Anderson Center for the Arts Theatre on the Hartwick College campus. The event is free and open to the public.

J.P. Green House is a zero carbon demonstration project, a sustainable urban model and hub for climate action. The project aims to achieve Passive House standards for energy efficiency, to win substantial independence from grid supplies of water and electricity, and to supply a large portion of food for their family of six, and to do all this on a limited budget, to show that "green" doesn't have to mean "expensive."

Zaleska and Ward worked with Placetailor, a Boston-based architectural design and building firm, to create a building design that is super energy efficient, affordable, and attractive. In addition to becoming the family's home, the finished building will serve as a space for workshops, trainings, and neighborhood events and gatherings.

For more information, contact Dan Morse, Pine Lake Institute Program Coordinator, at or 607-431-4666.

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,480 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes a uniquely experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a unique January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for the world ahead. A Three Year Bachelor’s Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact: Christopher Lott
Phone: 607-431-4030