The Western Mass Green Consortium is hosting a presentation by board members of the Quabbin Harvest Food Coop on their path towards a net-zero energy operation. BCT faculty member, Ben Weil provided the hygothermal modeling and analysis that enabled them to insulate an antique structural masonry building that might have otherwise been too risky to insulate (due to potential increased freeze/thaw and moisture issues).
As part of their Energy Auditing course, BCT students Andrew Weuling and Brian Sunnerberg worked with Weil, using infrared thermography, pressure testing, and temperature data logging to provide analyses and prescriptions that will enable the Coop to reduce its energy use for heating and cooling, recover heat from the refrigeration equipment, and run the refrigeration and freezers more efficiently.
Come hear about a project that combines cutting-edge building science, renewable energy, sustainable local food systems, and community organizing and economic development. Western Mass Green Consortium’s Green Night is July 8, 2015 at the Clarion Hotel in Northampton from 5:00 to 7:00.