Mamaroneck Self Storage will host a series of Saturday workshops beginning Nov. 21 designed to help local residents become more environmentally responsible and make their homes more energy-efficient. The four-part “Building Blocks for an Energy-Efficient Home" series will be held at the self-storage facility, 426 Waverly Ave., in Mamaroneck, N.Y. The one-hour sessions will begin at 10 a.m. and are free to the public, according to a press release.
The first workshop, “Green Home 101: (Surprisingly) Easy Steps for Greening Your Home,” will be held this Saturday. The session will be presented by Judy Martin, founder and principal of Green Home Consulting LLC, a consulting firm that works with architects, builders and homeowners during the construction process to incorporate environmentally sensitive solutions.
The second workshop, “More Insulation for a More Comfortable, Energy Efficient Home (But How?),” will be held on Dec. 5. The presenter will be Chris Puleo, an energy specialist with Envirocare LLC, an environmental-remediation company that offers air-quality and insulation solutions for homeowners.
“LED Lighting for Your Home: Why Stay in the Dark Any Longer?” will be held on Dec. 12. Presenter Paul Fehling is a representative from home-furnishings provider Klaffs and has more than 20 years of experience in the lighting industry as a manufacturer representative and showroom-sales specialist.
The final workshop will be held on Dec. 19. “Solar Shingles/Solar Panels: What's Best for My Home?” will be presented by Adam Sollner, a field-operations, installation and specifications expert with DOW Powerhouse Solar Shingles.
The recently opened self-storage facility features a number of green initiatives, including the DOW solar shingles, which combine roof shingles with a solar-panel system.
The series will be hosted by Michael Murphy, director of new project development at Murphy Brothers Contracting, which developed and owns Mamaroneck Self Storage. Each workshop will be videotaped for cable television, according to the release. Series sponsors are Coughlin Insurance Services, Envirocare and J.P. McHale Pest Management Inc.