September 8, 2006

 Smart advice

Home sweet home – except for those electricity and heating bills.  Wondering what you can do to curb your home’s energy appetite?  As part of our Go Clean and Green contest, the Ontario Clean Air Alliance is pleased to present a series of online chats about home energy issues.
We will kick off the series on Tuesday, Sept. 12th from noon to 1 p.m. with home energy expert Kai Millyard.  Kai is an energy consultant with Green Communities Canada and can offer a wealth of ideas on how to reduce your home’s energy use — and its smog and climate change impact.  If you have questions about the best ways to curb your home’s energy appetite, join us on Tuesday at (just click on Ask the Expert).
Then on Tuesday, Sept. 19th from noon to 1 p.m. we will be joined by Steven Peck of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities to talk about how to get things growing overhead.  Steven can answer your questions about the advantages of a green roof, what the options are and how to go about planning a green roof.  So if you have ever considered grass instead of shingles or wildflowers instead of asphalt, join us on Tuesday the 19th at noon.
In early October, we will also have Bob Fisher from EnerWorks online to chat about using the heat of the sun to provide your home with hot water.  Solar hot water heating can provide up to 60% of the year-round hot water supply for an average home, which adds up to money in your pocket. We will also look at tuning up (or trading up) your gas furnace with an expert from Union Gas. (Dates and times for both to be announced.)
To participate in any of these chats, just go to, click on Ask the Expert and follow the simple instructions.  We will also post transcripts from each chat on the site, so if you can’t join us live you can check in later to read the discussion.

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Thank you

Jessica Fracassi
Communications & Membership Manager
402-625 Church St, Toronto M4Y 2G1
Phone: 416-926-1907 ext. 245
Fax: 416-926-1601