Office of Energy Policy
High Performance Home Workshops to be Held Across Kentucky

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, June 15, 2005  
Contact Information:  John Davies
(800) 282-0868

Frankfort, KY, (June 15, 2005) – Beginning today, three, one-day workshops on High Performance Homes and HVAC Systems, as well as three separate one-day workshops on Building the High Performance Home will be held in cities across Kentucky. The High Performance Homes & HVAC Systems seminars will be held on June 15 in Somerset, June 16 in Bowling Green and June 23 in Louisville.   The High Performance Home workshops will be held on June 27 in Covington, June 28 in Lexington and June 29 in Louisville.  Continuing education credits are available for architects and other building professionals.

The wide-ranging programs feature presenters from Southface, a nationally recognized organization with a 27-year history of providing objective, entertaining training sessions on how to build better homes. These workshops will focus on the practical aspects of energy-efficient construction that can increase the marketability of the homes. From the footing to the ridge vent, the participant will learn how the house works as a system, how to make a house efficient while maintaining healthy indoor air quality and how to evaluate efficiency options from a commonsense, bottom-line standpoint. 

This round of workshops will place special emphasis on cost effective technologies for surpassing both the energy code as well as ENERGY STAR standards. In addition, attendees will learn techniques to minimize mold formation and other indoor air quality problems. The workshops will also feature case studies of successful high-quality home programs as well as green building programs in the region. The workshops are nuts and bolts sessions that focus on recommended construction details.

These training sessions are sponsored by the Kentucky Office of Energy Policy, and the U.S. Department of Energy, and support the goals outlined in Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Comprehensive Energy Strategy.
To view Governor Fletcher’s Comprehensive Energy Strategy, please visit  For more information about these and other workshops, visit