Energy-Saving Powerhouse Showcases Advanced Technologies to Lower Utility Bills
June 22, 2006
As homeowners in the Baltimore-Washington metro area brace themselves for impending energy rate hikes, the PowerHouse - a new ultra energy-efficient demonstration home with state-of-the-art technologies and construction techniques teamed with renewable energy systems - presents energy-saving, alternative technologies to lighten the consumer burden.
The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Tours of the Powerhouse will take place tomorrow, Friday June 23 at 11:00 am in Bel Air, Maryland.
This high-performance home is one of the first production models in the Mid-Atlantic region to integrate advanced energy-efficient technologies and design methods with renewable energy systems, and is expected to use less than half the energy of a standard code-compliant home. Once open, the home will serve as a demonstration model to educate builders and consumers on how to qualify for government incentives such as the new 2006 Energy Tax Credit, and promote more widespread implementation of these market-ready technologies. Visit and talk to experts about the home's design and innovations that can be used today to build a high-performance, environmentally-friendly home.
For more information, interviews, or to RSVP, please contact Kimberly Warren b y phone or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, June 23, 2006 and Saturday June 24
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
(Ribbon cutting ceremony and remarks will be held at 11:00 a.m. on June 23)
Bob Ward Companies' Harford Dale Community
Spring Avenue, Bel Air, MD 21014
Attending the ceremony:
David R. Craig, Harford County Executive
Fred Davis, Director, Maryland Energy Administration
Ed Pollock, Residential Team Leader, U.S. Department of Energy
Linda Veach, President, Maryland Homebuilders Association
Thomas M. Kenney, Vice President of Contract Research, NAHB Research Center