Builders Association of Central PA 2038 Sandy Drive, Suite 100 State College PA 16803 814-231-8813
The Seminar Series is presented by local industry professionals and is
a great way to learn more while you attend the Home Show. And better yet, all
the seminars are FREE with your admission to the Home Show!
Friday, March 14
4:00 pm – Using solar energy to heat your domestic hot water - Stanley C. Bierly - Learn the advantages of installing a solar domestic hot water heating system. What tax credits are available and what savings will be realized.
5:30 pm – Top 10 Biggest Energy Wasting Mistakes when Building or Remodeling – Envinity - Are you planning on building or remodeling a home? If so, don't let energy efficiency oversights in design & construction waste your money. Learn from high performance building experts about what NOT to do when planning your next project.
Saturday, March 15
11:00 am – Using geothermal to heat & cool your home or business - Stanley C. Bierly - Learn the advantages of heat & cooling with a geothermal heat pump system, what tax credits are available & what savings will be realized.
12:30 pm - Radiant Home Heating with a wood fired masonry heater (Pennwood Home & Hearth). The presentation will include a discussion of how radiant heat can enhance the thermal comfort within the home, how a masonry heater differs from other home heating systems and a short history about the evolution of masonry heaters.
2:00 pm – Heating and Cooling Solution for Older Homes – Goodco Mechanical, Inc. - Learn about the Mitsubishi Electric ductless heat pumps and how they could solve all of your heating and cooling problems!
3:30 pm – Choosing the Right Floor for Your Project – America’s Carpet Outlet - A quick overview of various flooring products including uses, applications and features.
5:00 pm – An Introduction To Outdoor Kitchens (Pennwood Home & Hearth). Learn more about the Outdoor Kitchen phenomenon and how you can create your dream outdoor living space.
6:30 pm – Home Buying Seminar – Kissinger Bigatel and Brower – Get tips from an industry professional on the steps and procedures it takes to buy your dream home.
Sunday, March 16
11:00 am – Sustainable High Performance Construction-No longer a niche market (Wise Construction). New reports show that green home construction is expected to double by 2016 to 40% of the new homes constructed, and that an overwhelming majority of these homes will also seek a green certification. Learn more about what is driving this rapid increase in green construction and the benefits of having your new home or remodeling project.
12:30 pm – Choosing the most Efficient Heating and Cooling System for your home or business – Stanley C. Bierly - There are many systems available today to heat/cool your home and domestic hot water. Which system is best for you to realize maximum efficiency, comfort and return on investment.
2:00 pm - Home Construction Loan Process– Fulton Bank - Please join Fulton Bank mortgage advisor Brian Allen for a seminar on the new home construction loan process. The construction to permanent loan product allows for a one time close, streamlining the process.
Just the Basics
$6.00 Admission, Kids 12 and Under Free
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One of the new features at the 30th annual Home and Garden
Show is Centre Park, a collaborative site that will
showcase the work of many local companies where consumers will be able to see
products to scale.
EP Henry, a paving and block-manufacturing company, has generously
offered to donate all of the block and paver material they provide for use in Centre Park.
Through the help of masonry students at the Central PA Institute of Science
and Technology, a local veterans’ organization will be receiving a new patio
after the Home and Garden Show.
Centre Park would never have come together without the
leadership of CJ Henry from Green Horizon Landscape and Tim Wenrich from Clearwater. Those two,
along with Mark Eminhizer from Bricks and Stones Supply, Scott Burk from
Scott’s Landscaping, Jeff Bolze from Pennwood Home & Hearth and Chris
Shirley from Central PA Institute of Science and Technology.