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December 2017

Insulate your attic to keep the heat in

December 2, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Reep House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street
Kitchener, ON N2G 2Y3 Canada
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COACH Series This is a new series of events featuring our resident experts in home energy efficiency, RAIN Smart Homes and waste reduction. Put a hat on your house As our Home Energy Coach, Philip Drader, likes to say: "Insulating your attic is like wearing a hat in the winter." Philip will share how your attic can contribute to a comfortable home. We'll cover a number of considerations related to insulating an attic, such as preparing your attic and your options for… Continue Reading Insulate your attic to keep the heat in

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January 2018

Insulating your home’s walls

January 6, 2018 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Reep House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street
Kitchener, ON N2G 2Y3 Canada
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COACH Series This is a new series of events featuring our resident experts in home energy efficiency, RAIN Smart Homes and waste reduction. Insulate your home's main walls for a more energy efficient and comfortable living space! Are you considering insulating your walls? Join Philip Drader, our Home Energy Coach, in this presentation on best practices and options for insulating main walls in the home! There are now 2 rebate programs in Ontario to help you. We’ll be talking about… Continue Reading Insulating your home’s walls

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March 2018

Healthy Yards: Idea Spark & Planning

March 17, 2018 | 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Reep House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street
Kitchener, ON N2G 2Y3 Canada
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$15

Healthy Yards: Idea Spark & Planning This workshop will give you an introduction to designing beautiful, functional, and healthy yards that are rain smart and beneficial to nature and people alike. The workshop will focus on rain smart techniques and the best places to integrate them into your outdoor space, including: rain gardens naturalized landscaping infiltration galleries rainwater harvesting permeable pavement other aspects of healthy yards, such as attracting bees and butterflies We will print out an aerial map of… Continue Reading Healthy Yards: Idea Spark & Planning

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Healthy Yards: Designing Your Garden

March 24, 2018 | 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Reep House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street
Kitchener, ON N2G 2Y3 Canada
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$25

COACH Series This is a new series of events featuring our resident experts in home energy efficiency, RAIN Smart Homes and waste reduction. Healthy Yards: Designing Your Garden This workshop is perfect for Do-it-Yourselfers who have an early-stage plan for their healthy yard and desire additional design support to fulfill their vision for a healthy yard.  We will build upon the concepts and principles learned in Healthy Yards: Idea Spark & Planning and guide you through a more detailed design… Continue Reading Healthy Yards: Designing Your Garden

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April 2018

Healthy Yards: Idea Spark & Planning

April 11, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Reep House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street
Kitchener, ON N2G 2Y3 Canada
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$15

Healthy Yards: Idea Spark & Planning This workshop will give you an introduction to designing beautiful, functional, and healthy yards that are rain smart and beneficial to nature and people alike. The workshop will focus on rain smart techniques and the best places to integrate them into your outdoor space, including: rain gardens naturalized landscaping infiltration galleries rainwater harvesting permeable pavement other aspects of healthy yards, such as attracting bees and butterflies We will print out an aerial map of… Continue Reading Healthy Yards: Idea Spark & Planning

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Healthy Yards: Designing Your Garden

April 18, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Reep House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street
Kitchener, ON N2G 2Y3 Canada
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$25

COACH Series This is a new series of events featuring our resident experts in home energy efficiency, RAIN Smart Homes and waste reduction. Healthy Yards: Designing Your Garden This workshop is perfect for Do-it-Yourselfers who have an early-stage plan for their healthy yard and desire additional design support to fulfill their vision for a healthy yard. We will build upon the concepts and principles learned in Healthy Yards: Idea Spark & Planning and guide you through a more detailed design… Continue Reading Healthy Yards: Designing Your Garden

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May 2018

Your Options for Permeable Driveways, Patios and Paths

May 5, 2018 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Reep House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street
Kitchener, ON N2G 2Y3 Canada
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$10

COACH Series Hard surfaces are among the most used areas of our properties. However, these hard surfaces tend to increase stormwater runoff that contributes to flooding and pollution. One of the ways to keep the advantages of driveways and pathways but still reduce runoff is by using permeable pavement. This workshop will help you to make sense of the options available so that you can make an informed choice. Topics covered include: What is the difference between the various permeable… Continue Reading Your Options for Permeable Driveways, Patios and Paths

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May 2019

Healthy Yards: Idea Spark 101 | RAIN Coach * Wait List Only*

May 1 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Reep House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street
Kitchener, ON N2G 2Y3 Canada
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$15

These workshops will give you an introduction to designing beautiful, functional, and healthy yards that are rain smart and beneficial to nature and people alike. These workshops will focus on rain smart techniques and the best places to integrate them into your outdoor space, including: rain gardens naturalized landscaping infiltration galleries rainwater harvesting permeable pavement other aspects of healthy yards, such as attracting bees and butterflies Workshop # 1: Healthy Yards 101 | Idea Spark Presentation: 7:00 p.m. Design Exercise: 7:20… Continue Reading Healthy Yards: Idea Spark 101 | RAIN Coach * Wait List Only*

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Healthy Yards: Planning 201 | RAIN Coach

May 8 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Reep House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street
Kitchener, ON N2G 2Y3 Canada
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$25

These workshops will give you an introduction to designing beautiful, functional, and healthy yards that are rain smart and beneficial to nature and people alike. These workshops will focus on rain smart techniques and the best places to integrate them into your outdoor space, including: rain gardens naturalized landscaping infiltration galleries rainwater harvesting permeable pavement other aspects of healthy yards, such as attracting bees and butterflies Workshop # 1: Healthy Yards 101 | Idea Spark Presentation: 7:00 p.m. Design Exercise: 7:20… Continue Reading Healthy Yards: Planning 201 | RAIN Coach

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Energy Coaching Sessions | Advice from a Registered Energy Advisor

May 11 | 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
$20

  Do you have burning questions on how to make your house energy efficient? Do you want to make your home more comfortable, but don't know where to start? Book a time with a Registered Energy Advisor to get your questions answered! Our Energy Advisor can help guide you in topics like: Lowering your energy bills Suggestions for helpful renovations Grants, rebates and credits for your home and more! We are committed to offering you expert advice to help make your home… Continue Reading Energy Coaching Sessions | Advice from a Registered Energy Advisor

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