|Left to right, PSU President Sara Jayne Steen, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen and PSU Center for the Environment Interim Director Brian Eisenhauer review energy efficiency data during their Eco House tour.|
New Hampshire U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen toured Plymouth State University’s Eco House August 8 as part of her Energy Efficiency tour through the Granite State. Shaheen, a Democrat, has co-sponsored the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2011, which is a national strategy to increase the use of energy efficiency technologies in the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors of the economy, while also fostering job creation.
The mission of the Plymouth State University EcoHouse is to demonstrate environmentally sustainable technology in a residential setting, to provide hands-on experiential learning opportunities to PSU students and the surrounding region, to collect and disseminate information about sustainability, and to help others live in more sustainable ways.
To achieve its mission PSU EcoHouse will:
•Provide a home to involve students in a “green renovation” and installation of renewable energy systems.
•Provide a location for workshops, seminars, demonstrations of how the average single family home can be retrofitted for sustainable design.
•Create a living laboratory for students and faculty to conduct experiments with sustainable design, alternative energy sources, and other technologies and ways of living.
•Provide a location for students to “educate” each other and the public by providing tours of the house and monitoring its energy use.
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