Apartment Association to discuss energy at Oct. 17 meeting

Alternative energy resources and energy-efficient upgrades will be discussed at the Oct. 17 meeting of Rockford Apartment Association at the Venetian Club, 2180 Elmwood Rd., across from Sportscore.

Bob Lindstrum, Rock Valley College energy grant writer, will talk about alternative energy resources, including photovoltaic from the sun and a new system to help with peak electric demand reduction. Additionally, he will have information on blower door tests that quantify the air leakage from the envelope of the building and infrared testing that shows hot spots where insulation is needed.

A Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) contractor will talk about furnace and boiler efficiencies and cost upgrades for high efficiency equipment. Safety issues will also be addressed regarding carbon monoxide poisoning. The contractor will also provide information on efficient use of lighting and ways to reduce water consumption. The time is now to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

The meeting is at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 17, at the Venetian Club, 2180 Elmwood Rd., across from Sportscore. Meetings are free to Rockford Apartment Association members or $10 for nonmembers. The cost to join the association is $49 if you have four units or fewer, $99 if you have five or more units.

Monthly meetings cover a variety of topics about property management, investment and local development issues. Membership includes a monthly newsletter and online listserve. If you would like to join, call 654-3737 or come to a meeting and check it out.

From the Oct. 12-18, 2005, issue

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