HRRC to offer special events for Sustainability Week

During Sustainability Week (October 2–10), residents will have several opportunities to gain information about how to live a more sustainable lifestyle, thanks to Home Repair Resource Center.

From 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 4., HRRC will host an open house at its office/teaching center, 2520 Noble Road. Residents are invited to drop in to view HRRC’s facilities and learn about programs to help keep them in their homes: keeping their homes in good repair, keeping their finances in shape, and knowing their options if they face mortgage delinquency.

HRRC’s counselors and instructors will be on hand to meet with visitors and answer questions.

Immediately following the open house, at 7 p.m., Wesley B. Walker will share his expertise as a Building Performance Institute certified energy auditor in a talk titled “Energy Audits: A sustainable approach to assessing building performance and maintaining your older home.”

Attendees will learn about the techniques and equipment used to assess and improve the performance of an older home, making it energy-efficient and saving on heating costs.

Call 216-381-9560 to register for this free presentation.

On Thursday, Oct. 7, Three days later, HRRC’s Home in the Heights subsidiary will hold a special open house to showcase its current purchase and renovation project. From 7–8 p.m., visitors can tour the latest rehab project at 3795 Berkeley Road and learn how HRRC is working to sustain our neighborhoods by renovating foreclosed, vacant properties and selling them to responsible owner-occupants.

The open house will showcase a work in progress: the renovation features high energy efficiency and low maintenance costs, utilizes green technology, high-quality materials, and superb finish detail to match neighborhood standards.

Finally, throughout October, HRRC will offer Financial Stability Kits as a way of helping people “keep their green.” The kit includes ways to trim budgets and save on everyday things. Download it from the HRRC website or pick it up at the HRRC office beginning Oct. 1.

You can find information on these offerings and other HRRC programs at

Becky Stager, home repair education program coordinator at HRRC since 1989, is always excited when workshop attendees use the skills they learn to improve their homes.

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Volume 3, Issue 9, Posted 1:49 PM, 08.18.2010