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NSCC Danvers campus to host Sustainability Fair this Saturday

Posted by Justin Rice  October 19, 2011 06:51 AM

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Renewable Energy Technology will be the theme of North Shore Community College's Danvers Sustainability Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at NSCC's Danvers campus (1 Ferncroft Rd.).

The fair, which is free to the public, will feature tours of the college's new Health Professions and Student Services Building. The Commonwealth's first Zero Net Energy building exhibits environmentally sound vendors, face painting and free pumpkins for the kids.

The student-led tours of NSCC's new building will highlight its "green" features such as geothermal heating and cooling, chilled beams, photovoltaic panels for electricity generation, passive solar heat dispersion shelves, green lighting and smart sensors, and a green roof.

The fair will feature a wide variety of exhibitors and vendors and short presentations on topics related to energy and sustainability will be given by several speakers followed by a question and answer
period. The speakers include Fred Hopps, Chairman of the Clean Energy Advisory Committee to the Beverly City Council; Douglas Leaffer, Adjunct Faculty, Merrimack College Environmental Engineering and Environmental Consultant and Paul Marquis, Energy and Sustainability
Manager for the City of Salem.

Also participating will be several NSCC departments and student clubs including Admissions, the Horticulture department and the Environmental Club.

For more information contact Barbara Ikalainen, bikalain01@northshore.edu or (978) 762-4000 x5560

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