Two experts in the construction of energy efficient home building will present at a Sustainable Living Workshop at Pittsburg State University on Friday.

Two experts in the construction of energy efficient home building will present at a Sustainable Living Workshop at Pittsburg State University on Friday.
The workshop will run from 1-5 p.m. in S-102 of the Kansas Technology Center at Ford and Rouse streets.  The workshop, which costs $5 for students and $50 for the public, is approved for continuing education credits for contractors.
Speakers for the workshop include Bill Hanlon, the director of the Sustainable Living Center at Flint Hills Technical College, and Russ Rudy, a home builder who is currently working with the Metropolitan Energy Center in Kansas City to develop a training center for the emerging energy performance workforce.
Hanlon has 35 years experience in the construction field as a carpenter, contractor, manufacturer and teacher. His work has focused on energy efficient building, and the teaching of alternative methods and approaches to make homes more efficient and sustainable. Rudy has built new Energy Star rated houses and completed energy and environmentally appropriate performance renovation of existing houses. Rudy founded and directed the Kansas Energy Raters Association (KERA), which has evolved into the national Energy and Environmental Ratings Alliance (EERA) www.ratingsalliance.org. Rudy directed the Heart of America Green Builder program in Kansas City and developed the Kansas City Home Builders Association Build Green program.
For more information on the workshop, persons may contact Pat Flynn in the PSU College of Technology at 235-4638.