Ricardo Gonzalez, program director of the Go Green
Assistance Center, explained what the workshop will cover.
"The workshop is going to talk about what is an Energy
Star home," Gonzalez said, "how to qualify as an Energy Star home, what a
HERS rater does and what the Energy Star certification process is when you
are building a new home, retrofitting an existing home, making it energy
Students, faculty, staff and the public are invited to
the free workshop, which will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday in
Suite E-104 of the International Technology, Education and Commerce Center,
located at 301 Mexico Blvd.
Guest speaker Garrett Dorsey works for IFC International,
a consulting firm that provides green solutions for businesses all over the
world, according to the firm’s Web site.
Gonzalez invites everyone interested in reducing the
carbon footprint of their home to attend.
"I recommend this workshop because it’s good for someone
who wants to save energy in their home," he said, "how to do it, and what’s
the process. … It gives you good insight of the changes that are going to be
happening in the green building industry from now on."
The center plans to offer more workshops on such topics as water
conservation, green building, energy awareness and saving energy, as well as
the use of alternative energy sources such as biofuels, solar and wind