Unpredictable and potentially devastating weather events demonstrate that disaster and calamity are no longer events that are few-and-far between.
To help citizens reduce energy and lessen structural damage caused by natural disasters, the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet announces a workforce-training event, “Energy Efficiency for Disaster Resilience” on March 25, 2020, at the Hampton Inn, Winchester, Kentucky.
This workforce-training event offers discussions on the efficiencies, characteristics, advantages and benefits of insulated concrete forms (ICF) for residential and commercial construction, and includes a site tour of an ICF structure.
Funded by a State Energy Program grant, the workshop is hosted free of charge in partnership with the Kentucky Office of Energy Policy and the Build with Strength Coalition of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association.
“With more frequent weather-related disasters, we need to embrace new technology, better building materials, and a renewed focus on the future resilience of our communities,” says Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Rebecca Goodman. “This workshop provides an opportunity to step back and look at the benefits of materials such as insulated concrete forms and it’s our responsibility to share that knowledge to protect the health and safety of our citizens.
Architects, contractors, and all building professionals are encouraged to attend either the morning, afternoon or all-day session. While there is no charge to attend, on-line registration is required.
The workshop agenda is available: https://www.nrmca.org/Education/Seminars/icfs.asp
Architects may earn up to 8 continuing education AIA-CES Learning Units, Certificate of Completion.
To learn more about this workshop or other energy projects funded by the Office of Energy Policy, contact Amanda.LeMaster@ky.gov