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Becoming Energy Efficient: The Mother News Fair

Posted on Tue, Oct 16, 2012

Since joining the UltimateAir team, I’ve learned first hand that sustainable living isn’t just a fad—it’s a lifestyle sweeping the nation.

That is exactly why I was so excited to attend The Mother Earth News Fair. I was impressed with the booths and exhibits and I’m convinced: sustainable living can positively affect a household and it doesn’t need to be a complicated process.

I was tempted to visit some of the demonstration booths; making mozzarella cheese sounded fun. But I knew my time would be better spent discussing modern building sciences and techniques.

First, I met the builders of a sustainable community in Belize. Their Ruralist community known as Carmelita Gardens emphasized some amazing passive and sustainable building techniques. I was sure to discuss their forms of natural ventilation, and many other unique building processes they are emphasizing.

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Steve Linton of Deltec homes, was another must see. Based in North Carolina, Deltec Homes works with homebuilders step-by-step to create some of the most modern green homes in the United States. They don’t hold back either—Deltec home’s often feature solar paneling, as well as superior indoor air quality.

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I also spent some time at the booth of Pittsburgh’s own Chatam University. They’re excited about their newly offered masters program in sustainability and it's easy to see why. The best way to secure the future of the green-industries is to have new talent come in.

 With over 15,000 people in attendance, it is clear that green lifestyles are becoming a much more common event. In the end, I can say that someone from UltimateAir will be attending the next Mother Earth News Fair. I can only hope that I will be assigned the privilege next year.

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Luke Langhals

Director of Business Development

UltimateAir Inc.



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