It is imperative that we continually seek ways to conserve energy to protect our valuable resources and the health and well being of our planet.
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Sustainable Conservation House will provide a hands-on laboratory that allows students to learn with the latest technology and prepare them for future careers in the energy-auditing field. As efforts gain momentum to require all new houses in Arkansas to undergo energy audits, the UAFS Sustainable Conservation House will provide the ideal classroom laboratory to train the energy auditors needed to meet this new demand.
A university owned house just adjacent to campus at 1114 North 52nd Street is being transformed into this hands-on learning laboratory and classroom facility. The existing house will become the laboratory using current and existing energy components with the ability to switch to higher efficient units. An addition to the house will become a classroom having a zero net energy impact.
In order for the house to be completed and operational by December 2014, the university seeks in-kind gifts of goods and services, or outright gifts to support the Sustainable Conservation House. This private support allows UAFS to direct more resources toward its students.
For more information on supporting this important project, please contact Anne Thomas, College of Applied Science and Technology Development Officer, at 479-788-7033 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the UAFS Sustainable Conservation House, contact John Martini, assistant professor of electronics technology, at 479-788-7772 or email@example.com
The UAFS Sustainable Conservation House was recently featured on an Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative segment on KFSM TV Channel 5 in Fort Smith.