Terry Ford, chief building official for the Town of Dewey-Humboldt, will be in Payson to conduct a free, informative seminar regarding energy conservation techniques in the construction industry.
Ford will provide an introduction to energy construction techniques and programs from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 11 in the Payson Town Council Chambers, 303 N. Beeline Highway. He will discuss a voluntary energy conservation program that has been in effect for two years in the Town of Dewey-Humboldt.
Ford has found that builders often already meet most of the criteria for an Energy Savings Home and that only minor modifications usually are necessary to make the home qualify.
Using computer software, he has the ability to help builders and building departments determine the recipe for energy savings.
Discussion will include various factors in new home construction including the subject of renewable energy and factors that would bring a home into Energy Star compliance that qualify the structure for federal tax credits. Other interesting topics on the agenda will inform those in attendance of the United State's planned role in energy conservation.
Ford has taught solar and construction courses, including contractor licensing, at Yavapai College for several years.
Ford constructed a home on Camelback Mountain that has been published in several magazines and is featured in the television series "Extreme Building" on HGTV.