(energy and water conservation, indoor

air quality, green building, SHIP classes,

home buying)

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Suwannee County Extension office has partnered with Suwannee River Economic Council to bring to you a two night series that will help you learn how to save money, use energy efficient appliances and products along with helping you with the application process to purchase a home.

Call Suwannee River Economic Council (386-362-4115) to see if you qualify for SHIP funds that can help with the down payment assistance.

***This class is open to anyone-even if they don't qualify for SHIP funds***


Classes will be held at:
Suwannee County Extension Office

located at 1302 11th Street SW, Live Oak, FL

on the following dates:

February 1 and 2 (Columbia County)

May 17 and 18 (Suwannee County)

August 2 and 3 (Columbia County)

November 1 and 2 (Suwannee County)
(dates are subject to change)

Call Suwannee River Economic Council to sign up 386-362-4115


Many information sources exist on home environments and health, and new information is constantly becoming available.  It is important to carefully evaluate the source of information for accuracy and reliability.  The following Internet sites are generally considered good sources of unbiased and accurate information.


American Lung Association: http://www.lung.org/#

Building Science Corporation - Mold issues:  http://buildingscience.com/resources/mold
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation:  http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/ 

Children's Environmental Health Network: http://www.cehn.org/

Energy Star:  http://www.energystar.gov/

Florida Energy Systems Consortium: http://www.myfloridahomeenergy.com/help/library/#sthash.OkVzMqAh.dpbs

Healthy Indoor Air for America's Homes:  http://www.healthyindoorair.org/oldsite/default.htm

Home Ventilating Institute:  http://hvi.org/

National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control:  http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences:  http://www.niehs.nih.gov/

Office of Energy Efficiency, Natural Resources Canada:  http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency:  http://www.epa.gov/

U.S. Green Building Council:  http://www.usgbc.org/

Water Quality Association:  http://www.wqa.org/