MANCHESTER - On Thursday, June 19, beginning at 7 p.m., the Northshire Bookstore will be hosting the presentation "Zero Energy Homes" as part of the Sustainable Living Series with Alan Benoit. Efficiency Vermont's Net Zero Energy Homes pilot study is a one-year effort to promote and develop the science, economics and knowledge-base for ultra-low energy homes in Vermont.

Li Ling Young, of Efficiency Vermont will discuss how to bring a person's home to Zero Energy, how much it costs, and the financing options available. Attendees will be able to find out whether or not their home is a candidate for aggressive energy savings. Learn about their special support for Zero Energy Homes, including consultations and design assistance for contractors that may be chosen.

Join Alan Benoit once a month at the Northshire Bookstore for the "Sustainable Living" series. Each month will focus on a different topic and include presentations by local experts geared to increasing public awareness about efficient, green, and sustainable practices.

For more information go to www.sustainabledesignofvt.com.

For more information on this and other events, call 802-362-2200 or 1-800-437-3700, or visit the Northshire Bookstore website at www.northshire.com.