On Sunday, Jan. 22 from 2-4 p.m., the first Nextgen Home will be open to the public for tours. Nextgen Homes is a green|spaces initiative that began in 2014 with a design competition intended to raise awareness of net-zero energy construction.
Built by Collier Construction, the home includes sustainable materials and state-of-the-art building techniques including advanced framing, moisture control wrapping, use of daylighting, Mitsubishi mini-split systems, heat recovery ventilation, pervious pavers and solar panels. Tours are intended to educate the public, students and builders on these products and techniques.
The home is located in North Chattanooga on Hamilton Avenue.
Israel in Conflict Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 25
The Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga will host an educational program entitled “Israel in Conflict” for six weeks this winter. The series begins Wednesday, Jan. 25 with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and a discussion from 7-8 p.m.
Classes will run for six consecutive Wednesdays with the exception of Feb. 15. Readings and materials will be available for each class. To register, call (423) 493-0270, extension 10; email firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit www.jewishchattanooga.com
Content will include the mandate for Palestine, the establishment of the State of Israel, UN Security Council Resolution 242, the 1973 Arab-Israeli War, a history of the BDS movement and more.
The series will be led by Dr. Norton Wheeler, a retired history professor (Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas and Missouri Southern State University in Joplin). Dr. Wheeler occasionally teaches history classes at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga.
The Jewish Federation and its programs are open to everyone regardless of religious affiliation.
Meet the Coaches
Saturday, Feb. 4
UTC sports fans will have an opportunity to get the inside track on the school’s student athletes during a meet-and-greet with their coaches on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Aquatic and Recreation Center (located across the street from McKenzie Arena at 601 E. 5th St.). The event is free and refreshments will be provided. For more information, call (423) 425-4785 or email email@example.com.