University College at Fairfield University announces two Feng Shui tours of award-winning "green" house in New Canaan May 8


Image: Green home in New Canaan, CTOn Saturday, May 8, Feng Shui practitioner and interior design instructor Mary Moross will lecture briefly on the fundamentals of the ancient art of Feng Shui at Fairfield University's Dolan School of Business then travel with the group to New Canaan for an extensive tour of a state-of-the-art sustainable home. There will be two tours; from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The cost is $20 per person and space is limited.

The event, which is offered through University College, is an opportunity to visit an "earth friendly" home and examine the harmonies of site, construction and interior design guided through the perspective of Feng Shui. Etta Kantor, co-owner of the residence will be present and participate on the tour. The Kantor home is an award-winning residence receiving a Platinum LEED rating, an Emerald rating in the National Green Building Program as well as the 2009 Energy Project Award on behalf of the Association of Energy Engineers, Connecticut Chapter.

The 5,000 square foot home is situated on 4.5 acres of New Canaan property and includes an orchard of fruit trees, a pond, a picturesque stream and a solar heated pool. The craftsman-style house is heated by solar panels and generates its own electricity from photovoltaic cells on the property. It also features a furnace from Germany that uses re-composted material, recycled ceramic tiles, and counter tops using composite glass.

Moross sees the Kantor home and property as a fusion of the principles of Feng Shui and modern day green and sustainable practices. The tour offers participants the opportunity to see some of the basic principles of Feng Shui in situ as well as a Platinum LEED certified home and its surrounding environs.

Moross will also teach a six-week course entitled "Beginning Feng Shui," at University College Monday mornings beginning May 24, 2010 and again in the fall in the evenings.

To reserve a spot on a tour, please contact Laura Keller at (203) 254-4110. For information about Moross' summer and fall courses, visit www.fairfield.edu/interiordesign.

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Posted on April 13, 2010

Vol. 42, No. 266