Grammy winner to perform at Princess Theatre, lecture at Roane State

Bill Miller

Three-time Grammy award-winner Bill Miller will lecture in Oak Ridge on Thursday and play in Harriman on Friday. (Submitted photo)

Three-time Grammy award-winner Bill Miller will perform Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Princess Theatre in downtown Harriman.

Presented by Roane State Community College’s Arts and Lectures Committee, Miller plays rock, country, and folk music blended with Native American flutes and drums. His hits include “Reservation Road,” “My People,” and “Trail of Freedom,” and he has performed with artists such as Tori Amos, Eddie Vedder, the BoDeans, Richie Havens, and Arlo Guthrie.

A highly regarded lecturer on cultural awareness and race relations, Miller will also speak about addiction in the Native American community at the college’s Oak Ridge campus and at the Roane County campus in Harriman. [Read more…]

ORNL roof, attic design proves efficient in summer, winter

ORNL Roof System

A new roof system tested at Oak Ridge National Laboratory improves efficiency using controls such as a ventilation system that pulls air from the attic into an air space above the roof. (Photo courtesy of ORNL)

A new roof-and-attic system tested at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory keeps homes cool in summer and prevents heat loss in winter, a press release said.

Among the features designed to improve efficiency are a ventilation system that pulls air from the underbelly of the attic into air space above the roof, the release said.

“Heat that would have gone into the house is carried up and out,” says Bill Miller of ORNL’s Building Envelope Group. “And with a passive ventilation scheme, there are no moving parts, so it’s guaranteed to work.”

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