Today's media-saturated environments bombard us with so many messages about energy, it's hard to know what to believe and how best to invest our energy dollars.
We know that New Hampshire residents are out there looking for information about efficiency improvements to homes, energy-efficient appliances, renewable energy sources, and financial incentives for making energy improvements. In the process, they're running into a lot of misinformation and conflicting messages. Some have fallen prey to scams.
We can help.
The New England Carbon Challenge (NECC) is pleased to introduce their sister web site MYENERGYPLAN.NET. Accessible to both renters and homeowners, My Energy Plan™ houses a suite of FREE web based tools that are breaking down barriers to household energy efficiency and renewable energy technology. Want to learn how to get a home energy audit? There’s a tool for that. Want to know what your energy footprint is? There’s a tool for that. Interested in visiting a “green home” in your area? There’s a tool for that! The tools on MYENERGYPLAN.NET are being developed with two key energy partners, NH Sustainable Energy Association and UNH Cooperative Extension.
The Button Up NH Home Weatherization Workshops are Back!
Exciting news! Button Up NH is back thanks to the sponsorship of your utilities! Visit www,NHSaves.com for more energy saving programs.
These home weatherization workshops are designed to provide you with information and techniques to help you save money on home energy use. The workshops are conducted by an independent certified energy professional. Participants will learn basic building science concepts and learn the basics about air sealing, insulating, and conservation measures that reduce fuel and electricity use.
Workshop participants will learn how to sign up for Home Performance with Energy Star (HPwES) – a program open to customers of Liberty Utilities, PSNH, NH Electric Coop and Unitil. HPwES is open to all NH families and is solely based on whether your home has a higher than average heating fuel bill. By signing up for the HPwES program, NH residents can access a Home Energy Audit for $100, financial incentives up to $4000 and technical expertise.
According to Craig Cadieux, a BPI Certified Building Analyst and Button Up Presenter, “The Home Performance with Energy Star Program is something everyone homeowner should consider. It gives homeowners the assistance they need to make energy efficiency improvements to their homes. When a homeowner participates in the program they will receive a list of recommendations for cost effective energy efficiency improvements and will have the opportunity to decide, if any, the work they want done on their home.”
All Button Up NH Workshops are free and open to the public. For more information more dates and locations for upcoming workshops visit: http://myenergyplan.net/buttonup
If interested in hosting a Button Up NH Workshop in your community, e-mail Zak Brohinsky, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 603-536-5030.
The Button Up NH program also includes over a dozen mini energy videos to help NH residents learn more about home energy issues and savings. These videos can be viewed here.
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