Energy efficiency, weatherization & generation workshop for homes & businesses

On September 11, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. the Addison County Regional Planning Commission’s Energy Committee will be hosting and workshop at its office at 14 Seminary Street in Middlebury, Vermont. The workshop will feature two Vermont based organizations focused on helping Vermonters reduce their energy usage and/or generate their own energy from renewable resources.

Sara Gilbert, the Business Development Director for NeighborWorks of Western Vermont, will present the programs that NeighborWorks offers in Addison County to help homeowners improve their homes to make them safer, more comfortable and more energy efficient. They have some excellent programs for all, but especially appealing financing programs for elderly or lower income Vermonters who own their homes.

R.J. Adler is the Addison County Organizer for SunCommon. SunCommon is mission-driven: They believe that everyone has the right to a healthy environment and safer world- and clean energy is where that starts. They offer complete renewable energy packages including financing so homeowners can install solar arrays and heat pumps, at no upfront cost. R.J. will discuss how Sun Common’s programs keep monthly payments similar to current expenses, but allow homeowners use clean energy and to put value back into their homes, as opposed to paying someone else for power.

Both speakers will be available to answer specific questions from all audience members during and after the presentation.

This workshop will provide practical information about how create a project that will improve your home and your monthly cashflow.  Town energy committees, coordinators and members of the public are invited and encouraged to attend. For further information, please call or e-mail Adam Lougee at 388-3141 ([email protected]) or Jeremy Grip at 388-0863 or ([email protected]).