Regional Energy Roundtables

NeighborWorks to host regional energy roundtable

West Rutland, VT– NeighborWorks of Western Vermont is to host “Road Map to Efficiency”, a regional energy roundtable Wednesday, November 19, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in their community room located at 110 Marble Street, West Rutland.

The roundtable will offer tools, resources, and support to homeowners, energy committees, and interested community members.

There will be open discussion, as well as regional presenters. Presenters include representatives from Green Mountain Power, NeighborWorks of Western Vermont, New England Grassroots Fund, Vermont Climate Energy Action Network, and Vermont Energy Education Program.

“We want to empower community members and energy committees to confidently navigate their ‘road map’ to energy efficiency,” Mary Lamson, NeighborWorks communication director said. “Roundtables are an easy way to get a lot of information on an array of topics in a one-stop-shop setting.”

Roundtable topics include community grant opportunities, programs for schools, cold-climate heat pumps, residential solar options, on-bill repayment for residential efficiency projects, how to get construction management for energy efficiency projects, advice for starting an energy committee and how to spur action in communities.

There will also be an opportunity for energy and conservation committees, and interested community members, to discuss successes and obstacles on a town-to-town level, with input and advice from statewide experts.

Light refreshments will be served.

A Bennington-region roundtable is scheduled for Wednesday, November 12 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Vermont Department of Health, 324 Main Street, Bennington.

Preregistration is not required, but is encouraged. Contact Kerry Wilson at NeighborWorks of Western Vermont for more information or to RSVP [email protected] or (802)438-2303 x 229.