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Neighbor to Neighbor, Bethany

Contact Info

Name: Michael Okrent
Email:
Phone: 860-372-4406

Summary

The Connecticut Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge engages Connecticut residents to save energy, save money and help the community.

Description



The Bethany Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge uses a community approach to turn our energy problem around. This program is designed to engage you and your neighbors to work together to reduce energy waste, save money, and create cleaner, more livable communities.


The Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge is a program that makes energy savings a community affair. Each of 14 participating towns will work with local volunteers to encourage more than 10% of their households and businesses to cut the fat from our energy use by at least 20%. How? We will reduce our energy waste and boost our use of clean, renewable energy. The project builds upon the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund’s award-winning Clean Energy Communities program and is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.


Home Energy Survey
(HES)Contractors presented low-cost or no cost ways to reduce energy
consumption and lower both heating and electricy costs. For example:
Replacing windows, except for cosmetics does not provide the Return on
Investment that adding insulation or caulking would to reduce air
leaks.  Replacing incandescent bulbs with CFL or LEDs can reduce
electrical consumption by 5-10% in a typical home. Changing air
filters in HVAC systems also reduces costs and improves air quality.


For more information, visit www.ctenergychallenge.com.



About "Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge"

The Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge is a program that makes energy savings a community affair. Each of 14 participating towns will work with local volunteers to encourage more than 10% of their households and businesses to cut the fat from our energy use by at least 20%. How? We will reduce our energy waste and boost our use of clean, renewable energy. The project builds upon the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund’s award-winning Clean Energy Communities program and is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.

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