|Energy expo to be held Nov. 6|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
One of the new facts of modern day life is that energy costs are going to increase. No one knows how high prices will rise, but energy will cost more in the future.
Everyone can help themselves to pay less for energy by finding ways to conserve energy, increase efficiency of energy consumed and even look at developing renewable energy opportunities.
These opportunities exist in both recently built homes as well as older homes. A lot of people know they need to do something but don’t understand the long term energy savings or money that could be saved by doing a new project like adding insulation, replacing windows, caulking, replacing a door or looking at other opportunities.
“Energy Expo 2010–Saving Money With Home Energy Improvement” is being held to assist people to start developing a plan to use existing energy demands smarter and to reduce the overall energy use in a home.
The agenda for the Energy Expo will include a presentation from Cary Weiner, Clean Air Specialist with CSU Extension, titled “Green Home—Green Wallet.”
Roy Pfaltzgraff from Chinook Energy will talk about the benefits of an in-home energy audit. NECLAG and Governor’s Energy Office will discuss home weatherization or the best way to complete your projects.
A panel of energy companies from the region will discuss their rebate programs and how to apply for the rebates. Wind energy, solar power and geothermal will be presented by contractors. A representative from National Renewable Energy Laboratory will be the luncheon speaker showing some of the new energy opportunities in the future.
According to Rich Mullaney, Community Energy Coordinator with CSU Extension, “This Energy Expo has something for everyone. If you own a home or building of any type, this program will provide you ideas to lower your energy use now and in the future.”
The Energy Expo will be held at Northeast Junior College in Sterling Nov. 6 starting at 8:45 a.m. Seating is limited, so register early.
For more information on the Energy Expo or to register, contact Tim Edgar at 970-522-3200, ext. 276 or Rich Mullaney 970-466-2355.