Shelburne workshop promotes energy efficiency Oct. 24

The Shelburne Energy Committee will host a Button Up Vermont workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 7 pm at the Shelburne Town Offices. The workshop is designed to help Vermonters understand how to improve energy efficiency in their homes and save money.

The free workshop includes an overview of the reasons why building efficiency is so important here in Vermont, illustrates how homes lose energy, and outlines clear steps that homeowners can take to reduce this energy loss and save money. Russ Flanigan, energy specialist with Perkins Smith Design Build, will give a slide presentation and answer questions from the audience. Jason Cadwell, a member of the Shelburne Energy Committee and a local financial planner and accountant, will talk about financing options. In regard to this workshop Cadwell said, “Owners of homes and businesses in Shelburne and the surrounding area are invited to attend this workshop to learn about actions they can take to lower energy bills and make their homes and businesses more comfortable and affordable. With the approaching winter season and the ever rising cost of heating fuel, homeowners are again facing the potential of high heating bills,” he explained. “This workshop offers valuable information regarding ways to significantly reduce those bills, as well as viable financing options.”

Button Up Vermont workshops are co-sponsored by Central Vermont Community Action Council and Efficiency Vermont.

The Shelburne Energy Committee meets monthly on the second Wednesday at 7 pm in the Town Offices. Meetings are open to all persons interested in energy issues. The committee’s mission is to promote conservation and efficiency to save energy costs for all and explore all ways to reduce carbon emissions among the town’s residents, businesses, and in municipal buildings and practices.

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