In keeping with its goals of helping the residents of Shelburne reduce their dependence on fossil fuel and find ways of reducing home energy costs, the Shelburne Energy Committee (SEC) has agreed to participate in the statewide Home Energy Challenge, sponsored by Efficiency Vermont. This challenge is designed to foster public awareness about energy saving opportunities in the home and to encourage residents to take action, with a target of weatherizing three percent of the homes in Vermont communities in 2013.
The SEC is also announcing a contest to win a free home energy audit worth $450 to be performed by Perkins Smith Design Build. To enter the contest, homeowners must submit, in 250 words or less, why their house deserves to have an energy audit. The contest is open to owners of single-family homes under 3,000 square feet in Shelburne. Entries must be emailed to Marcella Chiarello, firstname.lastname@example.org, by May 15. The most compelling entry will be chosen by members of the SEC. There must be at least five entries to have a winner. It is anticipated that the winner will be announced in The Shelburne News on May 25.
In order to publicize awareness of the Home Energy Challenge and the Free Home Energy Audit Contest, members of the Shelburne Energy Committee plan to distribute informational door hangers in the Hullcrest and Martindale neighborhoods, as well as others, this Sunday, April 28.