Published DatePLYMOUTH — A Button Up NH workshop will be held Thursday, February 7 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Pease Public Library.
The Plymouth Energy Commission, Plymouth Better Buildings and Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative (PAREI) are hosting a free Button Up NH weatherization workshop where participants will learn basic building science concepts and learn how to undertake basic air sealing, insulating, and conservation measures to reduce fuel and electricity use.
The workshop will lead participants through how to sign up for Home Performance with Energy Star (HPwES)* – a program that provides financial incentives and technical expertise to assist homeowners with buttoning up their homes.
Plymouth residents that attend will be entered in a raffle to win up to $2,000 towards home energy improvements. Better Buildings will contribute half of the Home Performance with Energy Star (HPwES) customer co-pay up to $2,000. Normally customers who qualify for HPwES incentives receive 50% of the cost of recommended energy efficiency improvements up to $4,000. The recipient of this additional Better Buildings incentive would receive an additional 25% of improvements – totaling 75% of project costs, which would enable them to receive $8,000 worth of energy efficiency improvements for just $2,000 out of pocket.
Qualifications for the winner of the Better Buildings ½ Customer Co-pay incentive up to $2,000 must:
- Be a Plymouth resident
- Attend the February 7th Button Up NH workshop
- Either be current HPwES participant that has not yet completed a project OR be a new HPwES participant
- Commit to completing their projects by April 15, 2013
Refreshments provided by Local Foods Plymouth.
*The HPwES program is run through Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH) and New Hampshire Electric Co-op (NHEC). More information on HPwES can be found at http://www.nhec.com/residential_homeenergysolutions.php.
Refreshments provided by Local Foods Plymouth