Take Control of How Your Home Uses Energy – Upcoming Class Offered in Boulder

Via on Aug 19, 2009

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Right now, somewhere, somehow, your home is wasting energy. In fact, every year the average American spends $450 on energy wasted through holes and cracks in their home. To help you start saving energy today, there are thousands of dollars of overlapping incentives available from local utility rebates, state and city programs, and national tax credits.

The Boulder Green Building Guild (BGBG) and The Center for Resource Conservation
(CRC) are hosting the Green After Dark Educational Series presentation -

Take Control of How Your Home Uses Energy

Review, Reduce, Renew For Your Home and Financial Incentives
Wednesday August 26, 2009
6pm-8pm

Date: August 26, 2009 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: REI Community Room, 1789 28th Street, Boulder
Cost: BGBG and CRC Members Free, $20- Non Members
RSVP

This session will discuss typical energy efficiency problems in Colorado homes, help identify the practical solutions for energy savings, and explain many opportunities for “double dipping” incentives. Review your home’s energy usage through energy audits,  monitoring systems, and basic billing analysis;  how to use that information to reduce the amount of energy your home uses – and wastes. You will identify current market energy saving options for your home including: lighting, heating and cooling systems, proper ventilation, insulation, weatherization, and window replacement options. After saving money through efficiency and conservation, the next step is creating power with an on-site renewable energy resource like solar electric (photovoltaic), solar water heating (thermal) and wind power. Identify what renewable energy resource is best for you, based on different aspects pertaining to your home.  Along with tax credits and rebates, by taking the 3 simple steps to energy efficiency – Review, Reduce and Renew – you can finally take control of how your home uses energy.

Presenter: Eric Van Orden is an expert at showing homeowners how they can lower their energy bills and reduce their carbon footprint. He is HERS (Home Energy Rating System) trained, LEED AP Certified, working on his University of Colorado Sustainable Certificate and Master’s of Business Administration, and continuously learning through hands-on experience with his own home and his client’s. He is a member of one of Boulder, Colorado’s first grass-roots environmentally conscious groups, Shanahan Neighbors for Climate Action and the Boulder Green Building Guild. Eric is a firm believer that creating energy efficient buildings is the solution for making smart financial decisions, reducing environmental impact and achieving energy independence.

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About Liz Benson

Liz Benson is a Realtor/EcoBroker with Colorado Landmark Realtors based in Boulder, CO. She is also Mom to a lovely teenage daughter and an energetic border collie. When not juggling those duties, she enjoys travel, riding her vintage cruiser and DIY home improvements.

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