Monthly Archives: January 2015

Winter Weatherization and Energy “Smackdown” Program

Spending Too Much on Your Utility Bills? Learn how to reduce your household’s carbon footprint

Join SAFE for a workshop on how to get your energy (and water) consumption under control.

Wed, January 28 at 7pm
First Church in Salem, Office Entrance
316 Essex Street
Salem, MA

With recent increases in electric and natural gas rates, and the growing need to quickly reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, it’s more important than ever to tighten our belts. We will begin with a brief discussion of how to read and understand your utility bills and then move on to discuss no-cost/ low-cost measures that you can quickly implement for immediate impact on your heating and electric bills (in the process, you’ll see how these measures can help you to manage your water bill as well). We’ll then cover measures that may cost a little more up front but that can net big savings in the end. The program will end with a brief discussion of recent developments that have made solar power at home more affordable than ever.

All participants will leave with a basic energy and water conservation kit, and there will be a raffle for more comprehensive kits. The workshop is sponsored by SAFE and will be presented by Paul Marquis of Visible Home Services, Salem, MA. Paul is a seasoned energy efficiency and green building consultant, educator and writer, and is the former Energy & Sustainability Manager for the City of Salem.