Global l Awareness Local Action (G.A.L.A.), Wolfeboro Energy Committee, and Maxfield Real Estate in conjunction with UNH and the Office of Energy and Planning will sponsor a “Button Up NH” advanced weatherization workshop in Wolfeboro at the Wolfeboro Public Library on Tuesday April 10th, 6:30-8:30pm.
“Button Up N.H.” workshops are taught by certified energy professionals who provide residents with information and techniques to save money on home energy use. The workshop is free and open to the public, thanks to funding provided by the N.H. Office of Energy and Planning from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
“With home heating prices predicted to rise by another 10 percent this season, the Button Up NH workshop is a wonderful way to help guard against fuel price increases” says Denise Blaha, UNH Program Manager. “Participants will learn how to undertake basic air sealing & insulation techniques, where to find technical and financial resources, sources of energy waste and easy do-it-yourself conservation measures to reduce fuel and electricity use that will save money and make homes more comfortable throughout the year.”
In addition to the workshop, residents will be able to receive personalized assistance to energy related questions and get guidance through the process of implementing an energy reduction project, such as air-sealing an attic or basement or implementing a solar hot water system. Participants will also have the chance to enjoy two raffle prizes!
The UNH-based program is a collaboration with Clean Air-Cool Planet, Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative (PAREI), UNH Cooperative Extension, and the Lakes Region Community College.