Issaquah workshop to offer energy advice

February 5, 2013

By Staff

Residents can learn tips to reduce home energy use — and save 50 percent or more on energy bills — at a workshop focused on energy efficiency.

The nonprofit organization Community Energy Solutions plans a Zero in on Energy workshop in Issaquah for Feb. 12.

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Zero in on Energy workshop

The event is designed to inform residents about ways homeowners can achieve greater energy savings. Organizers said reducing energy costs and improving comfort can work in tandem, and remain affordable and simple for homeowners.

The comprehensive workshop aims to go beyond modest steps, such as switching out incandescent light bulbs for compact fluorescent bulbs. Participants can learn the advantages of upgrading a home to improve energy efficiency, how adding insulation can impact energy use, how a high-efficiency heating and cooling system can reduce energy costs, why a solar energy system makes sense, and the importance of effective air sealing and building envelope repair.

Mayor Ava Frisinger is scheduled to speak at the event and discuss the city’s efforts to reduce energy use.

Bainbridge Island-based Community Energy Solutions works to bring clean energy solutions to everyday life.

The group’s recent efforts led to the installation of more than 80 solar energy systems — comprising more than 400 kilowatts — on homes and businesses throughout Washington. Community Energy Solutions also spearheaded the effort to create a 71.3-kilowatt system at Bainbridge Island City Hall.

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