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Weatherization workshop at library

Friday, March 8, 2013

The Merrimack Public Library, in conjunction with the Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative and Lakes Region Community College will sponsor a “Button Up NH” weatherization workshop at the Merrimack Public Library at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 14.

The workshop is free and open to the public, thanks to funding from Liberty Utilities.

Certified energy professionals will present the workshop. Participants will learn basic building science concepts and learn how to undertake basic air sealing, insulation, and conservation measures to reduce fuel and electricity use. Workshop attendees will also learn how to sign up for Home Performance with Energy Star, a program offered by Liberty Utilities and other state providers that offers financial incentives and technical expertise to assist homeowners with buttoning up their homes.

“The Home Performance Program assists residential homeowners in making energy efficiency improvements to their homes,” said Craig Cadieux, a BPI certified building analyst and Button Up presenter. “When a homeowner participates in the program they will receive a list of recommendations for cost effective energy efficiency improvements and will be eligible for a rebate of 50 percent of the costs up to $4,000. The initial investment to take part in the program is $100 which initiates the energy audit.”

For more information and details on how to register for the March 14 “Button Up NH” workshop at the Merrimack Public Library, visit www.merrimack.lib.nh.us or contact the library at 424-5021 or email mmkpl@merrimack.lib.nh.us.

Registration for this event is encouraged but not required. The Merrimack Public Library is at 470 Daniel Webster Highway.

For more information on upcoming dates and locations of Button Up NH workshops or to view a series of energy efficiency and weatherization videos to help residents learn more about home energy issues and savings, visit the “Button Up NH” tab on www.plymouthenergy.org, or e-mail Zak
Brohinsky, zak@plymouth eneryg.org or call PAREI at 536-5030.

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