Wednesday, April 28, 2010


The Neighborhood Energy Connection (NEC) is offering a FREE workshop on saving energy and money in your home.

Tuesday, May 25 at 7 - 8:30 p.m.*
Central High School auditorium
275 Lexington Pkwy N, St. Paul

Workshop attendees can sign-up for a home visit from the Home Energy Squad with up to $400 dollars worth of goods and services for only a for only a $30 co-pay. The Home Energy Squad will visit your home and recommend several energy-saving measures. You choose which improvements to make, and the Squad will install them--on the spot! Choose among exterior door weather stripping, programmable thermostats, compact fluorescent lighting, water-saving shower heads and faucet aerators, insulating water heater blankets, and more.

Make sure you ask for a blower-door test to determine how weather-tight your home is and to find out where your biggest air leaks are (this test is included in the $30 co-pay, but you have to ask for it).

Most of our feedback about the program has been very positive, but we missed a lot of neighbors in Hamline-Midway so another workshop has been arranged. Most participants are expected to save over $100 a year on energy just based on the materials we’re installing.

How Do I Sign Up?
Walk-ins are welcome, but RSVPs are appreciated, call:
Carl Samuelson
The Green Institute

*If you need childcare, please RSVP your children at least a week in advance or childcare will not be provided. Call Carl @ 612-278-7123.

Please bring your checkbook (or $30 cash), calendar, and a utility bill (if available) to the workshop to complete your registration.

Program Partners
The Neighborhood Energy Connection (NEC) and the Metro Clean Energy Resource
Team (CERT) are teaming up with other non-profits, businesses and government to pro-
vide this program in Saint Paul. Partners include The Center for Energy and Environ-
ment, Xcel Energy and the Saint Paul District Councils. Funding is provided by the Min-
nesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund. This program is only available to Saint Paul Residents.

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