Efficiency Maine might able to help one reduce heating costs this winter. One can learn about home energy improvements by coming to a Saturday workshop on home energy efficiency and heating upgrades. The workshop will take place from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, on Glidden Street in Newcastle, on Saturday, Nov. 16, to be followed by a healthy lunch for those wanting to stay. The workshop is free and is part of St. Andrew’s Creation Care series.
One can come and listen to presentations by:
– Bridget Doxsee, the residential program manager at Efficiency Maine, with information about rebates, incentive, and contractor referrals that can assist with an upgrade to cellar insulation, installing a new heat pump water heater, or recommendations about project planning and other upgrades.
– Dana Fischer, Mitsubishi’s Maine-based specialist on installations of cold-climate heat pumps in residential settings. Fischer previously worked at Efficiency Mane as a residential program manager and has extensive experience with installing heat pumps in Maine homes of all types and sizes.
– Larry Pritchett, former Rockland city councilor and organizer of Weatherize Rockland, a multiyear project that brought insulation and energy system upgrades to more than 100 homes in downtown Rockland. Pritchett’s efforts led to Efficiency Maine awarding the Rockland Energy Committee its highest award for innovation in 2018.
Presentations will be moderated by Steve Ward, former Maine Public Advocate from 1986 to 2007. Ward has had extensive involvement with Maine’s weatherization program for low-income households and with Efficiency Maine’s program planning and operations.