June home energy workshops free for Minneapolis residents

There will be a free Home Energy 101 workshop for Minneapolis residents on June 16. Workshop attendees will learn from experts how to save energy and money at home, including info about home improvement financing. Home Energy Squad Enhanced is offering exclusive features for Minneapolis residents, and attendees can schedule a discounted home visit for $50 (usually $70) and will get a free energy-saving goody bag.

Home Energy Squad Enhanced in Minneapolis is supported in part through an initiative of the Clean Energy Partnership between the City of Minneapolis, CenterPoint Energy, and Xcel Energy. Center for Energy and Environment is the nonprofit that delivers the program’s services.

The workshop will be held on Tuesday, June 16 at 6:30 pm, at Dr. Martin Luther King Rec. Center, 4055 Nicollet Avenue South, in Minneapolis. Register on Facebook at http://on.fb.me/1IcMFtw, or contact Hannah Strong at 612-335-5828 or hstrong@mncee.org.

As part of the Clean Energy Partnership, the special Minneapolis version of Home Energy Squad Enhanced includes a blower door test with infrared camera inspection to determine insulation gaps in attic and walls, safety check on home’s heating system, and installation of energy and money saving materials (such as compact florescent light bulbs, high-efficiency showerheads, faucet aerators, programmable thermostat, door weather stripping, etc.).Participants are provided with an “energy fitness plan” with prioritized energy improvement recommendations; advisors also can facilitate insulation or air sealing quotes with approved contractor contacts, if recommended.

 

This information was provided by the Center for Energy and Environment.