Home energy consumption is one of the leading causes accelerating global climate change by releasing excessive amounts of carbon into the atmosphere. You can reduce your carbon emissions and help curb global climate change today by using a solar energy system and conserving energy in your home. By using solar energy you can reduce your carbon emissions by 5000-8000 pounds of Carbon in one year for as little as 50 cents more a day than your utility bill.

One easy, low cost method to conserve energy is by reducing the draw of phantom loads in your home. Phantom loads through out the United States consume unnecessary amounts of energy, producing undue amounts of carbon emissions adding to global climate change. A phantom load is electricity that is consumed by home appliances, such as VCR’s, TV’s and microwaves, when they are turned off.  By plugging these appliances into a power strip and turning off the power strip when they are not in use will reduce the amount of electricity your home consumes on a daily basis.

SMART ENERGY TALKS

Smart Energy Talks are a series of FREE public presentations for homeowners to learn more about their options for clean, renewable energy consumption, global climate change and home energy efficiency. Currently there are two different presentations available for you to attend at a variety of locations in the Saratoga Springs region. One on Solar Energy and one on Home Energy Efficiency.

Solar Energy - groSolar’s Carbon Challenge

You Will Learn:

  1. How solar energy systems work
  2. Types of solar energy systems
  3. Requirements for an optimized solar energy photovoltaic system
  4. Rebates, incentives and financial strategies for your solar energy system

Free Public Presentation Schedule

  1. Wednesday, Sept 12, 7:00 pm - Longfellow’s Restaurant, Saratoga Springs
  2. Wednesday, Sept 26, 6:30pm - Nunzio’s Pizza & Deli, 119 Clinton St. Saratoga Springs
  3. *Saturday, Oct 6, 10am, 12pm, 2pm - Allerdice Hardware, Rowland St, Ballston Spa
  4. Wednesday, Oct 17, 7:00pm - Old Saratoga Brewery, 131 Excelsior Ave, Saratoga Springs
  5. Saturday, Oct 20, 10am - Allerdice Hardware, Rowland St, Ballston Spa
  6. Thursday, Nov 1, 6:30pm – Coffee Traders,447 Broadway, Saratoga Springs

* A tour of a local solar home will be scheduled after these presentations.

For More Details and Free Registration

Call: 800-374-4494

Visit: grosolar.com/carbon_challenge


Home Efficiency Tips

Dan Gibson – Home Energy Advisor

You Will Learn:

  1. How to tell if your home is an energy pit or an energy saver.
  2. What safety and energy tests and inspections are performed during a Home Performance Audit.
  3. What is the "stack effect" and why air infiltration can cost up to 40% of your heating dollar.
  4. Incentives available through the Home Performance program.
  5. 10 Myths and Facts regarding home energy efficiency.

Free Public Presentation Schedule

  1. Saturday, Oct 13, 10am - Allerdice Hardware, Rowland St. Ballston Spa, NY
  2. Saturday, Nov 17, 10am - Allerdice Hardware, Rowland St. Ballston Spa, NY

For More Details and Free Registration

Call: 518-424-3986


518-424-3986 - [email protected]

 
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