Weatherize Webinar, August 17

Weatherize Webinar with NHSaves
Monday, August 17 at Noon

Did Covid-19 stop your 2020 weatherization plans in their tracks? NOW is the right time to jump back on the weatherize band wagon. Lower energy bills and cozy toes, here we come! This event is FREE and open to all New Hampshire residents. Join our guest speaker, Gordon Tuttle from NHSaves to learn about:

  • Home energy efficiency basics
  • How weatherization can keep you warmer in winter AND cooler in summer
  • Rebates and financing from NHSaves (including INCREASED* rebates for a limited time only)
  • How NHSaves contractors have adapted their practices to keep you safe in the era of Covid-19

Click here to REGISTER for the webinar

Attend this LIVE event on Monday, August 17, 12:00 – 1:00pm. Can’t make it then? Register anyway and receive a link to the webinar recording so you can watch on your own time. Questions? Contact energy@vitalcommunities.org.

*The maximum rebate amount for weatherization through NHSaves was recently increased from $4,000 to $8,000, covering 50% of approved measures. This summer, Eversource and New Hampshire Electric Coop customers were temporarily eligible for 90% of project costs up to $8,000 for projects completed by Nov. 15, 2020. As of mid-August, NHSaves reports that any NEW customers will likely not be able to meet the deadline for that 90% rebate offer, since their contractors’ installation schedules are now filled through the fall. Customers are still encouraged to enroll in the program to receive the 50% rebate on weatherization services completed this year or next. For more information about NHSaves weatherization rebates, visit nhsaves.com/programs/energy-audits-weatherization/.

This webinar is hosted by Vital Communities, Kearsarge Climate Action, Sustainable Hanover, and the Cornish and Plainfield Energy Committees.

Five Inspiring Stories

On March 18, Vital Communities held a webinar featuring five inspiring stories from energy committees across the Upper Valley. Stories included:

  • Electric charging stations in Bethel
  • An Upper Valley eBike lending library
  • Energy saving window inserts for low income neighbors
  • A multi-town energy coordinator
  • A climate survey in Windsor

Video clips and resources related to these stories can be found at vitalcommunities.org/energyroundtable. Enjoy!

13th Annual Roundtable – September 15

You’re Invited!

The 13th Annual Upper Valley Energy Committee Roundtable will be held Tuesday, September 15, 5-8 pm in West Lebanon! This annual gathering of local energy volunteers is open to all, whether you serve on an energy committee, wish to join or start a committee, or simply want to be inspired. See you there!

Learn more and REGISTER to attend at vitalcommunities.org/energyroundtable.

Our 2020 Agenda

5 pm | Dinner and Conversation

5:30 pm | Who’s Who – Put names to faces and hear briefly from the sponsors and supporting organizations.

6:15 pm | Local Energy Showcase  – Five brief success stories featuring interesting and inspiring projects from the past year.

7 pm | Renewable Heating and our Energy/Climate Goals – Heating is the second-largest source of energy use and carbon emissions in our region (behind transportation). Let’s try to understand how renewable heating options (e.g. advanced wood heat systems and heat pumps) fit into our region’s renewable energy, energy efficiency, and carbon emissions goals. And discuss what we can do at the local level to promote these technologies.