Making Smart Energy Choices Series

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This event is part of a combined series. If you register for this event, you will be automatically registered for all of the following events in the series.
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Program Description


Feeling helpless about climate change? We have some answers for you!

Starting on Monday, April 19, at 6 p.m., Ridgefield Action Committee for the Environment (RACE) and Ridgefield Library present a series of six weekly Zoom sessions on Making Smart Energy Choices. The presenters are Ridgefielders with experience in these topics. RACE serves in an advisory capacity to Ridgefield's Board of Selectmen. RACE’s mission is to raise awareness, educate and bring about actions that can be taken to become smarter about energy use, be good stewards to our natural resources and reduce waste.

  • April 19 - Modelling solutions to Climate Change – find out what works and what doesn’t with Roberta Barbieri
  • April 26 - Installing a Solar System on Your Home with Dwayne Escola
  • May 3 - How to Get a Free Energy Audit with Gavin Watson - Do you have an older home with drafts and air leaks?  Are you interested in reducing your electric and heating bills?  Do you know how much your hot water heater is costing you, and that there are much better alternatives?  Do you know what options are available for improving your home’s insulation? Did you know you can get a free energy audit and get LED bulbs and many of the air leaks sealed in your home for free?  In addition, you can get steep discounts on insulation, replacement windows and hot water heaters. Gavin will "walk" you through his own Home Energy Solutions (HES) experience.

    Gavin Watson recently retired from a family business in West Haven Ct.  The business saved about $200,000 a year in electricity due to the energy saving ideas implemented. Saving energy and reducing his carbon footprint are two things Gavin is passionate about.
  • May 10 - Replacing Your Oil Furnace and HVAC with Geothermal with Beth Ingram
  • May 17 - Replacing Your Oil Furnace with an Air Source Heat Pump with Gavin Watson 

  • May 24 - Electric Vehicle Charging for the Curious with Vincent Giordano

By registering for one of the upcoming sessions you will be able to attend any or all of the programs in the series. You will receive the Zoom link in your confirmation and reminder emails.


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