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Maine Partners for Cool Communities, a coalition of organizations promoting smart energy solutions for Maine communities, is sponsoring an event focused on “A New Decade of Energy Efficiency and Green Building.” Here are the details from their newsletter:

Thursday January 21, 2010 from 6:00-8:00 PM
USM Glickman Family Library
Portland, Maine

As we enter into the second decade of the 21st century we have a tremendous opportunity to build Maine’s green economy. The choices and policies that we make now will have an effect for decades to come.

Green Building policies are helping to shape the green economy in Maine. Recently, The Sierra Club and the US Green Building Council (USGBC) have partnered in a green building policy initiative. Maine cities and towns like Portland, Bangor, York and Bar Harbor have already adopted green building policies and we hope more will come.

Glen Brand, National Cool Cities Director, Sierra Club as well as Lita Semrau and Andy Hyland of the USGBC Maine Chapter will speak about green building, what it is, why it is important and how we can make it happen locally in our Maine communities.

As always, the key question in building the green economy is funding. John Brautigam, Director of Efficiency Maine (invited) will talk about upcoming legislation like PACE, federal stimulus grants and other funding opportunities, and how to take advantage of those. Sam Nutter, from Conservation Services Group (CSG) (invited), will talk about how the state will be using federal stimulus dollars for weatherization and the process by which training and project selection will be carried out.

Who should attend?
Anyone interested in green building and policies in their communities, contractors and construction employees, town officials, and homeowners.

Refreshments will be served. Please spread the word!
For more information please contact Sandy Amborn at 761-5616 or email sandyamborn [at] yahoo.com

Sincerely,

Maine Partners for Cool Communities

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