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Free Home Energy Efficiency Workshop in York on Tuesday, May 15

On Tuesday, May 15, an informational workshop sponsored by York Adult Ed and the York Energy Efficiency Committee will be held at York High School. Here is the course description:

Do you suspect that your home would be more economical and comfortable if you spent some money on weatherization improvements or more efficient electrical . . . → Read More: Free Home Energy Efficiency Workshop in York on Tuesday, May 15

Home Energy Efficiency Workshop a success

The Sept 27 Home Energy Efficiency Workshop, sponsored by the York Energy Efficiency Committee and York Adult Ed, provided more than 20 local homeowners with a wealth of information on PACE loans, SEI loans, the home energy auditing process, and some strategies for effectively weatherizing their houses.

Key to the success of the evening was . . . → Read More: Home Energy Efficiency Workshop a success

Homeowners warm up to PACE program

From the KeepMEcurrent.com news site comes a good example of homeowners taking advantage of Efficiency Maine’s PACE Loan program.

WATERBORO – Andrew Doyle and his wife Melissa are looking forward to winter – or at least to the money they’ll be saving on their heating bills.

With the help of a loan from Efficiency Maine, . . . → Read More: Homeowners warm up to PACE program

Home energy efficiency workshop on Sept. 27

Come learn about home energy improvements, energy audits, and financing options in this workshop sponsored by York Adult Education and the York Energy Efficiency Committee.

Date/Time: Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 7:00-9:00 pm at York High School

Description: Do you suspect that your home would be more economical and comfortable if you spent some money on . . . → Read More: Home energy efficiency workshop on Sept. 27

Professional energy assessments

The video below gives an excellent overview of what an energy audit can do for you (besides helping you become eligible for a PACE loan).

A home energy checkup helps owners determine where their house is losing energy and money – and how such problems can be corrected to make the home more energy efficient. . . . → Read More: Professional energy assessments

Energy Audits: What Homeowners Need to Know

Since energy audits are required as part of the new PACE loans (as well as some other tax incentives), it is important that home owners understand what an energy audit can do for them. Most people understand that finding ways to heat and cool their homes more efficiently can lower heating and cooling bills, reduce . . . → Read More: Energy Audits: What Homeowners Need to Know

PACE energy efficiency loans available now

Since the PACE ordinance is now in place in York, local residents are immediately eligible to apply for one of these loans. The article below, taken from the Efficiency Maine web site, gives a good overview of the opportunities and the process.

Saco Family Finances Home Weatherization With Maine PACE Loan

06.17.11

(SACO) – Nearly . . . → Read More: PACE energy efficiency loans available now

YEEC monthly meeting on June 14

Greetings Everyone!

Couple quick updates in advance of tonight’s meeting:

1. PACE passed overwhelmingly!

On May 21, by a count of 1948 to 288, York voters approved Article 10, which enacts a new Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) ordinance.

As a result, York homeowners will be eligible to borrow up to $15,000, at 4.99% for . . . → Read More: YEEC monthly meeting on June 14

PACE ordinance approved by York voters

On May 21, by a count of 1948 to 288, York voters approved Article 10, which enacts a new Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) ordinance. As a result, York homeowners will be eligible to borrow up to $15,000, at 4.99% for 15 years, for energy efficiency upgrades (see chart at right). Qualifying expenditures include upgrading . . . → Read More: PACE ordinance approved by York voters

Regional Energy Meeting, PACE on track for May

Greetings Everyone!

Hope everyone is staying warm this cold, cold winter – and like the rest of you, I am looking forward to warmer days ahead.

Lots of interesting things happening on the Energy front. Here’s a brief run-down:

1. Our next meeting will not be at the usual time/place. Instead we will be meeting . . . → Read More: Regional Energy Meeting, PACE on track for May

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