Agawam Cooler Community “an outstanding success”

Since our last post here, (yes, it's been too long!) we have been developing the Cooler Community project, a mini-grant program for schools and students to inspire energy savings in their community. You can learn more about here. Now, we have exciting news to report. We will start with Agawam: On May 23rd, 2019, ener-G-save and our many partners in the town and schools of Agawam came together in hosting the Agawam Cooler Community Expo in the Agawam Sigh school. The expo was a great success, boasting a turnout of about 350 people, with 117 visitors pledging to take one or…
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ener-G-save is entering its second year….

Agawam, August 21st, 2018 Ener-G-save, a project funded by the Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation, is entering its second year of community outreach to assist homeowners in Pioneer Valley in taking advantage of generous utility programs for energy efficiency. Massachusetts is a leader in the nation as far as energy efficiency is concerned; yet there remains a lot to be done. “Since we all pay for the utilities’ energy efficiency programs through a surcharge on our bills, it only makes sense to utilize them to their fullest extent for each and every eligible home,” says Susan Olshuff, who will be managing…
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Button Up Northampton 2.0

Join us in making a difference: Following in the footsteps of the successful HEATSMART and SOLARIZE programs, volunteers of Mothers Out Front and Climate Action Now are partnering with ener-G-save throughout the spring and summer to encourage homeowners in Northampton to both save money and help their town meet its 100% renewable energy goal as soon as possible.     Volunteers have begun to go door to door to Survey residents’ interest in energy conservation and efficiency Decrease the use of fossil fuels for home heating, and thereby Reduce energy bills for Northampton families and  Cut greenhouse gas emissions and…
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Springfield Leads

The city of Springfield has been embracing ener-G-save as part of its Climate Action Resilience Plan (CARP) Here is ener-G-save in their latest newsletter: Springfield Newsletter
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A New Opportunity For Homeowners

The Department of Energy Resources launched a new pilot program for energy efficiency which gives qualifying homeowners a larger range of options than existing programs. Here is The new Home Value Performance Pilot Program introduced by our partner The Energy Store
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The Mystery of Energy Efficiency

Would you put money into a savings account and never withdraw it? That’s actually similar to what most Massachusetts utility customers end up doing when it comes to paying their electricity bill. Here is the scoop: Not that long ago, I was having my home insulated and it seemed miraculous that out of a $5,000 job, all I had to pay was less than $1100.  On top of that, I got about 20 free LED bulbs that are reducing my electricity bill noticeably. I found myself marveling about these incentives to a friend: “The utility companies seem to be shelling…
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Ready for winter?

Feeling the chill in the air? Putting away the lawn furniture? Is your home ready for winter? As the days get shorter, we might find ourselves thinking about the coming cold months, dreading that drafty bathroom, worrying about high energy bills, and wondering what all that energy usage is doing to the planet. We know we should do something like get an energy audit, but we also have to get the kids new school shoes, put the kiddie pool away, and get the snow blower into the repair shop. Before we know it, autumn leaves will have turned into winter…
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