Home Energy Efficiency Workshop

Join us for an exciting discussion on how you can weatherize your home and make it more energy efficient. Energy efficiency basically means using less energy to accomplish the same tasks – doing more with less. By improving energy efficiency, we can save money, save on energy resources, make our home environments for comfortable and, on a larger scale, help to reduce carbon emissions in our community.

Our panelists will provide the audience with information on energy audits, practical guidance on weatherizing our homes (apartments and houses) and insights on DC programs that help make energy efficiency a financially viable option.

Panelists include:
Brett Wiley, Lead Organizer for the Strong Homes Program of Groundswell (www.groundswell.org)

Hasim Dawkins, Community Energy Savings Manager at the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (http://dcseu.com/)

Akili West, President of Reclamation Energy (http://www.linkedin.com/pub/akili-west/6/a04/b54)

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  • Heeral

    I was curious to know what more you can do besides caulking and covering holes around windows and doors to weatherize it. I learned a TON! I learned the inefficiencies of different AC and heating units (and how to insulate around them so you're not constantly removing your unit out of the window), types of insulation and what to use when (and how to know if you need to blow more insulation into your walls), lighting that works with insulation, programs in DC that subsidize cost of making your home energy efficient, and how neighbors can come together to get sweet group discounts. The speakers were very engaging, funny, and informative. If anyone is looking to make their home more energy efficient, I highly recommend checking out DC SEU as a first step.

    October 23, 2012

  • Angela F.

    Below are links to comments I made to the CPUC 9/11 & 1/12 on wireless smartmeters PG&E installed. The grid needs updating and we need to work together to increase efficiency and conservation. I object to the placement of Class 2B Carcinogen emitting devices on every home and business, i.e. wireless smartmeters. Smart grids can and do use wired systems. Chattanooga, TN and Italy are two examples of Smart Grids done right. Fiber is the best solution as it has no RF pollution, uses the least energy, is more secure than wireless and broadband over power lines and can carry the most bandwidth - an asset for business growth and productivity. Please consider the future implications of allowing our for profit utilities to use the cheapest to install solution rather than one that will lead to a sustainable future.
    Comments - 1/12 http://www.scribd.com/doc/80010308/Recall-the-Wireless-Smart-Grid-and-SmartMeters
    9/11 http://www.scribd.com/doc/64709848/Opt-Out-of-the-Wireless-Smart-Grid

    October 16, 2012

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