Home energy efficiency workshop slated

Posted Nov. 16, 2010, at 9:36 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Maine Interfaith Power & Light will hold a workshop at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 540 Essex St.

The two-hour program is aimed at homeowners and faith groups interested in saving money on energy bills and reducing their fossil fuel use, according to Jennifer Niese, congregational outreach coordinator for the group.

“Through energy efficiency techniques such as air-sealing and insulating, most Maine homes can save 25 percent or more on heating bills,” she said in a press release.

Information on federal and state incentives to help homeowners pay for energy improvements through programs such as Efficiency Maine’s Home Energy Saving Program will be presented. Opportunities for faith groups including energy audits and rebates also will be discussed.

Maine Interfaith Power & Light is one of 36 similar chapters nationwide. Founded in 2000, the not-for-profit engages the faith communities of Maine in efforts to counter climate change through education, advocacy, energy conservation and the use of clean renewable power.

The Bangor workshop is free but people who plan to attend should preregister by calling 721-0444 or visiting www.meipl.org.

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