(Belfast, Maine – October 4, 2010) – The City of Belfast Energy and Climate Committee joins the Maine Green Energy Alliance in announcing the first in a series of Community Energy Meetings to be held Monday, October 18th, from 6:30pm – 8:00pm in the City of Belfast Council Chambers.
The inaugural event will feature presenters Seth Murray, MGEA Executive Director and BPI certified energy auditor, and Shelby Wright, MGEA Community Outreach Coordinator.
“Every year it’s costing Mainers more and more of our hard earned dollars to heat our homes;” said Wright. “Right now, we have a unique opportunity to tap into a wide variety of programs to offset the costs of upgrades. There has never been a better time to invest in the comfort and safety of our homes.”
A subgrantee of Efficiency Maine, MGEA is working with the City of Belfast Energy and Climate Committee to maximize the number of Belfast homeowners who get a home energy assessment and make home improvements that allow them to take advantage of Efficiency Maine rebates and federal tax credits.
Joined by committee members, Murray and Wright will be on hand to answer questions about home energy usage and the upgrade process to better explain how homeowners can take advantage of Efficiency Maine rebates and federal tax credits by making energy efficient improvements to their homes.
The ongoing series of meetings is in concert with a recently implemented education and outreach effort focused on improving the overall energy efficiency of Belfast homes. The Committee has set a goal to facilitate the energy efficient upgrades of 200 local homes by Dec. 31, 2011.