Free energy tips on tap this week |

Free energy tips on tap this week

Energy efficiency will be the focus of a pair of free workshops on resource-efficient residential design this week in Basalt and Eagle.The sessions are sponsored by Rocky Mountain Institute, Holy Cross Energy, the Community Office for Resource Efficiency and the Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability.The workshop will be offered Wednesday in Basalt and Thursday in Eagle, focusing on energy efficiency, whole-system building design and local efficiency programs and resources.Alexis Karolides, Rocky Mountain Institute’s team leader of green development, will present both a case for energy-efficient design and a practical discussion of several low- and no-cost strategies appropriate for the household energy consumer in this region. Her presentation will include several local green-building project case studies. Participants will then break into discussion groups to address space and water heating, building envelope, lighting and appliances. At the end of the evening, participants will be invited to share the top three things in which they are most interested for their home or business. These ideas will be used as a basis for future workshops.The Basalt session will be held at Basalt Middle School, 51 School St.; the Eagle workshop will be at the Eagle County Administration Building, 500 Broadway. The doors open at 6 p.m., with presentations starting at 6:30.The first 100 attendees at each workshop will receive a free copy of Rocky Mountain Institute’s energy and money saving guide, “Homemade Money.” Participants will also receive copies of RMI’s “Home Energy Briefs,” along with information about local programs and incentives.For more information, call Holy Cross Energy at 945-5491.

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