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Woodbridge Energy Challenge

You’re invited to a workshop about home heating and cooling on March 3 at 6 p.m. at the Woodbridge Town Library. This workshop is part of the Woodbridge Energy Challenge, a campaign to help Woodbridge residents make smart energy choices for their home.

The Woodbridge Ad Hoc Energy Advisory Task Force designed the challenge with two parts: going green through solar and making your home more energy efficient. In November, the Town hosted a CT Solar Challenge workshop and will host another in April. This winter the Task Force is focusing on energy efficiency. The Task Force hosted a workshop about Home Energy Solutions assessments in January; in February it hosted a workshop about insulation. In April there will be a workshop about the Town’s partnership with CT Solar Challenge for residential solar installations.

This workshop will explore cost effective and energy efficient technologies to heat and cool your home and will also discuss state rebates, estimated savings, and what to ask a contractor. “The Woodbridge Energy Challenge is great one-stop shopping for residents who want to make their homes more energy efficient and take advantage of special offers for Woodbridge residents,” said First Selectman Ellen Scalettar.

The Town has contracted with two companies, New England Conservation Services and New England Smart Energy, to provide Home Energy Solutions assessments, energy check-ups for your home. These assessments cost $99 and may include new free energy-efficient lighting, low-flow showerheads and the sealing of drafts and air leaks. You will also receive written recommendations on further energy-saving measures.

These two companies are offering reduced pricing on insulation to Woodbridge residents (in addition to the state’s rebate of up to 50%), a discount that will increase for everyone as more residents participate.

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