Newbury Energy Committee

NEWS

NHSaves Virtual Button Up Workshop

Presented by

The Sustainable Hanover Committee

Hanover: Button Up New Hampshire, the popular home energy savings workshop series is coming virtually to the Hanover Area. It will take place on Zoom with screen and audio over the internet on Thursday September 23rd from 7:00-8:30pm, including a live Q and A time. The workshop is hosted by the Sustainable Hanover Committee and the Canaan Enfield Energy Committee.  It is sponsored by NHSaves and coordinated statewide by the Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative (PAREI).

NHSaves is a collaboration of New Hampshire’s electric and natural gas utilities (Eversource, Liberty Utilities, NH Electric Cooperative and Unitil). The utilities are working together to provide NH customers with information, incentives, and support designed to save energy, reduce costs, and protect the NH environment. PAREI of Plymouth, NH is working with local groups around the state to bring these workshops to the public on behalf of New Hampshire’s utilities.

This NHSaves Button Up Workshop is a 1.5 hour presentation about how to improve the energy efficiency of your home. It is conducted by a certified energy auditor and covers basic building science principles as well as examples of whole house weatherization measures that will button up your home for the heating and cooling seasons.  It also covers details about the energy efficiency programs offered by NH utilities (for existing homes and new construction) that provide energy audits, weatherization measures such as air sealing and insulating and rebates on new technologies and products such as electric and gas appliances and high efficiency electric heating/cooling equipment.

NH residents wishing to use energy more efficiently, conserve energy and save money on their heating and cooling bills, will find the workshop presentation very helpful. Please email bcallaway65@gmail.com for the digital Zoom link or questions regarding this Virtual Button Up.

Workshop organizers also recommend the public sign up with NHSaves Facebook and Twitter pages for up to date information on energy saving tips and programs.

A lighting audit was performed on the town buildings by An Eversource representative. The town has agreed to install LED lighting in the Town Office Building, the Transfer Station , the Vets Hall, and the WasteTreatment Facility.  The town was able to take advantage of the 50% subsidy offered by Eversource and the project is expected to yield an estimated annual savings of $4700.

Newbury Energy is anxious to offer community education programs.  A survey polling residents on their energy and environmental interests will be distributed at town meeting.


 


Newbury Energy Committee Mission 

Newbury Energy is a advisory committee that was approved by the Select Board on October 26, 2020.  Its mission is to identify opportunities for the town and its residents to reduce costs and the impact on the environment through the use of energy efficiency best practices.

We are starting our work with energy audits of town buildings to evaluate areas of potential savings.  Programs will be offered for the community based on interest.  We welcome input.  

There are nine members of the committee which meets monthly, on the 3rd Monday of the month at 4:00, currently via Zoom.  The chair is Lisa Correa. C.lisa7716@gmail.com