Free homeowner energy workshop

By Anna Norris

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Free homeowner energy workshop

June 6, 2014 Updated Jun 6, 2014 at 7:46 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A free homeowner energy workshop will be offered to northern Broome County residents to provide information on how to save money on energy bills.

Broome County Executive Debbie Preston and Broome County Office of Energy Development Director Margaret Scarinzi announced this will be the second energy workshop in the area.

It will take place from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. June 12 at Cornell Cooperative Extension, located at 840 Front St. in Binghamton.

Registration begins at 6 p.m. and presentations begin at 6:15 p.m.

“We had more than 40 people at our first energy workshop in April,” said Preston. “That just shows residents of Broome County are aware of all the savings available and want to know how they can save money.”

The workshop will explain programs available through the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and NYSEG that will help reduce energy usage.

Broome County residents will learn about the NYSERDA Home Performance with Energy Star® program and how to schedule a comprehensive “whole-house” energy assessment.

Residents will also be able to learn about low interest financing to make their efficiency improvements and incentive programs that help save on their utility bills.

At the workshop, homeowners will be able to register and meet with energy efficiency and clean energy businesses as well as sign up for free or reduced-cost energy assessments.

Walk-ins are welcome but pre-registration is encouraged. You can reserve your spot by calling (607)778-1108, or emailing energy@co.broome.ny.us

More free residential workshops will be held in other parts of Broome County later this year.