Office of Energy Development to host Eastern Broome residential energy workshop April 29

By WBNG News

Office of Energy Development to host Eastern Broome residential energy workshop April 29

April 25, 2014 Updated Apr 25, 2014 at 1:03 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) Broome County Executive Debbie Preston has teamed up with the County Office of Energy Development to announce the first in this year’s series of free homeowner energy workshops.

According to a news release:

The first free workshop will be held this coming Tuesday, April 29th at 6:00 pm at the Maines Community Center at 942 Conklin Road in Conklin.

“These free energy workshops helped hundreds of people save an average of $700 on their energy bills last year,” says Preston.  “While that’s a great start, we want to make sure everyone in Broome County has a chance to hear the message and earn those savings themselves.”

These free energy workshops help residents understand available programs that will help them reduce their energy use.

Broome County residents will learn about Home Performance with Energy Star, a New York State Energy Research and Development Authority program that uses a “whole-house” comprehensive energy assessment approach to help residents save energy.  They will be able to learn about free or reduced-cost energy assessments, cash-back incentives, and low-interest financing options from NYSERDA for making energy-efficiency improvements to their homes.

At the Workshop, homeowners will be able to sign up for their free or reduced-cost energy assessment, as well as learn about other energy efficiency program opportunities available from NYSEG.

Although walk-ins are welcome, pre-registration is encouraged.  You can reserve your spot by calling 778-1108, or emailing energy@co.broome.ny.us.