Monday, February 08, 2010

Remember to Sign Up for Community Energy Services!

Post and photo by Jeff Skrenes.

Coming up soon, the Hawthorne Neighborhood Council will host two workshops for a new residential energy service program with the Center for Energy and Environment. Pictured above is Hawthorne board member and blogger John Hoff, filling out his application form for this program.

John was also kind enough to lend our neighborhood the use of his Johnny Northside pdf support site. Click here and you can view and download an informational flier about the program, an application document, and a flier about the two workshops.

Here's how it works in a nutshell: CEE is providing a customized home energy visit from professionals who can help ascertain what your home may need. Along with this, some materials will be provided to make basic energy savings changes in your home. The visit and the materials have a $400 value, and the forms indicate that there is a $20 copay. However, the Hawthorne Neighborhood Council will cover the copays for the first 150 people who sign up. If you're in that group, you get a $400 value PLUS some long-term energy fixes for your home for FREE.

Here's the catch: in order to participate, attendance at one of the two workshops is mandatory: February 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and February 20, 10 a.m.-noon, both at Farview Park. Please fill out the form here and get it to Ashley Robertson at CEE ( to register. We'll see you at one of the workshops!