Learn how to increase your home’s energy efficiency at upcoming workshop

Homeowners, do you want to save money and reduce energy use in your home? You can get the inside scoop at the Energy Efficiency for Homeowners workshop on April 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Centre.

Learn about the latest rebates available for home energy efficiency and tips on how you can increase the efficiency, value and comfort of your home. Learn how an energy assessment would apply to your home and what an assessment can tell you about how your home’s efficiency can be improved.

This drop-in style workshop is hosted by the City of Campbell River and is free of charge for residents. The workshop will be offered upstairs at the Community Centre (401 11th Ave.) while the Plant and Jumble sale is on in the gym.

“This workshop will provide residents with a practical understanding of the benefits of increasing the energy efficiency in their homes and how they can start saving money on their home energy bills,” says Amber Zirnhelt, community planning and development services manager. “Residents can also learn about the upcoming rebates that will be available as part of the second phase of our Power Down Campbell River (PDCR2) program.”

The workshop will feature Chris Wiebe of Verdatech Energy Management & Consulting Inc. who will teach participants about energy assessments, rebates, the new EnerGuide rating system and how understanding your home’s energy efficiency can save you money.

“This workshop will benefit homeowners, and home energy efficiency will help reduce the city’s greenhouse gas emissions, allowing us to get closer to reaching our reduction targets,” says Coun. Marlene Wright, who holds the environmental portfolio. “By taking advantage of this workshop and the PDCR2 rebate program, residents can save now, and in the long term.”

For more, visit www.campbellriver.ca and the Sustainable Campbell River Facebook page.