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Fairs teach how to save money on energy

The city of Gresham is offering two free information fairs about energy efficiency Saturday, Jan. 19 and 26, to raise awareness about the benefits of energy conservation and opportunities to increase home energy efficiency.

"Energy efficiency and conservation strategies provide residents with two great benefits — a more comfortable home and savings on their energy bills," said Nicole Cousino, energy program coordinator. “Regardless of whether one owns or rents, lives in a single-family home, mobile home, apartment or condominium, there are no-cost, low-cost and advanced energy efficiency opportunities and incentives available.”

Both fairs will include representatives from the Energy Trust of Oregon and Multnomah County's Weatherization and Energy Services to answer questions about incentives and assistance opportunities. Indow Windows will display its locally manufactured window inserts, and Home Depot will showcase products and techniques for do-it-yourself weatherization. Educational presentations and videos will be screened throughout the day, and the water division will distribute free home water conservation kits.

The fairs are from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Rockwood Public Library, 17917 S.E. Stark St., and from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Gresham Public Library, 385 N.W. Miller Ave.

Funding for the fairs and the city's energy program coordinator position are from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and are part of the federal Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant initiatives.

For more information about energy efficiency programs or the fairs, visit the city's website at GreshamOregon.gov/City/Sustainability.




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