Home Energy Conservation

The Home Energy Conservation initiative focuses on helping Congress Park Residents improve home energy efficiency and consider using alternative energy resources. Projects include developing an inventory of neighborhood residential energy usage and providing various workshops with follow-up support to help residents learn about and implement ways to conserve energy. We will use using community-based social marketing techniques to establish residents understanding of and interest in home energy conservation, determine common barriers to energy conservation, and develop specific workshops and drives to promote energy conservation.

Green Team Home Energy Conservation Team Leads: Nicole Ilderton, Chad Riley

Proposed projects:

Residential Energy Inventory will develop a baseline energy inventory of residential homes & apartments using data from Xcel Home Energy Reports. This inventory will be used to develop an action plan for pursuing energy savings as well as for measuring outcomes.

Home Energy Workshops will provide energy-conservation education to homeowners on caulking, insulation, weather stripping, and use of CFL and LED bulbs, window shades and clotheslines.  We will encourage the tracking of home energy usage data using Xcel Home Energy Reports, and collaborate with Denver Energy Challenge to provide information about home energy audits and rebate programs, such as the Colorado PACE program. Workshop follow-up by Green Team members will offer assistance to participants. Additional workshops will provide information on residential solar applications and participation in community solar garden programs.

Home Energy Conservation Resources will be a list of local resources to assist Congress Park residents in facilitating home energy conservation. The resource list will be distributed at workshops and events and posted (including links) here.

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