The Button Up NH Home Weatherization Workshops are Back!

 



PAREI

Exciting news! Button Up NH is back thanks to the sponsorship of your utilities! Visit www.NHSaves.com for more energy saving programs.

Upcoming Button Up NH 2015 Workshops:

Date Town Time Host and Sponsors Where Address Presenter More Info &
Registration
09/26/15 Hollis

10:00am (doors open 9:30am)

Hollis Energy Committee Lawrence Barn 28 Depot Rd TBA

Registration:
603-536-5030

10/21/15 Exeter 7:00pm (doors open 6:30pm) TBA Exeter Public Library 4 Chestnut Street Andy Duncan Renay Allen, 603-548-8144

 

“Button Up NH” Home Energy Savings Workshops To Take Place Around the State

Button up, your homes New Hampshire! That’s the message the New Hampshire utilities are spreading to homeowners through a series of energy saving workshops taking place around the state.  

"Button Up NH" workshops are being hosted by local sponsors throughout the state to provide NH homeowners and renters with information and techniques to help them save money on home energy use. Presentations are conducted by an independent certified energy professional. Participants will learn basic building science concepts and the basics about air sealing, insulating, and conservation measures that reduce fuel and electricity use. Attendees will also learn how to sign up for Home Performance with Energy Star (HPwES) – an incentive program run by the energy efficiency services at Liberty Utilities, PSNH, NH Electric Coop and Unitil.

Workshop locations will be announced throughout the coming months. Currently in Hollis, NH a workshop is on the schedule for Saturday, September 26th at 10:00am at the Lawrence Barn on 28 Depot Road and in Exeter on Wednesday, October 21st at 7:00pm at the Exeter Public Library.  Come early, refreshments will be served.

The Exeter and Hollis presentations will be conducted by Andy Duncan, Professor and Department Chair of the Energy Services and Technology program at the Lakes Region Community College in Laconia, NH.  Duncan has worked in the building energy field since 2003, and has held certifications from the Building Performance Institute since 2008.

According to Duncan, "The Home Performance with Energy Star Program is something every homeowner should consider. It gives homeowners the financial assistance they need to make energy efficiency improvements to their homes. When a homeowner participates in the program they will receive a list of recommendations for cost effective energy efficiency improvements and will have the opportunity to decide, if any, the work they want done on their home."

These workshops are being funded by PSNH, Liberty Utilities, NH Electric Coop and Unitil. The Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative (PAREI) of Plymouth, NH is working with local groups statewide to bring this important information to the public on behalf of New Hampshire’s utilities. 

All Button Up NH Workshops are free and open to the general public.

New workshops will posted on this page as soon as they are confirmed. If your local group, chamber or town committee is interested in hosting a Button Up NH Workshop in your community, e-mail Robbin Adams at PAREI at robbin@plymouthenergy.org or call (603) 536-5030.  Also visit, www.nhsaves.com to learn more about energy saving tips you can put into action starting today.

Button Up Videos!

The Button Up NH program also includes over a dozen mini energy videos to help NH residents learn more about home energy issues and savings. These videos can be viewed here.

 

Previously Held Button Up 2015 Workshops:

Date Town Time Host and Sponsors Where Address Presenter
04/18/15 Dunbarton 10:00am - 4:00pm  Dunbarton Energy Comm. & Transitions Dunbarton Dunbarton Community Center (Elementary School) 20 Robert Rogers Rd  
04/22/15 Plaistow 6:30-8:00pm Plaistow Library Plaistow Library 85 Main Street Andy Duncan

 

Previously Held Button Up 2014 Workshops:

Date Town/City Time Where Address Presenter
04/09/15 Milan 6-8pm Milan Village School 11 Bridge Street, Milan  
01/23/2014 Durham 6:30-8:00pm Oyster River High School 55 Coe Drive Craig Cadieux
01/25/2014 Keene 10:00am-
noon
UCC Church Keene 23 Central Square Ted Stiles
02/19/2014 Plainfield 6:30-8:00pm Plainfield Elementary School 92 Bonner Rd, Meriden, NH Bob Walker
02/25/2014 Salem 6:30-8:30pm Salem Boys & Girls Club 3 Geremonty Drive Andy Duncan
02/27/2014 Warner 6:30-8:00pm Pillsbury Free Library 18 East Main Street Bob Eldredge
03/25/2014 New London 7:00-8:30pm Tracy Memorial Library 304 Main Street Craig Cadieux
03/26/2014 Manchester 6:30-8:00pm Southern NH Planning Commission 438 Dubuque St Craig Cadieux
03/27/2014 Bristol 6:30-8:00pm Minot Sleeper Library 35 Pleasant St Craig Cadieux
04/09/2014 Manchester 6:30-8:00pm Public Service of NH 780 N Commercial St Craig Cadieux
04/10/2014 Dummer 6:00-8:00pm Milan Village Elementary School 11 Bridge St,
Milan, NH
Craig Cadieux
04/16/2014 Twin Mountain 6:30-8:00pm Twin Mountain Town Hall 92 School Street Craig Cadieux
04/29/2014 Conway 6:30-8:00pm Red Jacket Mountain View Resort 2251 White Mountain Hwy; North Conway Craig Cadieux
04/30/2014 Rochester 6:30-8:00pm Strafford Regional Planning Commission 150 Wakefield St Craig Cadieux
09/17/2014 Concord 5:00-6:30pm NH DOT; Granite State Conference Room 7 Hazen Drive, Concord Andy Duncan
09/17/2014 Stratham 6:30pm Wiggin Memorial Library 10 Bunker Hill Ave Craig Cadieux
10/01/2014 Nashua 6:00pm Hunt Club Center; Hollis Crossing Condominiums 300 Bartemus Trail; Nashua Andy Duncan
10/09/2014 Grantham 7:00pm Grantham Town Hall 300 Rt 10, Grantham Bob Walker
10/14/2014 Concord 6:30-8:30pm New England College 62 North Main Street, Concord Bob Eldredge
10/29/14 Gorham 6:00-7:30pm Medallion Opera House 20 Park Street, Gorham TBA
11/12/14 Derry 7:00-8:30pm Marion Gerrish Community Center 39 West Broadway, Derry Andy Duncan
11/19/14 Walpole 5:30 - 7:30pm Walpole Town Offices 34 Elm St, Walpole Ted Stiles
11/19/14 Rye 6:00-7:30pm Rye Public Library 581 Washington Road, Rye Andy Duncan
12/02/14 Salem 6:30-8:30pm Salem High School 44 Geremonty Drive, Salem Andy Duncan
12/04/14 Hanover 6:30-9pm Howe Library (Mayer Room) 13 South St, Hanover Bob Walker

Previously Held Button Up 2013 Workshops:

Date Town/City Time Where Address Presenter
02/07/2013 Lebanon 5:30-9:00pm Hypertherm 71 Heater Road
Lebanon NH
Bob Walker
02/07/2013 Plymouth 6:30-8:00pm Pease Public Library 1 Russell Street
Plymouth, NH
Craig Cadieux
03/07/2013 Plymouth 6:30-8:00pm Pease Public Library 1 Russell Street
Plymouth, NH
Craig Cadieux
03/14/2013 Merrimack 6:00-8:30pm Merrimack Public Library 470 Daniel Webster Hwy Ted Stiles
03/20/2013 Nashua 6:30-8:00pm Nashua City Hall Auditorium 229 Main Street Bob Eldredge
03/27/2013 Concord 6:30-8:15pm Forest Society Conservation Center 54 Portsmouth Street Andy Duncan
04/01/2013 Concord 6:30-8:15pm South Congregational Church 27 Pleasant Street Andy Duncan
04/04/2013 Plymouth 6:30-8:00pm Pease Public Library 1 Russell Street
Plymouth, NH
Craig Cadieux
04/15/2013 Bedford 6:30-8:00pm Bedford Public Library 3 Meetinghouse Road Bedford, NH Paul Button
04/23/2013 Plymouth 6:30 - 8:00pm Plymouth United Methodist Church 334 Fairgrounds Rd
Plymouth, NH
Craig Cadieux
04/24/2013 Milford 6:30 - 8:15pm SHARE Building 1 Columbus Ave
Milford, NH
Andy Duncan
04/27/2013 Laconia 9:00 - 10:45am Lakes Region Community College Route 106
Laconia, NH
Andy Duncan
05/14/2013 Concord 6:30 to 8:15pm Concord Unitarian Universalist Church 274 Pleasant St
Concord, NH
Andy Duncan
05/14/2013 Plymouth 6:00 to 7:30pm Plymouth Episcopal Church 263 Highland St
Plymouth, NH
Craig Cadieux
10/21/2013 Bow 6:30-8:00pm Baker Free Library 509 South Street; Bow Bob Eldredge
11/19/2013 West Lebanon 6:30-8:00pm Kilton Library 80 S.Main St; West Lebanon Craig Cadieux
11/20/2013 Franklin 6:30-8:00pm Franklin Opera House 316 Central St; Franklin Craig Cadieux
12/11/2013 Manchester 6:30-8:00pm Breathe NH 145 Hollis Street  


Special Thanks

We wish to extend our sincere gratitude to those who have helped create the Button Up program and for their willingness to share their knowledge, framework and resources. The Button Up program was originally created as Button Up Vermont in 2008 by Central Vermont Community Action Council with the support of Efficiency Vermont and the Vermont Energy and Climate Action Network, and with funding from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.  The program was shared with Clean Air-Cool Planet in 2009 with launch support from the Sustainable Energy Resource Group (SERG).  Our regional partner organizations, SERG and the NH Community Action Agencies, have been instrumental in bringing Button Up NH to towns across the state by sharing their skilled presenters/auditors. 

The Button Up, NH 2011-2012 workshops were made possible by a generous grant from the New Hampshire Office of Energy and Planning through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. We greatly appreciate the support of our partners, funders, and collaborators, without which this workshop series would simply not be possible.