These home weatherization workshops are designed to provide you with information and techniques to help you save money on home energy use. The workshops are conducted by an independent certified energy professional. Participants will learn basic building science concepts and learn the basics about air sealing, insulating, and conservation measures that reduce fuel and electricity use.
Workshop participants will learn how to sign up for Home Performance with Energy Star (HPwES) – a program open to customers of Liberty Utilities, PSNH, NH Electric Coop and Unitil. HPwES is open to all NH families and is solely based on whether your home has a higher than average heating fuel bill. By signing up for the HPwES program, NH residents can access a Home Energy Audit for $100, financial incentives up to $4000 and technical expertise.
According to Craig Cadieux, a BPI Certified Building Analyst and Button Up Presenter, “The Home Performance with Energy Star Program is something everyone homeowner should consider. It gives homeowners the 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.”
All Button Up NH Workshops are free and open to the public. This page will have more dates and locations for upcoming workshops as details are finalized.
If interested in hosting a Button Up NH Workshop in your community, e-mail Zak Brohinsky, email@example.com or call 603-536-5030.
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.
|Date||Town/City||Time||Host||Where||Address||Presenter||More Info &
|04/16/2014||Twin Mountain||6:30-8:00pm||Twin Mountain Energy Committee||Twin Mountain Town Hall||92 School Street||Craig Cadieux||Info/Registration|
|04/29/2014||Conway||6:30-8:00pm||Red Jacket Mountain View Resort||Red Jacket Mountain View Resort||2251 White Mountain Hwy; North Conway||Craig Cadieux||Info/Registration|
|04/30/2014||Rochester||6:30-8:00pm||Strafford Regional Planning Commission||Strafford Regional Planning Commission||150 Wakefield St||Craig Cadieux||Info/Registration|
|09/17/2014||Concord||5:00-6:30pm||NH Dept of Transportation||NH DOT on the Heights||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|01/23/2014||Durham||6:30-8:00pm||Oyster River High School||55 Coe Drive||Craig Cadieux|
|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,
|02/07/2013||Lebanon||5:30-9:00pm||Hypertherm||71 Heater Road
|02/07/2013||Plymouth||6:30-8:00pm||Pease Public Library||1 Russell Street
|03/07/2013||Plymouth||6:30-8:00pm||Pease Public Library||1 Russell Street
|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
|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
|04/24/2013||Milford||6:30 - 8:15pm||SHARE Building||1 Columbus Ave
|04/27/2013||Laconia||9:00 - 10:45am||Lakes Region Community College||Route 106
|05/14/2013||Concord||6:30 to 8:15pm||Concord Unitarian Universalist Church||274 Pleasant St
|05/14/2013||Plymouth||6:00 to 7:30pm||Plymouth Episcopal Church||263 Highland St
|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|
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.