The table below lists the current schedule of 2016 Button Up NH Workshops. More workshops will be announced soon! If your town committee would like to host a workshop at no cost to your town, please contact Robbin Adams, Office Manager, Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative at email@example.com to get a workshop on the calendar.
|Date||Town||Time||Host and Sponsors||Where||Presenter||More Info|
|09/13/16||Pembroke||7:00pm (doors open 6:30)||Pembroke Town Library; Pembroke Library Community Speakers Program||Pembroke Town Library; 313 Pembroke St.||Andy Duncan||
Dan Crean 603-485-8498 or Email; or call Cindy Stosse
|09/27/16||Grantham||7:00pm (doors open 6:30)||Grantham Energy Committee; Eastman Energy Committee||Grantham Town Hall 300 Route 10 Grantham||Bob Eldredgefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|09/27/16||Dover||7:00pm (doors open 6:30)||Dover Public Library; Dover Energy Commission||Dover Public Library 73 Locust St.||Andy Duncan||Susan Dunker email@example.com or 603-516-6050|
|09/28/16||Enfield/Mascoma||6:30pm (doors open 6:00)||Mascoma Valley Regional High School; Friends of Mascoma Foundation, Enfield Energy Committee||Mascoma Valley Regional High School 27 Royal Rd., Canaan||Gil Richardsonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|10/06/16||Pelham||7:00pm (doors open 6:30)||Pelham Pipeline Awareness -- NH Citizens for a Sustainable Energy Future||Sherburne Hall Pelham Town Offices; 6 Village Green||Ted Stiles||Kaela Law email@example.com or Pelham Pipeline Awareness on facebook for questions or more info.|
|10/11/16||Hudson||7:00pm (doors open 6:30)||Hudson Sustainability Committee; Greater Hudson Chamber of Commerce||Rogers Memorial Library; 194 Derry Rd.||Gil Richardson||Debbie Putnam at 603-882-8485, 9:30 am to 6:30 pm. Email|
|10/12/16||Exeter||6:00pm (doors open 5:30)||Exeter Transition Town; Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce||Exeter Library; 7 Chestnut St.||Gil Richardson||Exeter Transition Town Email|
|10/13/16||Manchester||7:00pm (doors open 6:30)||Eversource; Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission and Breathe NH||Energy Park; 780 North Commercial Street||Andy Duncan||Gordon Tuttle|
|10/15/16||Conway||9:30am (doors open 9:00)||Gibson Center for Senior Services; Mount Washington Valley Sustainability Network, Tin Mountain Conservation Center, Upper Saco Valley Land Trust, MWV Board of Realtors, The Nature Conservancy||The Gibson Center 14 Grove St. N. Conway||Gil Richardson||Marianne Jackson
|10/19/16||Lebanon||6:30pm (doors open 6:00)||Lebanon Energy Advisory Committee; Mascoma Bank of Lebanon||Kilton Library 80 Main St. W. Lebanon||Ted Stiles||Ariel Arwen firstname.lastname@example.org|
|10/25/16||Derry||6:30pm-8:00pm||Derry Public Library, Derry Energy and Environmental Advisory Committee||Derry Public Library 64 E. Broadway||Andy Duncan||Maureen Reno at email@example.com|
|11/14/16||Concord||6:00 - 8:00pm||Grappone Automotive; Grappone Automotive, NH Sustainable Energy Association, Residential Energy Performance Association –NH, League of Conservation Voters, Sierra Club NH||Training Center Grappone Toyota 594 NH-3A Bow||Bob Eldredge||Bob Eldredge
Button up your homes, New Hampshire! That’s the message New Hampshire utilities are spreading to homeowners through a series of energy saving workshops taking place around the state.
Button Up NH workshops are designed to provide homeowners with information and techniques to help them save money on home energy use. Workshops are conducted by an independent certified energy professional. Participants will learn basic building science concepts and learn the fundamentals about air sealing, insulating, and conservation measures that reduce fuel and electricity use.
Workshop participants will also learn how to sign up for Home Performance with Energy Star (HPwES), a program run by the energy efficiency services at Liberty Utilities, Eversource, NH Electric Cooperative and Unitil. HPwES is open to all NH families in these service areas and is based on whether your home has a higher than average heating fuel bill. By signing up, NH residents can access a home energy audit for $100, receive financial incentives up to $4000, as well as technical expertise.
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. These workshops are being funded by Eversource, Liberty Utilities, NH Electric Cooperative and Unitil.
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.
For more information on upcoming workshops contact Robbin Adams at PAREI at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (603) 536-5030. And visit www.nhsaves.com to learn more about energy saving tips you can put into action starting today.
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.
You can view and download the Button Up NH presentation (.pdf format) here.
|Date||Town||Time||Host and Sponsors||Where||Presenter|
|04/09/15||Milan||6:00-8:00pm||Dummer Energy Committee, Milan Village School, BAREI, Carons Building Center White Mountain Lumber, PAREI||Milan Village School||Ed Solar|
|04/18/15||Dunbarton||10:00am - 4:00pm||Dunbarton Energy Comm. & Transitions Dunbarton||Dunbarton Community Center (Elementary School)||Andy Duncan|
|04/22/15||Plaistow||6:30-8:00pm||Plaistow Library||Plaistow Library||Andy Duncan|
|09/23/15||Hudson||7:00pm||Hudson Sustainability Committee; Greater Hudson Chamber of Commerce||Rodgers Memorial Library||Andy Duncan|
|09/25/15||Warner||7:00pm||Warner Energy Committee; Pillsbury Free Library||Pillsbury Free Library||Andy Duncan|
|09/26/15||Hollis||10:00am||Hollis Energy Committee||Lawrence Barn||Andy Duncan|
|10/13/15||Andover||7:00pm (doors open 6:30pm)||Andover Energy Group, New London Energy Committee, Andover Institute, Proctor Academy||Proctor Academy's Stone Chapel||Bob Eldredge|
|10/21/15||Exeter||7:00pm (doors open 6:30pm)||Exeter NH Transition Town, Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce||Exeter Public Library||Andy Duncan|
|10/22/15||Hanover||7:00pm||Town of Hanover, Sustainable Hanover||Richard W. Black Center||Andy Duncan|
|10/23/15||Campton||7:00pm (doors open 6:30pm)||Central NH Chamber of Commerce, PAREI||Central NH Chamber of Commerce||Gil Richardson|
|11/04/15||Meredith||7:00pm (doors open 6:30pm)||Meredith & Center Harbor Energy Committees||Meredith Community Center||Andy Duncan|
|11/09/15||Concord||6:30-8:30pm||Grappone Auto Group||Grappone Community Learning Center||Bob Eldredge|
|11/30/15||Salem||6:30-8:30pm||Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salem; Liberty Utilities, The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce Green Committee||Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salem||Andy Duncan|
|12/14/15||Bow||6:30-8:30pm||Baker Free Library and PAREI||Baker Free Library||Bob Eldredge|
|04/09/2014||Milan||6-8pm||Milan Village School|
|01/23/2014||Durham||6:30-8:00pm||Oyster River High School||Craig Cadieux|
|UCC Church Keene||Ted Stiles|
|02/19/2014||Plainfield||6:30-8:00pm||Plainfield Elementary School||Bob Walker|
|02/25/2014||Salem||6:30-8:30pm||Salem Boys & Girls Club||Andy Duncan|
|02/27/2014||Warner||6:30-8:00pm||Pillsbury Free Library||Bob Eldredge|
|03/25/2014||New London||7:00-8:30pm||Tracy Memorial Library||Craig Cadieux|
|03/26/2014||Manchester||6:30-8:00pm||Southern NH Planning Commission||Craig Cadieux|
|03/27/2014||Bristol||6:30-8:00pm||Minot Sleeper Library||Craig Cadieux|
|04/09/2014||Manchester||6:30-8:00pm||Public Service of NH||Craig Cadieux|
|04/10/2014||Dummer||6:00-8:00pm||Milan Village Elementary School||Craig Cadieux|
|04/16/2014||Twin Mountain||6:30-8:00pm||Twin Mountain Town Hall||Craig Cadieux|
|04/29/2014||Conway||6:30-8:00pm||Red Jacket Mountain View Resort||Craig Cadieux|
|04/30/2014||Rochester||6:30-8:00pm||Strafford Regional Planning Commission||Craig Cadieux|
|09/17/2014||Concord||5:00-6:30pm||NH DOT; Granite State Conference Room||Andy Duncan|
|09/17/2014||Stratham||6:30pm||Wiggin Memorial Library||Craig Cadieux|
|10/01/2014||Nashua||6:00pm||Hunt Club Center; Hollis Crossing Condominiums||Andy Duncan|
|10/09/2014||Grantham||7:00pm||Grantham Town Hall||Bob Walker|
|10/14/2014||Concord||6:30-8:30pm||New England College||Bob Eldredge|
|10/29/14||Gorham||6:00-7:30pm||Medallion Opera House||TBA|
|11/12/14||Derry||7:00-8:30pm||Marion Gerrish Community Center||Andy Duncan|
|11/19/14||Walpole||5:30 - 7:30pm||Walpole Town Offices||Ted Stiles|
|11/19/14||Rye||6:00-7:30pm||Rye Public Library||Andy Duncan|
|12/02/14||Salem||6:30-8:30pm||Salem High School||Andy Duncan|
|12/04/14||Hanover||6:30-9pm||Howe Library (Mayer Room)||Bob Walker|
|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.