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 2014-2015 Workshops:

Date Town/City Time Host and Sponsers Where Address Presenter More Info &
Registration
10/29/14 Gorham 6:00-7:30pm Town of Gorham (host); Gorham Hardware & Sports Center; Aubuchon Hardware; Bank of NH; Caron Building Center; Family Resource Center (sponsors). Medallion Opera House 20 Park Street, Gorham TBA Registration
11/12/14 Derry 7:00-8:30pm Derry Energy & Environmental Advisory Committee (EEAC) (host); Derry Conservation Commission; Derry Go Green Committee; Derry Town Council; Marion Gerrish Community Center (sponsors). Marion Gerrish Community Center 39 West Broadway, Derry Andy Duncan Registration
11/19/14 Rye 6:00-7:30pm Rye Energy Committee (host), North Hampton and New Castle Energy Committees; Rye Public Library (sponsors). Rye Public Library 581 Washington Road, Rye TBA Registration

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.”

These workshops are being funded by your utilities.  The Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative (PAREI) is bringing this workshop series to the public on behalf of New Hampshire’s utilities.  

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, zak@plymoutheneryg.org 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.

Previously Held Button Up 2014 Workshops:

Date Town/City Time Where Address Presenter
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

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.