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NHSaves Button UP Workshop Series 2017

Visit NHSaves Upcoming Events page for a listing of Button Up Workshops. Visit this link often, as there are more workshops coming on to the schedule every week now through December 31, 2017.



Button Up 2016 Workshops:

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 Eldredge
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 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 Richardson
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 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
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
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 
(603)344-4540; Email
1/23/17 Rumney 6:00pm (doors open 5:30) Russell Elementary School; Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative Russell Elementary School School St Gil Richardson  


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

Button Up

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 or call (603) 536-5030.  And visit 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.


Button Up Presentation

You can view and download the Button Up NH presentation (.pdf format) here.


Previously Held Button Up 2015 Workshops:

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


Previously Held Button Up 2014 Workshops:

Date Town/City Time Where Presenter
04/09/2014 Milan 6-8pm Milan Village School  
01/23/2014 Durham 6:30-8:00pm Oyster River High School Craig Cadieux
01/25/2014 Keene 10:00am-
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

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.