City Hosting Free Workshop To Help Lower Energy Bills

The event will be held on April 10 at 6:60 p.m.

The Cities of El Cerrito and Richmond, along with Contra Costa County, are sponsoring a free workshop on residential home energy issues and the Energy Upgrade California rebate program. 

The “Smart Approach to Home Comfort and Lower Energy Bills” workshop will take place on April 10 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at El Cerrito City Hall, 10890 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito.

Complimentary refreshments and snacks will be available prior to the workshop from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and the workshop will begin at 6:30 p.m.

At this workshop, homeowners will learn about common building problems that not only contribute to higher energy bills, but can also cause bad indoor air quality, thermal discomfort, and in some cases, sick-building syndrome. 

Homeowners will receive information on how they can make smart energy efficiency improvements to solve these problems, lower their energy bills, and take advantage of Energy Upgrade California rebates. Independent technical experts and program participating contractors will be available during the workshop to answer individual homeowner questions.

“Most of the houses in El Cerrito were built before the 1970s, before buildings were required to have proper insulation. And many homes still have their original furnaces,” said Maria Sanders, Environmental Analyst with the City of El Cerrito. “If you are thinking about whether to install new windows or replace your furnace, this workshop will provide you with information that will help you in the process.”

Homeowners wishing to register for the event should visit www.HomeEnergyUpgradeWorkshop.eventbrite.com .


For more information, contact Maria Sanders, Environmental Analyst for the City of El Cerrito at msanders@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us or 510-215-4361 or Allison Vandorn with Contra Costa County atallison.vandorn@dcd.cccounty.us or 925-674-7797.


Ruby MacDonald April 02, 2014 at 11:02 AM
Great event! How do I send it to others -- seems to be no "Send" button.


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