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Going beyond installing a programmable thermostat
and some insulation in the attic…
More than half of a home’s energy bill is spent on heating and cooling. A well-insulated home is a surefire way to help keep your power bill manageable in both winter and summer (if you have air conditioning). Once a home is insulated, the benefits of other energy-saving investments, like new heating and cooling systems, grow. And an energy-efficient home is not only better for your pocketbook, it’s what we all need to do in responding to climate change.
Three local residents will share their own efforts to drive down fossil fuel consumption and decarbonize their homes and properties. In each case they took a systems approach by making several improvements to their houses concurrently such that both their overall CO2 production and energy costs went down. The case studies will feature projects that involve insulation, window replacement and geothermal heating and cooling. In each case we will learn about project costs and payback. A time for Q&A will follow.
Bill Churchill, Lincoln Sarah Maas Scheuplein, Weston Roger Wiegand, Wayland
MetroWest Climate Solutions is a growing partnership between First Parish in Wayland, First Parish Church in Weston, First Parish in Lincoln, the Congregational Church of Weston, Sustainable Weston Action Group, and other communities and individuals. Our mission is to share strategies for moving towards a low- and no-carbon-based society and economy and to suggest activities that enable individuals to help bring about solutions. For more information, visit: www.metrowestclimatesolutions.org.