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2023 Energy & Resilience Workshop Series Expanded to Include In-person Events

Published: January 12, 2023

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The County of Sonoma, Climate Action and Resiliency Division is pleased to announce the latest homeowner workshops in an on-going series for those interested in learning more about the benefits of making improvements that will help make your home more energy efficient and resilient.  

The online workshops cover a range of topics including evaluating energy use, making a project plan, funding your projects, solar photovoltaics and battery storage, heat pumps for HVAC and water heating.  In addition to the online series, two in-person workshops have been added.  Presentations will include information about saving energy at home with DIY projects to making bigger improvements to increase your home’s efficiency.  Attendees will also learn the latest updates on the current and upcoming rebates along with information about the County’s property-based financing program and other resources such as no-cost consultations.

To register, please click on the workshops below that you would like to attend. All registered attendees will receive copies of the presentation and slides upon conclusion of the workshop.

Online workshops are held on Wednesdays 11:30am – 12:30pm

January 18           Funding Your Improvements – Incentives, Rebates, and Financing             

January 25           Solar, Storage, and Electrification – A Perfect Match Part II

February 1           Understanding Heat Pumps for Residential Heating and Cooling

February 8           Understanding Heat Pumps for Residential Water Heating

In-person workshops:

Saving Energy at Home – a Free Workshop

When:  February 18th 11:00am – 12:00pm

Where:  Santa Rosa Central Library, 211 E Street, Santa Rosa

What uses the most energy in your home?  What repairs or upgrades around the house will make the biggest impact on your energy bills?  What DIY projects can you tackle yourself?  Why all the buzz about going all-electric?  We dig into all of that and more during our free Home Energy Workshop brought to you by the County of Sonoma’s Climate Action and Resiliency Division.

Presentations will also include information about current and upcoming incentives, rebates, and financing to get your projects done.

Come early for light refreshments, giveaways, and a drawing for a Home Energy Score Rating valued up to $450*

Ahorro de Energía en el Hogar – Un taller gratuito

Cuando: 21 de febrero de 6pm a 7:30pm

Dónde: Biblioteca Roseland, 470 Sebastopol Rd., Santa Rosa

¿Qué es lo que consume más energía en su hogar?  ¿Qué tipo de reparaciones o mejoras en la casa tendrán el mayor impacto en sus facturas de energía?  ¿Qué proyectos puedes hacer tú mismo?  ¿Por qué hay todo este alboroto de hacer el cambio a todo eléctrico?  Hablaremos más a fondo de todo esto y mucho más durante nuestro Taller gratuito de Energía para el Hogar.  El taller es presentado por la County of Sonoma’s Climate Action and Resiliency Division.

La presentación también incluirá información sobre incentivos, reembolsos y los financiamientos existentes y futuros para realizar sus proyectos.

Llegue temprano y disfrute de los bocadillos.  Llévese información, algunos regalitos y entre su nombre en la rifa de una calificación de puntaje del programa Home Energy Score valorada en hasta $450 dólares*

For more information or to RSVP directly, call 707-565-6470 or email Energy@sonoma-county.org