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DOE Webcast:The Community Energy Challenge in Whatcom County, Washington

free DOE Webcast entitled: The Community Energy Challenge in Whatcom County, Washington

On Feb 4th at 12 noon, PST. Register to attend. Description:
On Thursday, February 4th at 3pm EDT, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will host a webinar on “The Community Energy Challenge in Whatcom County, Washington”. This program models creative uses of funding (including ARRA funds) and local partnerships to create a full-service retrofit program for businesses and residents. The Community Energy Challenge is being coordinated by two non-profits functioning as a “one stop shop” for energy efficiency services. Sustainable Connections will launch a community-based social marketing campaign to inspire participation and will aggregate demand for energy efficiency services among their 650+ small business members. The Opportunity Council will leverage their 25+ years experience implementing the low income weatherization program to provide audits, assistance with rebates and incentives, contractor training and scheduling, and project quality control to the non-low income residential housing market. Both commercial and residential programs will take advantage of a loan program seeded by EECBG and SEP funds, which leverages significant private investment.

This session features:
• An example of leveraging ARRA funds to attract private capital
• Tips for attracting the participation of both small businesses and home owners
• How to work with local non-profits and other partners to offer a full-service retrofit program

• Shawn Collins, Opportunity Council
• Jessica Geenen, Puget Sound Energy
• Alex Ramel, Sustainable Connections
• Allison Spector, Cascade Natural Gas
• Tara Sundin, City of Bellingham

Space is limited. Please register online:

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Thank you,

Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program

United States Department of Energy

Is Transition Whatcom involved? I am from Transition Reno - would love to see something like this locally.
When this event is archived I will post the link in the comments.

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Comment by Sabrina on February 5, 2010 at 10:10am
Here the presentation, audio not (yet?) available

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