‘Save Money, Save Energy’

Anne BrockOur Town Outdoors

Fall is the season and Ijams Nature Center is the setting for a free “Save Money, Save Energy” workshop! It’s planned for Sunday, November 5, at 2:30 p.m., rain or shine. The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy is organizing the workshop along with community partners like the Knoxville Utilities Board.

Stephen Smith, executive director of SACE, said, “We are thrilled to be teaming up with KUB and many other community organizations around energy efficiency and clean energy, which not only will help people save money on their bills but also helps the environment.

“We are really excited about KUB’s Home Uplift program and the new, historic federal tax credits for a whole host of clean energy applications, from energy efficiency to solar and storage. These programs make renewable energy more accessible and resilient, and we think can make a real difference to Knoxville residents.

“We’re looking forward to sharing information about how to sign up and take advantage of the funding with the community.”

Simple steps to conserve energy may not cost you a thing to do at home or in your business, or they may be small investments that will save you in the long run. You already know to be mindful of thermostat settings, but what else can you do?

Exhibitors will share ideas and resources. These include information about programs that could help folks with the largest need get some free home energy improvements with KUB. Plus, rebate, tax credit and grant information that may interest local business owners as well as nonprofit groups like churches.

You can RSVP here for a spot at the free workshop. Or you can drop by anytime between 1 and 4 p.m. to explore resources from nonprofits, the Knoxville Utilities Board and local renewable energy businesses like Solar Alliance. Ijams is located in South Knoxville at 2915 Island Home Avenue.

Anne Brock is marketing coordinator for SolarAlliance.com, which offers start-to-finish solar project management, energy evaluations and continuing education Solar 101 classes for some professionals. She can be reached at: 865-221-8349 or abrock@solaralliance.com


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