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New program offers help to go green

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL)-- For many savvy homeowners, "green energy" means tangible savings.

To help more homeowners, small business operators and others in new energy-saving strategies go green, Kirkwood Community College will offer a new "Energy Efficiency Consumer Education" program. The class will consist of five short-format lessons designed to give people practical tips and tools to make homes, offices and other buildings more energy efficient.

Classes in program include: energy audit concepts, weatherizing your home, retrofitting existing structures to reduce energy costs, upgrading HVAC systems to reduce energy consumption, and how "Energy Star" appliances can save you money.

Tuition for each class is just $19, with grant support to ensure accessibility to as many attendees as possible. A package of five of the core energy efficiency classes is available for $95. With the one-half tuition credit from their respective electric cooperative, participants can gain five courses of energy efficiency knowledge for under $50. 

More information is available here.

 

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