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September 9, 2011 > Learn how to make your home more energy-efficient

Learn how to make your home more energy-efficient

Submitted By City of Hayward

The City of Hayward has been allocated $750,000 in federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant funds for programs designed to help Hayward residents and business owners reduce their energy costs. Under the Energy Upgrade California program, up to $6,250 in rebates are available from PG&E and the City of Hayward to make your home more comfortable, healthy and energy-efficient.

The City of Hayward, Engage 360, Hayward Chamber of Commerce, Keep Hayward Clean and Green Task Force and U.S. Green Building Council - Northern California Chapter are hosting a free public event at Hayward City Hall on September 15, 2011. Registration and refreshments will begin at 6:30 p.m. Presentations will be made from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

Attend the event to hear from a Hayward homeowner whose property has undergone an energy upgrade; learn how specially-trained contractors view your house as a system; and meet qualified local contractors.

Topics include "Easy Ways to Save Energy and Money" (Nicole Nowak, Engage 360), "How Energy Upgrade California Can Help Make Your Home More Comfortable, Healthy, and Energy-Efficient (David Siddiqui, Energy Upgrade California), "Hayward Sweetens the Pot" (Erik Pearson, City of Hayward) and "The Story of a Hayward Energy Upgrade" (Lavan Jeeva, Hayward homeowner, and Keith O'Hara, Eco Performance Builders).

The City of Hayward is also holding a draw for owners of single-family homes and duplexes in Hayward. Two winners will be chosen at the City Council meeting on October 11, 2011, to win up to $30,000 in energy-efficiency improvements (only one entry per household).

Completed entry forms, which can be downloaded at http://tinyurl.com/3qwb3ua, should be completed and returned by October 7, 2011, to City of Hayward Planning Division, Marc S. McDonald, Sustainability Coordinator, 777 B Street, Hayward, CA 94541 or emailed to energyefficiency@hayward-ca.gov. All entries are eligible for 50 percent off an energy-efficiency assessment.

Advance registration for this event is available at http://energyupgradehayward.eventbrite.com

For more information, contact (510) 583-4231, email energyefficiency@hayward-ca.gov or visit www.hayward-ca.gov (and click on the "Green Hayward" button).

Learn how to make your home more energy-efficient
Thursday, September 15
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Room A
Hayward City Hall
777 B Street, Hayward
(510) 583-4231
energyefficiency@hayward-ca.gov

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