Sustainable Home Energy Workshop

These days, we are all trying to find ways to live more a sustainable life styles, reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and non-renewable resources and save a bit of money at the same time. On March 24th, a group of watershed residents, contractors, electricians, joined WRIG to learn about energy saving ideas and programs and about the advantages of having a home energy audit preformed before a renovation or while planning new home construction.

On Wednesday, March 24th, at 7:00 PM at the Wheatley River Community Hall,
on Rackham’s Lane, Energy Adviser – Mr. Mark Douglas – presented some very practical advice on how to conserve energy as YOU Save $$ at home.

Invited by the Wheatley River Improvement Group, Mark Douglas, – NRCAN certified Energy Advisor with Sustainable Housing, presented an overview on how residential energy audits work. The evening was informative and fun, and eyeopening, to say the least.

Mark covered some easy, practical solutions for saving home energy costs and included tips we can use throughout our homes — from the roof, walls, and insulation that enclose it to the appliances and lights inside. The key to achieving as much as 30% savings on home energy is by having a home energy audit that will pinpoint and suggest the most effective measures for cutting energy consumption. He also provided information on some cutting edge technology that will soon hit the market and worth further investigation.

This evening session was presented free to watershed residents
by the Wheatley River Improvement Group