Energy, shelter at the Common Ground Country Fair
In 1976, organizers of the first Common Ground Country Fair welcomed more than 10,000 people to the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Associations inaugural celebration of rural living. Sept. 21-23, more than 60,000 fairgoers will flock to meet representatives of 650 Maine farms, artisans, businesses, and organizations. They’ll take in more than 760 talks, demonstrations, and performances, and – in the Energy and Shelter Area – they’ll learn about building science, sustainable design and construction, and energy efficiency.
Leaders in Maine’s green building and sustainable energy systems – including Small Business of the Year Evergreen Home Performance – provide the best possible resources and information on technologies and practices for building, renovating, or improving for efficiency and sustainability.
At Evergreen’s tent, BPI-certified Energy Advisors will be on hand to explain why home performance is such a compelling improvement opportunity. Investing in home energy efficiency pays big dividends – in comfort, health, and financial security. Unlike many home improvements, efficiency upgrades increase the overall value of your home and lower your monthly operating expenses.
“Evergreen customers typically see 25-50 percent reduction in their overall energy costs, and earn a 10 percent annual return on their investment,” said Evergreen’s President, Richard Riegel Burbank, “yet most tell us that the biggest benefit is how much better their homes feel.”
Evergreen’s energy efficiency experts will give two presentations – Friday at noon and Sunday at 10 a.m. – entitled “Energy Efficiency: The Cheapest Energy You Can Buy.” The presentations provide a humorous take on the challenges of typical Maine homes, and an introduction to the solutions offered by integrated home performance.
Stop by the Common Ground Country Fair to learn more, or contact Evergreen Home Performance at 594-2244 to schedule a free energy consult.