Energy Efficiency & Weatherization

Did you know that New Hampshire has the potential to reduce electricity use by about 12,000 GWh, equal to the average electricity approximately 1,100 homes use each year, just through energy efficiency improvements? 1

Energy Efficiency  Work Provides Big Returns for Local Landlord

MSH’s Energy Efficiency for Landlords initiative aims to  connect landlords with energy efficiency information and resources to encourage and inspire energy efficiency projects that will positively impact their energy consumption, finances, and tenants’ comfort. 

The first phase features a “case study” of the energy efficiency work energy pro, Doug Walker, is doing on his 11 unit residential rental property in Swanzey. To see what and how it’s done and the savings watch the video below.

Residential Energy Efficiency Information

Eversource Increases Matching Funds for Weatherization for Residents

Eversource has increased their residential assistance program! Find out more about how to qualify and take advantage of 90% matching funds through NHSaves before November 15, 2020.
NHSaves Button Up Workshops Inform Residents about NHSaves Programs

Button Up Workshops allow homeowners the opportunity to learn more about the statewide NHSaves programs. Led periodically by regional home auditors, residents can learn if qualify for programs that can improve the efficiency of their homes:

  1. See if your households qualified for a $100 energy audit. (Typical standard cost of $500.)
  2. Receive a detailed energy assessment as part of your energy audit.
  3. Based on the energy assessment, receive up to 50% or up to $4000.00 to help pay for any of the qualified measures.
  4. Learn about 2% and 0% for qualifying homeowners for up to $15,000 with 7-10 years payback respectively available through NHSaves and participating banks, on-bill financing for loans under $2000 and more. Local bank offering financing for Monadnock Region is Walpole Savings Bank – see complete list and full resources at NHSaves Financing.

Free Button-Up workshop for all comers at the Keene Recreation Center, 312 Washington St, Keene on December 7th, 2022 from 6-7:30pm. No registration required.

Other NHSaves Programs to Lower your Energy Bill

Weatherization Toolkit from Vital Communities

Vital Communities is a bi-state nonprofit working for the improvement of its regional community in many areas which  Energy. Learn more about Vital Communities and its work. They have produced a Toolkit for local communities to put on their own weatherization campaigns in hopes that residential homes can become more energy efficient through such regionally held campaigns. Learn more about the toolkit.

Energy Efficiency Blog

Clean Energy to Clean Our Waste

As you may imagine, it takes a lot of energy for the pumping, filtering, mixing, aerating, and all the other 24/7 processes that go into cleaning up a city or town’s worth of sewage before discharging it into our waterways. In many regions, wastewater treatment is one of the heaviest electricity users. Our local facilities are no exception.