HomeEnergyNC Workshop Available!
HomeEnergyNC has partnered with the Duke Carbon Offsets Initiative at Duke University to offer a hands-on educational classroom workshop that teaches employees how to save energy at home, and what benefits they and their employers can expect from doing so. The workshop is led by a home energy efficiency expert that walks attendees through the benefits of energy efficiency, the improvements that homeowners and renters can make on their own, and how to make further improvements with contractors or financing programs. This workshop was developed building upon DCOI’s experience with energy efficiency pilot programs and is offered to Duke employees as well as employers across North Carolina.
Workshop Format: The ideal workshop format is a 4-hour in-person setting at the employer’s office, providing easy access for employees to take a few hours off from work, have lunch and learn about the benefits of home energy efficiency. Participants benefit from a 1 to 4-hour seminar that introduces the basics of how homes use energy, leads employees in strategic planning exercises to create a home energy to-do list, helps employees evaluate their decision-making styles to most effectively accomplish their goals, and provides hands-on opportunities to learn skills that will improve home energy efficiency. Skills training includes how to install simpler efficiency retrofits, how to analyze energy data, how to change energy behaviors, and how to select and work with contractors. All participants receive a Home Energy Efficiency manual to guide them in employing future efficiency projects from their to-do lists.
Participating Companies and Organizations: The workshop is available to any company or organization, private, public or non-profit, interested in helping their employees save energy at home. Its ideal for large companies that want to show support for their existing sustainability initiatives, local governments interested in supporting their city or county staff with energy efficiency education, or other types of organizations that simply want to provide hands-on education that benefits their employees.
Workshop Costs: Costs for the workshop depend on the length and location, but generally the host company will need to cover food and beverages, facility rental and of course, time off for their workers. Instructor fees vary and costs for booklets and other resources may be paid by the host organization or local sponsors.
Contact Us to Schedule a Workshop!
Contact us at 919-841-6207 or Info@HomeEnergyNC.org to talk about scheduling a workshop at your company.
- Workshops can be conducted all over the state.
- Costs are low and paid for by the employer – contact us for details