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Sustainable Lexington and Next Step Living Offer Home Energy Assessments

'Better Buildings' program aims to help residents lower energy bills and greenhouse gas emissions.

The following announcement was provided by Sustainable Lexington and Next Step Living.

When it comes to reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, Lexington residents are beginning to do their part.

Sustainable Lexington is proud to announce that, through its partnership with energy efficiency leader Next Step Living, nearly 450 Lexington households have received no-cost Mass Save home energy assessments and over 140 homes have received significant weatherization improvements that decrease heating costs and increase comfort level.

“We’re happy to see that Lexington residents are lowering greenhouse gas emissions, experiencing significant savings, and improving their home’s resale value by insulating and sealing air leaks,” said Rick Abrams, a founding member of Sustainable Lexington.

To build on this success for 2013, Sustainable Lexington is now expanding our Better Buildings Program to offer Lexington residents the opportunity to upgrade their heating systems to a modern heating system called Total Climate Control. These systems—which use high efficiency air-source heat pumps to heat each room individually—consume less energy and emit significantly fewer greenhouse gas emissions than oil or electric heating systems and improve air quality through filtered air circulation.

As part of the Better Buildings Program, each homeowner who receives a no cost, no obligation Total Climate Control system assessment will receive a $50 gift card to Wilson Farm.  

To educate interested residents about Total Climate Control systems, Sustainable Lexington and Next Step Living will host a Total Climate Control information session on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7pm at Ride Studio Café. There will be free food, refreshments, and an opportunity to schedule a free Total Climate Control site assessment or Mass Save energy assessment.

To RSVP for this event or to schedule a free assessment, please go to www.nextstepliving.com/LexBetterBuildings

On Feb. 12, Sustainable Lexington, Lexington Global Warming Action Coalition, and Next Step Living will also present a free seminar called “Ice Dams and Heating Systems.” This seminar will take place at 7 p.m. at Keilty Hall, St. Brigid’s Church (2001 Mass Ave).

Visit www.SustainableLexington.org for more information or to learn about other ways to participate in the Lexington Better Buildings Program.  

MaryK February 07, 2013 at 04:43 AM
I'd like to know if anyone has followed up on this? We had an assessment today, and we're intrigued. Anyone have this in their home?

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