On a recent Wednesday night, Winchester businesses gathered at a Town Hall “Power Hour” to learn how to slash energy costs through energy efficiency and solar power. Experts described quick paybacks for the measures, as short as nine months.
At the event, an NSTAR representative spoke about their Direct Install program that provides a free energy audit and NSTAR payment of up to 70 percent for energy efficiency measures such as new lighting and fixtures.
A local businessman, Walter Hubbard, from PC Quickhelp, spoke positively about the process and how the changes had improved the lighting in his office. Other local businesses, such as the Pairings wine store and Winchester Hospital, also have cut costs through implementing energy efficiency measures.
Additionally, David Judleson, a Winchester resident, from Blue Selenium Solar, spoke about creating energy through solar power. He described alternative financing arrangements that provide lower energy costs with no up-front investment. A number of businesses attended, including two local building owners.
The event was sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Winchester’s Climate Action Committee. The Power Hour is part of the implementation of the Town’s Climate Action Plan. This event will save local businesses and tenants money and advance Winchester’s overall carbon emission reduction goals.
For more information, contact John Kilborn at 781-721-2064.