The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities is hosting a Home Efficiency Expo Saturday, Oct. 24.
The event will be held at the Golf Course Community Building at 4244 Diamond Dr. in Los Alamos and is free to the public. Home owners and renters alike are invited to drop in between the hours of 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
According to DPU’s Conservation Coordinator Christine Chavez, “the purpose of the Expo is to assist our community to lower their utility bills by bringing organizations, vendors and customers all together in one place where they can learn how to make homes more water and energy efficient.”
Individuals attending the Expo can expect to learn about upgrades and retrofits that can be implemented to improve water efficiencies in landscapes, including better technologies in utilizing gray water. On the energy side, customers will discover the latest in window and lighting efficiencies and receive free energy efficiency kits and LED lightbulbs. Representatives from the solar industry will be available as well.
Recycling and sustainable practices will be presented by the County’s Environmental Services Division. Also on hand will be organizations that help qualifying families apply for low interest loans for the purpose of financing certain efficiency upgrades. Blower door tests will be demonstrated by DPU staff, a component of the DPU energy audit program that is provided free of charge to utility customers to identify energy efficiency opportunities in the home.
Participating organizations and vendors at the Expo include:
- DPU Energy and Water Conservation Program,
- Los Alamos County Sustainability Program,
- Finishing Touch,
- Renewal by Anderson,
- Accent Southwest Windows and Doors,
- New Water Innovations,
- Victor’s Lawns,
- Positive Energy Solar,
- Consolidated SOLAR Technologies,
- SolarLogic and many more.
The event is organized by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center under contract with the DPU to assist in energy and water conservation outreach for the public schools and the general public.
For additional information, call the Department of Public Utilities at 505.662.8333.