Town of Dryden, CCE present “Powerhouse” energy expo this Saturday (6/12)

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The Town of Dryden Energy Wi$e Campaign will sponsor a visit by Cornell Cooperative Extension’s (CCE) tiny “Powerhouse” from 9 am to 2 pm this Saturday at Dryden Agway.

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Created by CCE’s Get Your Greenback Tompkins program, the tiny “Powerhouse” enables residents to experience the look and feel of new clean energy technology.

It will be featured at the opening of the Dryden Agway Farmers Market, alongside a modified Dairy Day celebration at the Butterfly Garden entrance to the Jim Schug Rail Trail section.

Visitors will be asked to wear masks and to enter the house in small groups only.

“We’re grateful to Kelly Ritter, owner of Dryden Agway, for hosting the Powerhouse visit on the opening day of the Dryden Farmers Market,” said Dryden Town Supervisor Jason Leifer. “The Dryden Energy Wi$e Campaign is an important part of the Town’s efforts to help all our residents afford clean energy for more comfortable homes.”

Deputy Town Supervisor Dan Lamb agreed.

“We’ve been working on forward thinking measures to help Dryden adapt to climate change, from stronger energy codes
for new construction, to this information campaign,” he said. “We want home owners and renters to know about big incentives the state is offering right now to help low- and moderate- income residents upgrade their energy systems.”

The Energy Wi$e Dryden Campaign is a partnership with  HeatSmart Tompkins. The goal is to spread the word about ways to make homes warmer, cheaper, cooler, and comfier….and to lower utility bills.

Campaign Coordinator Marie McRae said any interested Dryden residents are eligible, regardless of income, or type of home lived in.

“Signing up for this program can get you access to grant money and subsidies for home insulation and air sealing, energy efficient heat pumps, and heat pump water heaters,” added McRae.

Residents can learn more here or by calling 607-500-HEAT.

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