The North Carolina Energy Savings team is hosting a Home Energy Makeover contest in the state’s High Country. Five semi-finalists will win a home energy audit to determine which upgrades would be most beneficial, and one winner will receive the grand prize of $4,000 in home energy upgrades, such as attic insulation and duct sealing.
This contest, sponsored by the High Country Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative and the Blumenthal Foundation, was planned in response to soaring winter electric bills and is open to members of Blue Ridge Energy, a rural electric cooperative that is owned by its members and serves the High Country. There is currently not an adequate system in place for Blue Ridge Energy members who do not qualify for free federal weatherization assistance to finance home improvements without having to take on a loan.
We will also host a block party (and maybe more!) to bring people together to learn about home energy improvements and the power that electric co-op members have within their utility.