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Commentary: emPower Room by Room: A Tip-Top, Energy Efficient Bath Remodel

Commentary: emPower Room by Room: A Tip-Top, Energy Efficient Bath Remodel

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes local guest columns, letters to the editor and other submissions from our readers. All opinions expressed in submitted material are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of Amigos805. By Javier Saucedo • emPower Central Coast Energy Coach Are you getting to the breaking point being greeted day...
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Solvang Community Kicks off 50 Home Challenge for Energy Efficiency

Solvang Community Kicks off 50 Home Challenge for Energy Efficiency

SOLVANG — Residents and local leaders joined together on October 18 to kick-off the 50 Home Challenge, a joint initiative between Santa Barbara County’s emPower Central Coast program and the nonprofit CHERP (Community Home Energy Retrofit Project) to retrofit 50 single family homes in Solvang to make them more energy efficient. Attendees at the...
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Nov. 4 — emPower Program at the 8th Annual Living Green Expo

Nov. 4 — emPower Program at the 8th Annual Living Green Expo

VENTURA COUNTY — Interested in lowering your carbon footprint and making your home healthier? Learn how by visiting the emPower Ventura County and Ventura County Regional Energy Alliance (VCREA) booth at the Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 8th Annual Living Green Expo Nov. 4. emPower and VCREA staff will be exhibiting and offering advice...
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Oct. 18 — Solvang 50 Home Challenge Kicks Off at City Hall

Oct. 18 — Solvang 50 Home Challenge Kicks Off at City Hall

SOLVANG — Solvang residents may be able to take advantage of free home energy assessments, group discounts, cash rebates and low interest financing for home energy efficiency upgrades as part of the 50 Home Challenge. The 50 Home Challenge is a joint initiative of the Santa Barbara County’s emPower Central Coast program and the...
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Local Contractors Recognized for Energy Efficient Projects

Local Contractors Recognized for Energy Efficient Projects

SANTA BARBARA — Four local contractors are being recognized for their dedication, professionalism and service assisting Central Coast residents in making energy-efficient upgrades to their homes. This year’s recipients of emPower Central Coast’s second annual Contractor Recognition Awards are Solarponics, CK Builders Inc., Halsell Builders and NRG Heating & Air Conditioning. “We are recognizing these...
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New Year’s Resolutions Can Start at Home

New Year’s Resolutions Can Start at Home

By Javier Saucedo / emPower Central Coast Energy Coach Now that the holiday decorations are packed away and that pesky New Year’s Eve confetti is finally swept up, many of us are going to take a look at how we can improve our lives in the New Year. While the typical resolution may take...
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emPower Continues Celebrating Energy Action Month Beyond October

emPower Continues Celebrating Energy Action Month Beyond October

VENTURA — With Energy Action Month in October coming to a close, emPower Central Coast is challenging the community to continue taking care of the little loose ends that together are having real consequences on home energy bills. Energy Action Month is a chance for the nation, and our own local community, to take a...
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Homeowner Workshop on Dec. 6 Provides Tips for a Warm and Efficient Home

Homeowner Workshop on Dec. 6 Provides Tips for a Warm and Efficient Home

SANTA BARBARA — With temperatures quickly dropping, the County-operated emPower Central Coast program is inviting homeowners to its free home energy efficiency workshop Dec. 6 to discuss home upgrades that will keep you comfortable no matter the season. The workshop will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Watershed Resource Center — 2981 Cliff Drive –...
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emPower Joining Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival April 16 & 17

emPower Joining  Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival April 16 & 17

County’s home energy efficiency program invites homeowners to learn about home energy efficiency at festival SANTA BARBARA — emPower Central Coast will offer home energy efficiency tips, provide information on home upgrade programs and hand out 100 free energy-efficient LED lightbulbs at the Community Services Department’s Energy and Sustainability Initiatives booth during the 2016 Santa Barbara...
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emPower Hosts Free Energy Efficient Furnace Workshop in Santa Maria on Jan. 19

emPower Hosts Free Energy Efficient Furnace Workshop in Santa Maria on Jan. 19

Jan. 19 workshop to be held at Veterans Memorial Building SANTA MARIA — With Santa Barbara County now firmly in winter, emPower Central Coast will be offering advice and information on selecting a new high-efficiency furnace during a free, Jan. 19 workshop.   The county-operated program will hold the information session 5:30-7 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial...
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