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KVCC Course: EPA 608 Refrigerant Certification for Small Appliances

Kennebec Valley Community College is offering an EPA 608 Refrigerant Certification for Small Appliances Self Study course. This course is designed to prepare technicians for the EPA 608 certification exam sections: 1) Core (general knowledge of refrigerants), and 2) Type I (repair and service of small appliances using 5 lbs or less of refrigerant). It is not intended to be…

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Energy Efficiency Grants Available for Freeport Residents

Freeport has secured a $17,700 Community Development Block Grant for air sealing and energy assessments in homes. The grant will fund the coordination of air sealing and assessment projects and the air sealing and energy assessment copay for LIHEAP-eligible Freeport residents. Air sealing and assessment projects are eligible for a $400 incentive through Efficiency Maine’s Home Energy Savings Program. Find…

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Hundreds of Mainers weatherizing, upgrading heating systems

During a period that is typically quiet for weatherization and insulation contractors, this summer, business is booming. Since last September, when Efficiency Maine started offering Home Energy Savings Program rebates of up to $1,500 for home weatherization and heating system upgrades, more than 5,000 projects have been completed. In a span of 10 months, projects totaling more than $23 million…

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Home Energy Savings Program Stakeholder Meeting

A workshop to present program results to date, discuss program guidelines and next year’s marketing strategy, and solicit feedback will be held Wednesday, July 16, from 8 AM – 12:30 PM. The meeting will be held at The Governor Hill Mansion, 136 State Street, Augusta. If you plan to attend, please send an email to Karen Bickerman at karen.bickerman@efficiencymaine.com. Agenda…

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