A town in Westchester County, New York, like numerous other towns and cities across the United States, is seeking was to reduce energy use in every homes. Backed by the United States Department of Energy, the town of Bedford will be launching a home energy savings drive on January 29, 2011, Saturday, which is called ENERGIZE BEDFORD.
Energize Bedford is a campaign not only to reduce energy use but to create green jobs, as well as helping the town meet the prime objective of its Climate Action Plan, which is to reduce energy use and carbon emissions by 20 percent by the year 2020.
The program that aims to reduce energy use will officially launch on January 29, 2011 from 8Am to 4:00PM at Bedford, New York’s Fox Lane High School— the Bedford 2020 Environmental Action Day.
A $25 registration is required for the general public. Journalists are not required to pay the registration but encourage to speak with home owners about the home energy savings campaign.
The program is also in partnership with the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA).
Encouraging home owners to have their home assessed and follow NYSERDA Home Performance through Energy Star’s comprehensive program— the home energy savings campaign is said to help reduce energy use and costs, as well as helping reduce greenhouse emissions— a total of 53 percent is from residential properties in the area.
Energize Bedford is backed by the BetterBuildings program of the Department of energy to reduce energy use, and funded by Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program of the agency.