Miami-Dade District 1 Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan will host a Home Energy Savings Workshop from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, at the North Dade Regional Library, 2455 NW 183rd St. Registration will begin at 6:30 p.m.
The workshop aim is to inform residents about energy efficiency and conservation and provide homeowners with information, resources and incentives to reduce their utility costs.
Participants will receive a free energy savings kit valued at more than $100 and get a chance to learn to track household energy consumption. Jordan’s office said residents will be shown how to reduce energy use in their homes by between 20 and 30 percent.
The kit will include items such as a programmable thermostat, hot water gauge, LED sensor nightlight and compact florescent light bulbs.
The workshop is part of a series in the county’s energy efficiency campaign, a communitywide energy education program managed by the Office of Sustainability that will seek support for energy conservation, renewable energy, recycling, and waste reduction.
It is also intended to serve as a catalyst for long-term behavior changes resulting in reduced energy usage.
Miami-Dade was awarded $12,523,700 Sept. 14, 2009, through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program, which is funded under the Federal Stimulus Plan and administered through the Department of Energy and the County’s Office of Sustainability.
To register for the workshop or for more information, call 3-1-1 or log on to http://green.miamidade.gov. Space is limited and is open to the first 50 registered residents. For more information on the county initiative, log on to http://green.miamidade.gov.