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Energy Stewardship for Friends Institutions #2/4: Saving Money on Your Commercial Electric Account
October 25 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
A 4 part series to help Friends schools, retirement communities, retreat centers and housing development save money and reduce their carbon emission through new incentives and programs. For the first time, nonprofits are eligible for significant savings through incentives and rebates. Given the urgency of lowering our emissions, now is the time to act on efficiency, electrification and renewable energy! Learn from experts on your options on solar, HVAC systems, lowering your electricity bill and installing EV chargers.
Here’s how your school, retirement community, or meetinghouse can achieve big savings on electricity—with no investments or long-term commitments.
Kendal at Longwood and Crosslands, two Quaker-founded retirement communities in Chester County, have been saving tens of thousands each summer on their electricity bills. They do this simply by asking residents to cut back on their energy use at specific times on certain summer afternoons when electricity use peaks.
The key to the savings is a fee tucked away in the electricity bills of all “commercial” customers in our area. (Residential users don’t pay this fee.) Schools, meetinghouses, and retirement communities are all considered “commercial,” so they can benefit from this strategy. There are environmental benefits too, because the dirtiest generators run only during those summer peaks.
In this webinar, George Alexander, a Kendal resident, will explain how the program works at Kendal and Crosslands, and how you may be able to use it too.
George Alexander is a retired journalist and marketer, and a resident at Kendal at Longwood. He has a long history of involvement in environmental issues, and he currently serves as chair of the Energy Committee at Longwood. His blog, www.kendaljourney.com, often covers environmental topics.