DIY Saving Energy
Products: Know What You Need?
Cooperative Energy Futures offers a series of low-cost products to help residents reduce air leakage and heating and cooling costs, save electricity, and reduce water and hot water heating costs. Please visit our Product Page to view and purchase available products.
Workshops: Looking to cut your energy costs but not sure how?
Cooperative Energy Futures offers a customizable workshop on do-it-yourself home energy efficiency. We cover the basics of heating and cooling and focus on practical fixes such as caulking, sealing windows and doors, changing a faucet aerator, switching a thermostat, and understanding phantom loads in appliances. This workshop offers hands-on practice, and can be held in your home to help you resolve your immediate concerns or in any community space. We strongly encourage teams of neighbors or friends to get together for a workshop to learn and start saving energy together. Workshops cost $10 per household participating.
Workshops are a great opportunity to learn about how to best use our small scale energy efficiency products, such as window kits and showerheads, that may be more complicated to learn how to install. Workshops provide a chance to get information about how to make your specific home more efficient. Check out our products page to see what’s available.
We encourage you to get a group of friends or neighbors together and have the workshop as a house party. You can learn more together, have fun saving energy, and talk about other neighborhood action or home improvement efforts you might want to do together. We are happy to work with you to adapt this workshop to your needs, and to use it as a starting point for further community engagement.
Please contact our community energy organizer, Avram Leierwood (call (612) 568-2334) to schedule a home energy workshop at your convenience!