Members of the community are encouraged to attend home energy-efficiency classes in Asheville, Waynesville, and Canton this fall. Sponsored by Progress Energy, OnTrack Financial Education & Counseling and the WNC Green Building Council will offer a two-hour class exploring energy efficiency upgrades. The WNC Green Building Council estimates that participants can expect to achieve a 30% savings in their utilities by implementing tips from the class.
• Asheville, NC – Thursday, October 6 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at OnTrack WNC offices at 50 S. French Broad Avenue
• Waynesville, NC – Tuesday, October 18 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at United Community Bank – 165 N Main St.
• Canton, NC – Thursday, October 27 from 6:00pm – 8:00 pm at The Community Kitchen – 98 Pisgah Drive.
Fee: Thanks to generous sponsorship by Progress Energy, this class is available at the reduced price of $10 per household. Class participants will receive a bag of energy saving tips and tools.
“WNC Green Building Council is extremely excited about the opportunity to partner with OnTrack Financial Education & Counseling to offer these new classes to clients who really need them. Utility bills are often a high percentage of people’s monthly income and seen as a set cost that cannot be changed,” commented Matt Siegel, WNC Green Building Council Director. Siegel continued, “We are going to teach people that by simply investing a small amount of money and some of their time, they can save between $25 – 100 a month. These classes will benefit all people whether they own a home or rent, have a lot of money in the bank or live on a tight budget.”
Pre-registration is required: Contact OnTrack Financial Education & Counseling at 828-255-5166 ext. 3. If possible, please bring 12 months of utility bills for the class to review.