Brian Pugh: CHOOSE to Energize Croton!

To the Editor:brian-pugh-group-cropped

A graduating Croton-Harmon High School senior presented his CHOOSE project on improving energy efficiency in our community at Monday’s Village Board Meeting. That CHHS student’s presentation detailed his work to further Energize Croton’s goals of energy efficiency and environmental protection.

The presentation explained the process of performing a home energy efficiency upgrade through Energize NY, the parent organization for Energize Croton, which arranges for free or reduced cost Home Energy Assessments, helps homeowners find an energy efficiency contractor and guides them through the upgrade process.

Energize has prevented 114,000 tons in CO2 emissions, resulted in annual energy savings of 731,125 kilowatt-hours (the typical US home consumes about 10,800 kWh annually) and saves homeowners millions of dollars a year in energy costs.

The Village has partnered with Energize for many years to help residents cut their energy consumption. I appreciate the efforts of this senior to further educate our community on the initiative (including preparing 5 new informational videos for Energize) and am grateful that CHHS’ Dan Delaney helped him select Energize for his CHOOSE project.

The student’s entire presentation can be viewed on the Village web site as part of the recording of the 6/19/17 Board Meeting. Interested residents can also reach out to Energize directly at 914-302-7300 ext. 8102 to discuss getting an energy audit for their home.


Brian Pugh

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