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FOLA sponsors home and business energy cost savings forum

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Left to right: Baby Izabelle with mom, Tesha Buss, and Dave Bonta stand in front of a solar array installed as a result of an energy audit.

Thursday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m.—LUDLOW—Keep warm and save money through conservation and smart solar heating options. Find out what your neighbors have been up to, including news of Ludlow Electric Grid’s first community solar project! All of this will be featured at a home and business energy cost savings forum on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium.

Tesha Buss, local business owner and chair of the Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Clean Energy Committee, will present on solutions for homeowners and businesses–including community solar, roof-top, and other options–and how to decide which is best for you.

With the help of Dave Bonta from the USA Solar Store, your questions will be answered regarding financing, tax credits, products, warranties, time frames, how your bills are credited, solar heating and hot water options and more. Bruce Whitney from NeighborWorks H.E.A.T. Squad will explain how to obtain an energy audit, review available products such as air sealing, spray foam and retrofit insulation methods, describe the incentive process, and explain loan programs for homes and businesses.

Going green has never been easier, nor do you need to have equity in your home or business to make some of the critical repairs or solar upgrades to save you money.

All are invited to the Ludlow Town Hall for an evening on money and energy saving tactics for home and business owners looking to get more out of their energy budgets and keep more heat in their homes.

Presenters include: Tesha Buss of Good Commons, The Good Farm Community Solar and Chair of OVRCC’s Clean Energy Committee; Dave Bonta, founder of USA Solar Store and Sundeavor; and Bruce Whitney, outreach coordinator for NeighborWorks H.E.A.T. Squad. An informal question and answer session will follow.

The Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium is located at 37 Depot Street, Ludlow. For more info, call 802-245-4746 or email

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