Make Oak Ridge Energy Efficient is hosting public education meetings tonight and Wednesday for residents to learn about the program, which is also known as MORE2, and ways they might lower their energy use.
MORE2, funded by the Tennessee Valley Authority, kicked off in April and began retrofitting the homes of lower-income Oak Ridge residents with free energy-efficient upgrades, such as HVAC and water heating units, a press release said.
“In addition to retrofitting homes, MORE2 is working to empower people in the Oak Ridge community with energy efficiency education, ultimately leading to lower electric bills and a healthier environment,” the press release said. “Qualified homes must be at least 20 years old and have electric heat.”
Mike Holmes, who recently participated in MORE2, said: “Wonderful! I couldn’t be more pleased with the program and the service. Everyone went above and beyond.” Holmes received new floor insulation and a new HVAC unit.
Upcoming events, which do not require a reservation and are open to all Oak Ridge residents, include:
- Thursday, August 25, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.—Energy Efficiency workshop in the Craft Room at the Oak Ridge Civic Center
- Wednesday, August 31, 10 to 11 a.m.—Public Meeting in the First Presbyterian Church Library
Attendees will receive energy saving items, low to no-expense energy saving practices material to immediately improve energy savings in their homes, and information on other energy saving programs. For more information, visit www.MakeOREE.com or call (865) 375-4656.
More information will be added as it becomes available.