TEP says its energy efficiency suggestions can save an average of $300 a year in energy costs.

Although not often considered as exciting as implementing new renewable energy sources, energy efficiency is important and effective in meeting the nation’s energy needs and, also, our personal home energy requirements. As Amory Lovins of the Rocky Mountain Institute states, a “negawatt” (a watt not used) is power saved by increasing efficiency or reducing consumption.

The area’s electric utility, Tucson Electric Power (TEP), will present a “Home Energizer Workshop” designed to help residents save money while improving the economy and protecting the environment. The two-hour workshop begins at 2:30 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 9) in the Arizona Senior Academy Great Room.

TEP claims these workshops can teach customers how to reduce their energy bills by 20 to 30 percent and save an average of $300 in utility costs each year.

During the workshop, audience members will learn from energy specialists about easy low- and no-cost ways to save energy and money on our electric and water bills. In addition to the useful information, attendees will receive energy-efficiency items including LED bulbs, low-flow shower head, faucet aerator, window caulking and caulking gun, refrigerator and freezer thermometers. and weather stripping—a value greater than $40.

The presentation will include a comparison of three scenarios: the homeowner who does nothing, one who uses some measures, and another who implements almost every energy-saving option.

The featured presenter is John Eisele, a 37-year resident of Tucson and an enthusiastic member of the Tucson environmental community who has been presenting the Home Energy Workshop to a variety of audiences for the last few years. He promotes energy efficiency as a means to lower our energy footprint and assist in mitigating the effects of climate change.

Written by Norman Scott, Academy Village Volunteer


More Info on attending an event
Academy Village is an active-adult community located off Old Spanish Trail six miles southeast of Saguaro National Park East. Its residents support the Arizona Senior Academy, a non-profit charitable organization whose mission includes offering free concerts and lectures to the public.

These events are held in the Great Room of The ASA Building adjacent to the Academy Village Community Center. Due to the popularity of cultural events, non-residents who wish to ensure priority seating are advised to make reservations by email at info@arizonasenioracademy.org or by phone at (520) 647-0980. To learn more about the Academy, go to www.asa-tucson.org.

Parking for visitors is in the lot behind the Community Center. All parking spaces in front of the Academy building are reserved.

Workshop Offers Tips and Tools to Save Energy: November 2017