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Friday, April 1, 2011

Big Turnout for Sustainable Works Shoreline Energy Efficiency Kick-Off

Wednesday Night was the Sustainable Works 
Energy Efficiency "Kick-off" event at Shoreline City Hall.
City Council chambers were packed with interested citizens
looking for information on the energy audits
Shoreline Solar Project's Larry Owens and Maryn Wynne co-hosted.
Richard Wells and Kelli Stickney are organizers of the
Shoreline Sustainable Works Energy Efficiency Project
Organizers Kelli Stickney and Richard Wells reported nearly 90 enthusiastic attendees and 23 participants signed up for an "energy audit". 

The event was hosted by partners, City of Shoreline, Shoreline Solar Project and Sustainable Shoreline Education Association.  Mayor Keith McGlashan welcomed the attendees. Citizens were enthusiastic about getting information and asking questions about the audit process from local contractors.
Ridgecrest resident Jesse Salomon talks to SW Energy Auditors.
Energy Auditing devices displayed on table.
Sustainable Works is seeking to sign up 500 property owners for the audits and potentially hundreds of
Maryn Wynne is Shoreline Solar Project Executive Director
"energy retrofits", which will save potentially over 300,000 of carbon from being emitted into our atmosphere.  This will create many local family wage jobs and bring over $1.2 million of investment to the Shoreline area. Sustainable Works is working with ARRA stimulus funding to make affordable audits and retrofits available to Shoreline residents. They have already completed 100's of these projects for homeowners in Edmonds, Lynwood, Seattle and Spokane. 

Energy Audits only cost $95. This discounted cost is underwritten by SW with the ARRA Grants.
Larry Owens is Shoreline Solar Project President
Shoreline Solar Project co-hosted the event and introduced the speakers, including the Sustainable Works Executive Director, and two local homeowners who gave testimonials about the retrofits and audits they experienced. 

Shoreline Solar Project has held the Highly successful Shoreline Solar Fest every summer since 2004 and is responsible for two solar installations at two public schools in Shoreline, Meridian Park and Parkwood Elementary Schools. They also worked with the City of Shoreline to implement its solar installations at the new City Hall. This year is will be held at Shoreline Community College.

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