Businessmen and homeowners are invited to an energy efficiency summit in a few weeks, being hosted locally by Lewis & Clark Community College. There will be opportunities for anyone attending to learn ways to make their office, store, or home more energy efficient, in theory leading to lower energy bills.

The afternoon sessions on February 14 at the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center will focus on what homeowners can do, including how to read your energy bill, according to Sustainability Coordinator Ted Kratschmer.


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Those sessions run 3-5pm and 5-7pm, and are free to attend. The morning sessions on the same day will be held at the Godfrey campus are also free, but registration is necessary. The morning sessions are geared toward the business community. There will be breakout sessions on topics such as Energy Star benchmarking; performance contracting; Illinois energy legislation and an overview of available grant funding; an overview of Smart Grid technology; the implementation of energy dashboards and building commissioning. For more information, call 468-2874.