In this section of our website, CCE-Tompkins offers resources that can help you learn about ways in which you can reduce energy consumption and use energy resources more efficiently.
Do you have a Smart Meter? Learn more about the goals of Energy Smart Community, whether smart meters have been installed in your area as well as other grid upgrades.
Look for our Energy Smart Communities table at upcoming local festivals now through September 2018. Find a list of all the festivals we'll attend, here...
When comparing heating fuels, wood has a lot of advantages. Learn about choosing, storing and safely burning firewood on our "Heating with Wood" pages.
Solar energy is simply energy derived from the sun, which we can then convert to electricity or thermal energy. Since sunlight is relatively infinite, solar energy is one of our most promising renewable resources.
A new local building energy system study for townhouses and custom/luxury homes found that the energy cost of heat pumps is slightly lower than natural gas and significantly lower than propane. Full report as a pdf here.
Office buildings can also economically benefit from converting to heat pumps, running very efficiently on electricity rather than fossil fuels. Full report as a pdf here.
Last updated July 30, 2018