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Learn how to save energy, water – and cash
Learn how to save energy, water – and cash

Pinellas County, Florida -- Looking for ways to save on power and water bills? Come out for the Pinellas Home Energy Symposium being held on Saturday, Sept. 14 in the Magnolia Room at the County Extension office at 12520 Ulmerton Road in Largo. Experts will be on hand from 9 a.m. to noon to address:

  • Energy efficiency improvements in and around the home
  • Water conservation behaviors
  • Solar water heating
  • Florida-friendly Landscaping techniques

The keynote address will be given by Dr. Jennifer Languell, an award-winning green-building engineer with 17 years of experience. Experts at panel discussions include: 

  • David Bracciano, Tampa Bay Water
  • Doris Heitzman, UF/IFAS Pinellas County Extension
  • Mikle Gordon, Duke Energy
  • Jeremiah Rohr, Solar Source Institute
  • Paavo Salmi, Planet Green Group
  • Dan Schaefer, Ygrene Energy Fund

Each registered participant will receive an insulated, zippered tote bag containing a hand-powered flashlight, a solar-powered calculator and informative educational materials. Door prizes include a home energy efficiency kit valued at $150 and rain barrels valued at $35. Refreshments will be provided. Attendees should arrive early for check-in.

This event, hosted by the Pinellas Energy Efficiency Project, is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required at pcsymposium13@eventbrite.com. For more information, call 727-582-2097.

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