Money from the federal stimulus bill is being used to create an Energy Auditing Tool Lending Library and Home Performance Training Program, designed to help local contractors and homeowners make changes that would use less energy.
Those changes could help homeowners take advantage of rebates up to $4,000 through the Energy Upgrade California program.
The energy tool library at Cuesta College is designed to provide affordable, quality energy tools to contractors and energy professionals. The tools can be rented for free until Aug. 31, after which a nominal fee will be charged, according to a recent news release. For details, contact Chad Worth at firstname.lastname@example.org or 546-3180.
Cuesta College, in partnership with SLO Green Build, is also offering a seven-week Home Performance Training Program from Sept. 12 through Oct. 26. The course will prepare students to take a field and written examination offered at the end of the class to earn a Building Performance Institute Building Analyst certification.
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The enrollment deadline is Friday, and applications are available at www.slogreenbuild.org.