This summer, Rising Sun Energy Center’s California Youth Energy Services (CYES) program will provide Lafayette and Moraga residents with no-cost energy and water conservation services through a partnership with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), the City of Lafayette, the Town of Moraga, and local water districts.
Since 2000, Rising Sun has provided no-cost energy and water conservation services to over 28,000 residents throughout the Bay Area. Last year CYES serviced 4,444 Bay Area households, helping residents achieve the savings of nearly 25 million gallons of water annually. CYES trains and employs local youth ages 15 to 22 to become ‘Energy Specialists’ who serve their city’s residents with Green House Calls (GHC).
At each Green House Call, Energy Specialists:
- perform an energy- and water-efficiency assessment,
- install energy-efficient lighting, water-efficient showerheads and faucet aerators,
- perform a toilet leak detection test,
- inspect attic insulation,
- provide e-waste pick-up and disposal,
- offer tips on recycling and energy and water conservation to save money on utility bills, and
- give an energy-conscious gift from Rising Sun Energy Center
—all at no cost to residents
CYES provides services to all community members regardless of income with a focus on serving hard-to-reach residents, including renters, low-to-moderate income households, and non-English speaking households. The program helps cities reach their Climate Action Plan targets and do their part to address California’s drought.
Our clients rave about their Green House Calls:
“I thought I was doing pretty good with energy but learned there are still ways to improve. Most of the information I received was easy and cheap to implement. I just hadn't known about it before. Thanks Rising Sun!”
“The two youth represented your organization in the most professional manner. They were courteous and respectful. They were very knowledgeable and answered all questions we had.”
Green House Calls will begin July 1 and run through August 6, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Reserve your spot now. Contact us today and start saving on your energy and water bills!
Call 510.665.1501 ext. 5 to schedule your Green House Call, or sign up online at http://www.risingsunenergy.org/content/greencall.html.
For more information about Rising Sun and its programs, visit www.risingsunenergy.org
Posted on Tue, February 24, 2015
by Rising Sun Energy Center filed under