Eastport’s newest elementary school, the Tuttle Avenue School, is equipped with electronic sensors that control the brightness of lights in balance with natural light. The school also has an extremely energy efficient heating system.
The so-called “passive house” is so energy efficient that it doesn’t have a furnace or central air conditioning and could save the homeowner thousands of dollars a year in energy costs.
The only thing keeping many people from having a more energy efficient home is money. A brand new program allows people to get green upgrades now and pay for them later in their monthly utility bill.
Embracing solar is easier than you think.
Congressman Steve Isreal said you can save on your taxes for each Energy Star change you make. A new roof for example could earn you a tax credit of $500.