19 results for month: 10/2017


Energy Guide: The Best PG&E Rebate Deals!

For this energy guide we will be looking at some of the new rebate deals that PG&E has to offer. They have some pretty decent steals, so make use of this article to get your new appliances for a massively reduced price. With these rebates, Gautam Sajja has included a requirements list of the regulations you must abide by in order to receive the rebate, as well as an exclusions list. Check it out now!

How WCS Changed Me

Andre Medeiros has been a Conservation Coach with Walnut Creek Saves since the program started in February, 2017. Not only has he learned how to market an idea to the public and sell a service through persuasion, but he has learned to be much more energy and water conscientious. He also learned about the energy and water usage around us and how wasteful of a society we can be at times. Read more to learn more about Andre's experience.

An Unexpected Surprise

Over the past month, Tiffany Zhao started working as a Conservation Coach for Walnut Creek Saves. As someone who was interested in helping the environment, this was an extremely valuable internship for her. This internship offers a unique experience for high school students that could not be topped by any other. Read more to learn about Tiffany's experience so far!

Energy Guide: Efficient Lighting Habits and Light Bulbs

When it comes to energy consumption in the average household, lighting makes up about 7-20% of your total usage. With easy habit changes and inexpensive upgrades available, the following guide prepared by Kate Tovey will serve as a quick, simple, and effective way to save money on your energy bills. 

Energy Guide: Efficient Energy Light Bulbs

If you’re interested in upgrading your light bulbs, then this is the perfect article to read! Anisah Rodgers, a Conservation Coach with Walnut Creek Saves, will discuss the energy efficiency of incandescent, CFL, and LED bulbs along with their different features. Read more to find the right bulb for you!

How Walnut Creek Saves Helps Save

Walnut Creek Saves is a City of Walnut Creek program that was created to help better our community. Our goals are to boost the economy in Walnut Creek, lower residents’ water and energy bills, and of course make the environment a cleaner and safer place. We hope to accomplish these goals by offering free in-home consultations, attending outreach events, and hoping that residents spending their savings locally. 

Where to Next

With another month under Gautam Sajja's belt, and the end of the program approaching, it is hard to believe that the program he has worked so hard on for over eight months is almost over. Despite the unknown future of Walnut Creek Saves, what is known is that Gautam and his teammates have helped residents save energy and water and money on their bills. The energy and water savings will not only affect his city, but hopefully the rest of the world as well.

A Community of Weirdos

Walnut Creek Saves is a program that has much to brag about. The program makes our community a more tightly knit, educated place; all while saving you money and the planet water and energy. But this has already been written about and is common knowledge for those familiar with what we do. Being a part of Walnut Creek Saves has taught Lola Bamberger something much more important and much less relevant to what our mission is - people are weird, and that isn’t necessarily bad.

Walnut Creek Saves: A Step in the Right Direction

Walnut Creek Saves offers FREE home consultations to Walnut Creek incorporated residents! During the consultations, student Conservation Coaches will walk the residents through their free online energy-saving account, EnergyCenter, fill out a personalized survey about the house, evaluate the outdoor irrigation system, examine light fixtures, and measure the flow rates of toilets, faucets, and showers. Sign up today and see where you can save!

Energy Guide: Saving Energy Can Be A Breeze!

Many residents find their energy bills to be higher than they would like to pay every month. And sometimes you may not even be able to pinpoint the one device or habit that is costing you extra each month. As a Conservation Coach at Walnut Creek Saves, it is Anna Meehan's job is to inform residents on ways they can save water and energy around the home. Read on to learn Anna's top three energy-saving tips.